Sunday River Maine

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Trails

Beginner
21%
Intermediate
33%
Advanced / Expert
46%

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Overview

Sunday River is among the best ski resorts in New England. It ranks high for snowmaking, grooming, modern lifts, and a long reliable season starting in October and often the first ski resort in New England to open. Halloween skiing through April, even May is where the River shines. We ski all over the globe and find the best snowmaking and grooming at The River on eight peaks of ski terrain. We also get the most skiing in here with the speedy well-located lifts connecting the eight peaks from White Cap to Locke Mountain, to Barker, to Spruce, North Peak, and Aurora, to Oz and Jordan Bowl. Sunday River is the second biggest ski resort in New England, second only to Maine sister ski resort Sugarloaf with over 1,000-acres.

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Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Quads
4
Quad Chairs
5
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chair
1
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
825 feet
Summit
3150 feet
Vertical drop
2325 feet

Terrain

Total runs
135
Terrain Parks
5
Longest Run
3.0 miles
Skiable Terrain
870 acres
Snowmaking Area
552 acres

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DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Average!

3.3 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Sunday River is large for an East Coast mountain. It has a few different peaks and gives you the opportunity to move around and avoid some crowds. They are also well known for their parks and it is well deserved. They do a great job with man made snow, but be prepared for some... More
MCMichael C.
advanced snowboarder
Average!

3.5 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Sunday River is a great place for people to learn how to ski/board and progress. There is a good variety of terrain and plenty of space to disperse people. While it doesn't snow quite as often, powder days are great, especially at OZ and Jordan Bowl.... More
SCSean C.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
I recently moved to Maine about a year ago and have loved it last year I bought a season pass to Sunday River I had been there on a school trip once before and had a really good time figured it would be worth the money I went alone a couple times midweek when the crowds were to... More
RSRyan S.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
One of the most expansive resorts in the east, Sunday River does all it can to open the earliest and stay open the longest. Very committed to their grooming and slopside accommodations. It's unique in that there is a large variety of terrain for literally all ability levels.... More
EDEdward D.
advanced skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Sunday River is big mountain skiing in the east with lots of terrain for all abilities. Usually not crowded with great snowmaking and lots of choices for lodging including true ski in/ski out. ... More
DDiane
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 08, 2012
I own a house near Sunday River. I think it was a better resort 5 years ago.
DDebra
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 07, 2012
The terrain i great; however the snow grooming was a little less than expectations this past FEb. Good experience overall.
RRich
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 24, 2011
Excellent snow and conditions. Tons of trails. Not nearly as customer oriented as Jay Peak.
KKatie
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 22, 2011
Its awesome. Not really any out of bounds stuff easily accessible but when I lived on the East Coast I went at least once a year for a week.
AAlexabel
Average!

3 / 5

Nov 05, 2010
not as much crowds
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