Sunday River

15 South Ridge Rd., Newry , ME (Driving Directions to Sunday River)
Last Updated: 10/23/2016 5:49 AM

Sunday River Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 41 Beginner
  • 48 Intermediate
  • 24 Advanced
  • 22 Expert
Eight mountain peaks, 135 trails and the most dependable snow in New England.

Sunday River Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Sunday River Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 15

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 135

Weekend Hours


Sunday River Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

780 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,340 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,120 ft

Sunday River Ski Pictures and Photos

Sunday River Logo
Sunday River Trail Map

Sunday River Reviews & Tips (59)

Considering the type of winter, who could expect 'great' conditions? It was definitely not! Not much to work with on the slopes. Steeper terrain is skied off quickly, otherwise it would be a great resort. I concur with other readers that it appears that many skiers and riders bomb down and cut off others...I don't think I ever noticed any ski patrol out on the slopes. The potential for serious crashes is definitely high at SR. But all in all, seems like it is a great place to ski. Def going again.
Sunday River review written Feb 01 2016 - 07:11 PM
LG Advanced Skier
Sat., Dec. 9, 2015, 'took one run in the morning and decided conditions were not good. 'Few trails open because of a warm winter with little snow, and I went over a very sticky spot on what looked like OK snow. A friend of mine also felt that there were far too many unsafe skiers & snowboarders on the limited trails. Therefore, we both immediately went to Guest Services, told them our opinions, and they kindly provided us with vouchers to come back and ski some other time during this season. That's EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Thank you, Sunday River [staff]! I pray they get some excellent cold & snow as this winter progresses. We usually LOVE to ski there!
Sunday River review written Dec 22 2015 - 07:40 PM
Dave in Canton Intermediate Skier
Review the trail map if your a first timer at SR. Start at Barker and work your way to Jordan. Check out Lallapalozza and work your skill level up from there. Had a great experience on the east coast. Will be back next year for sure. Thanks SR
Sunday River review written Mar 16 2015 - 03:01 PM
JohnT Intermediate Skier
They groom too much, but a decent place overall. Nice people.
Sunday River review written Mar 03 2015 - 04:11 PM
snowhugger Advanced Skier
February 27 and 28, 2015. The snow was great. The trails were well groomed which I enjoy, but with some bumps and jumps to skier's right for those that like that terrain type. There was a great variety of trails that were geared toward all skill levels on each peak. We enjoyed the longer runs and wide trails. Friday was not crowded and lift lines went very quickly. Saturday was more crowded, but lift lines were very organized and moved well. Everyone was very friendly. The food prices in the lodges were a bit high. We ate at Sliders in the Jordan Hotel on Saturday. The food was great and it was less expensive! We are definitely returning next year and bringing more friends. My husband is expert skier and my son is an advanced snowboarder.
Sunday River review written Mar 02 2015 - 07:47 PM
M. L. Culver Intermediate Skier
Great mountain, we have come 3years in a row and we be back next year, great glades and the best snow, it has something for everyone. As it is said a very happy place!!
Sunday River review written Mar 01 2015 - 05:51 PM
Rich Intermediate Skier
We skied Sunday River on December 29 and 30, 2014. Frigid temperatures with a sheet of ice for a base made the ski conditions difficult. It is a great resort, however the mountain should do more for the safety of the skiers. I have seen too many fast skiers on uncontrollable surface, who can endanger others. Like in many other resorts all over the country, reckless skiing and boarding should be monitored and punished by a loss of a ski pass. In all though, I love Sunday River.
Sunday River review written Jan 02 2015 - 01:59 PM
Suzanna Advanced Skier
I skied at Sunday River on Sat. & Sun., 12/20-21/14. Conditions were good -- temp.s around 20-27 F, and LOTS of snowmaking going on. The Chondola, Lift 2, and others ran well. 'Staff were very courteous. One of the younger "Lifties" (i.e., lift operators) wasn't sure about directions to an area I wanted to find, but he did offer to give me a Trail Map. *As for Brad G.'s complaint about poor lessons: I recommend he complain to the management about the specific Instructor, when the problem occurred, etc. I've had excellent group lessons from some instructors, in the past, there. Yes, I'd ski at Sunday River again, for sure! If you've never been to "SR", I'd recommend skiing there. I've skied various Green, Blue, and some Black trails there. As with almost all ski resorts, the cafeteria & restaurant food can be pricey, but "SR" at least has a decent variety of places to eat & foods.
