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2013/14 Fact Book

September 7, 2013

Press Release

Media Contact: 

Darcy Morse 
Director of Communications 

Sunday River
PO Box 4500
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME 04261
207-824-3000 phone
207-824-5110 fax


Sunday River website: www.sundayriver.com 
General inquiries: info@sundayriver.com 
Media inquiries only: dmorse@sundayriver.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sundayriver
Twitter: @sundayriver and @sundayriversnow

Owner: CNL Lifestyle Company, LLC: (www.cnllifestylereit.com/lifestyle.asp
Manager: Boyne Resorts: (www.boyneresorts.com)

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays 
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends and holidays
Night Skiing: Fridays, Saturdays, and select holidays periods. 

Eight Mountain Peaks:
Sunday River consists of 135 trails spread across eight interconnected mountain peaks: White Cap, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain, Spruce Peak, North Peak, Aurora Peak, Oz, and Jordan Bowl.

Elevations & Vertical:
-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 feet (369 meters).
-North Peak: Base 1,168 feet (356 meters); summit 2,140 feet (652 meters). Vertical drop: 972 feet (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 & Snowboarding:
Sunday River offers 820 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.

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 costs. 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 includes six terrain parks ranging from beginner to advanced, plus an 18-foot superpipe. New this year, Sunday River debuts the 15-acre T72 terrain park, the resort's largest intermediate/advanced playground featuring jumps, a jib park, and the resort's 500-foot superpipe.

Who-Ville, Sunday River's kid-friendly terrain park, is located near South Ridge base area and includes mini jumps and rollers, perfect for testing speed and skills.

Starlight, located off the Little White Cap chairlift, is a designated boarder/skiercross run, while The Sticks, located to skier's right of Starlight, is a natural terrain park trail through the woods and features log rails and bumps. The Sticks eventually bumps skiers and snowboarders back onto Moonstruck, where another beginner progression park awaits.

Sunday River has 15 lifts including a hybrid chairlift/gondola called the Chondola, four high-speed detachable quads, five fixed grip quads, three triples, one double, and one surface lift for an uphill capacity of approximately 30,000 passengers per hour.  

Sunday River averages over 167 inches (14 feet) of natural snowfall a year and has one of the most advanced, comprehensive snowmaking systems on the planet covering 95 percent of the resort's non-gladed terrain (552 acres of 820 acres).

Sunday River Dining
-Camp: New this winter is Camp, Sunday River's introduction of Maine comfort food done right. Camp is located in the Grand Summit Hotel.

-Cho Sun: Located near the South Ridge Food Court, Cho Sun is a Korean and Japanese extension of a local favorite, Bethel-based Cho Sun. Specializing in noodle bowls, sushi, and sake, Cho Sun offers a healthy and filling alternative to the typical mountain fare of burgers and fries.

-Peak Dinners: Located at the Peak Lodge, Peak Dinners is Sunday River's on-mountain fine-dining experience. Guests enjoy stunning views of the Mahoosuc Range while riding the Chondola lift to North Peak where menus created by resort chefs and guest chefs await. Peak Dinners are open Saturday evenings throughout the winter starting in mid-December; reservations are required (207-824-3500).

-Foggy Goggle: The Foggy Goggle is located in South Ridge Lodge and boasts five Best of Bethel Awards: Best Bar-Après Ski (2011, 2012, and 2013) and Best Nachos (2011 and 2012). With outside deck seating available, the Foggy Goggle features kid-friendly, all-American fare, including hand-crafted soups and chowder, traditional Maine lobster rolls, burgers, and salads. The Foggy's full bar, combined with live entertainment most weekend nights throughout the winter, means that the party continues well into the wee hours. 207-824-5076

-Sliders: With sweeping views of Jordan Bowl, a sun deck, and great atmosphere, Sliders is one of the best lunch and dinner spots at Sunday River. Located in the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel, Sliders is known for its extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. 207-824-5300

-Northern Lights Café: The perfect spot to grab a breakfast sandwich before heading out to the slopes or to warm up with a hot cup of soup for an easy lunch, Northern Lights Café is located in the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel and is open daily. 207-824-5327

-Moonstruck Café: For guests staying at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel or those just skiing and riding by, Moonstruck Café is the go-to spot for a steaming cup of joe or hot chocolate. Featuring a wide selection of breakfast and lunch fare, it is also the perfect spot to grab something on the fly without missing too many turns on the slope. 207-824-2424

-Shipyard Brew Haus Restaurant: Known for its selection of signature Maine brews and its distinctive mug club, the Shipyard Brew Haus' menu features a full selection of pub-style fare, including wings, nachos, salads, and burgers as well as such full-plate entrees as ribs and surf and turf. Shipyard Brew Haus is located in the White Cap Base Lodge. 207-824-5138

-Barker Bar: Barker Bar offers just the place for skiers and riders to quench their thirst after a long morning or day out on the slopes. Saddle up to the bar and have 2011 Best of Bethel Bartender, Steve Nichols, pour you a tall one; you'll thank us for the recommendation. Located upstairs in the Barker Base Lodge, Barker Bar is known for its highly coveted mug club, its toasty fireplace, and its prime deck seating at the base of Monday Mourning.

-Mountain Grocer: For those guests looking to make their own meals or grab something quick to go, the Mountain Grocer offers pantry staples as well as sandwiches and snacks to pack up and take with you.  207-824-5066

Sunday River Lodging
-Jordan Hotel: The Jordan 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 Hotel: The Grand Summit Hotel 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: 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 rental packages and prices, visit www.sundayriver.com or call 800-543-2754.

Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School:
From beginner classes to refresher clinics, Sunday River's Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard 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 everyone.

Adult programs include: Learn to Ski/Ride, Group Clinics, Private Lessons, Specialty Women's Clinics, and Seasonal Programs.

Kid programs include: Tiny Turns (ages 3 and 4), Mogul Munchkins (ages 3-6), Mogul Meisters (ages 7-14), Private Clinics (all ages), Seasonal Programs (ages 3-16) and Gould Academy Competition Programs (ages 8 and up). 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 entire 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 in late November and continues through the last weekend in March. Generally, 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.

Someday Bigger Day Care: 
Same location, better name. Sunday River offers on-site day care for children ages six weeks to six years adjacent to the South Ridge Lodge. Full- and half-day child care is also available. 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 location: South Ridge / Merrill Brook Condominiums, 207-824-5083

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation:
Sunday River is proud to be the sponsor and home of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, formerly known as 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.

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation 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 nearly 400 volunteers.

To learn more about Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, visit www.maineadaptive.org or call 1-800-639-7770.

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 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. They are also part of the "Clean the World" program which helps provide soaps and personal hygiene products to those less fortunate.

Improvements to the resort include low-flow fixtures on showers and toilets, low-energy snow guns that use up to 90 percent less compressed air energy than some older models 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.

Area Information:
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
8 Station Place
PO Box 1247
Bethel, ME 04217
Tel: 207-824-2282 or 800-442-5826 
Fax: 207-824-7123
Email: info@bethelmaine.com