Bigger. Better. Bolder.

The next step in the Sunday River 2030 plan is here. The Jordan 8, which opened on December 26, 2022, is one of the most advanced chairlifts in the world, and the fastest 8-person chairlift in North America. A Doppelmayr D-Line design, the lift features ergonomic heated seats, the first weather-blocking bubbles in the world in our signature Sunday River Red, and is built to withstand wind. 

The Jordan 8 services terrain on the Oz and Jordan Bowl peaks. This part of Sunday River will come to be known as the Western Reserve as future terrain development plans come to life in the several thousand acres of land beyond Jordan Bowl.

The Jordan 8 is one of many chairlift upgrades to come in the next few years. Last summer, Sunday River installed a Doppelmayr fixed-grip triple chairlift on Merrill Hill, a new real estate development featuring mountaintop home sites. Merrill Hill’s lift and ski terrain are expected to open in the 2022-23 season.

Introducing the Jordan 8 The fastest 8-person chairlift coming winter 2022-2023.

Facts & Figures

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    Uphill capacity: 3200 skiers per hour
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    Speed: 6 meters per second
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    Ride time: 4.54 minutes
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    Chairs: 60
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    Chair weight: 2,262 pounds per chair
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    Towers: 15
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    Ergonomically-shaped, extra-wide heated seats
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    Individual head & foot rests
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    Weather-proof Sunday River Red bubble covers
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    Wind-resistant & reconfigured top terminal
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    Gateway to the Western Reserve & future terrain expansion

Chair Back Quotes

As guests ride the Jordan 8, they’ll notice that each chair back is adorned with inspiring quotes from authors who capture our state's passion for the outdoors. These quotes add a heartfelt dimension to the skiing experience and speak to Maine's natural beauty and our adventurous spirit.

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    I would really rather feel bad in Maine than good anywhere else.
    – E.B. White
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    Maine is a beautiful place that I paradoxically want to hoard to myself and share with everyone I meet.
    – John Hodgman
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    In Maine we have a saying that there’s no point in speaking unless you can improve on the silence.
    – Edmund Muskie
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    There’s a quality of life in Maine which is singular and unique. It’s absolutely a world unto itself.
    – Jamie Wyeth
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    Should fate unkind send us to roam, the scent of fragrant pines, the tang of salty sea will call us home.
    – State of Maine Song
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    I’m from Maine, I eat apple pie for breakfast.
    – Rachel Nichols
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    Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.
    – John Irving
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    As Maine goes, so goes the nation.
    – Susan Ratcliffe
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    Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
    – Tom Allen
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    I am a big lover of the environment. I come from Maine, which is pretty much all environment.
    – Noah Gray-Cabey
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    Ever see a place that looks like it was built just to enjoy? Well, this whole state of Maine looks that way to me.
    – Will Rogers
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    Maine is a joy in the summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in the winter.
    – Paul Theroux

Recent Updates

Jordan 8 Update - Episode 5

Dec 21, 2022

Check out the fifth and final installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.

Jordan 8 Update - Episode 3

Oct 6, 2022

Check out the third installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.

Jordan 8 Update - Doppelmayr Edition

Aug 24, 2022

Check out the special edition Doppelmayr installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.

Jordan 8 Update - Episode 2

Aug 5, 2022

Check out the second installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.

Jordan 8 Update - Episode 1

Jun 30, 2022

Check out the first installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.

Jordan 8: Construction Begins Starting With a New Road

Mar 28, 2022

To make way for the new Jordan 8, a completely redesigned Kansas paves the way to construction.

Snowmaking Upgrades for Winter 2022-23

Mar 28, 2022

The Mountain Ops crew will be hard at work this summer - learn more about the plan here.