Sunday River review written Dec 23 2014 - 08:11 PM
Dave M. Intermediate Skier
Hands down the best mountain in the East, it's well worth the price of admission
Sunday River review written Mar 08 2014 - 05:43 PM
QHOP Advanced Skier
Friday 2/21 they got rain which turned their epic snowfall to brick. Their excellent grooming has made most of the trails skiable, but all the bumps trails and Oz are closed or cement blocks. You can get an edge in; it is faaast and coooold right now. March should be awesome when it softens up! Lodging discount tip: stay off mountain. Liftopia tix + Bethel Inn or another spot is hundreds of $$ saving.
Sunday River review written Feb 27 2014 - 07:06 PM
BethelLover Advanced Skier
Happily returned from a week of skiing Sunday River. All the Staff in all capacities are friendly, smiling & helpful(if required:)). The snow was wonderful, the runs were well groomed.; We skied the entire resort. The Clam chowder was great as well!
Sunday River review written Feb 14 2014 - 06:36 PM
Eleanor Intermediate Skier
Take the lessons included in the Ski'n'Stay deals! I've done well in Intermediate/High-Intermediate-level group lessons. The instructors are excellent! They screen the participants with the first run of the session, to ensure people are in the proper class. I recommend morning group lessons, because they help improve technique early in the day -- and provide food for thought and technique to work on for the rest of the day. Points were clearly presented and the interaction with us "students" was excellent. I asked questions & received good, polite answers. The lessons were huge "confidence-builders". I felt good going down one run that was, in part, Black Diamond (Advanced) level -- "Monday Mourning", towards the end of one session. Sunday River works very hard in making snow, as soon as the temp.s drop below freezing. The snow was soft & creamy/mushy on 12/23/13, with only two (three?) lifts open, during "The Big Thaw" (temp.s > 35 F). However, the temp.s dropped overnight and it was apparent that LOADS of snow were made before skiing started on 12/24/13. BRAVO! Starting from the Grand Summit hotel, fun runs are had using Lift 11, then Lift 9 -- the latter has Green & Blue runs that can be taken to get over to the lessons sign-in/up area at South Ridge Lodge, and to the Chondola. The Chondola provides access to enjoyable Green & Blue runs [and a Double Diamond] that in turn lead to other lifts & peaks. I intend to go "SR" again! The "Lifties", Instructors, hotel & other staff have always been very friendly and willing to help & answer my questions about various things.
Sunday River review written Dec 29 2013 - 05:14 PM
Dave M. Intermediate Skier
I was at Sunday River on Dec. 12013 . Was very happy with conditions considering the time of year, The open trails were a bit icy but that was expected. One thing that impressed me the most was the friendly welcoming attitudes of ALL the lift attendants. I know these people work hard and deal with so many people, I was very pleased with their friendly greetings and an interest in how I was enjoying my runs, A great place to always. Cheers to the employees of Sunday River
Sunday River review written Dec 03 2013 - 08:25 PM
Shawn Intermediate Skier
March 29th. Under "Points to consider while writing" this web site says; "What would you say to others with your ski level who are interested in going?" If you are an expert skier here is all you need to know: Legs spent, face hurts from smiling. Get it while you can summer’s coming.
Sunday River review written Mar 31 2013 - 05:57 PM
ShamWoW! Advanced Skier
The Korean restaurant at South Ridge, Cho Sun, has amazing soups. I had the gluten free (yam) glass noodles, chicken broth and pork belly. Yum.
Sunday River review written Mar 30 2013 - 09:10 AM
Susan B Advanced Skier
Great after-storm skiing last Friday. Parked at Barker, started with Right Stuff. Good cruiser for warming up. Next up was Top Gun. It wasn't groomed and the bumps looked nice & soft, but the snow varied from very deep to very hard, making for a very challenging run. This seemed to be the theme on the ungroomed runs. Tons of great cruising on the groomed runs, though. Real hero snow! Tip of the day: find a run that was groomed after the storm but then allowed to bump up, or look for the good snow and soft bumps on the edges of the groomed trails. Run of the day: vortex. White Heat was also nice.
Sunday River review written Mar 24 2013 - 02:30 PM
Eric S. Advanced Skier
