Loon Mountain’s Superpipe First to Open in New Hampshire

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 30 2012 - 11:37 AM

LINCOLN, NH January 26, 2012 — New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain opened its 425′ long superpipe today, making it the first superpipe to open in New Hampshire and the third to open on the East Coast.

“Building the pipe is a huge commitment that takes a lot of man power and resources,” said Brian Norton, Loon’s Terrain Park Manager. “We give a lot of credit to our snowmaking and grooming team and we are stoked to have the first superpipe open in New Hampshire.”

In addition to the superpipe opening, the Burton Progression Park also opens today on Dropline, accessible from lower Grand Junction and one of Loon’s four new trails this winter. The Burton Progression Park is a great place for new park riders and skiers to learn new skills, park etiquette, and to become comfortable in a park environment.

Loon offers a full progression of award-winning terrain parks that range from the Progression Park all the way up to the signature Loon Mountain Park that features a 12-foot tall wall ride and the Shaping Shack Street Hubba. Loon also hosts a full calendar of park events, including Last Call, 2 Plank to the Bank, and Droppin’ In Women’s Ski & Snowboard Camp, presented by Oakley.

Loon’s new Big Air Bag, which opened earlier this month, is the largest in New England and is a great way for freestyle skiers and snowboarders to improve their aerial maneuvers. Participants must have a valid lift ticket or season pass, a Park Education and Etiquette (PEEPs) Pass, and wear a helmet to use the Big Air Bag, which is open Friday through Monday, weather permitting. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in the Snow Tubing Center. More information on Loon’s Big Air Bag is available at http://www.loonmtn.com/info/rideloon/big-air-bag.aspx

Loon’s addition of 600 highly-efficient tower snow guns in the past two years enables the Resort to make snow on up to 10 trails at a time, open more terrain earlier and resurface open terrain more quickly. Currently Loon offers the most open terrain in New Hampshire, with 323 acres, over 24 miles, and six terrain parks.

The latest conditions, information events, photos and video are at loonmtn.com .