LINCOLN, New Hampshire — The Boston Globe Magazine recently named Loon Mountain’s new South Peak to its prestigious “Best of the New” list. The “Best of the New” list awards and recognizes new restaurants, diversions, shops, and people and ideas that had an impact on the people who live, work and play in and around Boston.
“New England is an area that is constantly evolving while still maintaining its sense of history and charm,” said Doug Most, editor of Boston Globe Magazine. “The Best of the New recognizes the dramatic changes we see from one year to the next that pump new life, new energy and new blood into our neighborhoods and communities. These are the people, places and things that stood out as having the biggest impact on 2007.”
Loon Mountain invested over $13 million this past summer to build South Peak’s two new chairlifts, three new trails and new base area, as well as install a highly energy-efficient snowmaking system, greatly expanding Loon’s snowmaking capacity.
New lifts include Loon’s fourth high-speed lift, the Lincoln Express, that runs from the base to the summit of South Peak, and the Tote Road Quad that carries skiers and riders between the summit of South Peak to the trails and lifts on Loon and North Peaks.
There are 50 acres of new terrain open this winter. This terrain represents only 35% of the full expansion planned for completion at Loon Mountain in the next few years.
The South Peak expansion makes Loon an even more popular mountain destination for New England vacationers. Loon has long been known for its easy access, big mountain skiing on 2,100′ vertical, snow quality, variety of terrain, award-winning terrain parks, full complement of on-hill programs, and abundance of lodging accommodations and amenities.
So far this season, Loon has received over nine feet of natural snow. With more than two months of winter ahead, here are some of the upcoming events taking place at Loon:
Feb. 8: CASA Snowfest- Fundraiser with WMUR-TV and WOKQ-Radio for CASA of New Hampshire. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Feb. 10: USASA GS/SL Race- Snowboarders compete for points toward national competition.
Feb. 17: Open Season Finals- Rail jam for skiers and snowboarders.
Feb. 21-23: Fluorescent Nights- Three nights of riding the park under the lights.
Feb. 22: Red Bull’s One-Hit Wonder- Under-the-lights competition for skiers and snowboarders.
Feb. 23: Ski to Cure- Fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Feb. 24: USASA Halfpipe- Snowboarders compete for points toward national competition.
Mar. 1: TJMaxx Briefcase Race- Annual fundraiser with WCVB’s Mike Lynch and the Faulkner Hospital’s Breast Cancer Research Fund.
For a full events calendar and details, or for more information on Loon Mountain, go to www.loonmtn.com or call 1-800-229-LOON.