Loon Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire opened for skiing and snowboarding on December 5th. Loon Mountain, with its 55 trails and 312 snowmaking acres, was recently awarded the Visitor’s Choice Award from OnTheSnow.com as the Best Terrain Park in the Northeast in 2009.
Transworld Snowboarding Magazine also awarded Loon Mountain the status of a Top-3 Resort. A recent readers poll at Snowboard Magazine also lists Loon in the Top 10 parks and resorts in North America. The newest terrain in Loon Mountain opened in 2007. South Peak added 65 acres, 5 trails and 2 lifts to the park.
The annual Demo Day, where adults with a credit card to put down as a deposit can try out the latest equipment from manufacturers like Dynastar, Roxy and Atomic for free will be on December 19th. On January 1, 2010, the first of 3 United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) events will be held that let snowboarders earn points to help them quality for a national competition.
Loon Mountain offers visitors a Frequent Skier Card for the first time in 2009/2010 that costs $89, only a few dollars more than a 1-day lift ticket, but with much more built into the card. The cost covers a free day of riding and skiing and discounts on lift tickets for the rest of the 09/10 season.
In addition to the free lift ticket that can be used anytime at 3 resorts (Loon, Sugarloaf and Sunday River), the card carries a built-in discount of $25 on midweek lift tickets and $15 off weekend and holiday tickets at those resorts, as well as discounts at Big Sky, MT and Boyne Mountain, MI.
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