Today I decided to take a ride up the Gondola Skyride to the summit to take a few pictures and to have lunch at the Summit Cafe. Since this is my first summer working at Loon, I have not had the privilege to see the mountain in the summer. As we rode up the Gondola, I noticed that the slopes were not covered in white but in luscious green – it was beautiful to see the mountain in a different light.
When we reached the summit, the jungle gym was covered with day campers from the A.D.A.P.T day camp visiting Loon Mountain for the day. Children in bright blue t-shirts climbed and played as their counselors looked on. With Sunset in the background and a view of Mount Washington, what a perfect spot to have a jungle gym.
Four cement walls of a new foundation stand where the old Ski Patrol Headquarters used to be. This summer we are building a new Ski Patrol Headquarters for the upcoming winter season. This will be a great addition to the mountain for the winter.
Jamaican colors and reggae music welcomed me as I walked into the Summit Cafe. From the Reggae Roll (Jerk Chicken, Black Beans, Corn, Peppers, Onions in a Tomato Wrap with Mango Chutney and Lettuce) and the Island BBQ (Pulled Pork with Carmelized Onions on a Warm Bun with a Chipolte Lime BBQ Sauce) to Shrimp Tacos, the Summit Cafe makes you feel like you have stepped off a plane and onto the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Thirsty and over 21? Try the Summit’s Rum Punch or Pina Colada and you’ll be sure to have a happy hike or ride down the mountain.
If you are coming to Loon Mountain for the day, take the time to take a ride up the Gondola Skyride. It is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the surroundings. The views from the top are breathtaking and the food is simply delicious.
Until next time,