In honor of the opening of T72 with First Drop, let’s get schooled:
Origins: The name T72 stems from an internal resort map dating back to the early ‘80s. This map not only outlined Sunday River’s footprint of 11,000 plus acres, but also included any possible trail and lift additions. One of these possible trail locations was marked Trail 72.
Initial Design Phase: Sunday River worked with Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a group best known for their work on Winter X Games courses, to locate where the resort’s new park trail should be. When the location was determined, it coincided with the spot on the decades-old map identified as Trail 72…The name stuck.
Design & Construction: Sunday River began construction of T72 last summer, continuing to work with SPT along with Sunday River's own Simon Dumont. Together, they designed and created the 15-acre park. Lined with new snowmaking pipe and energy efficient HKD SV10 Impulse guns, T72 boasts enough snowmaking horsepower to house the resort’s largest jumps and rails, as well as an 18-foot superpipe.
First Drop: Thanks to our incredibly hard working park and snowmaking crews, T72 opened from top-to-bottom on Saturday, December 7 with a four jump line plus 10 rails in the jib park covering the lower section of the trail.