It’s been a month since the winter season ended, but things have changed a ton since then. The last patches of snow are melting from the summit of Upper Walking Boss and Upper Flume, and the mountain seems to have exploded into green overnight. Summer will be here before you know it.
Speaking of which, Loon Mountain will reopen for summer operations on weekends starting May 25, with daily operations beginning June 22! Now, in no particular order, here are six awesome reasons to visit Loon this summer:
Completed last fall, this is one of the coolest setups we’ve ever seen. Located high in the mountain forest, the park will test your balance and nerve as you move from platform to platform high in the trees – over bridges, up ladders, and across zip lines.
With five courses suitable for every skill level, there’s something for everyone here – from wobbly first-timers to sure-footed mountain goats. There’s no “right” way to go through the park, so you’re free to explore the different courses at your own pace.
Some people just aren’t into high adventure. That’s cool. Hop on our scenic gondola skyride and take a stunning ride to the 3,050-foot summit of Loon Mountain – no adrenaline required. Once you’re on top, take in a breathtaking view of the White Mountains that stretches from Mt. Moosilauke in the west to Mt. Washington in the east.
When you’re up there, take some time to explore the summit glacial caves, stroll along the nature walk, climb the observation tower, and enjoy a snack at the Summit Café. For some reason, lunch always tastes better at 3,000 feet.
There’s more adventure packed into this area than anywhere else on the mountain. Climb one of five routes on the outdoor wall, discover your inner acrobat on the bungee trampoline, and zipline 700 feet across the raging Pemigewasset River.
When you’re done, reward yourself at the Adventure Center Ice Cream & Snack Bar.
Hop on a bike and explore the White Mountains! Stop by the Adventure Center and have our staff give you the lowdown on the best bike routes in the area.
There are plenty of places to explore by bike. You can take a leisurely pedal down the paved bike path into Lincoln, explore our network of cross country trails, or take a self-guided tour along the bike path in scenic Franconia Notch.
If you think summer at a ski resort is quieter than a mime convention, think again. There are tons of exciting events going on this summer, from the Monster Mud Run to the New England Brewfest to the New Hampshire Highland Games. Check out our full events listing and make plans to visit us this summer.
There’s a reason why readers of SKI Magazine voted Loon Mountain the most accessible resort in the East. In less time than it takes to watch two episodes of Mad Men, you can escape summer heat for cool mountain breezes. If you’ve never visited us before, here are some directions. We’ll be here all summer.