Loon Double Black Diamond Set to Open

The much anticipated  opening of Rip Saw, Loon Mountain Resort's first double black diamond is set for Saturday January 17th.  Just under a mile in length and sporting pitches of 70%, this run is guaranteed to take your breath away.  It's long, it's steep and it has the traditional New England twist and turns.  No doubt, it is destined to become another in the line of legendary New England trails that expert skiers and riders have to hit.  If you're prone to pushing yourself to the limit while others have watched from the distance,  Rip Saw  needs to be next on your list!  A little hint about getting to Rip Saw;  you can park at the main area lot and take the Gondola to the summit of Loon Peak, then ski down to the Tote Road Connector, which ferries you to South Peak, where you'll find Rip Saw.  Or you can avoid the hustle and bustle of the main area and park at the Pemigewasset Base Camp and then take the Lincoln Express Quad to the summit of South Peak.  The Pemi base Camp is right on the edge of the village of Lincoln adjacent to the South Peak Resort, and normally it is no where near as crowded as the main mountain area.  Your call, but that's where I'd park.   Remember the name, RIP SAW.  Bragging rights are up for grabs!

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