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2016-17 Fact Sheet

Facts and figures about Sunday River Resort

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Darcy Lambert
Sunday River Director of Communications

Sunday River
P.O. Box 4500
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME 04261
207-824-3000 phone
207-824-5110 fax


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Hours of Operation
9AM - 4PM weekdays 
8AM - 4PM weekends and holidays
Night Skiing (4PM - 8PM): Fridays, Saturdays, and select holiday periods.    

Eight Mountain Peaks
Sunday River consists of 135 trails spread across eight interconnected mountain peaks: White Cap, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain, Spruce Peak, North Peak, Aurora Peak, Oz, and Jordan Bowl.   

Eight Mountain Peaks: Elevations & Vertical
(Combined: Vertical drop: 2,340 feet (709 meters)

White Cap: Base 825 feet (252 meters); summit 2,425 feet (739 meters). Vertical drop: 1,600 feet (488 meters). 

Locke Mountain: Base 1,165 feet (355 meters); summit 2,570 feet (783 meters). Vertical drop: 1,405 feet (428 meters). 

Barker Mountain: Base 1,150 feet (351 meters); summit 2,540 feet (774 meters). Vertical drop: 1,390 feet (424 meters). 

 Spruce Peak: Base 1,480 feet (451 meters); summit 2,690 feet (820 meters). Vertical drop: 1,210 feet (369 meters). 

North Peak: Base 1,168 feet (356 meters); summit 2,140 feet (652 meters). Vertical drop: 972 feet (296 meters).

Aurora Peak: Base 1,673 (510 meters); summit 2,765 feet (843 meters). Vertical drop: 1,092 feet (333 meters).

 Oz: Base 2,110 feet (643 meters); summit 3,150 feet (960 meters). Vertical drop: 1,040 feet (317 meters). 

Jordan Bowl: Base 1,750 feet (533 meters); summit 3,090 feet (942 meters). Vertical drop: 1,340 feet (408 meters).   

Sunday River has 14 lifts, including a hybrid chairlift/gondola called the Chondola, four high-speed detachable quads, five fixed-grip quads, two triples, one double, and one surface lift for an uphill capacity of approximately 28,000 passengers per hour.  *Updated 9.16.16

Sunday River averages over 167 inches (14 feet) of natural snowfall each year and has one of the most advanced, comprehensive snowmaking systems on the planet, covering 90 percent of the resort's non-gladed terrain. Sunday River owns and operates 2,000 snowguns with the capacity to pump 8,100 gallons of water each minute.

Boundary-to-Boundary Skiing & Snowboarding
Sunday River offers 870 acres of developed trails and glades, however within the boundaries of the resort's ski area, you'll find nearly 2,000 acres of terrain to explore. With boundary-to-boundary access, guests are allowed to ski anywhere within the boundary of the resort with the exception of trails or areas marked as closed.

It is important to note that although these boundary-to-boundary areas are open for skiing and riding, they are not maintained by ski patrol and parties requiring assistance will be charged for rescue costs. Helmets are recommended. Accessing closed terrain—whether by ducking a rope or entering from adjacent areas—will result in loss of your lift ticket or season pass.    

Terrain Parks
Sunday River includes seven terrain parks for every level from beginner to advanced:  

T72 is the resort's dedicated 15-acre super park. It features an insane jump line and is also home to the halfpipe and jib park. This advanced/intermediate park is located off of the Chondola and North Peak Express chairlifts.  

Superpipe, located parallel to T72's jump line, is the longest in the east.

Jib Park is a large rail garden located in the bottom section of the T72 trail and can be accessed from T72 and Ridge Run from 3D.

3D is a medium-sized park with jumps in the upper section and a collection of jibs and jumps along the center and lower sections. Located on North Peak, accessible by riding upper 3D or cutting across Last Mile from T72. 

