Current Conditions:  April 17, 2014
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Events, Activities & Services Snowshoeing & Zipline Adventures in the New Hampshire White Mountains


 

Please Note: The Adventure Center is closed for the winter season.

Loon's Adventure Center is where you'll find a mountain of off-slope activities during the winter! The Adventure Center is conveniently located across from the main parking lot. 

Activities Offered:

  • Cross-country skiing & cross-country equipment rentals
  • Snowshoeing & snowshoe rentals
  • Zipline
  • NEW! Ice Castle

NEW THIS WINTER - ICE CASTLE!

NOW OPEN!  This winter, Loon has the East Coast's first Ice Castle. Built by Utah-based artist Brent Christensen using a latticework of icicles and a vast sprinkler system, Christensen has created a massive ice fortress for visitors to explore, with walls reaching 25 feet high. At night, multi-colored lights transform the castle into a frozen, glowing Narnia. 

Ice Castle Dates & Hours:

Monday - Friday, non holiday  2p-10p

Saturday, Sunday & holidays*  Noon-10p

*Holidays: Jan. 18-20; Feb. 15-23

ICE CASTLE PRICES:
Monday, Family Day (non holiday):
General Admission:  $8
Children age 4 to 11:  $5
Children 3 and under:  Free

Tuesday – Thursday (non-holiday): 
General Admission:  $9
Children age 4 to 11:  $6
Children 3 and under:  Free

Friday – Sunday & Holidays: 
General Admission:  $10
Children age 4 to 11:  $7
Children 3 and under:  Free

Season Pass: $25

* $2 off general admission every day except non-holiday Mondays for: Seniors (60+); Military (military member only, show military ID); New England Pass holders (pass holder only, show pass to get discount) 
* Discounts for groups of 15+ and non-profit groups of 10+. Group Tickets must be purchased in advance, contact groupsales@icecastles.com for rates.
*The Ice Castle is available for photo shoots. Please contact jackie@icecastles.com for more information.

ZIPLINE, CROSS-COUNTRY SKI & SNOWSHOE DAYS & HOURS:

Non-Holiday:
Open Thursday - Sunday 10a - 4 pm (Zipline Sat/Sun only) 
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Holiday Periods: Open Daily 10a - 4 pm (2/15-3/2/14) 

ZIPLINE ADVENTURE

Riders soar more than 700 feet across the Pemigewasset River, and then back across to the Adventure Center.

Zipline rides are available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10:00a, and open daily during holiday periods (2/15-23/14).  Riders must weigh a minimum of 50 lbs. and no more than 250 lbs. 

2013-14 PRICE:
Round-trip zip: $26 all ages

SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoeing is a great way to explore Loon's variety of cross-country trails, and get some fresh air and exercise. Guided tours, rental equipment and appropriate usage instructions are available at the Adventure Center.

Guided Summit Snowshoe Tours

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour of the summit. Tour includes  snowshoe rentals and gondola access to the summit, where you'll enjoy 2 hours of snowshoeing with Loon's guides. The tour offers spectacular views of Mt. Washington and the surrounding valley and peaks.

This tour is designed for the intermediate snowshoer with challenging terrain and rewarding views. The group will either ride the gondola back to the base, or snowshoe to the base.

2013-14 PRICES:
2-Hour Summit Tour: $45
Includes equipment & pedestrian gondola ticket
Without rentals: $30
Please call us toll-free to inquire about tour availability, times & dates: 800-229-LOON (5666).

Guided Base Area Snowshoe Tours

Base area tours are offered weekends and holiday periods and include snowshoe rentals. Explore the trails along the Pemigewasset River. Our guides will help you discover our winter wonderland. This tour is designed for the infrequent snowshoer with gentle terrain at a casual pace.

2013-14 PRICES:
2-Hour Base Area Tour: $40
Includes rental equipment
Without rentals: $30

Reservations are required. Call 603-745-6281 ext. 5562.

Snowshoe & Cross-Country (XC) Trail Access

Explore Loon's cross-country trail system at your own pace and leisure. A trail pass is required, and can be purchased at the Adventure Center. We can also provide you with cross-country or snowshoe rental equipment, too!

2013-14 PRICES:
XC Instructed (Beginner) Guided Tour   Price
Includes 2-hour basic instruction & guided tour, shuttle service, rentals, and an all-day trail pass. Available weekends/holidays at 10:00a or 1:00p. Reservations recommended. $60
XC Ski Rental Prices Full Day
(8-4)
Afternoon
(12-4)
Adults $26 $20
Kids (7-12) $16 $12
XC Ski Trail Fees Full Day
(8-4)
Afternoon
(12-4)
Trail Fee $12 $10
Snowshoe Rental Prices Full Day
(8-4)
Afternoon
(12-4)
Adults $21 $17
Kids (12 and under) $16 $12
Snowshoe Trail Fees Full Day
(8-4)
Afternoon
(12-4)
Trail Fee $12 $10