Mid week, post snow storm in March was well worth playing hooky! We went to White Cap Lodge, parked in front of the door and had the place to ourselves (people don't realize there are other options besides the usually crowded South Ridge.) Have not skied in snow like this here in Maine ever! And love the deals Sunday River is now offering all the time through Liftopia.
Sunday River review written Mar 23 2013 - 10:26 AM
Cindy Intermediate Skier
I believe Federica may be mistaken about the Aurora Peak Quad. We were there this weekend, caught first chair on the Chondola and took Paradigm down to the Aurora Quad and then out to Jordan bowled by 8:30 a.m. North Peak express Quad, on the other hand, does not open until 9 AM on weekends.
Sunday River review written Mar 18 2013 - 02:20 PM
TJ Advanced Skier
Always remember that the lift to Aurora Peak doesn't open until 9.00 if you are thinking of reaching Jordan Bowl early in the morning...well, think twice! You may be getting stuck for 20 minutes or so! Other than that, I can't say anything less than wonderful about the place!
Sunday River review written Mar 11 2013 - 10:34 AM
Federica Advanced Skier
Great time and perfect conditions... It was a family trip and a perfect day !!
Sunday River review written Mar 06 2013 - 05:22 AM
Debbie Advanced Skier
Sunday river is a great mountain for all levels of skiing. Definitely buy your tickets from Liftopia. Also if you ski during a holiday you lift tickets is good from 8am-8pm. Don't drag you skis home everynight - for $4/day you can store them and your poles and all you have to drag home is helmets and boots (which is enough). This is a huge help for a family with younger ones skiing. Can't say enough about our experience at Sunday river!
Sunday River review written Feb 25 2013 - 07:17 AM
Younginsnow Intermediate Skier
what a great job Sunday River did following the big winds with snow mgmt and help from above. Pristine conditions in and out of the trees, groomers and powder. Will come back soon....
Sunday River review written Feb 22 2013 - 06:07 PM
lovinit Advanced Skier
We were there this weekend and got the liftopia tickets in advance. We could only really ski Sat, not Sunday/Monday due to the weather/WIND. Because of their snow guarantee, SR provided vouchers because lift closures due to wind were very limiting. We think that was fair and look forward to heading back again soon, despite how far we traveled from NYC to get there! Beautiful, restful weekend.
Sunday River review written Feb 20 2013 - 02:23 PM
Kim and Dan Intermediate Skier
Bought Liftopia tickets ahead of time and only a couple of lifts were open at Sunday River. Even with discount it wasn't worth waiting in huge lines for a couple lifts to ski only a fraction of the area due to high winds. Not sure if I will buy ahead of time again and get stuck spending money for a ski resort which was for all purposes CLOSED.
Sunday River review written Feb 19 2013 - 05:30 PM
JJL Intermediate Skier
Great skiing ,got a few beautiful days in before the snowstorm! recommend getting your tickets with and thank God the Sunday River lodge had wifi so that i can get to show my tickets on my phone. T-mobile coverage up there is null to zero,no data connection. besides that awesome days !!!
Sunday River review written Feb 09 2013 - 09:20 PM
cosmin adam Beginner Snowboarder
Sunday River is in the middle of no-where. I mean... an hour and a half off the highway-middle-of-NOWHERE...which is why it's awesome. My tips: Get up there when it's snowing (fairly heavily) to avoid lift lines and have a great day of skiing. Going a day or two after it dumps is awesome as well, but any time after that the sun beats on the mountain all day long and melts some of the snow, causing some ice, so there are definitely lots of runs to avoid. Jordan bowl, while packed most of the time, is the place to be on any day. You'll catch some ice on icy days, but over all it keeps a good snow cover, and Lollapalooza is a great run to blast down. If it's windy, you might want to stay away, because they WILL close lifts (including Jordan Bowl) If you're into some real squirrelly stuff, you can take on white cap which has the longest steepest run on the east coast, as well as "Shockwave" which is about as close to Big Mountain as you'll get in the east as well. White Cap also has a Shipyard brew pub, which serves all Shipyard brews and some KILLER mixed drinks. I'm torn between Sunday River and Sugarloaf being my favorite mountain to ride...but make the trip here without a doubt. It's awesome for the entire family. Oh...and if you like blasting through the woods, take a deep snow-day run on Goat of the best runs on the mountain. -CHEERS!-
Sunday River review written Feb 04 2013 - 02:09 PM
Kevin Advanced Snowboarder
