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Opening For Summer 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

For immediate release

LINCOLN, NH (May 23, 2016) - Loon Mountain Resort will open for summer adventures, including New Hampshire's longest scenic Gondola Skyride and Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30). The resort will be open weekends through June 26, with daily operations beginning Monday, June 27.

Summer and Fall Adventures & Activities
This summer, Loon offers a full range of exciting activities for the whole family. For high-altitude adventure, guests can ride New Hampshire's longest scenic Gondola Skyride to the summit of Loon Peak, where fun mountaintop activities await. Visitors to the summit can climb an observation tower to enjoy spectacular views of the White Mountains; have lunch at the Summit Café; take a self-guided nature walk, and explore cool summit glacial caves.

Visitors looking for high adventure can zipline across the roaring Pemigewasset River, scale an outdoor climbing wall, or rent a mountain bike to explore area paths and trails. Young adventure-seekers will flip over Loon's bungee trampolines, a 30-foot-tall Spider Web with giant inflatable slide, and Bunyan's Bouncin' Backyard, a kid-friendly setup featuring a bounce house and inflatable games. Families can also tackle the giant LogJam Maze, where they can work together to negotiate twists, turns, and dead ends as they race against the clock. After working up an appetite, guests can grab lunch at the Whistlestop Café or cool off with an ice cream cone at the Adventure Center Snack Bar.

Aerial Forest Adventure Park
The Aerial Forest Adventure Park offers a truly unique challenge for adventure seekers. Located high in the alpine forest, the park consists of five ropes courses of varying difficulty levels, perfect for families with kids ages seven and older. Participants are challenged to maneuver from platform to platform high up in the trees by crossing bridges, climbing ladders, zip lines and other obstacles. The Aerial Forest Adventure Park is a great confidence-building activity for individuals, as well as a team builder for families and groups.

One Pass for All-Day Adventure
Loon's Adventure Pass and Super Adventure Pass are great ways for families to save on an entire day of fun this summer. The Adventure Pass, at $44 for adults and $34 for juniors, allows unlimited access to the Gondola Skyride, climbing wall, and bungee trampoline - plus a two-hour bike rental, round-trip zipline, and entry into the LogJam Maze. The Junior package also includes use of the Spider Web and Bunyan's Bouncin' Backyard. The Super Adventure Pass - at $73 for adults and $63 for juniors - offers all of those activities, plus a two-hour session in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park.

SUMMER & FALL EVENTS

Loon Mountain will also host a number of exciting events this summer and fall, including:

June 24-26     New England Brewfest
More than 100 craft beers from 30+ breweries will be on tap for this ultimate craft beer weekend. The three-day festival features educational seminars on craft brewing and tasting, a beer dinner aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train, and Saturday Night ON TAP, the biggest beer tasting event in the White Mountains. For more information about New England Brewfest and to reserve tickets, visit www.nebrewfest.com.

July 3              Loon Mountain Race
 Named the "Most Competitive Hill Climb" by Runner's World Magazine, this tough course climbs more than 3,000 vertical feet in less than seven miles. The final mile of the race features a punishing climb up Upper Walking Boss, a black diamond ski slope with a 40 percent grade. This year, the race will serve as the USATF Mountain Running National Championships, with the top 6 men and 4 women advancing to the World Mountain Running Championships in Bulgaria. Register online here

July 9              6th Annual Monster Mud Run
A fast and filthy 5k featuring more than 20 obstacles and 1,000 feet of climbing over 3.1 ruggedly muddy miles. Kids can get in on the action with the Mini Monsters Run- through a pint-sized obstacle course. Entry fee $68 through July 4. Register online today!

Aug. 7              Touch a Truck Day
Kids will love getting an up-close look at the trucks, grooming machines, and other heavy equipment that keeps Loon running all year long.

Sept. 16-18        New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
One of the largest Scottish festivals in the country, the Highland Games will feature top Scottish bands, classic Highlander cuisine, Scottish heavy athletics, and dozens of other unique cultural attractions. Reserve tickets online.

Oct. 1               O2X Summit Challenge
Starting near the banks of the Pemigewasset River, runners will traverse old logging trails, climb steep glades, and bushwhack through stunning fall foliage as they make their way to the summit of Loon Peak. Register at www.o2x.com.

Oct. 8-9           White Mountain Oktoberfest
Beer, brats, and peak fall foliage join forces for a festive weekend in the White Mountains. Highlights include an oompah band, stein-holding contest, and keg-toss - plus activities and contests for kids, too. Free admission.