NEWRY, Maine — Amateur mogul skiers, Jimmy Buffett fans, and lovers of spring skiing will converge at Sunday River March 30-April 1 during the resort’s annual Parrot Head Festival presented by Bud Light, accompanied by the 20th Annual Bust ???n’ Burn mogul competition.
Sunday River’s Parrot Head Festival is the resort’s biggest party of the season. The ski resort will be transformed into a tropical paradise with outdoor festivities at the White Cap base area, including Jimmy Buffett cover bands, a margarita mix-off, pond skimming, a Key lime pie-eating contest and more. White Cap Lodge will also host Jimmy Buffett tribute bands on the evenings of Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.
The Bust ???n’ Burn mogul competition has long been a proving ground for amateur skiers of all ages. Up to 225 competitors race down Tempest with spectators looking on from the White Cap base area. The top 32 will move on to Sunday’s contest, and the top three in each age category and the top 32 overall will take home prizes valued at over $20,000 including plane tickets courtesy of American Airlines. Participation is open to all and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event at the Shipyard Brew Haus located in White Cap Lodge.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine as part of a collaborative effort between the Parrot Head Club of Maine and Sunday River. The Parrot Head Club of Maine is part of a worldwide network of Jimmy Buffett enthusiasts who provide support to not-for-profit humanitarian and environmental causes. Each year’s Parrot Head Festival at Sunday River raises approximately $10,000 for Maine’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. More information on the Parrot Head Club is available at www.phcofmaine.com .
Ski and stay packages are available from $79 per person, per night for Parrot Head Weekend. College students may take advantage of special College Spring Fling ski and stay packages. The Spring Fling package offers two days of skiing and two days of lodging in Sunday River’s Ski Dorm starting at $109 for the weekend, or lodging-only deals starting at $59. All reservations for this package are entered to win a pair of K2 skis.
Further information on these and other Sunday River events and lodging specials is available at www.sundayriver.com , or by calling (800) 543-2SKI.