Loon Mountain Offers Exclusive Women-Only Ski and Snowboard Programs

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 10 2007 - 11:55 AM

LINCOLN, New Hampshire — New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain offers exclusive programs for women skiers and riders throughout the winter. Whether a beginner or expert skier or snowboarder, Loon has a program specially designed for a girl of any age.

Starting Sunday, December 16, and running every Sunday morning through the winter, the Women’s Breakthrough Workshop is designed for women skiers and snowboarders comfortable on green circle terrain and looking to improve to intermediate, blue square trails, as well as those comfortable on intermediate terrain seeking to advance to the blacks.

The workshop features coaching from Loon’s top female instructors, and the cost is $69 per person (does not include a lift ticket or season pass). Reservations can be made in advance or guests can sign up the morning of the clinic at any Loon Snowsports Desk. The Mountainside Rental Shop offers women-specific skis and boots for those who want to rent equipment. “The Breakthrough Workshop is a great program that allows women skiers and riders to learn new skills in a comfortable, relaxed and supportive environment with other women of similar ability levels and around the same age,” said Snowsports Director Booie Alward.

Droppin’ In Women’s Weekend is for female snowboarders of intermediate and advanced levels. Coached by Loon’s highly-trained snowboard staff of female coaches, this specialty clinic focuses on all aspects of the terrain park (from riding it to building it), as well as freestyle riding.

Droppin’ In Weekends will be held January 12-13, 2008; February 2-3, 2008; and March 1-2, 2008. The cost is $198 per person. All participants receive a goody bag, and the program includes an equipment tuning workshop, video review, a private park for learning new tricks or fine tuning existing skills, and much more.

“What makes this program unique is that we focus on all aspects of the park–improving your skills; how we build jumps; and keeping your equipment in shape,” said Loon Events Coordinator, Katie Ross. “Our program was so successful last season, we added two more weekends for this season.”

For girlfriends who want to learn together, or those more comfortable in a one-on-one environment, a customized private lesson is the best option. Private lessons can be reserved for up to six people in one group, and can be made for one hour or an entire day. Participants pick their coach, the skills they want to improve, and the terrain on which they want to learn.

Private lessons are offered every day of the winter season, and can be reserved at any Snowsports Desk or by calling 1-800-229-LOON(5666).

For more information and the latest on snow conditions, please visit www.loonmtn.com or call 1-800-229-LOON(5666).