Nov 14, 2023
Snowmaking infrastructure advancements pave the way for Jordan Bowl opening debut

Sunday River Resort Plans Opening Day for Tuesday, November 14

NEWRY, MAINE (November 12, 2023) – Sunday River Resort plans to open on Tuesday, November 14, at 9:00 AM. This season, the resort intends to showcase a comprehensive opening, featuring over 50 acres of terrain, welcoming skiers and riders to enjoy top to bottom runs, all serviced by the world-class Jordan 8 chairlift.

In a historic first, Sunday River Resort expands its winter operations beyond Barker, introducing a new era of early-season convenience and accessibility. Guests will now have the opportunity to enjoy ski-in/ski-out lodging at the Jordan Hotel, complemented by slope side dining options, strategically located guest service centers, and parking facilities offering direct ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes.

Over the summer, the resort made significant enhancements to their existing snowmaking infrastructure to triple the water capacity in the Jordan Bowl. This upgrade included the installation of nearly two miles of twenty-inch snowmaking pipe, linking the newly completed North Peak Booster Pump House to the summit of the Jordan Bowl.

Sunday River expects to open with skiing at the Jordan Bowl on Tuesday for New England Passholders, Ikon Passholders, and ticket packs, with daily operations beginning immediately. Daily lift tickets will be accepted for skiing and riding beginning Wednesday, November 15.

The Jordan Bowl will service public skiers while terrain on Locke Mountain will serve as the resort’s dedicated early season training venue for pre-booked race teams and our partners Gould Academy and Bates College. Trail conditions will be communicated through the Mountain Report on and across social media channels.

For further information on Sunday River and for the latest updates on the Jordan Bowl Opening for the 2023-2024 ski season, please visit

Media inquiries may be directed to Ellen Wainwright, Communications Manager for Sunday River, at or (207) 824-5218.

About Sunday River

Sunday River Resort is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, an 18-hole golf course at the Sunday River Golf Club, two resort hotels and an inn, and numerous events throughout the year. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.


Media Contact: Ellen Wainwright, Communications Manager