Big things are happening! We’re excited to announce several major capital projects for the coming year – including lift-serviced downhill mountain biking.
Downhill Mountain Biking | Breaking Ground
This May, we will break ground on a multi-phase plan to build a network of over 15 miles of downhill mountain biking trails. Designed and built in conjunction with Highland Trails LLC, of the industry-leading Highland Mountain Bike Park, the new network of trails will complement our 10 existing miles of cross-country biking trails. Once all phases are complete, we’ll have over 25 miles of downhill and cross-country biking trails – the largest combined network in the White Mountains.
Phase One | Summer 2019
Construction will begin in May. During this phase we’ll build five miles of trails, including a green-circle freeride trail, a green-circle technical trail, a blue-square freeride trail, and a blue-square technical trail. Our goal is to open Phase One trails to the public in the fall of 2019, with lift service via the Seven Brothers Triple chairlift.
Phase Two & Beyond | Summer 2020
In subsequent phases of construction, we’ll build freeride and technical trails for more advanced riders. We’ll also add bike rentals and lessons, a bike shop, a learn-to-ride area and lift service via the Kancamagus Express Quad. Want to learn more about the project? Visit Loonmtn.com/MTB
Snowmaking efficiency will get a major upgrade for the 2019/20 season. This summer, we will install dozens of semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on several major trails, significantly adding to the semi-automated hydrants we’ve installed across the mountain over the last several years.
The new hydrants will be placed on Flying Fox, Lower Picked Rock, and Lower Rampasture – all key early-season snowmaking trails. These easy-on, easy-off hydrants will improve our ability to maximize our snowmaking capacity, and allow us to make more snow quicker these key trails – especially during the critical early-season period.
The result? More snow, more often.
ACCESS PASS: 4 SEASONS OF ACTION
This spring, we’re introducing the Access Pass, a groundbreaking four-season subscription season pass. With the Access Pass, you’ll enjoy the best of all four seasons at Loon with the ease of $99 monthly payments for adults. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain adventure in the spring, summer, and fall, the Access Pass covers it. Find out more at Loonmtn.com/Access.