Sunday River Resort reopens for 2022 ski season

New England skiers will be able to hit the slopes long before the Thanksgiving turkey hits the oven.

The Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine is preparing to turn on the lifts this Thursday, November 16.

According to the ski resort, snow guns began covering several slopes in their winter coats last Sunday.

Despite an unusually warm fall for the season, the resort was able to enjoy several summer upgrades, including three miles of snowmaking hoses, 81 new HKD Klik fire hydrants and 26 new fan guns. Additionally, the resort has completed construction of a new snowmaking booster pump station, located at the summit of North Peak, which will distribute more water to its western peaks. The resort says the additions will allow them to produce more snow than ever before.

“Snowmaking has been a mainstay of our mountain operations since Sunday River’s inception,” says General Manager Brian Heon. “These investments significantly increase our snowmaking capacity and confirm our commitment to providing our customers with the best possible snow surface for years to come.”

The resort will open while offering ski terrain on two peaks with lift service from the Lock Mountain Triple.

Sunday River plans to open Thursday for New England Passholders, Ikon Passholders and Ticket Packs, with daily operations beginning immediately. Daily lift tickets will be accepted for skiing and horseback riding starting Saturday, November 19.

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