Day tripped to Sunday River w/my 22 y.o. son & 2 of his friends on 1/16/13, taking advantage of a sweet deal on tickets from Liftopia. Snowed all the way there and all day. The BEST snow conditions all vacation...we had NO lines all day. The staff were friendly and helpful everywhere we went - inside and out. Barker was our favorite. A bit too much hiking as we went to/from the right-side peaks (Aurora/Oz/Jordan). A perfect day - skied all day w/o even stopping for lunch-it was THAT good! Biggest tip: beware of the Ghostwave wings at the brewery. They are beyond hot...brutal!! Can't wait to go back!
Sunday River review written Jan 30 2013 - 05:51 PM
Meesh Advanced Skier
Planned a trip to NH, we decided on another rode trip to Sunday River while there, so good we decided a round tripper the next day also using Liftopia!
Sunday River review written Jan 21 2013 - 07:19 AM
FrankO Advanced Skier
Skied all 40 trials Sunday River had to offer yesterday. I was surprised how good the conditions were since its hasn't snowed at all his year. Most of the mtn is in the shade and the guns were running all day and night. Booked an online ski in- ski out deal including breakfast and lift tickets for $250. We had the whole resort to ourselves. Looking forward to going back later in the season and skiing more of the mtn.
Sunday River review written Dec 13 2012 - 11:51 AM
djkazlee Intermediate Skier
Conditions were great. Mountain just recieved 13" of snow. Employees on the mountain were great as usual. We had our annual guys ski trip. Very disappointed that there was no cigar smoking on the South Ridge deck or any building for that matter. I guess the good news was our bar bill went from $300 to $30. Thought they could set up somewhere for the after ski cigar and drink. May have to consider an alternative place for the future. It was nice to watch the sun set at the end of the day with a good cigar and drink.
Sunday River review written Mar 07 2012 - 02:32 PM
TeeCee Beginner Skier
Still my favorite happy place. Fantastic mountain with endless terrain, you can spend all day and never return to the base and still do all different trails. If you're up for it, White Heat is tons of fun, but get there early before it ices up.
Sunday River review written Mar 05 2012 - 07:19 AM
matty Advanced Snowboarder
Amazing place to ski. I purchased a 3 day lift ticket. Ended up doing in my ACL last run of the first day. They gave me passes to compensate for what I lost in not being able to ski... they can be redeemed for a full year, not just this season. Friendly employees everywhere I went. Ski patrol was awesome, though I hope no one reading this will ever need them :-) Liftopia was easy to use and saved me money...Gotta LOVE IT!!
Sunday River review written Mar 04 2012 - 06:19 PM
Kimm Intermediate Skier
We loved Sunday River. It had been several years! Beautiful mountain and nice LONG trails. If you find its a busy weekend., drop off at Whitecap lodge. Its very quiet there! You can ski over to South Ridge and Barker very easiliy. Barker and South Ridge are where all the people are. Great trails, however at a few spots the trails all merge and its a little nuts!!!! We liked the trails at Jordan peak...skip OZ...unless there is a major snowstorm. Have fun!!!!
Sunday River review written Feb 26 2012 - 05:46 PM
Katie Intermediate Skier
skiied ny weekend. snow was great. lots of terrain and no lines. stayed at brookside. outdoor pool was great. foggy goggle has amazing food and the nicest servers. the sr ticket agent was nice enough to the liftopia site for cheap tix. love this resort and cant wait to get back. and i drive all the way from phil!
Sunday River review written Jan 05 2012 - 04:40 PM
mat Advanced Skier
I consider myself an "Early Intermediate". I skied 12/24-25/11, this past weekend and, considering the paucity of snow currently in New England, I give credit to Sunday River for having some natural snow but also for cranking-up the snow-making! I skied South Ridge, drilling to improve my form on the various green runs, then using the Chondola to ski on the larger blue runs, as well. The lifts speeds were fine, and the lines moved well. The staff are VERY friendly and helpful. I skied at "SR" last season -- with the NE's awesome snowfall -- and enjoyed the experience then, as well. I plan to ski SR again, this season, and recommend taking various lifts to access trails spread over the multiple slopes. Also, eating a later lunch will reduce the "zoo-i-ness" in the restaurants, to some extent. If you've never skied SR, then I recommend you go -- unless you've been spoiled by skiing huge lines on giant mountains with "blower, cold-smoke powder" you're whole life. The packed powder and modest powder are fun to ski on, at SR!
Sunday River review written Dec 30 2011 - 04:16 AM
Dave M Intermediate Skier
