Sunday River is a big place with new adventures waiting around every corner. We encourage you to grab a trail map and get out there to explore the resort and find all the places and experiences that will become your personal favorites - your happy places.
Our trail map includes an Overview Map of the resort and all eight peaks with full detail on the Eastern Peaks from White Cap to Spruce Peak, and a Western View that provides detail on the Western Peaks from Aurora to Jordan Bowl.
We also have an Interactive Map that allows you to highlight trails by ability rating as well as check real-time status of what lifts and trails are currently open.
At the eastern end of the resort, White Cap features some of the resort's most challenging terrain with steeps and glades from the summit, including the legendary White Heat, while the lower third of the mountain offers beginner trails next to the Grand Summit Hotel.
Next is Locke Mountain where the first runs of Sunday River Resort were cut in the late 1950s. Mostly intermediate in pitch, popular trails include Cascades and Monday Mourning - our dedicated competition trail.
Barker Mountain is the heart of the resort for many, with a high-speed quad serving a variety of popular blue and black runs and providing across to other peaks and mountain areas. Right Stuff is one of the most popular black diamond runs at the resort.
Spruce Peak is known for its two long intermediate cruisers, Risky Business and American Express. Spruce also offers quick access to the western peaks via the green run Sirius, as well as access to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge.
South Ridge is the activity hub of the resort and the most popular base area. All trails are beginner, and most are lighted for night skiing. South Ridge is also home to our Ski and Snowboard School, retail stores, ziplines, dining options, and more.
North Peak is home to a variety of great beginner and intermediate runs including family-favorite Dream Maker, as well as our medium and large terrain parks. North Peak is serviced by a high-speed quad on weekends and holidays, and can be accessed from the Chondola daily. Most of North Peak is also lighted for night skiing and just behind the summit is the mid-mountain Peak Lodge.
Aurora Peak features a mix of intermediate and advanced terrain, and one of the best glades at the resort - Celestial. It's quite, secluded and a local favorite. On powder days, Aurora is highly sought after.
Oz is a unique mountain area with advanced terrain including a mix of glades and open trails full of natural terrain features and steep pitches. Midweek this area is accessed via the Jordan Bowl Express, with a fixed quad running on weekends and holidays.
Jordan Bowl boasts the best scenery at the resort as well as some of the longest runs. All abilities will find something here, with long beginner and intermediate cruisers like Lollapalooza and Excalibur plus access to several glades. The Jordan Hotel and slopeside lunch spot Sliders are located off Lollapalooza.
Sunday River offers 870 acres of developed trails and glades, but within the boundaries of the ski area, you'll find nearly 2,000 acres to explore. This means that if you pass by a set of tracks heading into the woods, you're free to follow them. If you've been eyeing a certain piece of the mountain from the lift, wondering what the skiing is like over there, you can find out. We just ask that you bring a sense of direction, use good judgment, and don't ski alone.We allow skiing and riding anywhere within the ski area boundary with the exception of trails or mountain areas marked as closed. Accessing closed terrain, whether by ducking a rope or entering from adjacent areas, will result in the loss of your lift ticket or season pass. As this policy covers a wide expanse of terrain, we ask that you please exercise caution, and beware of the inherent risks and dangers of skiing. Helmets are recommended. Off-piste areas are not maintained or monitored by ski patrol, and parties requiring assistance will be charged for rescue costs.
Uphill Access Policy
Sunday River allows skinning, snowshoeing, and other types of uphill travel at our resort. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, we ask that anyone participating in these activities adhere to the following guidelines. All uphill travel is done at each individual's own risk.
- You must have a valid season pass or day ticket. If you do not intend to ride a lift at any point during the day, you can purchase an Uphill Access day ticket for $10.
- The suggested route of uphill travel is skiers right on Dream Maker from the South Ridge base area and Sunday Punch from the Barker Mountain base area.
- You may only travel on terrain that is designated as open on the trail report.
- You must ensure that you are visible to downhill traffic at all times.
- You may not leave Sunday River property to access the backcountry.
- You may not ski down the mountain prior to lifts opening at 9 a.m. midweek or 8 a.m. weekends and holidays.
- Ski Patrol clears the mountain of all guests and staff at the end of operating hours every day. If you are on the mountain at this time you will be required to ski down.
- Overnight stays on the mountain are not permitted.
- Ski Patrol reserves the right to close the mountain to these activities at any time due to severe weather, dangerous surface conditions, or other factors.
- Sledding is not permitted on any part of the mountain at any time.
Sunday River allows the use of alpine skis, snowboards, monoboards, snowblades and telemark equipment for lift-serviced recreational activities. Snowskates with a runaway preventative device may also be used, but only on the Chondola lift and only when loading into cabins. Other types of sliding equipment are not permitted at the resort, with the exception of specialized equipment used through the Maine Adaptive Sports program. Please contact guest services if you have questions about permitted equipment.
Photography & Drone Policy
Personal photography is allowed across the resort and at all resort events. For commercial photography, media access, and other special access to the mountain or events beyond areas accessible to the public please contact the Sunday River marketing department for prior approval.
Due to safety and privacy concerns, Sunday River prohibits the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, without the prior written authorization from Sunday River. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.
Please contact Sunday River marketing if you have any questions or if you seek authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations as well as policies separately established by Sunday River which may include certification, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.