Spring at Loon: Plenty of Snow and Fun Events!

Spring is right on our doorstep, and we’re pumped! Not only are we psyched for some excellent spring skiing and riding, but we’re also looking forward to some of the most exciting events of the year. Check out the full list of spring events below, grab some sunscreen, and get yourself up here soon!

March 15 | Last Call
Last Call is the East Coast’s largest and longest running snowboarding event, and is a homecoming of sorts for New England’s top pro and amateur riders. A $5,000 cash purse is up for grabs, with a challenging setup of next-level jumps, rails, and transitions.

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March 19-20 | First Class Beginner’s Weekend
For just $349, participants who enroll in this learn-to-ski program will pick up a new sport – and a FREE pair of HEAD skis, boots, and bindings! To reserve a spot in the program, call 800-229-LOON. For ages 13+

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March 20 | Cardboard Box Race
Here at Loon, spring doesn’t truly arrive until kids start sledding downhill in cardboard boxes. Watch as kids glide down the mountainside in cardboard boxes they’ve transformed into helicopters, moose, and pirate ships.

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March 20-24 | U.S. Paralympic Alpine National Championships
Loon, along with New England Disabled Sports, is honored to be hosting the 2016 US Paralympic Alpine Skiing National Championships and International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing North America races. Top racers from all over the United States will congregate at Loon for four days of Paralympic-caliber alpine racing in the slalom and giant slalom events.

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March 26-27 | Droppin’ In: Women’s Freestyle Camp
This two-day camp is a great opportunity for women to take their park and pipe skills to the next level. Snowboarders and skiers will work closely with Oakley pro athletes, hone their new skills in a private park, and even get to build their own Oakley goggles. Ages 13 and up. (This camp is sold out.)

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April 2 | ‘80s Day
Celebrate the return of spring by reliving the best decade of the 20th century. ’80s Day is a complete throwback party with a costume contest, morning exercise class, on-snow DJ, outdoor Bud Light bar, and so much more. It’s all capped off with a legendary slopeside après-ski performance from ‘80s cover band Fast Times.

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April 2 |Red Bull All Snow
This snowboard contest, inspired by concrete skate parks and hand-dug halfpipes, will challenge competitors to throw down various tricks on snow-only features placing emphasis on flow and rhythm.

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April 9 | Slushpool Party
A spring tradition here at Loon, the Slushpool Party is a magical event in which skiers and riders try (and most often fail) to skim across a pond of ice-cold water. Even more people can get in on the action this year with our new Tug-of-War tournament. The winning team will take home new SPY Optics.

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2016/17 New England Passes

And don’t forget – you can take advantage of these awesome events by purchasing your 2016/17 New England Pass in full before the snow melts. By paying for your pass in full now, you can use the pass at Loon, Sugarloaf, or Sunday River any day for the rest of the season, starting March 14. Or you can lock in the lowest pass rates with our Easy Pay Plan: put $50 down by April 30 and pay the balance in four automatic installments over the summer.

We’ll see you on the snow!

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Loon POV: J.E. Henry Railroad

We’re proud to be one of the only ski resorts in the country with a working steam locomotive that actually carries passengers. In the latest episode of Loon POV, we spend some time behind the controls with train conductor Byron O’Donnell. He’s the one person here at Loon who always gets first tracks, no matter the weather.

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Loon POV: Ski Patrol

Our ski patrollers are tough. They clock in to work before dawn, and they’re still on the hill long after most of us have retired to the Bunyan Room.

Watch the latest episode of Loon POV to get a sense of the huge amount of work they do to keep us safe every day. Thank you, ski patrol!

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