* Trails Open: 0
* Trails Groomed: 0
* Lifts Open: 0
* Acres Open: 0
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* Days of Snowmaking: 1
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* New Snow: 0"
Today at Sunday River **********************
Welcome to winter....after all, it's not just any day you can complete the first official snowmaking test of the year three days after the first day of fall. At approximately 4AM on Saturday, September 24, snowguns set off in rapid succession down Lower Downdraft to complete the first snowmaking systems test of the year. It was an incredible sight. While opening day remains a question mark on our calendar, this test gives our 2016 HKD Snowmakers of the Year the green light to go gangbusters once cold temperatures sustain.
This weather is also a nice little reminder for you to take advantage of low fall prices for 2016-17 New England Passes (act by Oct. 10) and the lowest rates (period, guaranteed) on ski and stay packages with our Lowest Price Guaranteed (book by October 15).
In the meantime, there is no lack of spectacular views of emerging foliage and awesome times to be had. For adventurous leaf peepers, our there is no lack of spectacular views of emerging foliage and awesome times to be had. For adventurous leaf peepers, our Mountain Park is open every Friday through Sunday from 10AM to 4PM through October 9, with mountain biking, ziplining, disc golf, a bungee trampoline, and a climbing wall
There are also great events to take advantage of, especially our annual Fall Festival Weekend (Oct. 8-9) where we host the North American Wife Carrying Championship that Saturday and the New England Cornhole Championship on Sunday. Registration is still open for wife carrying, so find a partner, sign up, and get practicing.
And you know what comes after fall? Sweet, sweet wintertime. As you can see, our pre-season plans are shaping up nicely and this year we're changing things up and planning to open top to bottom on Aurora as soon as Mother Nature gives us the green light.
** Spruce Peak Chairlift Update **
Early last month, 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.