Demo Days, Movie Premiere, Freeride Event Highlight Thanksgiving at Sunday River

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 08 2006 - 03:22 PM

NEWRY, Maine -??“ In addition to dependable snow, Sunday River is offering a host of events this Thanksgiving weekend. Demo Days, the Grand Reopening of the Foggy Goggle, the First Annual TBD Open, and a tour stop of Snow Gods by Meathead Films, featuring footage from Sunday River’s Heat Harvest, will keep guests entertained on and off the mountain.

Skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to try out the latest gear from over a dozen manufacturers at Sunday River’s annual Demo Days on Nov. 25 and 26. “Demo Days are a great way to make an informed decision before specific skis and board models start selling out,” said Greg Luetje of Sunday River Sports.

This year’s list of brand names includes Atomic, Salomon, Rossignol, Nordica, K2, Volkl and many more. A credit card deposit and a $5 daily fee will allow guests to experiment with unlimited models.

The Foggy Goggle, a favorite apr??s ski hot spot, is one of many mountain amenities that received a facelift over the summer. Guests are invited to its Grand Reopening on Saturday, Nov. 25 to celebrate its new look, new menu, extended hours, and entertainment schedule.

Sunday River is featured prominently in Snow Gods, the latest movie by Meathead Films, which is coming to town on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Shipyard Brew Haus in White Cap Lodge. The Meatheads are known for their Eastern ski thrillers, and last season Sunday River’s parks and pipes crew built the first-ever Eastern “Superpark” at the base of White Heat for the film shoot. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, and showtime is 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25.

For the terrain park skiing and riding crowd, the First Annual TBD Open will take place on Saturday, Nov. 25. Male and female skiers and riders will compete in a jam session at noon. Registration will take place before the event and costs $5, which includes a ticket to Snow Gods showing that evening.

Ski and Stay packages for Thanksgiving weekend are available from $65 per person, per night. Lodging package details and a complete events calendar can be found at Sunday River has already commenced snowmaking operations and plans to open for the season as soon as temperatures permit additional snowmaking to provide top to bottom skiing and riding.