Fall Weekend
October 9-11, 2020

Fall Weekend

  • October 9-11, 2020
Fall Weekend

Celebrate Fall in the Mountains

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    October 9-11, 2020
  • Family
    Family Friendly
  • Coin
    Free

Celebrate the arrival of fall in the mountains with a day trip or a weekend getaway.

This year's events will be smaller and more limited than our typical Fall Festival as we've made changes to protect the health and safety of our guests and follow state guidelines, but you'll still find lots to do including lift rides, an expanded retail sale, food and beverage options, and more.

All Weekend

 

2020 Schedule

    • Self-Guided Hike to Merrill Hill 
      All Day
      Explore the site for Sunday River's new real estate development with a 3-mile hike. Leaving from the base of the North Peak Express, travel up the work road, where you'll also pass the building site for Dream Maker Lodge. Take a right after the log yard up a logging road to a gravel subdivision. The trail will have red-flagging to guide you to a spectacular view at the top. 
    • Scenic Chondola Rides
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM-4PM
      Take in views of the foliage from high above with a scenic chairlift ride on the resort's Chondola. 
    • Maine Pass Pick-Up & Purchasing
      Outdoor ticket windows at South Ridge Lodge | 10AM-4PM
      Want to hit the slopes this winter? Maine Passes are on sale for access to Sunday River and Sugarloaf all season long. If you've already purchased a Maine Pass, you can pick it up during Fall Weekend. New England Passholders will receive their passes in the mail unless it requires verification. 
    • Sunday River Sports Annual Sale 
      South Ridge Lodge | 10AM-5PM
      Stock up for ski season with great deals on gear, clothing, outerwear, logo items, and more from Sunday River Sports.
    • 21st Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM
      This legendary event tasks husbands with carrying their wives through a 278-yard obstacle course. New this year, participants will race in single, timed heats. There is no spectator access inside of the course coral.
    • Foggy Goggle
      Upstairs in South Ridge Lodge | 11AM-6PM
      Serving up our favorite Foggy classics with a preview to social distancing measures for winter 2020-21.
    • Couples of Wife Carrying Movie Premiere 
      The Gem Theater | 7PM
      You've seen the classic Sunday River event on the slopes, but now you can watch Couples of Wife Carrying on the silver screen. Reservations required.
    • Scenic Chondola Rides
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM-4PM
      Take in views of the foliage from high above with a scenic chairlift ride on the resort's Chondola. 
    • Sunday River Sports - Base Lodge Takeover
      South Ridge Lodge | 10AM-5PM
      Sunday River Sports is taking over South Ridge Lodge with one room dedicated to their annual tent sale, another for boot fitting and hard goods, another for race gear and orders, and the full retail store open and stocked with new apparel and logo wear plus an expanded selection of AT gear.
    • Passholder Q&A with General Manager, Brian Heon
      Welcome Center at South Ridge Lodge | 10AM, 12PM & 2PM
      Winter will certainly be different. Join our new General Manager for a presentation on what's coming for ski season. Limit of 50 people per session. Reservation information coming soon.
    • Maine Pass Pick-Up & Purchasing
      Outdoor ticket windows at South Ridge Lodge | 10AM-4PM
      Season passes purchased on September or later can be picked up at the outside ticket windows at South Ridge Lodge. Please note that any passes purchased prior to September 1 will be mailed and cannot be picked up on-site.
    • Wine Tent
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 10:30AM, 12:45PM, 3PM
      Groups of 50 will enjoy a 2-hour tasting session with food from Chef Harding Lee Smith of the Mountain Room. Reservations required. 
    • Beer Tent
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 10:30AM, 12:45PM, 3PM
      Groups of 50 will enjoy a 2-hour tasting session, plus access to the South Ridge Grill. Grill will only accept credit cards. Reservations required.
    • Alpine Race Fit Day
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM-2PM
      Competitive athletes can get fitted for new alpine equipment by reps from all the major companies including like Rossignol, Head, and Nordica and place race orders through Sunday River Sports.
    • Foggy Goggle
      Upstairs in South Ridge Lodge | 11AM-6PM
      Serving up our favorite Foggy classics with a preview to social distancing measures for winter 2020-21.
    • Maine Beer Co. & Mountain Room Dinner
      Peak Lodge | 5:30PM
      Ride our signature Chondola lift to a specialty dinner with Maine Beer Company and Chef Harding Lee Smith of the Mountain Room. Reservations required.
    • SnowSports School & Gould Academy Competition Program Q&A
      Slopeside at the SnowSports School | 10AM-4PM 
      Have questions about lessons and seasonal programs for this winter? Connect with our SnowSports School and GACP program directors to learn more, and sign up for the season. 
    • Self-Guided Hike to Merrill Hill 
      All Day
      Explore the site for Sunday River's new real estate development with a 3-mile hike. Leaving from the base of the North Peak Express, travel up the work road, where you'll also pass the building site for Dream Maker Lodge. Take a right after the log yard up a logging road to a gravel subdivision. The trail will have red-flagging to guide you to a spectacular view at the top. 
    • Chainsaw Carving Demo
      Outside Welcome Center at South Ridge Lodge | 11AM-3PM
    • Couples of Wife Carrying Movie Premiere
      The Gem Theater | 7PM
      You've seen the classic Sunday River event on the slopes, but now you can watch Couples of Wife Carrying on the silver screen. Reservations required.

    • Self-Guided Hike to Merrill Hill 
      All Day
      Explore the site for Sunday River's new real estate development with a 3-mile hike. Leaving from the base of the North Peak Express, travel up the work road, where you'll also pass the building site for Dream Maker Lodge. Take a right after the log yard up a logging road to a gravel subdivision. The trail will have red-flagging to guide you to a spectacular view at the top. 
    • Scenic Chondola Rides
      Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM-4PM
      Take in views of the foliage from high above with a scenic chairlift ride on the resort's Chondola. 
    • Maine Pass Pick-Up & Purchasing
      Outdoor ticket windows at South Ridge Lodge | 10AM-4PM
      Want to hit the slopes this winter? Maine Passes are on sale for access to Sunday River and Sugarloaf all season long. If you've already purchased a Maine Pass, you can pick it up during Fall Weekend. New England Passholders will receive their passes in the mail unless it requires verification. 
    • Sunday River Sports Annual Sale 
      South Ridge Lodge | 10AM-4PM
      Stock up for ski season with great deals on gear, clothing, outerwear, logo items, and more. 
    • Foggy Goggle
      Upstairs in South Ridge Lodge | 11AM-4PM
      Serving up our favorite Foggy classics with a preview to social distancing measures for winter 2020-21.

    • Saturday

      Wine Tent

      $59++
      per person

      Enjoy a 2-hour seated wine tasting with food from Chef Harding Lee Smith of the Mountain Room.

      • 10:30AM
      • 12:45PM
      • 3PM

      Limit 50 people per session. Must be 21+. Reservations required.

    • Saturday

      Beer Tent

      $25++
      per person

      Enjoy a 2-hour beer tasting from Bissell Brothers. Food is available from the South Ridge Grill for an additional cost during the event. 

      • 10:30AM
      • 12:45PM
      • 3PM

      Limit 50 people per session. Must be 21+. Reservations required. 

    • Saturday

      Beer Dinner

      $125++
      per person

      Take a scenic chairlift ride to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge for a paired beer dinner with Maine Beer Company and Chef Harding Lee Smith of the Mountain Room. 

      • 5:30PM

      Limit 50 people. Must be 21+. Reservations required.

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