At New Hampshires Loon Mountain, plans to expand to neighboring South Peak were drawn up in 1984. Three trails finally opened in December, including a true-blue cruiser called, well, Cruiser. The sweet 10-minute run sweeps down the mountain at a nice pitch, offering views of Kinsman Notch and the town of Lincoln. It joins bumpy Boom Run and the black diamond Undercut, which snakes through the forest. A total of seven South Peak trails are ex¬pected over the next two years.
Loon Mountain, 60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, 31 New Hampshire, 800-229-5666, loonmtn.com.
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