Our Winterfest ski and stay package includes slopeside lodging, lift tickets, and adult Perfect Turn clinics for each day booked. Packages start at $79 for our condominiums, $85 in our Snow Cap Inn, and $115 in our Grand Hotels. Or, if you are a season passholder, we have VIP lodging rates starting at $39 per person for our condominiums or Snow Cap Inn, and beginning at just $67 per person in our Grand Hotels.
Saturday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Keep your eyes on the sky for Santa’s arrival from the North Pole. We'll be picking Santa up at the top of the mountain and giving him a ride down the Chondola to greet everyone in the Welcome Center. Be ready to whisper your holiday wish into Santa’s ear and don't forget the camera! Santa and Eddy the Yeti are old friends, maybe Eddy will join him too.
Après Ski Party at the Foggy goggle
Saturday, 3 p.m.
Après ski party with Funkwagon at the Foggy Goggle in South Ridge Lodge. Funkwagon is a gospel-infused funk band based in Burlington, VT. “I like to think of it as church with a smoker's section...and a bar,” founder Aaron Burroughs says. Join us at the Goggle for a smokin' good time!
Saturday, 4-8 p.m.
Winterfest is also the first night of night skiing for the season! Ski or ride under the lights of South Ridge and North Peak. Any regular day-time lift tickets will include night skiing for free. For those showing up to the mountain after 4 p.m., night skiing tickets will be available in South Ridge Lodge for just $5!
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Watch a spectacular display of brilliant colors light up the Winterfest sky above Sunday River. Fireworks are best viewed slopeside at South Ridge Lodge or deckside at the Foggy Goggle.
Viking God ~ Goddess Party at the Foggy Goggle
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Since Sunday River was founded, the Viking has played a role in our heritage and history, from Viking Village in Barker Basin to the Viking that donned our trail maps in the early years. Since our 50th birthday party in 2009, we have been celebrating every year with our Winterfest Weekend. This year, we’re going back to our roots and calling on the Viking gods to bless us with a great winter. And you are invited! Dress in your sexiest Viking God or Goddess outfit and you could win a Gold New England Pass for the 2012–13 winter season. We’re giving out two New England Passes: one for the best Viking God and one for the best Viking Goddess. Join us at the Foggy Goggle on December 15 to parade your Viking self to the music stylings of DJ David Skye, or to find out who will be our 2012–13 Viking God and Goddess. Party starts at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Consider it our present to you on our birthday.
Sunday, all day
Sunday River loves Maine, and so do our friends at The Bank of Maine. So, it was only natural that we teamed up to offer Maine Day - a opportunity for Maine residents to get out and ski or snowboard (or learn how) at special rates. The Maine Ski Day, on December 16, will give Maine residents access to discounted tickets, rentals and ski or ride packages. Just show proof of Maine residency at the ticket window and receive a $29 ticket, $20 rental or a $39 ski or ride package (includes ticket, and equipment rental). It’s winter in Maine – get out and enjoy it!
Residents must show proof of residency, and learn-to packages are limited to ages 7+.
All Weekend Long
The Zipline Tour features a series of six lines ranging from 100 to 300 feet in length to take you flying through the woods and over a ravine and stream bed at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, followed by 750-foot Twin Zips. The wooded course, accessed via the South Ridge Express, is hidden between South Ridge and Spruce Peak. For a final run, you'll walk over to the Twin Zips to finish your tour right over the Sundance Trail just outside the South Ridge Lodge. It’s an all-thrills, no-skills activity for all ages! Tours will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tour prices are $49 per person with the purchase of a lift ticket or season pass, or $59 without. Space is limited! Call 800-543-2754 for reservations.
Eddy the Yeti Sightings
Eddy the Yeti is relatively elusive but we do get to see him every now and then around the resort. Sometimes Eddy is found high on the mountain, sometimes he explores the woods, and sometimes he can be seen walking around the base area. Eddy scares easily and rarely makes an appearance for more than a short period of time, but he remains friendly and curious, and enjoys meeting skiers and riders.