Jordan 8: Construction Begins

A redesigned Kansas paves the way to construction access

Well, folks, it’s time. Time to bid farewell to one of our favorite lifts on the mountain – the Jordan Express. She’s served us well over her time here at Sunday River - since ’94. There is nothing quite like coming over the top of Caramba and taking in the view of the Presidential Range. Although she lacked the wind resistance we would have wanted, she paved the way to create a whole new experience in Jordan Bowl.  

Construction starts Monday

The Jordan 8 installation starts this week. The fastest 8-person chair in North America, spinning 6 meters a second while sporting heated seats and weather-blocking bubbles in Sunday River Red. The Jordan 8 is designed to be wind-resistant and weather-proof, each chair weighing a whopping 2,262 lbs. per chair. Her new domain will become the gateway to the Western Reserve. 

Top of Jordan Express prior to construction

Also coming this summer alongside the Jordan 8 project – a remodeled Kansas! We will be building out a work road to access the summit of Jordan Bowl, which will require a redesign for the beloved Kansas trail. Currently, ranks Kansas as one of the toughest trails on the mountain… (We kid, we kid), but the redesign of the trail will make a lot of new skiers and boarders happy. 

Trail map zoomed in on Kansas

Currently, Kansas meanders across Jordan, Oz, and Aurora, but comes with many hills and trickier sections for beginners to navigate. The redesign of the trail will create much smoother terrain, consistent grade, and an easier entrance. Meaning you’ll be able to get to where you’re going more quickly and efficiently.  

Start of Kansas trail with signs pointing towards the trail

All these plans are a part of Sunday River 2030, a ten-year project for sustainable growth and investments that will revamp areas of the resort and make the skiing even better than it already is. We’re committed to doing everything in our power to bring our guests the best skiing, the best snow, and the best terrain in New England. 

Now go out there and shred Jordan Bowl! 

Skiers on Kansas ski trail

  • Written by: Abby

    Abby grew up skiing all over New England, but now calls Sunday River home. Her favorite trail is Right Stuff. If she's not shredding the mountain, you can find her biking the trails in Bethel Village or chowing down on some famous Foggy Goggle nachos.