When Loon Mountain first opened to the public on December 27, 1966, the up-and-coming resort had just two lifts, 12 trails, and one toilet. “We began because we had to, not because we were ready,” said Gov. Sherman Adams, the resort’s founder. “Five hundred people showed up with their skis without being invited.” Described as a “flinty […]Read more "The Founder: Sherman Adams"
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, and we all know what that means: 6 more weeks of winter! Judging by the fact that February began on a snowy note, we’re inclined to agree with the little guy. Check out our video from the first day of February, and you’ll realize that winter isn’t going anywhere any […]Read more "6 More Weeks of Winter (at least)"
It’s been a December to remember here at the mountain, with more than 2 feet of snow (26.3 inches, to be exact) falling in the first two weeks of December. If you put up with last winter’s mild and decidedly un-wintry weather, you’ll appreciate just how awesome life is right now. Here’s a video we captured […]Read more "2 Feet of New Snow in First 2 Weeks of December"
Well, that was unexpected. A mini-storm that was only supposed to drop an inch or two ended up dumping 4″ at the base and 6.5″ at the summit on Monday, Dec. 5 – giving us our first legitimate, small-scale pow day of the year. We’ve picked up 14″ on the upper mountain in just the last week, […]Read more "First Powder Day of 2016-17"
A strikingly rare above-the-clouds sunrise from the summit of Loon Mountain Resort.Read more "Summit Sunrise"
January has been very good to us. We’ve picked up a foot of snow in the last two weeks, and thanks to consistently cold weather (and consistently awesome snowmaking) we’re now skiing and riding on nearly 100% of our total trail acreage – not counting the trees. Give us another storm or two, and we’ll be ripping it […]Read more "January is the Coolest Month"
Imagine this…It’s the dead of winter and it’s just after midnight. While most people are tucked in and sleeping soundly with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, you’ve just clocked in to work for a 12-hour shift. It’s brutally cold, well below freezing, and an icy wind howls through the valley, so frigid […]Read more "Snowmakers: Behind the Beard"