“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 be able to offer this to our guests.”– Brain Norton, General Manager of Loon Mountain Resort.

Yesterday, Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire gave its latest update for the South Peak expansion.

The biggest news from this update was that we got is that the lift and trail names were revealed. The new chairlift, which is a Dopplemayr Alpenstar fixed-grip quad, is being called the Timbertown Quad. The new trail names are Blazer, Camp Out, Chipper, Fox Run, Jack Pot, Lincoln Woods, Sidewinder, Stillwater, Upper & Lower Stinger, and Wildwood. Two glades are a part of this expansion: Lincoln Woods & Wildwood. As a whole, the new terrain pod, which is called Timbertown, is of beginner and intermediate difficulty.

This expansion grows Loon to 12 lifts, as it will now have more than 400 acres of skiable terrain, and a vertical drop of 2190 feet, which is the biggest vertical drop in the Granite State.

Since I visited Loon to check out the progress, they spliced the haul rope and put the chairs onto the line. Scott Holt shared these photos on Instagram of the progress, and it’s safe to say this new Doppelmayr Alpenstar 4-CLF chairlift looks great. The chairlift will have a loading conveyer, with a ride time of six minutes.

In terms of snowmaking at Timbertown, they will have fully automated and semi-automated snow guns. Six of the trails will add their snowmaking systems before the 2023-24 season, while the rest will be installed in the fall of 2024.

The new terrain pod is on track to open during the 2023-24 season.

Image/Video Credits: Loon Mountain Resort, Scott Holt

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