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Sunday River Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 1st February 2007

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

Really incredible. Just got back from three days of owning our own mountain, no actually eight mountains. Nobody's found this place yet on weekdays (shhh) and it's okay by me. No snow on the ground south of about Portland and everyone's thinking early spring or whatever. Just between us.......take a day or two and take a shorter than expected ride to Sunday River. It's easier to get to (exit 63 off Maine Tpk-I95) than most of the NH hills and WAYYYY bigger, longer runs when you get there. There are EIGHT separate but interconnected mountains all fairly long and very skiable with different terrain and different ability levels. Almost 90-95% of the hills are open and all are GREAT. I'm not into the technical stuff of how they make snow, but they made it and a LOT of it, well groomed every day and made it incredible skiing every single run. In regard to how much skiing, if you find too many people (like 50) on South Ridge or North Ridge, ski over to Jordan (don't go if it's windy-brrrrr), or the other way to White Cap or Barker. Waiting lines? We waited longer to strap the poles on at the top of the hill than to get on the lifts at the bottom! Lot of runs. Makes for a tiring day I'll admit. PS, we hear weekends aren't as pleasant. We can't give you any idea on family stuff or apres ski as we stayed in the ski in/out condos and didn't play with the lounges much (too sleepy at 4pm). But, there's enough around the area to do including several bars on the access road and some really good resturants in Bethel about 10min away (sushi, barbeque, Italian, anything you want). There's a really good Mexican restaurant (not tacos and enchiladas type) in the on-mountain "Fall Line" condos, which we'd highly recommend. Nobody's found that either. GO......have fun. Just don't tell anybody else.

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