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Snow Conditions

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:58:33 AM
  • 87 Trails Open
  • 85 Trails Groomed
  • 10 Lifts Open
  • 461 Acres Open
  • 34 Miles Open
  • 1 Snowmaking Trails
  • 57 Days of Snowmaking
  • 32" Avg. Base Depth
  • 0" New Snow
  • 4" Last 6 Days
Surface Conditions: Machine Groomed, Variable Conditions
  • 87 Trails Open
  • 85 Trails Groomed
  • 10 Lifts Open
  • 461 Acres Open
  • 34 Miles Open
  • 1 Snowmaking Trails
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:58:33 AM

Snow Is On It's Way

Good morning Sunday River. It is a mild and pleasant morning at the mountain and although the long weekend may be over, we have plenty more to be excited about this week with snow in the forecast and deals all weekend long. If predictions prove correct, we could be looking at a significant snowstorm moving in tonight and continuing into Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed, do a ritual snow dance, pray to the winter gods or simply hope for the best, either way snow is headed our direction.

Current forecasts vary quite dramatically on totals for our mid-week storm but the majority have us in the 4-6 inches range with the possibility of 8+ if we are lucky. Forecasts should stabilize as the storm draws closer so make sure to check in for an afternoon update. With this snowstorm comes mild temperatures and little to no wind. Today we have temperatures in the mid to high 20s at summit and mid to high 30s at base. Clouds will continue to move in throughout the day and we will trade the sun for snow until Thursday.

Many positive reviews of our groomed terrain were passed our way yesterday from Little White Cap to Jordan. Our grooming team has been showing their expertise lately and last night they continued their magic. Vortex, Paradigm, White Heat and Airglow got the prime treatment last night and will be riding smooth this morning. Jordan Bowl was perhaps the happiest of places found yesterday and should be equally enjoyable today. Head over and enjoy some long cruisy runs on Lollapalooza and Kansas or some steeper terrain on Rogue Angel and Tin Woodsman.

Although most snowmaking came offline this morning as temperatures rose, our snowmakers got out and made the most of ideal conditions overnight. Snow was blown on Downdraft, Sirius, Upper T72, Broadway and the guns continue this morning on Lost Princess. The small mountain that is forming on Upper T72 will soon take shape into our Superpipe and the vast quantities of snow blown on 3D will allow our parks team to get busy building features for our 3D park. Check out our terrain parks page for any and all updates on the state of our parks.

Fresh snowfall predicted over the next 48 hours will quickly result in more and more terrain openings and by the end of the week, much of our natural terrain will be back online and we could see new ropes being dropped on Spruce, Aurora, Oz and Jordan.

If you want to make the most of the great conditions this weekend, there is no beter way to do so than to stay slopeside. We are offering some great ski and stay packages this weekend with rooms from $149 and ski and stay packages from $159 in both the Grand Summit and Jordan Hotels.

As always, make sure to save on lift tickets by purchasing online in advance, or snag a New England Pass for unlimited skiing and riding all winter long.

Keep those tips up,
Team Snow

Spruce Peak Chairlift Update
The Spruce Peak Triple Chairlift is not operating this season, but groomed ski terrain on Spruce Peak will open as conditions allow with ski access from the Aurora Peak Quad. For more information please visit our Winter Update page. 

Snow Is On It's Way

Good morning Sunday River. It is a mild and pleasant morning at the mountain and although the long weekend may be over, we have plenty more to be excited about this week with snow in the forecast and deals all weekend long. If predictions prove correct, we could be looking at a significant snowstorm moving in tonight and continuing into Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed, do a ritual snow dance, pray to the winter gods or simply hope for the best, either way snow is headed our direction.

Current forecasts vary quite dramatically on totals for our mid-week storm but the majority have us in the 4-6 inches range with the possibility of 8+ if we are lucky. Forecasts should stabilize as the storm draws closer so make sure to check in for an afternoon update. With this snowstorm comes mild temperatures and little to no wind. Today we have temperatures in the mid to high 20s at summit and mid to high 30s at base. Clouds will continue to move in throughout the day and we will trade the sun for snow until Thursday.

Many positive reviews of our groomed terrain were passed our way yesterday from Little White Cap to Jordan. Our grooming team has been showing their expertise lately and last night they continued their magic. Vortex, Paradigm, White Heat and Airglow got the prime treatment last night and will be riding smooth this morning. Jordan Bowl was perhaps the happiest of places found yesterday and should be equally enjoyable today. Head over and enjoy some long cruisy runs on Lollapalooza and Kansas or some steeper terrain on Rogue Angel and Tin Woodsman.

Although most snowmaking came offline this morning as temperatures rose, our snowmakers got out and made the most of ideal conditions overnight. Snow was blown on Downdraft, Sirius, Upper T72, Broadway and the guns continue this morning on Lost Princess. The small mountain that is forming on Upper T72 will soon take shape into our Superpipe and the vast quantities of snow blown on 3D will allow our parks team to get busy building features for our 3D park. Check out our terrain parks page for any and all updates on the state of our parks.

Fresh snowfall predicted over the next 48 hours will quickly result in more and more terrain openings and by the end of the week, much of our natural terrain will be back online and we could see new ropes being dropped on Spruce, Aurora, Oz and Jordan.

If you want to make the most of the great conditions this weekend, there is no beter way to do so than to stay slopeside. We are offering some great ski and stay packages this weekend with rooms from $149 and ski and stay packages from $159 in both the Grand Summit and Jordan Hotels.

As always, make sure to save on lift tickets by purchasing online in advance, or snag a New England Pass for unlimited skiing and riding all winter long.

Keep those tips up,
Team Snow

Spruce Peak Chairlift Update
The Spruce Peak Triple Chairlift is not operating this season, but groomed ski terrain on Spruce Peak will open as conditions allow with ski access from the Aurora Peak Quad. For more information please visit our Winter Update page. 


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