Policies & Safety
Sunday River allows skinning, snowshoeing, hiking, and other types of uphill travel in winter. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, we ask that anyone participating in these activities adhere to the following guidelines. Failure to adhere to do so jeopardizes uphill access for everyone. All uphill travel is done at each individual's own risk.
- A valid season pass or lift ticket is required for all access to the mountain, including uphill travel. If you do not have a pass or lift ticket, uphill travel tickets are $15 and available lift ticket windows.
- The mountain is open to uphill travel from 30 minutes before the start of operations to 30 minutes after last chair.
- You may only travel on terrain that is designated as open on the trail report. Pre- and post-season access is not permitted.
- Uphill travel is not allowed on Ecstasy, Grand Rapids, and Kansas, however, Kansas is allowed when lifts 14 and 15 are closed due to wind.
- Ski Patrol reserves the right to close the mountain to these activities at any time due to weather, snow conditions, or other factors.
- Sledding is not permitted on any part of the mountain at any time.
- Terrain parks are closed during non-operational hours.
- Winch cat operation happens daily and poses the threat of serious injury or death to persons who come into contact with the cable. The cable may be hard to detect as it can oscillate between being buried in the snow and being visible as load is applied to it by the groomer which can be up to 3000 feet away.
- Stay clear of and yield to all mountain operations work and equipment, including but not limited to grooming machines, snowmaking equipment, snowmobiles, and lifts.
- No dogs are allowed on the mountain during hours of operation, except service dogs, which must be on a leash.
To contact ski patrol to report an injury or request assistance during resort operating hours call 207-824-5350. Ski patrol is not available during non-operating hours. Be aware that on-mountain cell phone service is not always available.