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Director of Communications
PO Box 4500
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME 04261
Sunday River website: www.sundayriver.com
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Twitter: @sundayriver and @sundayriversnow
Owner: CNL Lifestyle Company, LLC: (www.cnllifestylereit.com/lifestyle.asp)
Manager: Boyne Resorts: (www.boyneresorts.com)
Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends and holidays
12-Hour Skiing/Riding: Fridays, Saturdays, and select holidays periods.
Eight Mountain Peaks:
Sunday River consists of 132 trails spread across eight interconnected mountain peaks: White Cap, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain, Spruce Peak, North Peak, Aurora Peak, Oz, and Jordan Bowl.
-White Cap: Base 825 feet (252 meters); summit 2,425 feet (739 meters). Vertical drop: 1,600 feet (488 meters).
-Locke Mountain: Base 1,165 feet (355 meters); summit 2,570 feet (783 meters). Vertical drop: 1,405 feet (428 meters).
-Barker Mountain: Base 1,150 feet (351 meters); summit 2,540 feet (774 meters). Vertical drop: 1,390 feet (424 meters).
-Spruce Peak: Base 1,480 feet (451 meters); summit 2,690 feet (820 meters). Vertical drop: 1,210 (369 meters).
-North Peak: Base 1,168 feet (356 meters); summit 2,140 feet (652 meters). Vertical drop: 972 (296 meters)
-Aurora Peak: Base 1,673 (510 meters); summit 2,765 feet (843 meters). Vertical drop: 1,092 feet (333 meters).
-Oz: Base 2,110 feet (643 meters); summit 3,150 feet (960 meters). Vertical drop: 1,040 feet (317 meters).
-Jordan Bowl: Base 1,750 feet (533 meters); summit 3,090 feet (942 meters). Vertical drop: 1,340 feet (408 meters).
-Combined: Vertical drop: 2,340 feet (709 meters).
Boundary to Boundary Skiing & Riding:
Sunday River offers 743 acres of developed trails and glades, but within the boundaries of the resort’s ski area, you’ll find nearly 2,000 acres of terrain to explore. We allow skiing and riding anywhere within the ski area boundary with the exception of trails or areas marked as closed.
When exploring these areas, please exercise caution, beware of the inherent risks and dangers of skiing, and do not ski/ride alone. Although these boundary-to-boundary areas are open for skiing and riding, they are not maintained by ski patrol, and parties requiring assistance will be charged for rescue cost. Helmets are recommended. Accessing closed terrain, whether by ducking a rope or entering from adjacent areas, will result in loss of your lift ticket or season pass.
Sunday River includes five terrain parks ranging from beginner to advanced, plus one superpipe and one minipipe.
Whoville, Sunday River’s beginner terrain park, is located near South Ridge Base Lodge and includes mini jumps and rollers, perfect for testing speed and skills.
The South Ridge Jib Park, also located near South Ridge Base Lodge, includes varying levels of rails for the more intermediate skier/rider.
Starlight, located off the Little White Cap chairlift, is a designated boarder/skiercross run, while the Rocking Chair terrain park, located on Barker Mountain near the base lodge, takes skills to the next level with a series of advanced jumps and rails.
Finally, The Sticks, also located off the Little White Cap chairlift, offers natural obstacles in the woods for more experienced skiers and riders.
Sunday River has 16 lifts including a hybrid chairlift/gondola called the Chondola, four high-speed quads, five fixed quads, three triples, one double, and two surface lifts for an uphill capacity of approximately 40,000 passengers per hour.
Sunday River averages over 167 inches (14 feet) of snowfall a year and has one of the most advanced, comprehensive snowmaking systems on the planet covering over 85 percent of the resort’s trails.
Sunday River Dining:
-Cho Sun: Located near the South Ridge Food Court, Cho Sun is a Korean and Japanese extension of a local favorite, Bethel-based Cho Sun. Specializing in noodle bowls, sushi, and sake, Cho Sun offers a healthy and filling alternative to the typical mountain fare of burgers and fries.
