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Ten Reasons Families Choose Loon

Monday, October 17, 2016

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Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH 03251

Why Families Choose Loon Mountain

LINCOLN, NH (Oct. 17, 2016) – With its close proximity to Boston, huge terrain variety, and fun lineup of activities and events, Loon Mountain is tailor-made for family skiing and riding. Here are 10 reasons why families choose Loon:1. Accessibility
Minimum drive, maximum fun. Located just two hours from Boston and three miles off Interstate 93, Loon is New England's most-accessible big mountain resort. That means less time in the car and more time on the mountain.

2. Terrain Variety
Loon has it all, from gentle beginner slopes to a full progression of award-winning terrain parks and black-diamond steeps. While South Peak offers great expert and intermediate terrain, Loon Peak and North Peak allow families to access a huge variety of skiing and riding from the same lifts.

3. Terrain Parks for Kids
Over the years, snowboarding has become a family sport. That's why Loon built two Paul Bunyan-themed terrain parks designed for multi-generational shredding. The Burton Riglet Park is a micro park where kids as young as three use terrain-based learning to hone their shredding skills. Higher up the mountain, the Burton Lil' Stash offers a gladed terrain park where more advanced riders can hit berms and rollers with (or without) mom and dad.

4. Better Snow
Loon has more than doubled its snowmaking output over the last several years, and the resort is proud of the exceptional quality of its snow. With 650 new low-energy, high-efficiency snow guns added to the resort's arsenal since 2010, families can count on more open terrain early and late in the season, and better snow all season long.

5. Ski & Ride School Programs
Loon's dedicated ski and snowboard coaches offer excellent private and group lessons for the entire family. Kids as young as three can get on snow with the PK Boo program, the Burton Riglet Park Experience, or a one-hour private lessons, while Discovery Camps and the Freestyle Progression Camps are great for older children. Families can also take a fully-customizable private lesson together, with up to five people learning together with a coach of their choice. Parents and teens can improve their skills in private or group lessons, as well as a number of specialty camps and workshops. For first-timers, the Learn to Ski package offers a full day novice lift ticket, equipment rental, and two-and-a-half or five hour lesson. Adult beginners can also enroll in a First Class Beginner's Weekend, an immersive weekend learning program that includes a FREE pair of HEAD skis, bindings and boots (while supplies last), and use of a private slopeside learning lounge.

6. Fun Events
Take a look at Loon's winter calendar and discover a huge list of family-friendly events. There's Independence Weekend in January, featuring fireworks, a torchlight parade, and snowcat rides; the Camp III Snowshoe & S'mores Apres Party and Kids' Night Out during February Vacation; and spring events like the Cardboard Box Race, Slushpool Party, and ‘80s Day. Whatever time of year you visit, you're sure to find something fun going on at Loon.

7. Snow Tubing
Skiing and snowboarding are great, but sometimes kids just want to go sledding. That's where snow tubing comes in. Located on the Little Sister trail near the Gondola, Loon's tubing center offers walkup or lift-serviced sliding every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (open Thursday - Monday and daily during holiday periods) - weather dependent. Small children can also get in on the action at the Tot Tubing hill with a parent.

8. Loon Mountain Adventure Center
At the Loon Mountain Adventure Center, families don't need click into their skis or strap into their snowboards to enjoy winter. The Adventure Center offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, guided snowshoe tours, ziplining, and an indoor climbing wall.

9. The Mountain Club on Loon
This ski in-ski out resort is located just feet from Loon's main lifts, giving families a super-convenient place to stay. Kids will definitely enjoy the indoor pool, and parents will love the spa and outdoor hot tub.

10. Around Town
The Lincoln-Woodstock area has plenty of activities for the whole family. From musicals at Jean's Playhouse to moose tours, snowmobiling, and visits to the New England Ski Museum, the days of cabin fever are over. For more information on local area activities and attractions, visit LincolnWoodstock.com.