LINCOLN, New Hampshire — New Hampshire’s most popular winter playground, Loon Mountain, opens for summer fun and adventure Friday, June 15, 2007. The Gondola will be open for scenic Skyrides Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17. Full daily operations including the Gondola Skyride, mountain biking, hiking, Summit Glacial Caves, Lost Loon Gold treasure hunt, and rock climbing walls begin on June 23. Hours of operation are 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Tickets for the Gondola Skyride can be purchased at the Gift Shop, open at 9 AM daily. Skyride tickets are $13 for those ages 13 and over, $8 for kids 6-12, and $11 for seniors, ages 65 and up. Children under 5 and those with 2007-08 Threedom Passes ride for free.
Guests can grab a bite to eat in the Octagon Caf?В© or have lunch on the patio of the Summit Caf?В©. On Sunday mornings, starting July 1, the Summit Caf?В© will host a Mountaintop All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet – topped off with a view of the scenic White Mountains.
For those looking for an extended stay in the Loon area, reservations for a number of area properties can be made online at loonmtn.com. Stay and Play packages are available at The Mountain Club on Loon, Loon’s only slopeside hotel, starting at $119 per room, per night. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-229-STAY or online at loonmtn.com.
Loon Mountain has a full lineup of summer & fall special events that begin opening weekend:
June 16 — Mini’s on Top
June 30 — Hot Dog Festival
July 8 — XTerra New England Trail Series Mountain Running Race
August 18 — Ice Cream Fest
September 1-2 — Family Fest
September 21-23 — New Hampshire Highland Games
October 6-7 –Oktoberfest
For complete event details and more information, go to loonmtn.com, or call 1-800-229-LOON.