Friday Fun and Some Possible Sun
Good morning Sunday River. Thank the snow gods it's Friday. If you were unfortunate enough to have been stuck at work watching the snow fall, hearing the rumors of an amazing couple of days we have had here on the mountain, do not worry, there is plenty of snow left out there. The conditions have been great, the weather has been calm, and we currently boast the most terrain in the East. After a night of grooming, our snow dose over the past 48 hours has set us up for an epic weekend of skiing and riding and the best part...there is more snow on the horizon.
Over a half a foot of snowfall the past couple days has gone a long way for both our groomed and natural terrain. Our patrollers have been on a rope dropping frenzy and we now have well over 700 acres of skiable terrain on all eight peak. Warmer temps will make for some soft conditions today and our groomers have reported high-quality corduroy all across the hill. Temperatures will range from the high 20s to low 30s at the summit and high 30s to low 40s at the base. The sun may make another appearance as currently cloudy skies part this afternoon. Most importantly, Mother Nature isn't finished. Forecasts are looking promising for more snow early next week with current projections calling for up to 3 inches Monday.
Snow guns blasted Cowardly Lion overnight in preparations for this weekend. We have seen more ropes dropping on Oz over the past few days. We currently have Poppy Fields, Lost Princess, Tin Woodsman and Ruby Palace to enjoy but will have even more terrain to explore and expect The Oz Quad to run this weekend. Our groomers had plenty of snow to work with and put down the stripes on over 80 trails last night. Increased snow coverage and extra care from our amazing grooming team will make for some awesome cord runs this morning so make sure to get out early for some first tracks.
If you have the itch for some air and have been anxiously watching our snow guns pound Upper T72, your wait will shortly be over. Our parks team has been working in high gear recently, moving mountains of snow on North Peak and expect to have the Superpipe ready for ripping by Sunday or Monday. In the meantime, head over to Wonderland and warm up on the mini-pipe and rollers, check out the jump line on Upper T72 or hit the jib parks on Whoville and Lower T72. Flow State will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday for competitions.
Want to get in on slopeside access to these amazing conditions this weekend? We are offering some great lodging packages with rooms from $149 and ski and stay packages from $159 in both the Grand Summit and Jordan Hotels. If you're over 50 and holding off until next week to hit the slopes, be sure to check out lodging packages, events, and activities for our favorite young-at-heart skiers and riders during Go50 Week, end-capped by the delectable Wild Blueberry Pancake Cookoff and the Tasting Event at the Chef Summit on January 28.
As always, make sure to save on lift tickets by purchasing online in advance, or snag a New England Pass for unlimited skiing and riding all winter long.
Keep those tips up,