Eddy the Yeti
The Story of Eddy the Yeti
A yeti, or abominable snowman, lives in the snow and is said to roam mountainous areas around the world.
Legend has it that the Sunday River yeti has lived on Old Speck Mountain just north of the resort since the late fifties, around the same time Sunday River first opened as a ski area. A shy creature by nature, the yeti seldom left his home and was spotted around the ski area only on rare occasions.
In 2009, sightings of the yeti increased in frequency. Some say he may have been drawn down to the resort by the fireworks display the night of Sunday River’s 50th birthday celebration. Once there, the yeti slowly began to make friends with skiers and riders, and over time he was given the name Eddy.
Today, Eddy the Yeti is still relatively elusive but is seen 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 remains friendly and curious, and enjoys meeting skiers and riders.
No one knows for sure, but rumor has it Eddy now lives in the Enchanted Forest glade on Sunday River’s North Peak. Because Eddy has never been seen during the summer, it is believed that he stays in his cave high on Old Speck until the snow begins to fall again for winter.