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T72—A Long Time Coming
New terrain park trail becomes reality after nearly 30 years of consideration
Newry, Maine (Winter 2013/14)—“We’ve been talking about a new terrain park trail at Sunday River now for well over a decade,” Jay Scambio, Terrain Parks Manager for Boyne Resorts (Sunday River’s parent company), says. “As it turns out, the area we decided to build on had been marked as a potential trail three decades ago.”
New this winter, Sunday River will debut T72—a 15-acre terrain park trail located on North Peak between its Dream Maker and 3D trails. Lined with new snowmaking pipe and energy efficient HKD SV10 Impulse guns, T72 boasts enough snowmaking horsepower to house the resort’s largest jumps and rails, as well as an 18-foot superpipe.
Last spring, during the trail’s initial design phase, Sunday River worked with industry professionals, Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a group best known for their work on Winter X Games courses, to locate where the resort’s new terrain park trail would be. SPT pointed Sunday River to North Peak and they will continue to be involved this winter with the trail’s design and construction.
Also involved is Sunday River-sponsored athlete and Olympic hopeful, Simon Dumont. As the new home to his annual Dumont Cup event this March 28-29, 2014, Dumont and Sunday River will work together to build an entirely new event course for what is now the largest freeskiing event in the Northeast.
“First impressions are everything,” Dana Bullen, Resort President and General Manager for Sunday River, says. “Working with groups like SPT and individuals like Simon will ensure that T72 is as impressive as it sounds.”
The name T72 stems from an internal resort map dating back to the early ‘80s. This map not only outlined Sunday River’s footprint of 11,000 plus acres, but also included any possible trail and lift additions. When Sunday River and SPT determined where T72 would be, it coincided with a location on this map identified as Trail 72.
“The response to T72–both as a trail and trail name–has been great,” Nick Lambert, VP of Sales and Marketing, says. “Everyone is thrilled that we’re finally making good on a promise made three years ago when we first introduced our vision for Sunday River’s future. It’s significant progress.”
T72 replaces Sunday River’s old Superpipe, Rocking Chair terrain park, and South Ridge Park. Additional parks at Sunday River include The Sticks, Starlight, and Moonstruck on White Cap, and Who-Ville located in the South Ridge base area for a total of 35 acres of freestyle terrain.
For more information on T72, including interviews, please contact Darcy Morse at email@example.com or 207-543-2754.
About Sunday River: A true four-season destination, Sunday River is home to the snowmaking capital of the world with eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding and the most slopeside lodging in the East including two Resort Hotels. In the summer months, the resort offers 20 miles of lift-serviced mountain biking, Zipline Tours, and golf at the highly acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and is located in Newry, Maine, amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Range. Follow us: sundayriver.com, facebook.com/sundayriver, and @sundayriver.