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Mar 17, 2024

5 Things to Know About Spring

Make the most of the season.

We embrace every season, but there's something undeniably energizing about that spring sunshine warming your face after a run. It feels lively, brings a refreshing feeling, and offers a sense of adventure. Here’s your guide to make the most of what spring has to offer.

Stacked with Events

As the snow softens and the days get longer, we crank up the fun with a stacked lineup of events designed for every type of adventurer. Whether you're drawn to Last Call, the largest and longest-running snowboard event in the East, signing up to conquer the pond at the Slushpool Party, or eager to step into a time machine and relive the raddest era during '80s Day, there’s something for everyone. 

Know the Snow

Spring skiing is a whole new adventure compared to the snowier days of mid-winter. Spring snow can be a bit trickier, with conditions varying throughout the day.

In the early mornings, particularly on shaded slopes, the snow may unexpectedly be firm. However, as the temperatures climb and the sun gradually warms the slopes, the snow softens, but once the sun fully blankets the slopes, the snow can transform into more choppy terrain, making carving a bit more adventurous.

Get your gear tuned at Loon Mountain Sports for spring conditions, ensuring you have the right base structure to carve.

Don’t Forget the SPF

While we typically associate SPF with summer beach days, the sun's rays are just as sneaky during winter and spring.

Snow and ice reflect up to 80% of the sun’s UV light, so the rays hit you twice. So, before you hit the slopes, consider applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and don't forget to reapply!

Decks All Day 

Spring skiing at Loon isn't just about the soft, fun runs (although, let's be honest, those are pretty sweet). It's also about soaking up the sunshine and the mountain views. After you crush a lap or two, here are the prime spots to grab a drink, a bite, and work on that goggle tan:

The Paul Bunyan Room: The birthplace of après at Loon and located upstairs in the Octagon Lodge. This slopeside oasis is home to a legendary lineup of draft beers and a large deck.

Camp III deck: Located at the base of North Peak, this rustic lodge was built on the site of an old logging camp, and everything about it — from its log-cabin design to its hearty menu — harkens back to that past. Pull up an Adirondack chair on the huge deck, and gaze up at North Peak,

Kancamagus 8 Patio: Soak up the rays and the lively vibes at this slopeside patio outside the Kancamagus 8, North America’s first high-speed, eight-person chairlift. It's the ideal place to refuel and catch up with your shred crew.