Snow Conditions7:13am, Friday 30th Jan 2015
- 135 Trails Open
- 87 Trails Groomed
- 11 Lifts Open
- 815 Acres Open
- 52 Miles Open
- 0 Snowmaking Trails
- 65 Days of Snowmaking
- 30" Avg. Base Depth
- 2" New Snow
- 18" Last 4 Days
Today at Sunday River
Friday morning, January 30, 2015
6:40 AM Update: It's snowing! With a two-inch accumulation at the higher elevations, and no signs of stopping, we're expecting free refills on fresh snow all day.
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There's nothing quite like the day after epic powder. You're not really sure if you should expect tracked-out lines and flattened, packed snow, or worse, skied-off mush. But the wonderful thing about the post-pow day worries is that they're almost always in vain--especially on this extra sunny day.
On all eight peaks, there's stashes to be had, bumps and tree lines to conquer, 30 features in the terrain parks, and all of that grooming is supple enough to lay hard edges into every turn, or to cruise along like you just don't give a hoot. With dropped ropes on Super Nova, Eureka, Emerald City, Polaris, and Backside, we're looking at 100% of our trail count, albeit partial openings for safety's sake on Hardball and Chutzpah. The Jib Park will be closed through the weekend for some revamp work, and we're turning snowmaking on for the 600-foot Superpipe tonight (the longest in the East, mind you), and the Family Bordercross in Rocking Chair, too!
But don't get too comfortable with this apres-pow euphoria--there's more snow on the way! We're expecting 6 to 12 inches of new snow starting tonight and rocking right on through 'til Saturday morning. We're swooning just thinking about upwards of 30 inches of snow for the week.
So, if you don't have weekend plans yet, you do now. Ski and stay packages are available for one-night stays on Friday or Saturday night from $129. There's also a Super Bowl Lodging Deal to ski Sunday, stay the night, and ski again on Monday from just $119. Call 800-543-2754 to book. Go Pats!
For all you New England passholders, two bits of good news. First, we're not even half way through winter--the heart of the season is still ahead, and you'll be skiing and riding to May. Second, we created a new page to remind you of all your passholder benefits.