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Home Media Center Press Releases Boyne Resorts suspends operations at New England resorts for 2019-20 season
Press Releases Boyne Resorts suspends operations at New England resorts for 2019-20 season
Mar 15, 2020
Media Alert

March 2020 - Boyne Resorts suspends operations at New England resorts for 2019-20 season

NEWRY, Maine (MARCH 15, 2020)—In light of the most recent recommendations and guidance from local authorities and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in regard to the COVID-19 situation, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, and Loon Mountain have made the difficult decision to close all ski operations at the end of the day today until further notice.  

"This was not a decision we made lightly, and we know that there will be a lot of people out there who are disappointed," Boyne Resorts Chief Operating Officer Rick Kelley said. "But our first responsibility is for the health and well being of our staff, guests, and community, and it is clear that this is the only appropriate and responsible course of action for us to take." 

This decision also means that all events scheduled for the remainder of the winter season have been cancelled, and all resort-managed lodging properties will also be closed during this time.  

All full-time staff will continue to be paid for the remainder of the week, and resorts will be working to assist team members with transitional plans going forward.  

Any guests who have purchased event tickets, lift tickets, or lodging reservations for March 16-April 30 will automatically be issued a full refund. 

  • Sugarloaf: www.sugarloaf.com/covid-19 
  • Sunday River: www.sundayriver.com/news 
  • Loon: www.loonmtn.com/covid-19

Media Contacts: 

  • Boyne Resorts: Julie Ard; jard@boyneresorts.com; 231-549-7239 
  • Sugarloaf: Noelle Tuttle;  ntuttle@sugarloaf.com; 207-237-6989
  • Sunday River: Karolyn Castaldo; communications@sundayriver.com; 207-824-5218
  • Loon Mountain: Alexandra Malloy; alexandra.malloy@loonmtn.com; 603-745-6281 x5528   

 About Sugarloaf - Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East. and the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.  

About Sunday River Resort - 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. 

About Loon Mountain Resort - Loon Mountain Resort, New England's most-accessible mountain destination, is located in New Hampshire's White Mountains two hours north of Boston. Loon offers skiers and snowboarders 2,100 feet of vertical, three peaks of terrain variety and a full progression of award-winning terrain parks. Loon also offers plenty of exciting four-season activities, including scenic gondola rides, downhill mountain biking, summit glacial caves, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, ziplines, climbing wall and more.   

Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Loon Mountain are operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America. 

Media Contact: Karolyn Castaldo, Director of Communications