New Hampshire’s most powerful snowmaking system just got even more powerful.
This summer, we’re making $1.3 million in capital improvements that will streamline the snowmaking process and nearly double our snowmaking output.
We’ll also expand the Burton Lil’ Stash terrain park, adding new rollers, berms, and other exciting features.
SNOWMAKING – WHAT’S NEW
- Snowmaking Capacity Increases by 42%
This summer we’re installing two new snowmaking pumps on the mountain – which doesn’t sound like much until you realize those pumps will increase our total snowmaking capacity by more than 40 percent. This gives the system more horsepower to make more snow, plain and simple.
- Make More Snow, Faster
We also plan to install 100 new semi-automated KLIK hydrants across the mountain this summer. These easy-on, easy-off hydrants will be a huge help to snowmakers, who will spend 75 percent less time firing up or shutting down snow guns on certain trails.
- 29 New Snowmaking Guns
We’re adding 29 new low-energy, high-efficiency tower guns to our snowmaking arsenal this winter. Loon has amassed more than 650 such guns over the past three years, revolutionizing the way we make snow.
These new tower guns have allowed us to make more snow at warm early season temperatures, improved snowmaking efficiency during short cold-weather windows, and boosted the quality of snow throughout the season – all while using less electricity.
So what does this all mean for you? Better early-season skiing and riding, better snow throughout the season, and more snow overall.
BURTON LIL’ STASH GROWS UP
This summer will also see the completion of Phase II of the Burton Lil’ Stash, our newest terrain park for kids. The Paul Bunyan-themed terrain park will get new berms, rollers, jumps, and fun animal carvings.
The park, located in a glade to the east of the Little Sister chairlift, is a quiet place for kids to develop park and freeriding skills, and the mellow gladed terrain lets aerially-challenged parents have fun, too.
When Phase III of the project is completed in coming seasons, the park will be twice as big as it was during the winter of 2012-13.