What's New for 2017-18

Monday, October 17, 2016

Media Contact

Media Contact Info:
Greg Kwasnik
603.745.6281 ext. 5528
gkwasnik@loonmtn.com

Mailing Address:
Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH 03251

Lincoln, N.H. (Sept. 1, 2017) - A new president and general manager, snowmaking upgrades, Loon-specific season passes, and a new charitable fund to benefit the surrounding community are just a few of the new things happening at Loon Mountain Resort this winter.

New President & General Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Scambio as Loon Mountain's new president and general manager. Jay began his career in the ski industry as a snowboarding coach at Loon in 1998. Upon graduating from Plymouth State University in 2002, he stepped into the role of terrain park manager at Loon before being promoted to director of terrain park development for Boyne Resorts, and later director of mountain sports development for Boyne. He has served on numerous National Ski Area Association (NSAA) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) committees and brings a wealth of innovative thought to industry-wide discussions and initiatives.
Rick Kelley, who served as Loon Mountain's president and general manager since 1998, has been promoted to senior vice president of ski and mountain sports operations for Boyne Resorts.

Snowmaking Upgrades

Loon is enhancing its commitment to snowmaking this winter by installing 11 semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on Rampasture. Since 2013, we have installed more than 150 of these ultra-efficient hydrants on key early-season snowmaking trails. By drastically reducing the time required to turn the guns on and off, the hydrants allow our snowmakers to open more terrain more quickly in the early season - and enable us to deliver better, more consistent snow all season long. In addition to installing new semi-automated hydrants on Rampasture, we are also upgrading key snowmaking infrastructure in the resort's West Basin area.

New Season Pass Offerings

Skiers and riders seeking an alternative to the traditional New England Pass can now purchase Loon-specific season passes this winter! These new offerings include:

Loon Millennial Pass - For skiers and snowboarders ages 19-29.* Valid at Loon Mountain every day of the 2017-18 winter season, except 12 blackout dates.
*Age as of Nov. 1, 2017

Loon Senior Bronze Pass - For skiers and riders ages 65-79.* Valid at Loon Mountain Mon.-Fri., non-holiday for the 2017-18 winter season, except Saturdays and Sundays and 9 blackout dates.
*Age as of Nov. 1, 2017

Loon Sunday Pass - Valid at Loon Mountain every Sunday of the 2017-18 winter season, except 3 blackout dates.

Loon Mountain Area Community Fund

Last winter, Loon Mountain Resort established the Loon Mountain Area Community fund to improve the quality of life in the communities surrounding the resort. The fund was established to assist members of the community who are in need, and provide financial assistance for education. At Loon's 50th Anniversary Golden Gala last January, an auction raised more than $30,000 for the fund. To learn more about the Loon Mountain Area Community Fund - or to make a donation - please visit LoonMtn.com/community-fund.

M.A.X. Pass: More Mountains

Loon continues to be a proud member of the ever-expanding Multi-Alpine Experience (M.A.X Pass). This winter, M.A.X. Passholders will get five days of skiing and riding at each of the 44 participating resorts across North America - that's 6 more resorts than last year. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and College Gold New England Passholders - as well Loon Millennial Pass, Loon Senior Bronze Pass, or Loon Sunday Passholders - also have the option of purchasing a M.A.X. Pass Add-on. The M.A.X. Pass Add-on gives those passholders five days of skiing and riding at each of the other participating M.A.X. Pass resorts (not including those already covered by their pass).