-Dining at The Peak: Located at the Peak Lodge, Dining at The Peak is Sunday River’s winter on-mountain fine-dining experience. Guests enjoy stunning views of the Mahoosuc Range while riding the Chondola lift to North Peak where a seasonal menu featuring Maine’s favorite fare is paired with a complete wine list. Dining at The Peak is open Saturday evenings throughout the winter; reservations are required. 207-824-3500
-Foggy Goggle: The Foggy Goggle is located in South Ridge Base Lodge and boasts two Best of Bethel Awards: Best Bar–Après Ski and Best Nachos. With outside deck seating available, the Foggy Goggle features kid-friendly, all-American fare, including hand-crafted soups and chowder, traditional Maine lobster rolls, burgers, and salads. The Foggy’s full bar, combined with the Bud Light Music Series every weekend, means that the party continues well into the wee hours. 207-824-5076
-Legends: A casual fine-dining experience for the whole family, Legends features a delicious menu of Maine-made products and ingredients not to mention a full-service bar and extensive wine list. Drink of choice: One of Legends’ signature martinis. Plus, kids 12 and younger eat free when staying at either Grand Resort Hotel and accompanied by a paying adult. Legends Restaurant is located in the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. 207-824-5858
-Sliders: With sweeping views of Jordan Bowl, a sun deck, and great atmosphere, Sliders is one of the best lunch and dinner spots at Sunday River. Located in the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel, Sliders is known for its extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. 207-824-5300
-Northern Lights Café: The perfect spot to grab a breakfast sandwich before heading out to the slopes or to warm up with a hot cup of soup for an easy lunch, Northern Lights Café is located in the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel and is open daily. 207-824-5327
-Moonstruck Café: For guests staying at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel or those just skiing and riding by, Moonstruck Café is the go-to spot for a steaming cup of joe or hot chocolate. Featuring a wide selection of breakfast and lunch fare, it is also the perfect spot to grab something on the fly without missing too many turns on the slope. 207- 824-2424
-Shipyard Brew Haus Restaurant: Known for its selection of signature Maine brews and its distinctive mug club, the Shipyard Brew Haus’ menu features a full selection of pub-style fare, including wings, nachos, salads, and burgers as well as such full-plate entrees as ribs and surf and turf. Shipyard Brew Haus is located in the White Cap Base Lodge. 207-824-5138
-Barker Pub: Barker Bar offers just the place for skiers and riders to quench their thirst after a long morning or day out on the slopes. Saddle up to the bar and have 2011 Best of Bethel Bartender, Steve Nichols, pour you a tall one; you’ll thank us for the recommendation. Located upstairs in the Barker Base Lodge, Barker Bar is known for its highly coveted mug club, its toasty fireplace, and its prime deck seating at the base of Monday Mourning.
-Pejamajo Café: Because Pejamajo Café has two locations at Sunday River, it’s not uncommon to see skiers and riders walking by clutching crepes. With one location just outside of the Barker Base Lodge and the other inside South Ridge Base Lodge, Pejamajo Café is the go-to spot for mouth-watering crepes that span the entire scale of sweet to savory. The crepes are packed with just enough filling to be considered a meal and skiers and riders love how easy it is to take this chairlift-friendly glove and mitten food on the go with them.
-Mountain Grocer: For those guests looking to make their own meals or grab something quick to go, the Mountain Grocer offers pantry staples as well as sandwiches and snacks to pack up and take with you. 207-824-5066
Sunday River Lodging:
-Jordan Grand Resort Hotel: The Jordan Grand Resort Hotel is set in a spectacular mountain location right in the heart of Jordan Bowl with direct access to the slopes. Accommodations range from standard rooms and studios to three-bedroom suites. 800- 543-2754
-Grand Summit Resort Hotel: The Grand Summit Resort Hotel combines the amenities of a full-service hotel with the convenience of a slopeside location. Accommodations range from standard rooms and studios to two-bedroom suites. The much-loved heated pool overlooking the slopes of White Cap is a major hit with guests of all ages. 800-543-2754
-Snow Cap Inn: The Snow Cap Inn offers standard rooms with two queen beds. This quiet, comfortable property features an outdoor hot tub and is located a short walk from South Ridge Base Lodge. 800-543-2754
-Condominiums: Sunday River offers nine condominium complexes across the resort. Unit sizes range from studios to three-bedroom townhouses, and amenities vary by complex. 800-543-2754
Air: Portland International Jetport (PWM): Located 65 miles (104.6 kilometers) South of Sunday River via Interstate 95, Portland International Jetport (www.portlandjetport.org) offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations around the world.
Ground Transportation: For those needing to arrive by commercial airplane, the most convenient airports are the Portland International Jetport (PWM) or Manchester, New Hampshire Airport (MHT). You’ll find the majority of car rental agencies at both airports or call the Northeast Charter and Tour (888) 593-6328, Sunday River Stagecoach Shuttle Service (207) 357-5783, or Mountain Valley Taxi Service (207) 364-9900 for door-to-door transportation services.
Shuttle Service: Sunday River is served by two transportation systems: the on-mountain Resort Shuttle and the local Mountain Explorer. Both are free services and link the mountain with lodging properties, activities, dining, shopping, and entertainment throughout the Newry and Bethel areas.
