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)"
We just wrapped up another Independence Weekend here at Loon, and it was awesome. With fireworks, a torchlight parade, groomer rides, and a whole lot more, it’s one of our favorite weekends of the year. Could’t make it up? Here’s a quick video of Saturday night’s festivities. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next […]Read more "Independence Weekend"
If you ask someone about Loon Mountain, odds are that they’ll tell you about the Gondola. Running through the heart of the resort, it’s sheltered us from storms, transported us to countless pow days, and nurtured generations of skiers and riders over the past 50 years. This is its story.Read more "The Gondola: A History"
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"
After patiently sweating out the interminable months of spring, summer, and fall, our snowmakers finally got the go-ahead to do their thing last week. Our crackerjack snowmaking team (that’s right, we’re bringing back the adjective ‘crackerjack’) took advantage of a strong cold front to make a whole bunch of snow on upper mountain trails like Exodus, Bear Claw […]Read more "Snowmaking Begins!"