In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get a ski package for one at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire (up to a $183 value). The package includes the following:
- One all-access lift ticket, good for daytime skiing (up to a $78 value)
- Motorcoach transportation to and from Loon Mountain, provided by A Yankee Line, Inc. (a $100 value). The bus picks up at the Yankee Line headquarters at 6:30 a.m. and at South Station at 6:45 a.m., and it departs from Loon Mountain at 4:30 p.m.
- Breakfast and a lunch voucher for one (a $5 value)
- 20% off ski and snowboard rentals
- 15% off lodge food
Today’s deal may be used on the following dates, subject to snowfall and availability:
- Saturday, December 17
- Sunday, December 18
- Monday, January 2
- Saturday, January 7
- Sunday, January 8
Two hours outside Boston, Loon Mountain ski-and-snowboard park thrills visitors with 370 acres of snow-capped scenery and award-winning terrain. Three majestic peaks tempt skiers of all levels to glide down 61 trails instead of staying behind to make snow angels in the parking lot. After enjoying an equipment-rental discount at the Mountainside Rental Shop, guests can hone their snowplow technique on Loon Peak, which boasts the family-oriented Bear Claw trail and hosts lessons for kids and adults. South Peak’s intermediate-level Boom Run teems with twists and turns, and its double-black-diamond Rip Saw pairs cruising trails with steeps more exhilarating than a jetpack-enhanced turtle race.
Skiers can work up an appetite on North Peak’s powder-dusted trails before refueling with a hearty meal at one of nine mountainside eateries. Snow bunnies can graze on breakfast fare as they relax in cushy seats designed by the maker of Mercedes. Free WiFi lets skiers check the snow report before the trip, and TVs allow them enjoy digital snow between sitcoms and movies. During the excursion, cars may siesta for free in the Yankee Line parking lot, where they wait patiently for owners to walk out of sight before racing horse-drawn sleighs for high stakes.
Though Loon Mountain offers lift-ticket discounts for children and seniors, today’s Groupon is still the best deal available for a single day at the park.