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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 05:14 PM
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Loon mountain !?

Hey guys,

Im planning a trip to loon mountain soon, anyone been there ? Is it cool ? I heard the snowpark is damn sick !

Let me know please !
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 08:09 PM
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I ride at loon, its awesome up there man, when are you coming up?
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i just got back from loon 2 weeks ago

overrated.

straight up, i was hyped to go up there and it was terrible. so bad i left 2 days early and we were up in a huge house for free (if u think im lyin ill post pix).

my reasons:
-no snow, not in town not on the mountain
-not much terrain
-no tree runs... at all. maybe one
-long ass lines, like an hour and a half for the gondola (the only lift that goes to the top of the park)
-no nightlife what so ever. i got wasted at an applebees that closes at 9pm and got served by 2 pregnant teenagers.

the park was on point but only if you can hit 60ft booters. the pipe was straight ice. the wallride was crack though, some unique jibs too.

i suggest killington if you wanna ride a better mountain with better riding, better vibe, better nightlife and in my opinion... better park. more options and more variety, how can u lose with the only burton stash park on the east coast there? u cant.
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Loon is a fun as hell mountain to ride. If your into park, the parks there are always on point. If your into freerdiding they have some nice steep runs. The only thing that sucks is that damn gondola line. Always sooo long
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Loon is a fun as hell mountain to ride. If your into park, the parks there are always on point. If your into freerdiding they have some nice steep runs. The only thing that sucks is that damn gondola line. Always sooo long
when i went the park on the left of loon peak (south peak i guess it is) was closed. but other than that... what park? the park is one long run and you cant even get to the top of it (where all the good jibs are) unless u take the gondola. u can take the little sister lift (i think thats what it is) and cut into the park halfway down, right before the jump line, which gives u no speed to clear those 60ft booters.

but everyones entitled to their opinion im just lettin everyone know about my first and last experience up there. theres some rippers up there but most of their credibility comes from heavy advertisementand the fact that they hand out loon stickers at the lift windows
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and its $73 bux for a lift ticket when killington is an hour closer (for lower east coast heads) for 10 dollars more a day and u get triple of what loon has to offer.
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and its $73 bux for a lift ticket when killington is an hour closer (for lower east coast heads) for 10 dollars more a day and u get triple of what loon has to offer.
I've ridden Killy and I've ridden Loon...I'd gladly pay $20 more for Loon, and drive another hour. Killington only has triple the terrain in their marketing materials. I'd rather have Loon's longer runs than the million short runs and horrible traverses that Killington calls "terrain."

Besides, only a sucker pays full price for a lift ticket. Only a NY/NJ sucker pays full price for Killington and thinks it's awesome!

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Maybe I just had a bad time but every time I've been to killington its been crack and idk about long runs at loon have u been on the great northern at killington? That trail is mad long, and I'm not from jersey lol
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when i went the park on the left of loon peak (south peak i guess it is) was closed. but other than that... what park? the park is one long run and you cant even get to the top of it (where all the good jibs are) unless u take the gondola. u can take the little sister lift (i think thats what it is) and cut into the park halfway down, right before the jump line, which gives u no speed to clear those 60ft booters.

but everyones entitled to their opinion im just lettin everyone know about my first and last experience up there. theres some rippers up there but most of their credibility comes from heavy advertisementand the fact that they hand out loon stickers at the lift windows
Yea, I agree, if it wasn't for that gondola line the park would be so much better. But, if u have a little patience the park really is sick. Scotty Lago, Chaz Guldmond, and Pat Moore grew up riding there and they are some of the best rippers as of right now
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I just went to Loon 2 days ago and had a blast. It sucked spending $73 for a midweek ticket BUT there were no lines and it was 100% open. It was my first time going since they opened the South Peak and I enjoyed the runs over there. The double black diamond run Rip Saw is very nice.

I don't do a lot in the park but I enjoyed the halfpipe.

I probably enjoyed the runs on the north peak the most. Angel Street is awesome.
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