Four score and seven years ago (more like 30, actually) a valiant team of revolutionary snowmakers helped us win our freedom from the whims of Mother Nature. Every January, Independence Weekend is how we celebrate. Get here for this year’s Independence Weekend (Jan.13-14) to enjoy fireworks, torchlight parades, free snowcat rides, après parties, and a whole […]Read more "Independence Weekend – Jan. 13-14"
Sometimes, a soda machine is more than just a soda machine. For nearly 15 years during the 1980s and 1990s, an oft-visited Coke machine in Loon’s maintenance center dispensed something far more nourishing than ice-cold refreshment: relief. For 15 years, every dollar, dime, quarter, and nickel fed into the machine by thirsty employees went directly […]Read more "Season of Giving"
If you’ve ever been to Loon Mountain for a day of skiing or riding, you probably noticed some red jacket-wearing individuals waiting near bus stops and lodges or helping people to unload and carry their equipment. These unsung heroes are the Resort Hosts – and they’re more than just a valet service – they’re the […]Read more "May I Take Your Skis? Meet the Resort Hosts of Loon"
If you’ve made a trip to Loon this winter season, then you’ve undoubtedly seen how impressive the amount of snow cover and open terrain has been so far. However, Mother Nature doesn’t deserve the praise for dumping snow on the mountain yet – that honor belongs to the snowmakers. I tagged along for a “gun […]Read more "Sultans of Snow: An Interview With a Loon Snowmaker"
The 2017-18 winter season has officially arrived! Thanks to a colder-than-average November and better-than-average snowmakers, we started our season with the most open terrain in New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 17. Couldn’t make it to opening day? Here’s what you missed: With more cold weather in the forecast through Thanksgiving, we’ll focus on making snow […]Read more "Winter Has Begun!"
This winter, Jay Scambio steps into the corner office as Loon’s new president and general manager. It’s a move that brings his career full circle. In 1998, Jay – then a Plymouth State University student – began working at Loon as a snowboarding instructor. After graduating in 2002, he became the resort’s terrain park manager. […]Read more "A Chat with Loon’s New President and General Manager"
Brace yourselves, people. Long-range forecasts are calling for a blizzard of beer, bratwurst and lederhosen to hit Loon Mountain next weekend. That’s right. White Mountain Oktoberfest, the region’s largest celebration of German food, drink, and music, is coming to Loon Oct. 7-8! The festival starts at 11 a.m. both days, and admission is free for […]Read more "White Mountain Oktoberfest!"