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Sunday River Resort: Come for the Events, Stay for the Spring Skiing
Newry, Maine (March 4, 2013)—Sunday River Resort ended February with nearly 50 inches of new snow and kicks off March with a list of spring events sure to put the powder to good use. From ski and snowboard events to feel good fund-raisers, this spring promises to be a fun one.
3/16/2013—Lib Tech’s Near Canada Open
Young and old are invited to compete in this free snowboard event that combines fun and tricks. Lib Tech’s professional snowboarders Jesse Burtner and Ted Borland will be on-hand to unveil the jib-covered-slopesyle-minipipe, and one lucky contestant will win a trip to Snowboarder magazine's Superpark at Mt. Bachelor. Registration is free.
Join Sunday River and the W.I.L.D Center of New Hampshire for a Wild American Encounter. Kids and adults will meet and learn about some of American’s wild animals who call New England, the Great Plains, the Everglades, the Sonoran Desert of the South Western US, and Northern Canada home. Show starts at 7 p.m. in the Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are as follows: Ages 5 and under are free; ages 6 through 12 are $6 at the door or $4 in advance; and ages 13 and older $8 at the door or $6 in advance.
3/23-3/24/2013—Maine Maple Sunday at Sunday River
Sample Sunday River’s very own resort-made Maine maple syrup during this state-wide event. The resort’s Sugaring House will be open to guests interested in learning more about the process of making maple sugar from the resort’s 950 taps and 3 miles of tubing.
In addition to raising the more than half of MASR’s annual operating budget, the Ski-A-Thon is a ton of fun. It’s the only time during the year when a majority of the program’s participants, volunteers, and supporters are all together, celebrating as a whole community. A fun race, an obstacle course and other great activities are planned.
Watch firefighters compete in teams of five in full turnout and carrying a fire hose as they race down the mountain to raise month for the Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation organization. Then, sample chili from the best cooks in the area as they vie for the “Best Chili Cook” prize, and enjoy live entertainment.
Formed by 9-time X Games medalist, Simon Dumont, the Dumont Cup draws pros from around the world to compete with 200 of the best amateur freeskiers in the country. Headed into its fifth year, the Dumont Cup is now the largest freeskiing event in the East and delivers two days of world-class competition to thousands of spectators that line the Rocking Chair terrain park on lower Barker Mountain.
The day starts with a sunrise service at the mid-mountain Peak Lodge and includes a special Easter egg hunt in the South Ridge base area. Families can expect appearances by the Easter Bunny and resort mascots, Eddy and Betty yetis, throughout the day in addition to great spring skiing.
Birds of a feather party together during this annual Jimmy Buffet inspired festival complete with live music, a margarita mix-off, a Spam carving competition, pond-skimming and more. This weekend-long event also helps raise money for the Parrot Head Club of the Northern Tropics charity.
For the most complete information on dates and times, please refer to the events page on sundayriver.com.
Spring Vacation Packages:
March ski and stay packages start at $119 per person for Friday and Saturday night stays that include 12-hour lift tickets good for night skiing, slopeside lodging and an adult ski or snowboard clinic per night booked. For more information visit sundayriver.com or call 800-543-2754.
Event B-Roll and Photography
High resolution images and video are available to download from the following past events: the 2012 Dumont Cup and the 2012 Chili Cookoff & Firefighter’s Race: www.sundayriver.com/Corporate/Media/Video_BRoll.html
For all media inquiries, contact Darcy Morse at email@example.com or 207-824-5243.