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Reviews for Sunday River
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I've been going to Sunday River since I was 3 1/2, I'm 23 now. I learned everything I know about skiing at this resort. I remember having the time of my life in ski school when I was little, and swimming at the indoor pool with friends and family on our vacations. As I grew up, I grew with the mountain and there was always new terrain for me to try out and explore. I skied my first double black diamond (Norther Exposure) on the mountain when I was about 10 or 11. When I got older, about 15, I was in high school and I remember my first time ever skiing down White Heat. I was so nervous, but so excited at the same time. I made it down the whole way without falling or overthinking, I just went for it, and I was so excited we went to the pro shop and I bought myself a long sleeve shirt with white heat on it so I could brag about it at school.
If you're ever thinking of going to this resort, do it. I want to keep my family ski trip a tradition when I have a family of my own one day because I know how worth it it'll be and the memories my kids could make here one day.
Sunday River holds a special place in my heart (if you couldn't already tell) but I can't say enough good about the terrain they offer, their ski school programs, and the experiences they offer.... Full Review
Lots of lifts and trails open and good food at Barker with protective Covid practices in place. Good going Sunday River. Definitely a happy place with awesome skiing.... Full Review
EL RIO is the best don't listen to the Negative Nancies.... Full Review
Main lift (Lift 1 on Barker Mountain) breaks down constantly. It even stranded people (including me) on it for 52 minutes. It had broken down 5 times in 6 days. I have never seen another high-speed lift that is that slow, never mind breaks down all the time. They should be ashamed that they put people on that machine.... Full Review
Sunday River use to be the gem of New England. Now it has become over crowded, causing long lift lines, narrow trails and icy conditions. ... Full Review
Skied 12/30/19 , 12/31 - 5-6” of snow each day. Made for tough skiing. Visibility very poor. But, on Jan 1 groomers smoothed out all those unwelcome bumps and conditions were great!... Full Review
THE LONGEST LIFT LINES I HAVE EVER SEEN ON A SUNDAY. WHY WERE SO MANY LIFTS CLOSED? : TO MAKE THEM MORE $$$... Full Review
The wind was strong an lifts were limited which is completely reasonable; however, they had only 2 lifts open with no services at the only non bunny hill lift. We had to leave and drive to another base lodge for food and drink. They simply gave their staff the day off and said screw the customers. They won't even discuss a refund. Go to the Loaf... Full Review
I really loved my time at Sunday River. I took a beginner lesson and the instructors were very friendly and I learned very quickly. The skiing and snowboarding areas can get a bit crowded. When you are on the lift, the views are breathtaking. Overall, I would definitely go again and I recommend you should too.... Full Review
We had a great day at Sunday rive, BUT the ski rental was very poor! We paid (a lot) for skis, poles, boots and even had to pay extra for helmet. All equipment was worn, old and not washed since the last person used it. They ran out of poles (I had to use kids' poles, but still paid full price) and helmets (I got a slightly broken one). Boots were very dirty and worn. The line was huge - which is understandable, it was a busy day - but the real problem was the (lack of) quality of equipment and the fact that they ran out. They should have cut down on price to apologize for these flaws.... Full Review
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