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Elevation

  • 3140ft
    Summit
  • 2340ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 800ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
  • 18
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    30%

  • Intermediate Runs

    36%

  • Advanced Runs

    18%

  • Expert Runs

    16%

  • Runs

    135

  • Terrain Parks

    5

  • Night Skiing

    140 ac

  • Longest Run

    3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    870 ac

  • Snow Making

    552 ac

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Overview

Spanning three miles, Sunday River is spread across 870 accessible acres that spreads across eight interconnected peaks: White Cap, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain, Spruce Peak, North Peak, South Ridge, Aurora Peak and Oz. This is a year-round ski resort with tree skiing and terrain parks for freestylers in the winter, and golfing and water sports in the summer.

Where Is Sunday River Ski Resort Located?

Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine, is a quick 90-minute drive from the ski resort. It’s about a three-hour drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport. You can rent a car and drive yourself, or pay for a shuttle from the airport.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/15/201904/26/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    165
  • Projected Days Open
    169
  • Years Open
    60
  • Average Snowfall
    167"

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Terrain

Featuring snowmaking on 522 acres of terrain and serviced by 15 lifts (lift capacity 32,000 per hour), skiers and riders have access to 135 trails (53 miles of trails), including almost 300 acres of developed tree skiing. Freestylers will find 35 acres dedicated to six progressive terrain parks and a superpipe. The area receives on average 155 inches of snowfall per year. The longest run is three miles. The top elevation is 3,140 feet, and the base is 800 feet with a total vertical drop of 2,340 feet.

The vertical breakout of the mountains is as follows:

  • White Cap: 2,350 feet
  • Spruce Peak: 1,500 feet
  • Jordan Bowl: 1,490 feet
  • Lock Mountain: 1,460 feet
  • Barker Mountain: 1,400 feet
  • North Peak: 1,000 feet
  • Aurora Peak: 1,100 feet
  • Oz: 1,100 feet

The breakout of the runs is 30% beginner, 36% intermediate, 18% advanced and 16% expert. With over 2,000 snowguns, the resort can make 7,800 gallons of snow per minute. The season typically runs from November until May.

The hardest terrain is going to be on White Cap, with White Heat being an expert run. North Peak is geared towards beginners and families. For the best snow and the fewest people, head to the resort in March or April.

There are plenty of lodging on the mountain. For discount Sunday River lift tickets, buy them online or at any base or resort lodging. The SnowSports school offers both adult and children ski and snowboard lessons. Private and group lessons are available. During select times of the year, the resort offers Kids Ski Free weeks.

Breakfast Places

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • Smokin’ Good BBQ sells all your favorite BBQ as sandwiches or by the pound. 212 Mayville Road, Bethel, ME 04217

Dinner

  • Sunday River Brewing Company attracts a mix of locals and visitors. Grab a seat by the fire to enjoy your dinner and/or beer. 29 Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 04217

Après/Nightlife

  • Come for the pizza and the cocktails, and stay for the live music at Matterhorn Ski Bar. 292 Sunday River Road, Newry, ME 04261

Gallery: Sunday River

Sunday River Reviews

Bob H.
25th March 20191
THE LONGEST LIFT LINES I HAVE EVER SEEN ON A SUNDAY. WHY WERE SO MANY LIFTS CLOSED? : TO MAKE THEM MORE...Full review
Christopher Sands
6th March 20191
The wind was strong an lifts were limited which is completely reasonable; however, they had only 2 lifts open with no services...Full review
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