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Record February Snowfall at Sunday River and Sugarloaf
February = "Febru-buried" as skiers and snowboarders benefit from over 5 feet of snow just prior to Presidents' Vacation WeekFebruary 16, 2017
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Newry and Carrabassett, Maine (February 16, 2017)—In just over two weeks' time, Sunday River and Sugarloaf—Maine's two largest ski areas owned by parent company Boyne Resorts—are already reporting record snowfall totals for the month of February.
In the past 24 hours, Sunday River reports 24 inches of new snow, while Sugarloaf reports 14 inches. Both resorts have seen more than 4 feet of snowfall in just the past week, and more than 5 feet of new snow since the start of the month.
"This is hands-down the best February in terms of natural snowfall that Sunday River has seen in over a decade," Darcy Lambert, Director of Communications for Sunday River Resort, says.
"Conditions are incredible," Noelle Tuttle, Communications Manager for Sugarloaf, confirms. "Sugarloaf is one inch away from beating its best February in 22 years-an ideal set up for next week's holiday period."
February 17-25 marks Presidents' Vacation Week at Sunday River and Sugarloaf—the second busiest week of the season behind Christmas Vacation Week for both resorts. Thanks to this new snow, reservations for both resorts for this time period are 20 percent ahead of this same time last year. Online lift ticket purchases for this period are double in volume.
Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East, as well as the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.
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 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. More information at sundayriver.com.