Feelin' the Forecast
We're not typically the type to go dancing in the rain, but even we're psyched to see showers dominating the foreseeable forecasts at Sunday River. What's more, temperatures are dropping into that oh-so-perfect snowmaking range soon, and some natural snowfall might be in the cards for the weekend.
Have we mentioned we're psyched yet? We totally are.
Our snowmakers are at-the-ready to crank the guns once we get sustained cold temperatures (which, to be honest, is looking like as early as next week.) This year, our opening plan is to blow snow top-to-bottom on Aurora Peak, accessed by the Chondola in South Ridge. It might not be here yet, but it's definitely coming.
Now, you may have heard that New England is experiencing a drought, but we're in a pretty solid spot for natural water. Located below a massive watershed with nearly 43 square miles of drainage is the actual Sunday River. Additionally, our snowmaking pond is spring fed and levels are still very high. Any water we use to make snow ends up draining back into the ground, which feeds into the river and our ponds. You can learn more on our snowmaking page, but rest assured, we're keeping an eye on things.
And while we get ready for the season, you can too. Snag a New England Pass, book your winter getaway, dust off your skis or board and give them a tune, prep your feet by wearing your boots for at least 5 hours per day, and start doing those squats and lunges. You'll thank us later.
Think cold thoughts,
** Spruce Peak Chairlift Update **
This summer, we announced plans to install a new three-person chairlift on Spruce Peak. At that time, we were still waiting on insurance, financing, and engineering plans. As it stands we currently have the engineering plans in-hand but are still waiting on the other pieces to fall into place. As such, we're being forced to postpone construction until after this winter. The silver lining is that Spruce Peak terrain will still open for skiing and riding this winter. To help answer any questions we've created a page dedicated to more information on the Spruce Peak Triple complete with FAQs.