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Slopeside with Nick Borelli: Loon Mountain

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LINCOLN, N.H. -

"It's like this weightless feeling that you don't get doing other sports," said James Deprospo of Gilford N.H.

That's how Deprospo feels when navigating through one of Loon's terrain parks. He comes to Loon five times a week and tells us there's something special about the parks.

"Loon likes to keep their stuff flowy. And from top to bottom, you can go left to right all the way down and you can hit something the whole time. You can find a new line," he said.

He plans to keep going back to Loon through the end of their season, in mid-April.

In recent years, Loon has added about 80 new acres of terrain.

"We've spent $20 million in the past five years to open our third peak, which is South Peak," said Molly Mahar of Loon Mountain.

Currently, the entire mountain is nearly 100 percent open.

Now, if you're thinking about putting your skis away for the season, you might want to rethink it. This can be the best time of year to get out there. You've got lots of fresh snow, plenty of base, and on top of that, you can relax and enjoy some sunshine. Many folks say there's nothing better.

"I love spring skiing. It's when you don't have to don all of your long underwear. It's great, you know? It brings the smiles out in everybody," said Allison Spinney of Nahant, Mass.

Also contributing to the smiles are some great snow surfaces. The snow starts out firm in the morning, and then once the sun gets to work, it softens right up. Skiers are loving it.

"I've skied in New England all of my life and this is about as good as it gets. It's really terrific," said Chaz Proulx of Raymond, N.H.

Despite the varying weather in recent months, ski season will be ending on a high note. And there's still some time to get out and enjoy it.

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