Loon Mountain Resort will be one of a handful of Ikon Pass partners that will be requiring a reservation prior to visiting next season.
The Boyne-managed property will be the only Ikon property in New England to make such a requirement for the 2022-23 season. As things stand now, no reservations will be required to use the Ikon Pass at other Ikon destinations such as Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Stratton, and Sugarbush.
Reservation systems became an effective way to control crowds at destinations across the country during the pandemic. This past season, a handful of Indy Pass partners (Pats Peak, Berkshire East) returned to the process mid-season in order to control weekend crowds. That’s something Vail Resorts declined to do despite overwhelming throngs of Epic Pass holders creating headaches in lift lines.
Located only two hours from Boston, and easily accessible off Interstate 93, Loon is already one of the busiest resorts in all of New England. So it makes sense to limit the amount of extra traffic the resort might see on any given day.
According to Lift Blog, the other Ikon partners requiring reservations for the 2022-23 season will be Jackson Hole, Taos, Summit, Aspen, Big Sky, and Brighton.
Reservations are only required for use of the Ikon Pass at Loon.
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