* Trails Open: 65 * Trails Groomed: 51 * Lifts Open: 8 * Acres Open: 384 * Miles Open:27 * Snowmaking Trails: 5 * Days of Snowmaking: 37 * Avg. Base Depth: 20" * New Snow: 1" * Snow: 15" in the last 9 days. Today at Sunday River **********************
Thursday morning, December 18, 2014
10:15 AM Update
Patrol is dropping ropes on Salvation and Bim's Whim right now, and it's still snowing. Oh, happy days in your happy place! We received one inch of the natural stuff overnight and it's still falling. The snowguns are cranking on White Heat, Vortex, Airglow, Rogue Angel, and Excalibur, which means we'll definitely see some new terrain for the weekend on White Cap and Jordan Bowl. Get psyched for peak-to-peak skiing and boarding. The Parks Crew was busy last night starting the installation of a small park on the top of Dream Maker, and T72 is rocking 17 medium features, giving you guys the most park access in New England.
That inch of snow will make a nice layer on top of the early grooms from the night, on Locke, Barker, Spruce, and Aurora, while later grooms like South Ridge and North Peak will be softer cords with a dusting. You can expect the natural terrain to have some sweet snow and sick turns today, too. The Grand Summit Hotel is ski-in/ski-out via intermediate and advanced terrain, while the Jordan is ski-out only on lower Lollapalooza. As always, please only take on terrain that suits your abilities. Lift tickets are $69 for adults, $49 for teens, and $39 for juniors and seniors and nine lifts will spin from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Wouldn't it be great if all of your friends could join you on-hill? Get your non-snowsporters on the slopes and into Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School's one-day clinics from $29 through January.
We'd love to spend the holidays with you, so we're offering ski and stay packages from $139 during Christmas week. This weekend (December 20), we're having our own Festival of Lights celebration at the Peak Lodge, complete with night skiing. It also happens to be College Weekend,which means that college students can ski and snowboard for $39, AND receive "bounce back" discounts for College Week in January.
Speaking of College Week, Red Bull Frozen Rush returns to Sunday River January 8-9, 2015 with 10 of the world's best off-road drivers, 900-horsepower Pro 4 trucks, studded tires, and, well, a party or two.
If you haven't purchased your New England Pass yet, now's the time, with a full winter season ahead that will stretch into early May. Not in the market for a season pass this winter? Pick up a Frequent Skier Card for a thrifty ticket window experience every day of the season, or plan to buy lift tickets online before your trip to save big.