Eddy the Yeti

Our Winter Friend.

Local legend was that a yeti lived on Old Speck Mountain just north of the Sunday River since the late 1950s, around the same time Sunday River first opened for skiing. A shy creature by nature, the yeti seldom left his home and was spotted around the ski area only on rare occasions.

In 2009, sightings of the yeti increased in frequency. Some say he may have been drawn down to the resort by the fireworks display the night of Sunday River's 50th birthday celebration. Once here, the yeti slowly began to make friends with skiers and snowboarders, and over time he was given the name Eddy by the friends he made.

Today, Eddy the Yeti can still be elusive but is seen regularly around the resort. Sometimes Eddy is found high on the mountain, sometimes he explores the woods, and sometimes he can be seen walking around the base area greeting the skiers and snowboarders. Eddy scares easily and rarely makes an appearance for more than a short period of time, but remains friendly and curious, and enjoys making new friends - especially kids. 

When can I see Eddy?

Eddy comes down from the mountains and visits us every Saturday at 11:30AM. You can see him walking around the South Ridge Lodge and slopeside out in from of SnowSports School. In addition, both Eddy and Betty make special appearances throughout the season. 

Additional Appearances of Eddy: 

Date Time Location
Jan. 28 4:30PM Foggy Goggle, Go50 Apres-Ski Party
Jan. 30 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 2 7:30PM Grand Ave at the Jordan Hotel, Chef Summit
Feb. 18 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 19 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment Event
Feb. 20 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 21 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment Event
Feb. 27 11:30AM South Ridge Base Lodge
March 16 8:45AM South Ridge Lodge, Opening Ceremony for 24-Hour Charity Challenge
March 17 8:45AM South Ridge Lodge, Closing Ceremony for 24-Hour Charity Challenge
March 30 2PM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge, Spring Apres Concert Series
March 31 1PM White Cap Lodge, Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff
April 6 12PM White Cap Lodge, Spring Fest
April 13 2PM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge, Spring Apres Concert Series
April 14 12PM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge, Passholder BBQ

Betty the Yeti Appearances

Date Time Location
Jan. 19 11:30AM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge
Jan. 28 4:30PM Foggy Goggle, Go50 Apres-Ski Party
Feb. 2 7PM Grand Ave at the Jordan Hotel, Chef Summit
Feb. 16 11:30AM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 21 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment Event
Feb. 23 11:30AM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge
March 16 8:45AM South Ridge Lodge, Opening Ceremony for 24-Hour Charity Challenge
March 17 8:45AM South Ridge Lodge, Closing Ceremony for 24-Hour Charity Challenge
March 31 1PM White Cap Lodge, Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff
April 14 12PM Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge, Passholder BBQ

 

The Enchanted Forest

Eddy's home is located in the Enchanted Forest glade on lower North Peak. He is usually out exploring, but you can visit his house on skis in winter and on foot in summer, and sign his guest book. 

Yeti Sightings

Special Appearances

Eddy loves to make new friends at birthdays and other special events at Sunday River and in the local area during fall and winter from October through April. To learn more please contact eddy@sundayriver.com.