Saturday, March 26th was pretty good, if not windy. Trails groomed nicely with icy patches where you would expect them. Not exactly spring skiing conditions but that was not a negative! Sunday we saw half the mountain closed to wind holds but got some good runs on Aurora peak (before that closed) and then finished out the day early on Spruce. Cold and windy for our last weekend of the season but not a wash by any stretch.
Sunday River review written Mar 28 2011 - 03:03 PM
Kristen Advanced Skier
I'm actually a skier and snowboarder, and the mountain is great for both sports. Lots of terrain to all skill levels. There were practically no lines and the tickets aren't that expensive compared to some other resorts. Loved the boarder/skier cross course and the glades.
Sunday River review written Mar 14 2011 - 07:27 PM
Drew Advanced Skier
Great time and perfect conditions. My favorite ME mountain thusfar.
Sunday River review written Mar 11 2011 - 07:54 PM
Pete Intermediate Snowboarder
I love SR. Not only they have a very friendly stuff and great conditions, they also have a snow guarantee. Skiing on Saturday was superb, but we got a two day pass and it rained heavily on Sunday. So the SR crew gave us a voucher to be used till the end of this season. I am def coming back.
Sunday River review written Mar 07 2011 - 02:16 PM
Natalie Intermediate Skier
I hadn't skied for 16 years and made Sunday River my comeback attempt. The weather was perfect on Friday and the mountain was not crowded at all. We started at White Cap, but found ourselves spending much of the day at Spruce and Barker. Some really nice blue/blacks on Spruce (Risky Business and American Express). Saturday was spent on the other peaks. I didn't feel ready for Oz, so can't speak to it, but from the lift it looked wide open. I guess if you're advanced, you'll have those trails to yourself. We hit Jordan Bowl 4 or 5 times and hit the glades off Lollapalooza each time. Blind Ambition is a moderate glade trail that isn't steep and was a really fun getaway from the crowd that is staying at the Jordan Hotel and primarily using that peak. It was crowded after lunch, but nothing too terrible. Overall a great weekend and a great mountain.
Sunday River review written Mar 07 2011 - 07:27 AM
gary Intermediate Skier
Sunday River was great! thanks for the discounted tix!
Sunday River review written Mar 05 2011 - 04:13 PM
sandy Intermediate Skier
Don't fall in front of Awesome Neal... This mountain was a blast... Went with about 12 Skier's and Boarder's ranging from noobs to advanced, and everyone had a blast... Can't wait to go back.
Sunday River review written Feb 28 2011 - 04:33 PM
The Botrock Intermediate Snowboarder
Awesome mountain. Lift facilities are unmatched anywhere. With a little planning you can avoid lines on even the busiest day. Sugarloaf has great terrain but if you spend your time waiting to enjoy it while in line, what's the point?
Sunday River review written Feb 27 2011 - 02:13 PM
H Family Advanced Skier
Probably my favorite resort. Their groomers and steeps are unsurpassed in the East. (Yes, I like them better than sugarloaf). Their steeps are extremely challenging. Great long groomers here. Just stay away from North Peak during the day and life lines won't be a problem. Jordan Bowl is my fave peak, great long runs, no lines and steeps. Excalibur is quite a trail; it's a blue but better steeps than many the blacks- and even some doubles- I've done elsewhere. I wish they would go the way of Sugarloaf (same owners) and open up some sidecountry glades.
Sunday River review written Feb 19 2011 - 09:48 PM
Regina Advanced Skier
Overall it worked fine and I saved about $30.
Sunday River review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:07 PM
Michael Advanced Snowboarder
We started our day off on the Oz and Jordan Peaks and worked our way over to White Cap. I believe we did this backwards, becuase by the time we got over to White Cap the steeps were icy and carved over. Glades on Oz and Jordan were amazing. Hucking rocks on Celestial was epic. One tip is to take two day's to concor the mountain. It is large, and tough to ski the entire mountain in one day.
Sunday River review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:05 PM
Rob Siano Advanced Skier
If you start your day at South Ridge, and you're advanced enough for White Heat, do yourself a favor and get over that way early before the less experienced snowboarders slide down and take all the snow with them. It takes a couple of runs to work your way over there so you can be warmed up and ready to go. Work your way back across and have lunch at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel - almost no lines, no waiting unlike South Ridge which is a zoo at noon. After lunch you can work your way back for some nice cruising to end the day. One day just doesn't do this place justice so if you can manage two days do it, you won't be disappointed.
Sunday River review written Feb 14 2011 - 07:41 PM
ALA Advanced Skier
