Loon Mountain Resort is excited to announce the grand opening of its new downhill mountain biking trail network on Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m.
On opening day, riders will enjoy three miles of lift-serviced downhill mountain biking on three trails: two green circle freeride trails and one green circle technical trail. Lift service will be offered via the Seven Brothers Triple from 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Opening day lift tickets are $29 online and $32 if purchased at the resort ticket window; mountain biking season passes are $75. Guests can save 28% on tickets during the downhill mountain biking Launch Sale through Sunday, August 25. Tickets and season passes also include access to more than 6 miles of cross-country trails, plus non-biking access to the resort's scenic Gondola Skyride, summit activities, and Loon Peak Disc Golf course.
“We’re ecstatic to offer downhill mountain biking to our guests,” said Jay Scambio, Loon’s president and general manager. “These trails are built to cutting-edge standards, and they’re the first step toward our goal of making Loon a major mountain biking destination for riders of all ages and abilities."
Designed and built in conjunction with Highland Trails LLC, of the industry-leading Highland Mountain Bike Park, the new trails are the first stage in a multi-phase project to build more than 15 miles of downhill mountain biking trails at Loon. 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. Once all phases of construction are complete, Loon will offer more than 21 miles of downhill and cross-country biking trails, the largest combined network in the White Mountains.
Lift-serviced downhill mountain biking will be offered at Loon on weekends and holidays through October 14, except September 20–22. Rental equipment or bikes will not be available during the 2019 season, so riders must bring their own. Full-suspension bikes, pads, and other protective equipment are recommended; helmets are required.
For more details on downhill mountain biking at Loon, please visit Loonmtn.com/MTB.
Loon Mountain Resort, New England’s most-accessible mountain destination, is located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston. Consistently rated one of the most accessible mountain resorts in the East, Loon offers skiers and snowboarders 2,100 feet of vertical, three peaks of terrain variety, and a full progression of award-winning terrain parks. Loon also offers plenty of exciting four-season activities, including downhill mountain biking, scenic gondola rides, summit glacial caves, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Ziplines, climbing wall, and more.
Loon Mountain Resort is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain Resort, visit Loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn, or follow @loonmtn on Twitter and @loonmtnresort on Instagram.