1. 10% Increase in Snowmaking
For the last two years, we’ve invested in upgrades to the resort’s snowmaking system to double snowmaking capacity. Phase one of the project was completed last summer when we installed nearly two miles of pipe from its water source and added a new 600-horsepower pump. Phase two of this project increases the ski area’s water capacity for making snow by 10% with the addition of four 500-horsepower pumps at the river.
2. Enhanced Learning Terrain
With the new and beginner skiers in mind, we’re replacing the existing surface lift on the Sundance trail in South Ridge with three new covered conveyors, which will allow for easier access to the learning terrain, and the ability to implement more progressive steps to the learning process with terrain-based learning elements from SNOW Operating. We’re also rolling out a new program for ski clothing rentals through Arrive Outdoors to make your experience on the slopes a little easier.
3. First Tracks Breakfast
The early bird gets the worm, or the freshest snow of the day in this case. Join us for First Tracks Breakfast, a guided skiing or snowboarding adventure before the lifts open to the public, capped off with breakfast at The Mountain Room. This exclusive package is your chance to start your day with an extraordinary Sunday River experience. This package is $99 per person, and is available every Saturday and Sunday starting January 4 through March 15.
4. Improved Peak Lodge Dining Experience
Your après at the Peak Lodge just got better. Phase three of The Mountain Room will be completed just in time for the ski season, which includes expanding the bar seating, and debuting Chef Harding’s specialty pizzas in the Peak Lodge Food Court, made with Maine Beer Company dough.
5. Gould Academy Surface Lift
New this year, the Gould Academy Surface Lift (T-Bar) on Locke Mountain will be used for training and competitions on the Monday Mourning trail and adjacent Flow State boardercross course. This gives Gould the premier training and competition venue in the northeast and athletes will spend nearly 40% more time on snow this year by decreasing the time spent on lifts. With the new lift on skier’s left of the trail, our summer trail maintenance team gave Crossbow a facelift, turning it into a glade, and rerouted Tightwire to finish at Rocking Chair.