Shops, Rentals, and Demos:
Sunday River's main rental shop is located in the South Ridge Base Lodge and offers an extensive product selection and inventory to accommodate both adults and children. The Children's Rental Shop is located adjacent to the South Ridge Base Lodge in the Perfect Turn Children's Center. Guests will find high-performance demos available out of Sunday River Sports located in the South Ridge Base Lodge.
Sunday River features rental skis from Rossignol, ski boots by Dalbello, and snowboards and boots from Burton and Rossignol. This extensive state-of-the-art product mix offers the snow sport participant of all skill levels a match to the fit, comfort, and performance level he or she needs.
For a complete list of rental packages and prices, visit www.sundayriver.com or call 800-543-2754.
Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School:
From beginner classes to refresher clinics, Sunday River’s Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School is a leader in teaching the skills necessary to have fun out on the slopes. Offering group and private clinics daily for all ages and all abilities, as well as a variety of seasonal programs, Perfect Turn offers something for every age and ability level.
Adult programs include: Learn to Ski/Ride, Group Clinics, Private Lessons, Specialty Women’s Clinics, and Seasonal Programs.
Kid programs include: Learn to Ski/Ride (ages 7–14), Tiny Turns (age 3), Group Clinics (ages 3–14), Private Clinics (all ages), Seasonal Programs (ages 3–16) and Gould Academy Competition Programs (ages 8 and up). 207-824-5080
Gould Academy Competition Program:
The Gould Academy Competition program (GACP) strives to teach young athletes ages 8 and older the skills to improve their techniques and the motivation to fuel their desire to become the best skiers and riders they can be. This program is designed for skiers and riders who have the ability to ski/ride the entire mountain and the desire to compete and learn from some of the best coaches in the country. GACP provides low coach-to-athlete ratios in Alpine, freestyle, and snowboarding disciplines.
The program runs each weekend and holiday period, beginning in late November and continues through the last weekend in March. Generally, training days consist of two sessions. The first begins at 8:25 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. A full break is provided between each session for plenty of time to warm up, eat, and spend time with family and friends.
Sunday River offers on-site day care for children ages six weeks to six years at three on-mountain locations. Full- and half-day day care is available. Sunday River Day Care offers guests three fully licensed child-care facilities according to the State of Maine Department of Human Services. Reservations are required in advance as space is limited and for staffing purposes. Occasionally, walk-ins will be welcome, if space is available. Day care locations:
• South Ridge Base Area / Merrill Brook Condominiums, 207-824-5083
• Jordan Grand Resort Hotel, 207-824-5314
• Grand Summit Resort Hotel, 207-824-5889
Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation:
Sunday River is proud to be the sponsor and home of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, formerly known as Maine Handicapped Skiing, a free adaptive sports program providing people with physical disabilities the opportunity to Alpine and Nordic ski, ride, and snowshoe in the winter and golf, paddle, and cycle in the summer.
Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation provides standard and adaptive ski, snowboard, and snowshoe equipment, warm winter clothing when needed, and specially trained volunteers to instruct adults and children with physical disabilities (ages 4 and up) so they can become independent snow sports enthusiasts. The organization provides over 1,800 free adaptive lessons every winter at Sunday River from early January through March thanks to the help of nearly 400 volunteers.
To learn more about Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, visit www.maineadaptive.org or call 1-800-639-7770.
Sunday River is committed to the environment and has worked over the years to establish and maintain best practices for being green. Both the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel and the Grand Summit Resort Hotel are considered “environmental leaders” with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection due to comprehensive conservation efforts in administration, housekeeping, landscaping, water, and energy use, including such small changes as motion-sensing lights in corridors and recycling bins in the rooms.
Improvements to the resort include low-flow fixtures on showers and toilets, low-energy snow guns that use 40% of the energy standard guns require, and erosion control to reduce silt and water runoff. The resort is also a voluntary member of the U.S. EPA’s WasteWise program, through which organizations eliminate municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes.
Finally, Boyne Resorts, Sunday River’s parent company, has partnered with Cool Earth. For every ton of CO2 generated by a Boyne Resorts lodge, lift, and vehicle, two tons of equivalent emissions are prevented through an investment in rainforest protection. Boyne Resorts' commitment to protecting 141 acres of endangered rainforest is enough to cover twice its carbon emission (based on the company's current resort portfolio) over a one-year period. Boyne Resorts’ pledge to rainforest protection is already impacting the security of trees and the lives of those in local communities in Peru, such as the Ashaninka.
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
8 Station Place
PO Box 1247
Bethel, ME 04217
Tel: 207-824-2282 or 800-442-5826