We’ve had an amazing first week of February! In just the last 7 days, we’ve picked up more than 2 feet of snow, with over a foot falling in just the last 48 hours. Forecasts are calling for another 3-5″ on Friday night – just in time for first chair on Saturday. Couldn’t make it […]Read more "2 Feet of Snow in February – So Far"
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"
With nearly 5 feet of new snow since February 1st, February Vacation Week is looking like the perfect time to escape the daily grind at work or school and have some fun in the mountains. Here at Loon, we’ve planned a week filled with fun events for everyone. Whether you’re looking to rock out in the Bunyan […]Read more "February Vacation Week at Loon"
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"