LINCOLN, New Hampshire — Loon Mountain joins resorts like Keystone, Breckenridge, Jackson Hole and Aspen in offering fun and informative days on the slopes that raise public awareness of the National Forest Service and its relationship with ski resorts. Starting January 5, guests will have a unique experience of skiing or riding with a Forest Service ranger on select Fridays throughout the season.
Ski/ride with a ranger is scheduled Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 10, Feb. 23 and March 9. Guests who wish to participate and learn more about the breathtaking environment of the White Mountain National Forest and its relationship with Loon Mountain should meet in the Octagon Lodge at 10 a.m. All skiers and riders must have a lift ticket or season pass.
“This program is designed to increase Forest Service visibility and public awareness of the National Forest and its role in providing high-quality and diverse recreational opportunities on public lands,” said Joe Gill from the White Mountain National Forest. “Loon offers a large family-based audience that provides a great opportunity to interface with the interested public on the upcoming expansion of the South Peak area and the Forest Service/Ski Area partnership.”
“This will be a great opportunity for our community and guests to stop and take a look at the beautiful surroundings that encompass Loon,” said Director of Mountain Operations Ralph Lewis. “In addition to Joe and his volunteer crew offering a wealth of knowledge to our guests on the topics of conservation and wildlife, Loon is also an active contributor to the National Forest Foundation that helps preserve our environment.”
The National Forest Foundation is a congressionally chartered non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service that addresses key challenges to the health of the National Forests and Grasslands. Loon Mountain skiers and riders can help the environment by donating to the NFF in denominations of $1, $5 and $10 which Loon matches 50-cents to each dollar donated. To donate, please visit the gift card section of Loon’s online store that is located at https://store.loonmtn.com/loon/onestore.asp and click on the donations section. 100% of contributions are forwarded to the NFF.
For up-to-date snow conditions and a detailed events schedule, please visit www.loonmtn.com or call 1-800-229-LOON (5666).