Newry, Maine (April 18, 2011)-On Sunday, April 24, Sunday River Ski Resort invites skiers and riders, as well as their friends and family, to celebrate the Easter holiday resort-style, starting with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by a children’s Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9 a.m.
As luck would have it, Easter Sunday also coincides with the resort’s last day of the season and as a result, Sunday River will be offering free skiing and riding all day long .
“It’s a great way to end the season,” Dana Bullen, Resort President for Sunday River, says. “We started six months ago and are celebrating another great season and closing day with free skiing and riding. That we’re also able to celebrate Easter on the very same day makes it that much more special.”
For guests interested in attending Sunday River’s sunrise service, the Barker Mountain Express chairlift will load out of the Barker base area starting at 6:30 a.m.
Following the close of the service, guests will ski or snowboard back down Barker Mountain to the base and starting at 8 a.m., the Barker Mountain Express and White Cap Quad chairlifts will operate to provide access to trails on Barker Mountain, Locke Mountain, and White Cap Mountain for the last day of the season.
Also taking place on Sunday morning, Sunday River will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9 a.m. For the event, hundreds of eggs will be filled with prizes and candy and scattered throughout the resort’s Perfect Turn Ski and Ride School learning area. Interested kids and their parents should meet just outside of the Perfect Turn Ski School on the patio deck with buckets or baskets in-hand. Once all of the Easter eggs have been collected, the Easter Bunny will make his way out to meet all of the kids for pictures.
For those guests interested in staying for the Easter Weekend, ski and stay packages are available starting at $69 for Saturday night and include a lift ticket to ski on Saturday. To book, visit www.sundayriver.com or call (800) 543-2754.
For more information on Sunday River’s Easter Sunday, visit www.sundayriver.com .
About Sunday River-A true four-season destination, Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding plus 40 kilometers of scenic Nordic trails at the Sunday River Outdoor Center, two Grand Resort Hotels, and golf at the highly acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne USA Resorts family of resorts and attractions and is located in Newry, Maine, amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Range. Follow us: www.sundayriver.com and www.facebook.com/sundayriver .