Ten Reasons Families Choose Loon
Fun family times ahead at Loon. (Loon/Alyssa Greenberg)
With its close proximity to Boston, huge terrain variety, and fun lineup of activities and events, Loon Mountain is tailor-made for family skiing and riding.
In the first ten days of February Loon picked up 2 ½ feet of snow. “The weather is looking pretty nice - after a Christmas and New Year’s period when it was below zero this will be a nice change. A few days of milder temperatures should make for a really good experience out there,” Loon’s Greg Kwasnik told SnoCountry.com.
With many school breaks coming up, here’s a look at ten reasons why families choose Loon:
Accessibility. Two hours from Boston and three miles off Interstate 93 means less time in the car and more time on the mountain.
Terrain Variety. While South Peak offers great expert and intermediate terrain, Loon Peak and North Peak allow families to access a huge variety of skiing and riding from the same lifts.
Terrain Parks for Kids. Two Paul Bunyan-themed terrain parks are designed for multi-generational shredding. At the Burton Riglet Park, kids as young as 3 use terrain-based learning to hone their shredding skills. Higher up the mountain, the Burton Lil' Stash offers a gladed terrain park where more advanced riders can hit berms and rollers with (or without) mom and dad.
Snow. Loon has more than doubled its snowmaking output over the last several years. Families can count on great snow all season long.
Ski & Ride School Programs. Kids as young as three can get on snow with the PK Boo program, the Burton Riglet Park Experience, or a one-hour private lesson, while Discovery Camps and the Freestyle Progression Camps are great for older children. Families can take a fully-customizable private lesson together.
Fun Events. Take a look at Loon's winter calendar and discover a huge list of family-friendly events. There's the Camp III Snowshoe & S'mores Apres Party and Kids' Night Out during February Vacation, along with fun competitons for Lil’ Plankers and Lil’ Tweakers and Fluorescent Nights in the parks.
Snow Tubing. On the Little Sister trail near the Gondola, Loon's tubing center offers walkup or lift-serviced sliding every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (open Thursday - Monday and daily during holiday periods) - weather dependent. Small children can also get in on the action at the Tot Tubing hill with a parent.
Loon Mountain Adventure Center. Beyond downhill skiing and riding, discover cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, guided snowshoe tours, ziplining, and an indoor climbing wall.
The Mountain Club on Loon. This ski in-ski out resort just feet from Loon's main lifts gives families a convenient place to stay. Kids will enjoy the indoor pool, and parents will love the spa and outdoor hot tub.
Around Town. The Lincoln-Woodstock area has plenty of activities for the whole family. From musicals at Jean's Playhouse to moose tours, snowmobiling, and visits to the New England Ski Museum, the days of cabin fever are over.