NEWRY, Maine — Three of New England’s premier ski destinations, Loon?В® Mountain, Sunday River and Sugarloaf, will be available on one season pass for the 2008-2009 winter season. The New England Pass went on sale March 7 and offers a $50 bonus savings to current Threedom?В® and Maine Pass holders and free spring skiing to new season pass purchasers starting on March 23.
New England Pass prices start at $349 during the spring sale and offer access to New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain and Maine’s Sunday River and Sugarloaf: a total of 305 trails; 1,644 acres; 13 terrain parks; and 5 super/halfpipes; all served by 45 lifts. Current pass holders at Loon Mountain, Sunday River and Sugarloaf who upgrade or maintain an unrestricted pass (Gold or Anytime) or certain restricted passes (Silver or Limited Edition) will save an additional $50 when they purchase their 2008-09 New England Pass during the spring sale, which will be underway through April 30.
“We’ve been excited about this product ever since bringing Loon Mountain, Sunday River and Sugarloaf into the Boyne Resorts family,” said Stephen Kircher, president of Boyne Resorts Eastern Operations. “We want to reward our current season pass holders while inviting new skiers and riders to check us out. I’m proud to say we’re doing that. The amount of terrain and experiences available at these resorts plus additional benefits at sister resorts including Big Sky in Montana makes the New England Pass the best value in the northeast.”
All three resorts are in the midst of large-scale upgrades including Loon Mountain’s South Peak expansion, and both Sunday River and Sugarloaf experiencing the largest capital spending in a decade. Preliminary planning suggests all three resorts are in line for expanded capital investment in the coming months and years to include lifts, trails, amenities, snowmaking and grooming.
Three levels of New England Passes will be available through April 30 during the spring sale period. The Bronze Pass, listed at $349 is an all-ages pass offering midweek, non-holiday access to all three resorts. The Silver Pass, listed at $599, offers access every day of the season excluding 12 black-out dates. The Gold Pass, listed at $899, offers unrestricted access. There are teen and junior versions of the Gold and Silver Pass, plus a Gold Pass for seniors available during the spring sale. A complete list of New England Pass product information will be available at www.newenglandpass.com.
Current pass holders at Loon Mountain, Sunday River and Sugarloaf who maintain or upgrade their pass status with the purchase of a Gold or Silver Pass during the spring sale will receive an additional $50 savings. All new pass holders will receive free skiing this season starting on March 23.
New pass purchasers have deep snow and a full line up of events to look forward to this spring. All three resorts are experiencing banner snow years with nearly 200 inches to date. Resort events slated after March 23 include the Parrothead Festival at Sunday River, Reggae Weekend at Sugarloaf and the Slush Pool Party Weekend at Loon.
College New England Passes valid at all three resorts will be announced at a later date.