Loon Mt. Zipline

Summer business at New Hampshire ski resorts was strong, despite getting off to a weather-dampened start in May June. 


Ski New Hampshire’s Karl Stone notes the past several years “ushered in a new era at New Hampshire’s ski areas with an unprecedented focus on summer and fall operations.” That, he says, is why the state’s ski areas are enjoying “the adjustment to increased traffic.”


Stone cited several examples, starting with Mount Sunapee in Newbury where revenues at the resort’s new Adventure Park are up 50 percent over the first summer last year.


Granite Gorge noted “reasonable success” for its first summer venturing into full-time operations, while well-established summer vacation destinations such as Cannon Mountain in Franconia reports that even a moderately successful fall season will put them slightly ahead of last year. Loon Mt. in Lincoln saw an increase over last year as well.


“The majority of New Hampshire tourism occurs in the summer and fall months,” Stone says, “so these exciting new activities give vacationers a reason to visit our ski areas while in the Granite State and see how truly beautiful they are during every season.”


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