CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 15, 2013) – As many eastern resorts begin to wind down operations, the three New England ski areas managed by Boyne Resorts are ramping up for the spring skiing season with a late-season round of snowmaking.
With temperatures dipping down into the single digits last night, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, and Loon Mountain each fired up their snowmaking systems to ensure substantial snow coverage well into April and beyond.
All three resorts are already sporting deep base depths thanks to heavy natural snowfall throughout February and early March, and used last night’s window of cold temperatures to build them further and ensure ample snow deep into the spring.
This marks the second consecutive year that the three resorts have made snow in March, and coincides with the launch of the 2013–2014 New England Pass, an inclusive season pass that offers access to Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Loon – a combined trail count of 345 trails and over 2,200 acres of skiable terrain. Anyone who purchases his or her pass in full can use it for the remainder of the current season beginning on March 18. Passes officially go on sale on Friday, March 15.
This late-season snowmaking is made possible by heavy investments in new, energy-efficient snowmaking technology over the past three years. The three resorts have invested more than $3.6 million in state-of-the-art, low-energy snow guns, allowing them to produce more snow than ever before, while simultaneously using less energy.
“As we’ve shown in the past, our resorts are committed to a long spring skiing season, and the investments we’ve made in the new snowmaking technology allow us to make that happen,” said John McGregor, Senior Vice-President of Ski Operations at Boyne Resorts.
For more information about Sunday River, Sugarloaf, or Loon Mountain, please visit www.sundayriver.com, www.sugarloaf.com, or www.loonmtn.com. For more information about Boyne Resorts, visit www.boyneresorts.com.
About Loon Mountain – Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering 2,100 feet of vertical, 60 trails, 7 tree skiing areas, 7 terrain parks, superpipe and halfpipe. Located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston and three miles from Exit 32 off Interstate 93, Loon was rated the most accessible mountain resort in the East by readers of SKI Magazine in October 2012, as well as a Top 10 Eastern resort.
About Sunday River – Located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountains, Sunday River is a four-season destination offering eight interconnected peaks covered in the most dependable snow in New England, two Grand Resort Hotels and in the warmer months, golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or go a step further, and become part of the family on our very own online Community.
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, as well as 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.
Loon Mountain, Sunday River and Sugarloaf are operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America.