The Kancamangus 8 lift at Loon Mountain is one of the most stunning and technologically advanced lifts we’ve ever seen in North America. Opening this winter, this bubble lift is part of Loon’s ambitious 2030 plan. On Wednesday, Loon announced that the lift, along with the Governers Adams Lodge Base Area, will be the new home for mountain biking operations starting next summer. Mountain biking is a relatively new activity to Loon’s complex summer activities, as it was just added in 2019. Along with this move of mountain biking operations, more trails will be sculpted once the 21-22 ski season ends.
Loon Mountains official statement is below:
“STARTING IN 2022 Kancamagus 8 and the Governor Adams Lodge Base Area will be the new bike headquarters at Loon.
Kanc 8, the most technologically advanced chairlift in the East, will offer bikers an unmatched experience from the bottom to the top. Riders will load the lift inside Kanc 8’s unique open-air parking structure, which provides protection in all types of weather. Once seated, riders will get a feel for Kanc 8’s speed—an upgrade from the current Seven Brothers Triple. At the top, riders will unload their own bikes thanks to Dopplemayr’s patented Bike Clip transport system.
Kanc 8 will access existing bike park trails as well as all future terrain. By the end of summer 2022, over 4 miles (23,000 ft.) of new terrain is scheduled to open—including our first Freeride Black trail that will be over 1 mile in length. Our team has gotten a head start on trail construction and they expect to hit the ground running when the snow melts in the spring.”Image Credits: Loon Mountain