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Today at Sunday River
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In the early morning of October 17, temps dipped well into the 20's and that was our cue from Mother Nature. Snowmakers blasted the snowguns on T2 until just after sunrise. This wasn't a test (like on September 29). This was the real deal. Despite the warmup we see at the end of the week, we turned on the guns because we promised to make snow at any chance we can. And that's exactly what we're going to do.

Got the itch to make some early season turns? We get it. We do too. That's why we're introducing the Kickstarter Pass for all you early-season diehards out there. The Kickstarter gives you direct-to-lift access from Opening Day through December 24 and it's only $159 for adults, $129 for teens, and $99 for juniors. You can purchase and pick up your pass now and when Opening Day arrives, you are geared up and ready to go.

We know what you're going to ask next... Opening Day is planned for ASAP. We're going to take advantage of any and all snowmaking windows to get T2 and Upper Sunday Punch covered for skiing and riding. We'll start the season on the Locke Triple with the midstation running before moving to top-to-bottom skiing in Aurora and Barker. If that isn't enough for you, sign up for our Mountain Newsletter to get snowmaking updates, Opening Day announcements, and more steals and deals delivered right to your inbox.

On October 3, we brought in a helicopter to fly up the lift towers for our new Spruce Peak Triple chairlift. Last last week the haul rope went in and we're looking forward to adding chairs and a load test in the near future. Stay tuned for an announcement on the grand opening. There will be a party. And it will be amazing.

Plan your next ski trip now to save on lift tickets and lodging. Lift Tickets are on sale in our online lift ticket store at big savings. The earlier you buy, the more you'll save. Or you can save 10% on lodging. Book your room online and you can add the best deals on lift ticket or call 800-543-2754 to book just a room or make it a ski & stay bundle.