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Sunday River Resort to Begin Installation of New Spruce Peak Triple Chairlift Next Month

New $2.1 million dollar chairlift slated for completion by start of resort's 2017/18 winter season

April 18, 2017

Newry, Maine (April 18, 2017)-Sunday River Resort announced today that it will break ground on a new Spruce Peak Triple chairlift next month.

Manufactured by Doppelmayr USA, Inc., this new $2.2-million-dollar, three-passenger fixed grip chairlift will be built in the same location as the resort's original Spruce Peak Triple chairlift, and will utilize a conveyor system to help load passengers onto each chair.

The estimated construction timeline for the new chairlift is six months to coincide with the resort's 2017/18 winter season.

Spanning 4,184 feet, the new Spruce Peak Triple will rise 1,207 vertical feet from the base of the resort's Spruce Peak to the summit. One hundred and forty-five chairs will carry up to 1,480 guests per hour at a rate of 500 feet per minute. The chairlift's modern technology will shorten guest's ride time by approximately one-third--from 11 minutes to 8 minutes--and provide an overall more comfortable and efficient experience.

"We are thrilled to announce this capital project with parent company Boyne Resorts on the heels of welcoming in our new financial partner Och-Ziff Capital Management Group," Dana Bullen, Resort President and General Manager of Sunday River Resort, says. "It speaks volumes to how well we're already working with one another, and we look forward to many more opportunities to come."

The last time Sunday River installed a new chairlift was back in 2008 after the resort joined parent company Boyne Resorts. Together they welcomed the addition of Sunday River's signature Chondola-a part chairlift, part gondola passenger system that whisks guests from the resort's South Ridge base area to the top of North Peak.

Since joining Boyne Resorts in 2008, Sunday River has benefited from over $50 million in capital investments including the new Spruce Peak Triple and Chondola, as well as yearly snowmaking, grooming, and chairlift enhancements, and renovations to its base lodges and accommodations.  Sunday River is the third largest ski resort in New England with eight interconnected mountain peaks, 15 chairlifts, four lodges, two hotels, and one inn and ski dorm.

For media inquiries, contact Darcy Lambert, director of communications for Sunday River, at dlambert@sundayriver.com or 207-824-5243.

For more information on Sunday River, visit sundayriver.com.

About Sunday River-Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, Sunday River Resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding and is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. ###