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Sunday River Resort Competes in Snowmaking Competition

Ski area is recognized among six resorts for outstanding manmade snow.

March 17, 2016

Newry, ME (March 17, 2016)--Sunday River Resort has been nominated for the HKD I AM a Snowmaker award, a competition hosted by Ski Area Management Magazine. This new industry competition uses videos to highlight each nominated resorts' snowmaking crew, and the winner is decided by an online vote, open now through March 31.

Resorts nominated for the HKD I AM a Snowmaker award demonstrate exceptional snowmaking capabilities, ranging from on-hill equipment to experience levels within each team. The award aims to highlight the underdogs of the industry, and to showcase the comradery of each resort's snowmaking department. HKD Snowmakers, a North American manufacturer and supplier of energy-efficient snowmaking technology, is the title sponsor of the event and provides much of Sunday River's snowmaking equipment.

In addition to the full-length video, each nominee was asked to submit a short trailer and to create a profile about their snowmakers. Sunday River is joined in the competition by Stowe and Okemo Mountain of Vermont, Cataloochee Ski Area of North Carolina, Copper Mountain of Colorado, and Whistler Blackcomb of British Columbia.

Sunday River started its 2015/16 winter season with a snowmaking test on September 22, and opened for skiing and snowboarding on October 19. Despite warmer temperatures throughout the winter, the resort credits its ability to consistently offer the most open terrain in the Northeast to the efforts of its snowmaking team. To date, the resort has recorded 83 days of snowmaking during its season.

Interested voters can cast ten votes per day for the HKD I AM a Snowmaker award by visiting For more information and media inquiries, contact Karolyn Castaldo at

About Sunday River Resort--A four-season destination, Sunday River Resort is home to eight interconnected mountain peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding. The resort includes 135 trails and six terrain parks on 870 skiable acres. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and is located in Newry, Maine, amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Range.