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Loon Mountain Opens With More Snowmaking; Get Free Skis With Three Lessons

Loon Mt. snowmakingLoon Mountain has opened for the season with the most open terrain in New Hampshire and tied with sister resort Sugarloaf for most open terrain (acreage) in New England.

Early-season snowmaking got a significant boost thanks to 50 new HKD KLIK semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on Upper Picked Rock and Lower Bear Claw, two key early-season snowmaking trails. By increasing the efficiency of the snowmaking process, these semi-automated hydrants have allowed Loon’s snowmaking team to take better advantage of the brief snowmaking windows typical of November and early December weather conditions.

Have a friend you’d like to introduce to skiing and riding? New this winter at Loon, guests who pre-book three Learn-to-Ski & Ride packages for $339 become members of the Ultra Learner's Club. At the conclusion of the third lesson, members receive a free pair of HEAD skis.

Even without pre-booking three lessons, Loon is offering several incentives to come back after your first lesson. Take an adult Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard package (includes a novice lift ticket, rental equipment and a lesson), and you'll receive a Learner's Passport. Bring your Passport back and complete a second Learn-To package, and you'll receive a free Learner's Club Card, entitling you to free rental equipment use at Loon for the rest of this season, plus lift ticket savings of $15/day on weekends and holidays, and $25/day midweek, non-holiday.

Little rippers will be excited to see the completion a two-phase expansion of the Burton Lil' Stash, Loon’s newest terrain park for kids. The expansion gives young riders a series of rollicking wooden berms that ride like a banked slalom in the woods.

“The Burton Lil’ Stash is a gladed park perfect for intermediate skiers and riders who’ve graduated from our Burton Riglet Park,” Loon’s Greg Kwasnik told SnoCountry.com. “The rollers and berms give a slalom feel, and the kids will love the new bear and rabbit carvings to go along with larger-than-life carvings of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.”

The Burton Riglet Park Experience (ages 3 to 6) is perfect for kids looking to kick-start their snowboarding careers. Using the Paul Bunyan-themed Riglet Park - featuring wood carvings of owls, bears and a replica steam train - prospective riders are immersed in a creative and playful environment to enhance their first on-snow experience. The Riglet Park Experience includes lift ticket, lesson, lunch, snacks, indoor-outdoor games and activities.

Photo: Loon's snowmakers are hard at work. (Loon Mountain)




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