Downhill Mountain Biking | 4-Season Access Pass | Snowmaking Improvements

Capital Improvements for 2019/20

                                                                   
LINCOLN, NH (March 1, 2019) - Loon Mountain Resort is excited to announce several major capital projects for the coming year, including breaking ground on a network of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking trails, and significant snowmaking efficiency upgrades. The resort will also introduce the new Access Pass, a four-season subscription pass that covers everything from skiing and riding in the winter to ziplining, scenic gondola rides, biking and disc golf in the spring, summer, and fall. 

Downhill Mountain Biking | Breaking Ground 
This May, Loon will break ground on a multi-phase plan to construct a network of over 15 miles of downhill mountain biking trails. Designed and built in conjunction with Highland Trails LLC, of the industry-leading Highland Mountain Bike Park, the new network of trails will complement Loon's 10 existing miles of cross-country biking trails. Once all phases are complete, Loon will offer over 25 miles of downhill and cross-country biking trails - the largest combined network in the White Mountains. 

Phase one will consist of five miles of trails including a green-circle freeride trail, a green-circle technical trail, a blue-square freeride trail, and a blue-square technical trail. Lift service will be offered via the Seven Brothers Triple chairlift. "We're starting with beginner and intermediate trails, but we will grow and offer more," said Jay Scambio, president and general manager of Loon Mountain Resort. "We want to do this right and make Loon a major mountain biking destination for riders of all ages and abilities."

 Loon plans to open its first phase of trails to guests in the fall of 2019. In subsequent phases of construction, the resort will build freeride and technical trails for more advanced riders and add bike rentals and lessons, a bike shop, a learn-to-ride area and lift service via the Kancamagus Express Quad.  For more details on downhill mountain biking at Loon, visit Loonmtn.com/MTB 

2019/20 Capital Improvements: Increased Snowmaking Efficiency 
Snowmaking efficiency will get a major upgrade for the 2019/20 season. Loon plans to install semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on several major trails, significantly adding to the semi-automated hydrants that have been installed over the last several years. The new hydrants will be placed on Flying Fox, Lower Picked Rock, and Lower Rampasture - all key early-season snowmaking trails. These easy-on, easy-off hydrants will improve Loon's ability to maximize its snowmaking capacity and allow the resort to make more snow quicker on key trails - especially during the critical early-season period. 
      
Access Pass: 4 Seasons of Action 
Why limit yourself to just one season? With the Access Pass, guests will enjoy the best of all four seasons at Loon with the ease of monthly payments. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain adventure in the spring, summer, and fall, the Access Pass covers it.  Access Pass benefits include: 

  • Unlimited skiing & riding at Loon with no blackout dates 
  • 12 Friend lift tickets at 50% off   
  • Sunday First Tracks program at Loon 
  • Four-season discounts on food and beverage and at Loon Mountain Sports 
  • Access to gondola skyride, Aerial Forest, zipline, glacial caves 
  • Loon Peak Disc Golf course play 
  • Downhill Mountain Biking trail access (upon opening)
  • Discounts on bike rentals 
  • And more
    The Access Pass is a subscription-based pass with monthly payments of:  
  • $99 for Adults (ages 19-64) 
  • $79 for Youths (ages 6-18)  
  • $89 for Seniors (ages 65-79)  

A limited number of Access Pass subscriptions are available and can be purchased at Loonmtn.com/Access. Guests can begin using their Access Passes on April 1, 2019.  

Media Contact: Greg Kwasnik, communications manager