April Fools Day Storm Drops Over Half A Foot of New Snow

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 01 2011 - 06:07 PM

Newry, Maine (April 1, 2011)-All jokes aside, skiers and riders are all marveling at Sunday River’s mid-winter conditions thanks to an April Fools Day snowstorm that has dropped over half a foot of fresh snow since earlier this morning .

Sunday River is expected to receive over a foot of snow from this storm just in time for tomorrow’s annual Parrot Head Festival , where first tracks will be met with margaritas and Jimmy Buffett tunes.

Currently open with 132 trails across all eight mountain peaks, this new snow brings the resort’s total snowfall to just shy of 150 inches for the season.

Starting tomorrow, April 2, thousands of skiers and riders will descend upon Sunday River for Jimmy Buffett-inspired parties, live music, costume contests, a pond-skimming competition, a margarita mix-off, the Bust ‘n’ Burn moguls challenge, and more-all thanks to the Parrot Head Club of The Northern Tropics’ efforts to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Festivities will take place slopeside at White Cap Base Lodge during the day and at Foggy Goggle in South Ridge Base Lodge at night.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefits Maine’s Make-A-Wish Foundation in a collaborative effort between the Parrot Head Club of The Northern Tropics and Sunday River. Each year’s Parrot Head Festival presented by Bud Light Lime raises approximately $6,000.

For more information on Sunday River including snow conditions and event times, 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.