So both Golf Course Trades and Resort Trades magazines are running a second Loon Mountain story that I wrote after my January trip. (Jay Peak is next, by the way.) It was quite an impressive place, but best of all, it was low impact, fun, and easy in every respect low hanging fruit for anyone planning a trip. Here’s a link to the piece. Golf season has started already, so get ready for reports on both Kiawah Island and Torrey Pines.
From the article:
“‘Flume was fantastic,’ beamed an ebullient Jeannine Reath, who visited Loon mid-January with her husband Andy. ‘We had bluebird conditions, fantastic snow, no crowds mid-week, and the bumps on Flume were so wonderful, we rode them over and over.’
Your author also enjoyed Angel Street, accessible from either North Peak or the gondola’s summit. There’s this stirring moment when you zoom through a chute in the woods and then smoothly empty out into the East Basin Chair lift line, where suddenly the whole valley opens up in front of you. That’s one of the best vistas on the mountain.
Also, like Sugarbush, the intermediate trails at Loon are particularly strong across the entire resort. There are several gorgeous views from the blue squares off the summit of Loon Peak, (Haulback and Speakeasy to name two), but the lion’s share of intermediates can be found off the Kancamagus chair, servicing a broad array of twisting, narrow, often bumpy blue runs, including the highly popular Blue Ox and Ramspasture, as well as the Loon Mountain Terrain Park.”