March 5, 2007
LINCOLN, NH - (News Release) - Loon Mountain is challenging skiers and riders to compete in a 24-hour shred-a-thon to benefit the local Pemi-Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity on March 11 - 12. Organized by Plymouth State University students and Loon employees, the competition challenges teams of four, or singles, to see who can take the most runs in 24-hours with prizes being awarded to top teams. In addition to the race, the Burton Progression Park will be open for late night shredding fun and special features will be built exclusively for the night.
Registration will be held in the Bunyan Room from 8-9:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person for Threedom Pass holders or $25 per person for non-pass holders. The race kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. Runs will be tallied at the 7 Brothers lift during the day and then moved to Little Sister for night shredding under the lights. Guests who do not want to participate in the on-snow challenge can make donations towards the fund at anytime throughout the event in the Bunyan Room. The Bunyan Room will be open all night with activities that include entertainment and games, a DJ, food, 50/50 raffle and giveaways.
Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide, non-profit, Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. There are more than 2,300 active affiliates in 92 countries, including all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Habitat for Humanity invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Loon Mountain, rated the #1 resort in the east by Transworld Snowboarding readers, has five parks up and running, including the #6 nationally ranked Loon Mountain Park, Superpipe and Burton Progression Park. Upcoming events include Last Call with Eastern Boarder on March 21, Slush Pool Party on April 7 and Hike and Huck on May 5.
For more information on Loon Mountain park events, please visit terrainparks.loonmtn.com or call 800-229-LOON (5666).