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Sunday River Appoints Sarah Devlin as Director of Communications

October 16, 2014

Sunday River Resort appoints Sarah Devlin new Director of Communications.

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Maine’s Wall and Arsenault Take Out 15th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River

Veteran NAWCC competitors Jesse Wall and Christina Arsenault finally clenched the North American Championship title, a serious haul of beer, and $482.50 in cash prizes.

October 11, 2014

Oxford County's own Jesse Wall and Christina Arsenault won the 15th North American Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday, October 11, at Sunday River Resort.

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Go Ahead. Get Carried Away This Weekend.

The North American Wife Carrying Championship returns to Sunday River this Saturday. It’ll be dramatic, a little lurid, and most of all, marvelous.

October 8, 2014

The North American Wife Carrying Championship is bringing its legendary romance back to the slopes of Sunday River Resort for the 15th consecutive year on Saturday, October 11, 2014. A Fall Festival favorite, the NAWCC will kick off at 11 a.m. when thousands of spectators witness a remarkable display of strength and, well, true love.

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With New Cornhole Tournament, Fall Festival Sunday is Nothing to Scoff At

Sunday River is turning America’s favorite tailgating pastime into a cutthroat competition.

October 1, 2014

Fall Festival weekend at Sunday River Resort (October 11-12)  is "kind of a big deal." Sunday, however, has always played second fiddle to Saturday and the North American Wife Carrying Championship. This year, Sunday's staging a coup with the first-ever New England Cornhole Championship, a bloody mary extravaganza, and a stellar lineup of live music.

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Sunday River Resort Adds 50 Acres of New Terrain for 2014/15 Season

Sunday River adds new trails Hollywood, Yetiville, and Gnarnia, along with bigger guns and friskier cats.

September 24, 2014

As part of Sunday River's $5-million capital investment plan for the 2014-15 season, the resort is adding 50 acres of new expert terrain: four glades and a double black diamond beneath the Spruce Peak Triple lift.

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Sunday River Makes First Snow of 2014-15 Winter Season

Sunday River Resort’s snowguns started firing at 2 a.m. to coat T2 in the season’s first snow.

September 19, 2014

Thanks to unseasonably chilly, 29-degree air (about 15 degrees colder than normal at this time of year) Sunday River Resort was able to complete a full test of its snowmaking system this morning.

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The Best Way to Save on Your Next Winter Vacation

Save now and ski later with Sunday River Resort’s Lowest Price Guarantee

September 17, 2014

Temperatures are expected to drop this week and you know what that means: Winter is on its way. The cool air is a convenient reminder that skiers and snowboarders can save now and ski later with Sunday River Resort's freshly launched Lowest Price Guarantee on all winter vacation packages, valid now through October 15, 2014.

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She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Wife

The 15th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship is coming. Estonian carries. (Awkward family photos.) An abundance of beer. Cash prizes. Uproarious good fun.

September 10, 2014

In just over a month, 50 couples will clear hurdles, cross ponds, and, with any luck, a finish line-all without letting go of one another. No, this is not a three-legged race, nor is it Titanic. It's better: The Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship. And it's back for the 15th year with more single-minded competitors, both local and international. Plus, other awesome Fall Festival events!

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Make Like A Tree and Leave… To Catch Fall Foliage and Fun Activities at Sunday River Resort

Sunday River Resort has piles of autumn events planned to take you from the O2X Summit Challenge right into winter

September 3, 2014

Fall at Sunday River kicks off with the O2X Summit Challenge trail race on September 27. The O2X Challenge is new to Sunday River this year and arrives amid prime leaf-peeping season, bringing with it an authentic trail running experience punctuated by nature-made obstacles. It is part of a weekend-long event, complete with camping on Friday night and a festival on Saturday with live music, food vendors, beer, and activities. Fall Festival weekend is also just 'round the proverbial river bend, which means that the 15th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship on October 11 is, too.

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If A Tree Falls In The Woods… Jump It

The O2X Summit Challenge Brings an authentic, rugged trail race with an eco-friendly twist to Sunday River Resort’s eight interconnected peaks

August 28, 2014

Sure, the Tough Mountain Challenge is great (and Sunday River Resort's pretty good at staging it), but the truth is, when it comes to obstacle course design, nature itself is second to none. That's the idea behind the newest event to come to Sunday River this fall, the O2X Summit Challenge, September 27, 2014.

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Summer Lives On At Sunday River Resort

Don’t get your skis out just yet, there are still plenty of ziplining, wife-carrying, and culinary adventures to be had!

August 20, 2014

The nights are getting cooler and the days are becoming shorter in the Western Mountains of Maine. Before you bail on summer entirely or head back to school, remember that Sunday River Resort is still offering plenty of summertime activities.

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Sunday River Resort Announces $5 Million in Capital Investments for 2014-15

Playing to its strengths, Sunday River boosts operational, events, and training capabilities, and cuts a new 10-acre glade

August 11, 2014

Sunday River Resort recently announced that it will benefit from $5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 winter. Last season, parent company Boyne Resorts invested $5.7 million in Sunday River, and with the upcoming projects, Boyne will have invested more than $40 million in the Newry, Maine resort since 2007.

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Enter to Win Your Wife’s Weight In Beer

Registration for the 2014 North American Wife Carrying Championship opens Monday, August 4

July 30, 2014

Registration for one of Sunday River Resort's 50 highly coveted couple spots  for the 15th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship opens on Monday, August 4 at noon. The grand prize? Fame and a small fortune of beer, equal to the wife's weight, plus five times her weight in cash. 

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15th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Registration opens Monday, August 4, 2014

July 16, 2014

For a sport with Finnish roots, the North American Wife Carrying Championship happens to be one of Maine's hottest fall events, drawing thousands of spectators to Sunday River Resort, not to mention national and international athletes and worldwide media coverage each year.

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3,500 Athletes Take on the Mountains of Sunday River Resort

Sold-out Tough Mountain Challenge obstacle mud event scheduled for Saturday, July 26

July 9, 2014

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3,500 pre-registered racers will take to the snowless slopes of Sunday River to compete in the resort's fastest growing summer event-the aptly named Tough Mountain Challenge. 

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Events Race Into Sunday River Resort During the Month of July

July 2, 2014

Sunday River Resort kicks into event mode this month with the first Full Moon Dinner of the summer (July 11) and the return of annual crowd favorites, including the New England Forest Rally (July 18-19), the Northeast European Motorcycle Rally (July 24-27), and the Tough Mountain Challenge (July 26).

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Sunday River Resort Opens Summer Adventure Park Thursday with Addition of L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Retailer and resort partner to offer ultimate outdoor experience

June 23, 2014

Sunday River Resort opens for the summer this Thursday, June 26, offering a number of warm weather activities, including mountain biking, scenic lift rides, and zipline tours. Sunday River is also working with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools for the first time ever to bring clinics, classes, and tours in kayaking, hiking, geocaching, stand-up paddleboarding, and archery to the resort.

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Summer at Sunday River Resort

Mountain destination to open its Adventure Park for the summer on June 26, 2014

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Jay 1 Fire Department Wins 24th Annual Firefighters’ Giant Slalom Race at Sunday River Resort

Proceeds from the Firefighters’ Race ($1,000) will be donated by Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, in partnership with Sunday River Resorts, to “A Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund,” in support of both families who lost loved ones in last week’s Boston fire.

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Gus Kenworthy Wins The Sixth Annual Dumont Cup At Sunday River Resort

Gus Kenworthy captured his second Dumont Cup victory on Saturday at Sunday River. Fellow Olympians Nick Goepper and Bobby Brown took second and third, respectively.

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