Sunday River in Newry, Maine, spent $3.5 million on various projects over the summer, including Zipline Tours, snowmaking upgrades, lift improvements, lodging amenities, base lodge additions, and a new Outdoor Center with Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.
"We've seen tremendous support from Boyne over the past three years evidenced by over $20 million in capital since 2007," said Resort President Dana Bullen. "This year's enhancements speak to adding value to our guests' overall experience while improving upon our reputation for snowmaking and lift service."
Bullen said this summer's investment comes on top of $14.2 million for a new Chondola, 75 Boyne Low-E fan guns, and a sugaring house for the 2008-09 season; and $3.5 million for snowmaking, lift, and lodging upgrades for 2009-10.
Zipline Tours opened in July and will operate during the resort's winter months. Sunday River's Zipline Tours are in the wooded area between South Ridge and Barker Mountain, and consist of six beginner-to-intermediate lines ranging in length from 100 to 300 feet. The resort will expand its course next summer with two parallel lines called racing ziplines to add a more advanced ride. Guided Zipline Tours take approximately 2.5 hours and are open to 12 people at a time. Reservations are required.
Sunday River has invested in new snowmaking hydrants, hoses, valves, compressors, and pump house upgrades for the coming winter.
The resort also invested nearly $500,000 in 16 lifts for new line equipment, motor house improvements, ramps, and carriers.
The new Sunday River Outdoor Center, in the former Sunday River Inn, will offer guests 35 kilometers of Nordic trails plus miles of well-marked snowshoe trails. Throughout the winter, the Sunday River Outdoor Center will provide families with a place to buy and rent Nordic equipment, grab a quick bite to eat, as well as participate in fun evening activities weekends and busy holiday weeks. Guests can also trade in their alpine ticket to use at the Outdoor Center the same day at no charge.
Sunday River's lodging facilities added nearly $1 million in new mattresses at the Snow Cap Inn, and leather chairs and sofas at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel. These enhancements complement last year's $1.4 million allocated to the Grand Resort Hotels in the form of custom-designed Boyne Beds, bedding, and 37-inch flat screen televisions.
The on-mountain deck at the Peak Lodge underwent major construction this summer.
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