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 starting December 21. You can see him walking around the South Ridge Lodge and slopeside out in front of SnowSports School. In addition, both Eddy and Betty make special appearances throughout the season. 

Additional Eddy & Betty Appearances:

Date Time Location
Dec. 14 3:30PM Welcome Center, Winterfest Santa Visit
Dec. 27 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Dec. 28 7:30PM South Ridge Lodge
Dec. 30 6PM Grand Ave Jordan Hotel, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Dec. 31 7:30PM South Ridge Lodge Mahoosuc Room, NYE Kids Celebration
Jan. 6 5:30PM & 6:30PM Camp at Grand Summit Hotel & Sliders at Jordan Hotel
Jan. 7 7PM South Ridge Lodge
Jan. 8 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Jan. 9 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Jan. 18 6PM South Ridge Lodge
Jan. 27 4:30PM Foggy Goggle, Senior Week Apres-Ski Party
Jan. 30 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 1 7PM Grand Ave at the Jordan Hotel, Chef Summit
Feb. 18 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 18 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Feb. 19 7:30PM South Ridge Lodge
Feb. 20 6PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Feb. 22 5:30PM Grand Summit Ballroom, Black Diamond Family Entertainment
Feb. 27 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge
March 28 2PM South Ridge Lodge, Spring Apres Concert Series
March 29 11AM White Cap Lodge, Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff
April 4 1PM White Cap Lodge, Spring Fest
April 11 2PM South Ridge Lodge, Spring Apres Concert Series
April 12 8:30AM South Ridge Lodge, Easter Egg Hunt
April 12 11:30AM South Ridge Lodge, Season Pass BBQ

*This schedule is subject to change

 

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.