Flow State, named after the Warren Miller film, is a family-friendly boardercross located on the Rocking Chair trail in Barker Basin. It is accessible via the Barker Mountain Express and the Locke Mountain Triple lifts. 

Who-Ville is designed as a fun park geared toward children and families, complete with super small jump lines and beginner boxes. Who-Ville is located on South Ridge and is serviced by the Chondola, the South Ridge Express, and the North Peak Express lifts. Lights line the trail making it available for night skiing.

Wonderland is a start park, built only with extra small snow features to teach beginners terrain park safety. Wonderland is located on South Ridge and is serviced by the Chondola and the South Ridge Express lifts. 

Sunday River Dining
Barker Bar: Barker Bar offers just the place for skiers and riders to quench their thirst after a long day out on the slopes. Saddle up to the bar and have repeat Best of Bethel Bartender winner, Steve Nichols, pour you a tall one; you'll thank us for the recommendation. Located upstairs in the Barker Base Lodge, Barker Bar is known for its highly coveted mug club, its toasty fireplace, and its prime deck seating at the base of Monday Mourning.  

Camp: Inspired by the Maine tradition of escaping daily life with a trip to "camp," Sunday River's stylish, Camp restaurant showcases the best of Maine comfort food done right, and is located in the Grand Summit Hotel. Reservations are recommended for dinner on weekends and holiday weeks (207-824-5858).

Cho Sun: Located near the South Ridge Food Court, Cho Sun is a Korean and Japanese extension of a local favorite, Bethel-based Cho Sun. Specializing in noodle bowls, sushi, and sake, Cho Sun offers a healthy and filling alternative to the typical mountain fare of burgers and fries.  

Cilantro Burrito Bar: Cilantro is a burrito bar located in South Ridge Lodge. It offers comfort food with the ultimate convenience. Select from beef, chicken, pork, or vegetarian burritos with your choice of toppings, including their signature sauces and salsas—all homemade with local ingredients.  

Coffee Hound: Located next to the food court in South Ridge Lodge, Coffee Hound offers up specialty coffee drinks, with or without a little adult beverage kick, or just a straight cup of really good joe. Indulge in their warm mini-donuts made onsite and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  

Foggy Goggle: The Foggy Goggle is located in South Ridge Lodge and boasts seven Best of Bethel Awards: Best Bar-Après Ski (2011, 2012, and 2013) and Best Nachos (2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016). With outside deck seating available, the Foggy Goggle features kid-friendly, all-American fare, including hand-crafted soups and chowder, traditional Maine lobster rolls, burgers, and salads. The Foggy's full bar, combined with live entertainment most weekend nights throughout the winter, means that the party continues well into the wee hours (207-824-5076).  

Grand Avenue: Located in the Jordan Hotel, Grand Avenue offers a variety of entrees ranging from sirloin steak and cedar-planked salmon to a unique selection of mouthwatering burgers and vegetarian delights. Looking for a specialty beverage? Grand Ave has you covered with cocktails, premium draught beer, and exceptional wines. Located at the Jordan Hotel (207-824-5353).  

New - The Mountain Room: Portland, Maine The Rooms Restauranteur Chef Harding Lee Smith will partner with Sunday River to bring his new The Mountain Room to the resort's mid-mountain Peak Lodge. Phase one of this project completed for the 2016-17 season will include a 20-person bar and small appetizer menu with features including a signature Bloody Mary, as well as Chef Smith's ode to Sunday River-the Happy Place Found cocktail.  

Mountain Grocer: For those guests looking to make their own meals or grab something quick to go, the Mountain Grocer offers pantry staples, as well as sandwiches and snacks to pack up and take with you (207-824-5066).   

Northern Lights Café: The perfect spot to grab a breakfast sandwich before heading out to the slopes or to warm up with a hot cup of soup for an easy lunch, Northern Lights Café is located in the Jordan Hotel and is open daily (207-824-5327).

