New snowguns give resort boost on terrain
Newry, Maine (November 5, 2012)—Sunday River plans to open tomorrow at 9 a.m., November 6, for skiing and snowboarding. The resort credits its potential top-to bottom open terrain to a recent $1 million investment into snowmaking.
“Thanks to our new energy-efficient snowguns, we’re able to make more snow on more trails by using less air than in years past,” Dana Bullen, President and General Manager, says.
If all goes according to plan, Sunday River will open tomorrow with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on the following trails: T2, Upper Punch, Sunday Punch, and Lower Punch with access off of its Locke Mountain Triple chairlift.
In the event that snowmaking temperatures are too warm near the base overnight, the resort will continue to make snow in higher elevations and will instead open its T2 trail and use its Locke Mountain Triple chairlift for midstation and download access in the morning.
Either way, the resort will continue to make snow as temperatures allow and push to open more terrain as snowmaking progresses.
Lift ticket prices and open terrain will be determined tomorrow morning and included in the resort’s 8 a.m. Mountain Report.
About Sunday River—A true four-season destination, Sunday River is the snowmaking capital of the world with eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, and the most slopeside lodging in the east including two Grand Hotels. In the summer months, the resort offers 20 miles of lift-serviced mountain biking, zipline tours, and golf at the highly acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and is located in Newry, Maine, amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Range. Follow us: sundayriver.com, facebook.com/sundayriver, and @sundayriver.