I usually start my day at White cap lodge as it is smaller and less busy. Southridge is the main lodge with lots of services, but also lots of people. Get there early and head for Jordan Bowl. The 3 green and blue trails over there are some of the best on the mountain for any level of experience; nice cruisers that are really wide, not too steep, but you can get going if you are so inclined. Plus there is an easy glade over there if you want to try that out, and a more difficult one if you are into that. The lodge services are limited there and there are no ticket or rental offices. By mid afternoon many trails can be a little skiied off and bumpy, so stick to the trail edges for some fluffy goodness late in the day. I usually like to finish up with some runs off the Barker Mtn quad as i can get to any lodge from that lift.
Sunday River review written Feb 14 2011 - 01:00 PM
Tony F Advanced Skier
Experts head for the trees - celestial trees, flying monkey glade, everything off the Oz chair, wizards gulch & blind ambition trees - you'll have them all to yourselves :)
Sunday River review written Jan 30 2011 - 03:23 PM
Papi Advanced Skier
Everything with Liftopia was great Plus the skiing was also great.
Sunday River review written Jan 24 2011 - 04:52 PM
Rick Advanced Snowboarder
Try to go during the week, no lines, no waiting and great conditions. Just got back from using my two day pass. Wednesday was a little rough as not all trails were groomed after a good 6-8" of snow the day/night before and then it crusted over during the night. Thursday was amazing, great conditions and nicely groomed. Have to say my favorite run as someone getting back into skiing after about 10 years off is Lollapalooza over in the Jordan Bowl. It's a nice long run that's probably border line green/blue.
Sunday River review written Jan 22 2011 - 09:07 AM
Phil Intermediate Skier
You can always find good snow @ SR. Be it natural or otherwise, all 8 peaks have much to offer. Lift lines limited. They really move folks up the hill. Ski there once & I bet you come back....
Sunday River review written Jan 19 2011 - 04:58 PM
Airborne80 Advanced Skier
don't make the mistake I made - waited in the long ticket lines only to be told I had to get my tickets in the long guest services line. I should have read the page I printed because it does say to go to guest services. But it was nice to get a discount on a 2 day pass and not have to wait in line the next day. Sunday River is awesome - Jordan Bowl in the morning and White Cap in the afternoon. And don't forget to go to the Matterhorn on your way home for some pizza and apres ski!
Sunday River review written Jan 18 2011 - 09:45 AM
Adrienne Advanced Skier
It's a decent mountain, but if you get a two day pass you have to wait in the guess service line to get your pass and it took longer than it did for people outside to get their single day pass. I'm not sure how this makes sense when I tried to save time by buying my ticket online.
Sunday River review written Jan 03 2011 - 06:23 AM
John Advanced Snowboarder
This tip's for newly-Intermediate level skiers: Take the Chondola - it'll get you up to the North Peak's Peak Lodge if you need a food/bathroom break, and will provide you access to some nice runs. I cruised on Dream Maker, Southway and Double Dipper, 12/25/10 - a day when it wasn't crowded. Snowmaking was "on", so there were powdery areas in addition to the packed-powder base. Sections of "Green" D.M. were like some "Blue" runs at Wachusett, in terms of steepness. I strongly recommend Liftopia and Sunday River, and would like to return to "SR", to ski longer trails & improve my technique. 'NICE, BIG MOUNTAIN!
Sunday River review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:26 PM
Dave M. ("early" Intermediate skier) Intermediate Skier
Best chair from South Ridge - Chondola - green and blue runs Best blue runs - Escapade (South Ridge Chondola) American Express/Risky Business (Spruce Triple) Sunday Punch (Barker Chair) Northern Lights (Aurora Peak) Excalibur (Jordan Bowl) Best black runs (cruisers) - Right Stuff (Barker) Obsession (White Cap) - Do it over and over! Airglow (Aurora)
Sunday River review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:16 PM
Barry Polsky Advanced Skier
White Cap and Spruce Peak had the best conditions and barely any people on the slopes (even thought lifts took forever)
Sunday River review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:13 PM
NG Intermediate Skier
best snowboarding is oz, aurora, and Jordan bowl in the morning especially after any amount if new snow, then noonish ride the steeps of barker, Locke, and white cap. then when the crowd dies down, hit all the nice parks.
Sunday River review written Dec 08 2010 - 08:01 PM
k2snow Advanced Snowboarder
ski early
Sunday River review written Oct 07 2010 - 11:06 AM
Todd Haywood Intermediate Skier

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