Brandon Reis, Live Free Or Die. Loon, NH. PHOTO: Mike Azevedo

Brandon Reis, Live Free Or Die. Loon, NH. PHOTO: Mike Azevedo

5. Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Loon Mountain features six parks, 50-plus jibs, a core riding scene, and maybe the best event series in New England. A private lift accesses the Little Sister and Burton Progression parks for beginners, while the monster jump lines and stout urban setups give the country’s best a run for their money. Look for an all-natural park to premiere this season, and, above all, circle March 23, 2011 on your calendar-the annual, infamous, Last Call.

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