By Katelyn Krumperman
After investing $20 million in the past five years to add more terrain, uphill capacity and state-of-the-art snowmaking & grooming technology, Loon Mountain continues its committment to providing a great guest experience in 2011-2012.
This season, a capitol investment of $1.4 million went toward 170 new, highly efficient tower guns, and the opening of four new trails – Upper and Lower Twitcher and Jobber – on South Peak, which adds another 16.5 acres of terrain and Dropline. Both trails on South Peak are derived from the logging heritage.
The Burton Progression Park finds a home on Dropline (1 acre), another new trail located at the lower part of Grand Junction. The Burton Progression Park is a great place for new park riders and skiers to become comfortable with park riding and etiquette and Dropline will be the perfect home for it.
Joining the fleet of groomers, another new grooming machine, the Prinoth Bison-X, will join the team in December.
Weather permitting, we will be ready to start making snow on November 1st and we plan to open in early to mid-November. Stay tuned for more exciting news from Loon Mountain and Think Snow! It’s that time of year again.