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.
Aerial view of the Jordan 8 at the summit on a bluebird day after fresh snow.
The bottom terminal of the Jordan 8 in a blizzard.
View from the top of Rogue Angel looking onto the Jordan 8.
A glimpse of the top Jordan 8 terminal from Kansas.
Skiers being transported up the Jordan 8.
Aerial view of the Jordan summit on a bluebird day.
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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.
Check out the fifth and final installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.
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Check out the special edition Doppelmayr installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.
Check out the second installment of our Jordan 8 Update video series.
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To make way for the new Jordan 8, a completely redesigned Kansas paves the way to construction.
The Mountain Ops crew will be hard at work this summer - learn more about the plan here.