Santas Are Coming To Town
Put out the milk and cookies tonight, because tomorrow... the Santas are coming to town! Our 17th Annual Santa Sunday festivities will be taking place tomorrow on Barker, with morning pre-registered Santa check-in from 7:30-10AM in the Barker Lodge, and the running of the beards at 11AM. 250 Santas will be skiing and riding down Ecstasy and Sunday Punch, with access to Ecstasy closed to non-St. Nicks, while Sunday Punch will remain open to all. The Locke Mountain Triple will be running so guests can still get up the hill while our Santas are loaded on the Barker Mountain Express. (Sorry, no reindeer sleigh for you).
Consistent flurries have continued from late morning into this afternoon making for a beautiful wintry Saturday. Tomorrow, we will most likely see the sun poking through to shine some light on the arrival of our Santas. Temperatures should allow for our snowmaking team to continue making snow on a number of our open trails as well as focusing on getting us closer to opening some new terrain (especially working to connect Barker and South Ridge) over the next 24 hours. The groomers will be back out on the hill as well to smooth out our 15 trail offering for tomorrow.
The Chondola, Aurora Peak Quad, Locke Triple and Barker Mountain Express will spin at 8AM tomorrow, with the last chair for uploading on the Chondola at 3PM, and the last chair for the Aurora Quad at 3:15PM. You'll be able to download on the Chondola to return to South Ridge after those times.
At this point, terrain on Barker and Aurora is not connected, so please see one of our friendly shuttle drivers for a lift to ski and ride both peaks.
Early season ticket prices tomorrow will be: $59 for adults, $49 for teens, and $39 for juniors and seniors if you buy at the ticket window, but you can save by purchasing tickets online in advance. If you plan on skiing Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Loon Mountain this winter, lock in a New England Pass for access to all three mountains all season long.
Gift yourself and the family to an early Christmas present this year! We're offering rooms at the Grand Summit for $129 per night, the Jordan for $119 per night, and the Snow Cap Inn from $79 over the next three weekends, with no minimum stay. Availability is limited - call 800-543-2754 to book.
If that wasn't enough of a deal, check out what else we've got for ya. Our Three-Day Lift Ticket Deal allows you to score three-day weekend lift tickets for $109, valid the next three weekends starting Friday or Saturday.
Keep up to date and well informed on all upcoming events through our Events Calendar.
Keep those tips up,