Lincoln, NH (June 19) – Loon Mountain Resort is excited to announce that it will begin daily summer operations this Saturday, June 22. This weekend also kicks off an action-packed summer that will feature classic events like the 3rd Annual Monster Mud Run on July 13 and the New Hampshire Highland Games September 20-22.
July 13 3rd Annual Monster Mud Run
A fast and filthy 5k across ski trails, over dozens of obstacles, and through miles of shoe-sucking mud. Racers can compete as individuals or in teams of two or four. This year’s race will feature more than just mud, with a Mini Monsters obstacle course for kids; nighttime concert with Eight Feet Tall; and a Life is good® Village with snacks and games like tug-of-war, beanbag toss, and Tumbling Towers. Competitors can sign up for the race at www.loonmtn.com and like the Monster Mud Run on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MonsterMudRun.
July 27 Loon Lawn Game Classic
This two-part tournament will feature two classic summer lawn games: Cornhole (beanbag toss) and Polish Horseshoes. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for both tournaments. To sweeten the pot, all players will also be entered in a raffle to win a Cornhole set, courtesy of Wicked Good Boards.
August 3 Hot Dog Festival
Enjoy the dog days of summer with the perfect summer food: hot dogs. With a mind-blowing array of hot dogs and toppings, this event is sure to impress even the most discerning frankfurter aficionado.
August 24 White Mountain Gran Fondo
This first-ever White Mountain Gran Fondo will treat riders to breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain, with three different route options: the 100-mile Gran Fondo, 50-mile Medio Fondo, and the 25-mile Piccolo Fondo. For more information, visit www.whitemountaingranfondo.com.
August 24 Wine Days of Summer
New Hampshire produces way more than just maple syrup. During the Wine Days of Summer, sample outstanding local wines from some of the region’s up-and-coming vintners. Gourmet appetizers, music, and beautiful art from local artists will round out a stunning summer evening in the mountains.
August 31-September 1 Summer Send Off
The kids are going back to school, the days are getting shorter, and each night seems a little bit cooler. We say goodbye to summer with fun activities, BBQ, and live music.
September 20-22 New Hampshire Highland Games
The New Hampshire Highland Games are one of the largest Scottish gatherings in the country, with over 60 clans and societies in attendance. This three-day festival features the Gathering of the Scottish Clans; massed bands; sheepdog trials; Celtic world music concerts, and Scottish delicacies like haggis. For more information, visit www.nhscot.org.
October 12-13 Oktoberfest
Enjoy peak fall foliage and German culture with a weekend of beer, bratwurst, and oompah music. There will be a stein-holding competition and cornhole tournament for adults, with fun games and a water balloon launching contest for kids. This is also the last weekend to enjoy summer attractions like the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, zipline, scenic gondola rides, and more.
About Loon Mountain – Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering plenty of exciting year-round activities, including scenic gondola rides, summit glacial caves, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Ziplines, Segway tours, rock wall climbing, and more. Located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston and three miles from Exit 32 off Interstate 93, Loon was rated the most accessible mountain resort in the East by readers of SKI Magazine in October 2012, as well as a Top 10 Eastern resort.
Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn, or follow loonmtn on Twitter.