Sunday River

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Sunday river
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

4.1

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 Maine after its sister ski resort Sugarloaf.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Sunday River vs
Sunday RiverSugarloaf
beginner21 %23 %
intermediate33 %34 %
advanced23 %27 %
expert23 %16 %
total runs135 160
ski area870ac 1,240ac
summit elevation3,150ft 4,237ft
total lifts15 13
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$105 $95
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall123″ 64″

Sunday River Reviews

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 15 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Average!

3 / 5

Nov 05, 2010
AAlexabel
not as much crowds
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 16, 2009
AAlexander
Very convenient lodging and good snow. Quite a hike from New York CIty though...
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 07, 2009
JJsteiger
great snowmaking, well-laid out lifts. my family loves this place, I think it is very good, but a little sterile and corporate in feel.
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 25, 2009
KKate
It is only 3hours from where I live always alot of good coverage. Handles my whole family from novice to excellent
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 24, 2005
JJanice
I haven't been to many of the others but my family and I enjoyed this trip very much. Lots of places to ski.
Other ski resorts in

Maine

Sugarloaf
23% 34% 43%
Sunday River
21% 33% 46%