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Sunday River’s Five-Year Vision Highlights Future Enhancements
More snowmaking, additional terrain, a new spa, a dedicated terrain park trail, a redefined ski school experience, real estate opportunities, and additional resort amenities among those enhancements included in new five-year plan
Newry, Maine (Winter 2012/2013)—More snowmaking, additional skiable terrain, a new spa center, a dedicated terrain park trail, a redefined ski school experience, real estate opportunities, and additional resort amenities are among those enhancements listed in Sunday River Resort’s newly updated five-year vision available to view online at sundayriver.com.
Released this past spring, Sunday River’s Vision highlights how the resort has grown since joining the Boyne Resorts family back in 2007, and defines those areas in which the resort intends to build upon or improve in the next five years.
To date, Sunday River has benefited from over $30 million in capital enhancements, including a new Chondola lift, night skiing, snowmaking upgrades, hotel enhancements, and resort activities, including geocaching, Zipline Tours, and Twin Zips.
New this winter, guests will benefit from nearly $2.7 million in capital enhancements including $1 million toward the purchase of 300 additional energy efficient snow guns. These new guns will be placed on 15 of the resort’s most popular trails and help Sunday River open more terrain at an even faster rate.
This added snowmaking horsepower will help Sunday River provide better ski-in/ski-out access to the resort’s Grand Summit Resort Hotel and other slopeside properties, as well as better snow coverage for its dedicated competitive training areas, including the Monday Mourning trail.
In the next five years, Sunday River will continue to invest in its snowmaking infrastructure with the goal to increase its pumping capability and double its water capacity all while significantly reducing energy consumption. Each winter, Sunday River spends approximately $2.5 million to produce man-made snow and last winter made snow a total of 106 days.
Last winter, Sunday River turned its Blind Ambition glade into the largest glade at the resort, not to mention the second largest glade in the state of Maine. In the next five years, the resort will continue to add to its on-mountain experience with more skiable terrain in the form of new and improved glades, as well as a designated terrain park trail—all of which will create more than 200 acres of additional skiable terrain within the resort’s eight-mountain boundary.
For the coming winter, guests can expect to see additional tree work done to its existing Blind Ambition and Hardball glades, as well as new glade work done to expand its Enchanted Forest glade.
The Enchanted Forest glade expansion is approximately 10 acres of new terrain and will be considered an intermediate area. This expansion will be located in the existing wooded area adjacent to the original Enchanted Forest glade to skier’s right on the Absolutely trail.
Currently, Sunday River is home to two separate spa experiences with locations at both Grand Resort Hotels. In the coming years, Sunday River will build upon its luxury and pampering offerings by constructing a new 5,000-square-foot spa facility located adjacent to its Jordan Grand Resort Hotel.
The new spa area, called Solace Spa, will serve as the flagship of the resort’s dedicated Luxury Zone and elevate Sunday River as a true destination resort.
-Redefined Ski School Experience:
To provide a better arrival experience for guests enrolled in the resort’s Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School, Sunday River will work to expand its current facilities with a new Ski School Center located slopeside on the Sundance trail in the South Ridge base area.
This new facility will better accommodate all adult and children’s programs, and will provide room for the addition of new features for competition programs.
-Real Estate Opportunities:
New this year, guests to Sunday River can turn their dreams of owning a piece of the resort into a reality through two new real estate developments. Village Off The Green is located on the Sunday River Golf Course and includes nine single home lots ranging between three and four acres in size. The second development, The Glades at Ridge Run, includes 13 single home ski-in/ski-out lots each sized at a little over one acre. The Glades at Ridge Run offers future homeowners direct access to the popular South Ridge base area. Both developments are being sold through the Sunday River Real Estate office.
-Additional Resort Amenities:
This past summer, Sunday River added two new resort activities—a Bungee Trampoline and a Nine-Hole Disc Golf Course—to its growing list of summer offerings.
New this winter, Sunday River will continue to build upon its goal to become a family-friendly destination resort with a life-sized home for its mascot Eddy The Yeti located just off of the resort’s new Kid’s Adventure Trail. The addition of this new home will provide the resort with a new special events area for kids as well as provide a fun place for families to explore along this year-round trail.
Sunday River’s Five Year Vision was originally created in 2007 after joining the Boyne Resorts family.
About Sunday River—Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world class skiing and snowboarding, two Grand Resort Hotels and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.