Sunday River is known throughout New England ...eight interconnected mountain peaks are consistently covered by legendary Sunday River snow. High capacity quads and guaranteed snow thanks to 1,900 guns covering the River’s 743 acres of terrain make this a skiers’ and riders' paradise.
Sunday River has a reputation of opening
first in the North East, and in 2010 first in the country ahead of Arapahoe
Basin and Loveland. In 2011, The River opened for Halloween skiing Oct. 29,
and this year- Election day skiing Nov. 6, 2012.
With over 132 trails, most buffed to perfection by award-winning groomers, you don't have to ski the same run twice - but you may want to when you saunter down Dreammaker, or arc perfect turns on American Express.
After carving the steeps of White Heat, cruising the S-turns of Lollapalooza, or gliding through 75 acres of Blind Ambition Glades -stop for lunch or a fresh cinnamon bun at the on mountain North Peak Lodge, which has a spacious deck for those sunny days. Sunday River has one of longest ski season's in New England, thanks to all the snowmaking. There are plenty of activities for on and off slope enjoyment including a Twin Zip Line and a Kids Adventure Trail and Eddy the Yeti's log cabin. Sunday River lodging at the The Grand Summit Hotel or the Jordan Grand Hotel keeps you on mountain in comfort with a choice location for first tracks and last chair, plus slope view outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, ski valet, spa services, a lounge, two restaurants each and childcare.
Sunday River is owned by Boyne USA along with sister resort Sugarloaf and Loon as part of their resort portfolio. A swank Chondola from South Ridge to North Peak offers a hybrid ride on a 6-person chair or a gondola, so night skiing is an option for Sunday River fun, or let the kids ski while you go to the Foggy Goggle for après ski and live bands or dine at The Peak riding the Chondola under the stars on Saturday night. The nearby hamlet of Bethel has been named by Ski Magazine as one of the country's best ski towns.
Vertical Drop: 2,340’. 132 Trails: 44 Beginner, 47 Intermediate, 42 Black Diamond. 16 Lifts: 1 Chondola, 9 Quads (4 high speed), 3 Triples, 1 Doubles, 2 Surface Lifts. 92% Snowmaking on 743 acres. Terrain parks and pipes. Snow Tubing. Night Skiing. Zip Line. Sunday River lodging ranges from on mountain hotels and condominiums, to house rentals, bnbs and inns a short drive away.
Dining: The Foggy Goggle, Phoenix House or Shipyard Brewhaus for lively après ski!
Off Route 2, Newry, Maine
1-800-543-2SKI, or 1-207-824-3000