Loon Mountain Resort, New Hampshire, announced the release of its newly updated resort trail map yesterday, August 24th.
The updated map now includes the improvements made by the South Peak expansion, an infrastructure project bringing new trails and snowmaking capabilities to Loon, alongside a new four-seater chairlift: the Timbertown Quad.
Check out a video overview of the South Peak Expansion below.
From the caption of the post:
"The South Peak trail map has been unveiled. The expansion adds eleven trails and one four-person chairlift, increasing Loon’s skiable terrain to over 400 acres, 12 lifts and a vertical drop of 2,190 feet—making it the longest in New Hampshire."
Here's a close-up of the updated portion of Loon's trail map:
This snippet is on the far looker's-right side of Loon, above the Escape Route parking lot in the South Peak area.
The following image shows the location of the South Peak expansion on Loon's complete trail map.
The new Timbertown Quad, set to be open for use in December 2024, is a Doppelmayr Alpenstar 4-CLF chairlift with a conveyor loading system.
It will transport skiers from the Escape Route parking lot to a mid-way point in the South Peak terrain network in approximately six minutes, increasing the number of parking lot access points at Loon.
The freshly cut trails included in the South Peak expansion cater primarily to beginner and intermediate skiers, improving Loon's offerings for those still learning the ropes. Several of them owe their names -- Chipper, Sidewinder, and Stinger -- to the area's logging history.
"These winding and wide-open trails are purposefully designed for guests learning to ski or snowboard. Terrain like this does not currently exist at Loon, and I'm excited to finally offer it to our guests," said Brian Norton, Loon's president and general manager, in an August 24th press release.
Six trails will have snowmaking coverage by the start of the 2023-2024 winter season, with the rest of the snowgun installation completed in fall 2024.
Don't miss another headline from POWDER! Subscribe to our newsletter and stay connected with the latest happenings in the world of skiing.
We're always on the lookout for amusing, interesting and engaging ski-related videos to feature on our channels. Whether you're a professional skier or just an amateur, we want to see your best footage and help you share it with the world. Submit your video for a chance to be featured on POWDER and our social channels. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch high-quality ski videos.