Facts & Figures
- Media Contact:
Director of Communications
PO Box 4500
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME 04261
» Sunday River website: www.sundayriver.com
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» Owner: CNL Lifestyle Company,
» LLC: (www.cnl.com/lifestyle)
» Manager: Boyne Resorts: (www.boyneresorts.com)
- Hours of Operation - Winter:
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.
- Terrain Parks:
Sunday River offers a variety of terrain parks ranging from beginner to advanced, plus one superpipe. Whoville, Sunday River’s beginner terrain park, is located near South Ridge Lodge and includes mini jumps and rollers, perfect for testing speed and skills. The South Ridge Park, located near the South Ridge Lodge, includes varying levels of rails for the more intermediate skier/rider. Starlight, located off the Little White Cap chairlift, is designated jump run, while Rocking Chair Park, located on Barker Mountain near the base lodge, takes skills to the next level with a series of advanced jumps and rails and is home to the East's largest freeskiing event, the Dumont Cup.
Sunday River has 15 lifts including a hybrid chairlift/gondola called the Chondola, four high-speed quads, five fixed quads, three triples, one double, and one 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 90 percent of the resort’s trails (616 acres, 250 hectares).
- 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 Hotels 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
- Getting Here:
» 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 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 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 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 rentals packages and prices, visit www.sundayriver.com or call 800-543-2754.
- Perfect Turn Ski and Ride School:
From beginner classes to refresher clinics, Sunday River’s Perfect Turn Ski and Ride 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. Kids 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. (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 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 late-November and continues through the last weekend in March. Generally, the training days consist of two sessions. A full break is provided between each session for plenty of time to warm up, eat, and spend time with family and friends.
- Day Care:
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 Hotel, 207-824-5314
» Grand Summit Hotel, 207-824-5889
- Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Sunday River is proud to be the sponsor and home of 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.
MHS 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 over 390 volunteers.
To learn more about Maine Handicapped Skiing visit www.maineadaptive.org or call 800-639-7770.
- Green Initiative:
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 Hotel and the Grand Summit 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 up to 90 percent 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.
- Area Information:
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
8 Station Place
PO Box 1247
Bethel, ME 04217
Tel: 207-824-2282 or 800-442-5826