Peak Dinners: Located at the Peak Lodge, Peak Dinners are Sunday River's on-mountain fine-dining experience. Guests enjoy stunning views of the Mahoosuc Range while riding the Chondola lift to North Peak where menus created by both resort chefs and guest chefs await. Peak Dinners are open Saturday evenings throughout the winter starting in mid-December, and range from Family Dinners with Eddy the Yeti to Comedy Dinners to Guest Chef events. Reservations are required (207-824-3500).  

Shipyard Brew Haus: Known for its selection of signature Maine brews and its distinctive mug club, the Shipyard Brew Haus' menu features a full selection of pub-style fare, including wings, nachos, salads, and burgers as well as such full-plate entrees as ribs and surf and turf. Shipyard Brew Haus is located in the White Cap Base Lodge (207-824-5138).  

Sliders: With sweeping views of Jordan Bowl, a sun deck, and great atmosphere, Sliders is one of the best lunch and dinner spots at Sunday River. Located in the Jordan Hotel, Sliders is known for its extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, and salads (207-824-5300).  

Waffle Cabin: Located slopeside in Barker Basin, the Waffle Cabin offers authentic Belgian sugar waffles for skiers and snowboarders on the go. Conveniently located next to the Barker Mountain Express, you can pick up your treat as you head toward the lift.  

Sunday River Lodging
Jordan Hotel: The Jordan Hotel is set in a spectacular mountain location right in the heart of Jordan Bowl, with direct access to the slopes. It is home to the relaxing Jordan Spa, as well as a number of other amenities like the fitness center and heated pool. Accommodations range from standard rooms and studios to three-bedroom suites. 800-543-2754  

Grand Summit Hotel: The Grand Summit Hotel combines the amenities of a full-service hotel with the convenience of a slopeside location. Accommodations range from standard rooms and studios to two-bedroom suites. The much-loved heated pool overlooking the slopes of White Cap and is a major hit with guests of all ages. 800-543-2754   Snow Cap Inn: The Snow Cap Inn offers standard rooms with two queen beds, as well as a limited number of dog-friendly rooms. This quiet, comfortable property features an outdoor hot tub and is located a short walk from South Ridge Base Lodge.  800-543-2754   Snow Cap Youth Lodge: Perfect for overnight ski groups, the Snow Cap Youth Lodge offers dorm style accommodations with four separate wings able to accommodate up to 48 people each. Each room features bunk beds; linens and towels are provided. 800-286-4792 x 5035

Snow Cap Inn: The Snow Cap Inn offers standard rooms with two queen beds, as well as a limited number of dog-friendly rooms. This quiet, comfortable property features an outdoor hot tub and is located a short walk from South Ridge Base Lodge.  800-543-2754   Snow Cap Youth Lodge: Perfect for overnight ski groups, the Snow Cap Youth Lodge offers dorm style accommodations with four separate wings able to accommodate up to 48 people each. Each room features bunk beds; linens and towels are provided. 800-286-4792 x 5035

Snow Cap Youth Lodge: Perfect for overnight ski groups, the Snow Cap Youth Lodge offers dorm style accommodations with four separate wings able to accommodate up to 48 people each. Each room features bunk beds; linens and towels are provided. 800-286-4792 x 5035

Sunday River Real Estate
Located in the South Ridge Lodge and open 365 days a year, Sunday River Real Estate is the official real estate agency for Sunday River Resort and specializes in on- and off-mountain real estate at Sunday River and in the surrounding Bethel, Maine area. Learn more about Sunday River's many real estate opportunities including exclusive resort development at or 207-824-5051.  

Getting Here
Air: Portland International Jetport (PWM): Located 65 miles (104.6 kilometers) south of Sunday River via Interstate 95, Portland International Jetport ( offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations around the world.

