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300 Santas Hit the Slopes for a Good Cause at Sunday River

Dec 10, 2023

Santa Sunday raised $8,000 for the River Fund Maine

North America's First Alpeniglu Opens at Sunday River alongside Barker 6 Debut

Dec 9, 2023

Experience connection and adventure in Maine’s backyard


Fastest 6-Person Chairlift in North America to Open at Maine’s Sunday River Resort on December 9, 2023

Nov 27, 2023

Sunday River Kicks off the Ski Season with Two Top to Bottom Runs

Nov 14, 2023

Top to Bottom Runs with Direct Ski-in/Ski-out Access out of the Jordan Bowl

Sunday River Resort Plans Opening Day for Tuesday, November 14

Nov 12, 2023

Snowmaking infrastructure advancements pave the way for Jordan Bowl opening debut.

Snowmaking for the 2023-24 Season Begins at Sunday River

Nov 1, 2023

From advanced snowkaing to cutting-edge lifts, get ready for an unforgettable season

Bring on the Cold: Sunday River Resort Completes Annual Snowmaking Test

Oct 10, 2023

Sunday River Resort prepares for an unprecedented early ski season with enhanced snowmaking capabilities

Wisconsin Couple Earns Back-to-Back Titles in the 24th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship

Oct 7, 2023

Two-Time Champions, Team Speed Roesler, take home $564 cash and six cases of beer at Maine ski area's Fall Fest

Sunday River's Barker Express Chair Auction Raises Over $100K to Support Local Organizations

Aug 15, 2023

Fastest 6-Person Chairlift in North America to be Built at Maine's Sunday River Resort this Summer

Feb 16, 2023

Wisconsin Couple Takes Home Cash and Beer Prize in 23rd Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship

Oct 8, 2022

Team Silly Sconnies were awarded $511 and six cases of beer at Maine ski area event

The Snow is a Go: Annual Snowmaking Systems Test Completed at Sunday River Resort

Sep 30, 2022

Maine ski area fires up the snowguns on the last day of September with temps in the low 30s

Sunday River, in Partnership with the River Fund Maine, Announces Free Season Pass Program for Local Kids

Sep 12, 2022

Maine ski resort teaming up with local non-profits to offer season passes to qualifying local students

Summer Season at Sunday River Resort Jam-Packed with Events for the Whole Family

Jun 13, 2022

Both the resort and Bethel Village to bring back classic events for locals and guests alike; tickets and registration for large events open now

Experience Western Maine this Summer with Sunday River Outfitters

Jun 10, 2022

Sunday River Outfitters successfully launched for the season on May 30, offering classes in archery, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding

Snowmaking Upgrades at Sunday River Resort Largest in Recent Resort History

Apr 21, 2022

2022-23 snowmaking system improvements now underway at Sunday River Resort in Maine

Busy Summer Ahead at Sunday River as Jordan 8 Construction Begins, Snowmaking Upgrades Coming Soon

Mar 28, 2022

Summer Improvements at Maine Resort include installing world-class 8-person chairlift and snowmaking upgrades on Spruce Peak

Sunday River to Ring in Spring with Events, Concerts

Mar 14, 2022

Classic traditions return after a 2-year hiatus, as well as exciting new events at the resort

100,000 Lights Line the Woods at Sunday River's Après Aglow

Jan 20, 2022

Lighted half-mile trail delivers winter magic for visitors of all ages.

Wicked Air & Après Light Show Returns to Sunday River

Jan 11, 2022

Presented by Samuel Adams, big air show features top athletes and 3D projection mapping on the slopes.  

232 Santas Hit the Ski Slopes for a Good Cause

Dec 5, 2021

Sunday River event raises over $5,000 for local non-profit.


21st Annual Santa Sunday Returns for Christmas Cheer and Fundraising Efforts

Dec 2, 2021

Over 200 Santas to hit the slopes at Sunday River on December 5, 2021

Boyne Resorts Expands Portfolio with Purchase of Shawnee Peak

Oct 22, 2021

Three-Time Champions Take Home Cash and Beer in 22nd Annual North American Wife Carrying Championships

Oct 9, 2021

Team Lovebirds were awarded $620 and six cases of beer at Maine ski area’s Fall Festival.

Sunday River to Install Eight-Person Bubble Chairlift on Its Snowiest Peak

Oct 7, 2021

The Jordan 8 chairlift is one of three chairlift upgrades to enhance the experience at one of New England’s largest ski areas over the next three years. 

Snow in the Making: Annual Systems Test Completed at Sunday River

Oct 1, 2021

Maine ski area fires up the snowguns with temperatures in the 30s to prepare for winter.

What’s New at Sunday River for Winter 2021/22

Sep 20, 2021

Improvements include snowmaking, on-mountain infrastructure, sustainability, and more.  

Maine Brew Fest & Fall Festival Return to Sunday River

Aug 30, 2021

Beer festival with over 20 Maine breweries scheduled for September 18; North American Wife Carrying Championship, New England Cornhole Championship, and Blue Mountain Arts and Craft Fair slated for October 9-10.


Climate Collaborative Charter

Jun 10, 2021

Four largest ski industry leaders announce joint commitment to fight climate change.

Boyne Resorts Moves To 100% Renewable Electric Energy Across North American Operations

Feb 5, 2021

Announces Environmental Sustainability Plan and Goal of Zero Net Carbon Emissions by 2030

Sunday River Resort Announces Capital Projects for 2020 in 10-Year Vision

Feb 5, 2020

Improvements for Maine ski area by 2030 include RFID, snowmaking, chairlift and facilities upgrades, real estate developments, and year-round experiences.