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Sunday River Invests $2.7 Million in Capital Enhancements for the 2012/2013 Season
Newry, ME (Winter 2012/2013)—New this year, guests at Sunday River will see $2.7 million in capital enhancements thanks to the generous support of its parent company Boyne Resorts. Those resort enhancements, which impact skiers and snowboarders directly, include the purchase of 300 new energy efficient snowguns, two new groomers, a new Kid’s Adventure Trail, and two new real estate developments.
This winter, Sunday River will allocate $1 million of its $2.7 million capital enhancement budget to the purchase of 300 new HKD SV10 Impulse guns—a project also made possible via a $300k grant by Efficiency Maine.
Known for having the most technically advanced snowmaking system in the East, Sunday River’s new snowguns will cover 15 of the resort’s most popular trails, including Moonstruck, Ecstasy, Monday Mourning, Lazy River, and Grand Rapids.
Part of Sunday River’s five-year vision, this $1 million dollar investment moves the resort closer to its goal of doubling its water capacity and pump capability all while becoming more energy efficient.
Last winter, Sunday River opened before Halloween and stayed open until mid-April. Synonymous with state-of-the-art snowmaking and unsurpassed slope conditions, the resort will add to this reputation with the investment of two new PistenBully 400 grooming machines with “Alpenflex” tillers, designed to create a better corduroy surface than any other groomer.
This purchase marks the second year that Sunday River has partnered with PistenBully; the resort purchased two PistenBully 400s in 2011.
-Real Estate Developments:
Until this season, Sunday River has not seen an on-mountain real estate project since the townhomes in Tempest Ridge were built in 2006. Today, in addition to a second phase of the Tempest Ridge townhouses, Sunday River Real Estate is offering not one but two new real estate developments—The Glades at Ridge Run located off of the Ridge Run trail and Village Off The Green located at the Sunday River Golf Club.
The Glades at Ridge Run will include 13 single home ski-in/ski-out lots each sized at a little over one acre. With direct access to the popular South Ridge base area, these centrally located lots are perfect for the family interested in being near all of the action.
The second development, Village Off The Green, will include nine single home lots ranging between three and four acres in size and provide stunning views of the award-winning golf course and surrounding mountains.
Finally, the second phase of the area’s Tempest Ridge development currently underway includes 12 new townhomes. The Tempest Ridge development is located on the Tempest and Road Runner trails near the White Cap base area; townhomes being built for the second phase are on sale now.
-Kid’s Adventure Trail:
For little rippers who want to tackle some off-trail skiing and snowboarding, Sunday River is designing a Kid’s Adventure Trail. Almost a mile in length, the Kid’s Adventure Trail will start near the mid-mountain Peak Lodge on North Peak and travel down to the South Ridge base area, becoming part of the resort’s winter and summer activities.
In the winter, kids can schuss down the trail and take advantage of fun stops along the way, including Eddy the Yeti’s new log home and the resort’s Twin Zips. Come summer, educational signage will be added to the trail so families on foot can learn about the flora and fauna around them as they hike together or look for treasures while geocaching.
Part of Sunday River’s “Camp Sunday,” the Kid’s Adventure Trail moves the resort closer to its five-year plan to develop the resort’s 10,000-acre footprint with more family-friendly year-round activities.
For more information on Sunday River, visit www.sundayriver.com.
About Sunday River - Since 2007, Sunday River has benefited from Boyne Resort’s support with over $30 million in capital enhancements, including the purchase of Boyne Low Energy Fan Guns, New England’s only Chondola, and 12-Hour Skiing/Riding.