Ground Transportation: You'll find the majority of car rental agencies at the airport. Alternatively, call the Northeast Charter and Tour (888) 593-6328, Sunday River Stagecoach Shuttle Service (207) 357-5783, or Mountain Valley Taxi Service (207) 364-9900 for door-to-door transportation services.    Shuttle Service: Sunday River is served by two transportation systems: the on-mountain Resort Shuttle and Bethel's Mountain Explorer. Both are free services and link the mountain with lodging properties, activities, dining, shopping, and entertainment throughout the Newry and Bethel areas.

Shops, Demos, and Rentals
Sunday River's main rental shop is located in the South Ridge Lodge and offers an extensive product selection and inventory to accommodate both adults and children. The Children's Rental Shop is located adjacent to the South Ridge Lodge in the Perfect Turn Children's Center. Guests will find high-performance demos available out of Sunday River Sports, located in the South Ridge Lodge.   

Sunday River features rental skis from Head, ski boots by Dalbello, and snowboards and boots from Burton. This extensive state-of-the-art product mix offers the snow sport participant of all skill levels the fit, comfort, and performance level he or she needs.   For a complete list of rental packages and prices, visit or call 800-543-2754. 

Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School
From learn-to lessons to refresher clinics, Sunday River's Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School is a leader in teaching the skills necessary to have fun out on the slopes. Offering group and private clinics daily for all ages and all abilities, as well as a variety of seasonal programs, Perfect Turn offers something for everyone.

Adult programs include: Learn to Ski/Snowboard, Group Clinics, Private Lessons, Specialty Women's Clinics, and Seasonal Programs. 

Kids' programs include Tiny Turns (ages 3-4), Mogul Munchkins (ages 3-6), Mogul Meisters (ages 7-14), Private Clinics (all ages), Seasonal Programs (ages 3-16) and Gould Academy Competition Programs (ages 8 and older), 207-824-5080.

Someday Bigger Day Care 
Sunday River offers on-site day care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, adjacent to the South Ridge Lodge. Full- and half-day child care is also available. Reservations are required in advance, as space is limited and for staffing purposes. Occasionally, walk-ins will be welcome if space is available, 207-824-5083.

Community Partners and Support      

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Sunday River is proud to be the sponsor and home of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation. This free adaptive sports program provides people with physical disabilities the opportunity to Alpine and Nordic ski, ride, and snowshoe in the winter and golf, paddle, and cycle in the summer.   Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation provides standard and adaptive ski, snowboard, and snowshoe equipment, warm winter clothing when needed, and specially trained volunteers to instruct adults and children with physical disabilities (ages 4 and up) so they can become independent snow sports enthusiasts. The organization provides over 1,800 free adaptive lessons every winter at Sunday River from early January through March, thanks to the help of nearly 400 volunteers.   To learn more about Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, visit or call 800-639-7770.

Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
The Bethel, Maine area is a one-of-a-kind destination. Here you'll find top-notch outdoor recreation opportunities in all seasons. Hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, golf, and sightseeing await you in the summer. In winter, the Bethel area offers some of the best alpine skiing in the east at Sunday River, plus plenty of Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and a great après ski scene. All year round, Bethel offers lodging and dining for all tastes and a small but wonderful and walkable downtown with everything you need. More information at or     

Gould Academy
Sunday River is proud to partner with local Bethel, Maine private high school Gould Academy and host the Gould Academy Competition Program's slopeside training facility, the Kailey Competition Center, in the resort's Barker base area, as well as provide on-mountain training support for the program's full-time and weekend only competitive alpine, snowboarding, and freestyle/freeride teams. More information at and     

The Sunday River Community Fund
The Sunday River Community Fund is a donor-advised fund housed at the Maine Community Foundation and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities that make up the Sunday River area. All of Sunday River's signature events, including its Santa Sunday and Spring Festival help raise money for this fund, as do employee contributions.  

In 2015, the Sunday River Community Fund contributed to the Bryant Pond Learning Center, the Town of Bethel Recreation Department, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, Mahoosuc Pathways, the Lifeflight Foundation, and the Bethel Library Association. More information available at