Sunday River – Bethel, ME
Newry Maine Ski Area & Resort
It is their snow-making and grooming that have led Sunday River to become one of the preeminent ski resorts in the east – there is a consistent base of snow from November to April. With such increased popularity, one would think that the slopes would become too crowded. Not so; the layout of the mountain with a trail network spanning 8 peaks really does spread out the skiers and the Maine mountains typically don’t attract the same crowds as their Vermont counterparts. There are certainly times (Saturday mornings 10am – 12pm) and sections (Barker Mountain and Spruce Peak/South Ridge) which get congested, but with a little foresight one can avoid most of the crowds. Ask us about Maine Skiing or share your Maine ski area updates and comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us.
Maine Ski Areas: Sunday River Resort
Lost Valley Auburn, 200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Ph: 207-784-1561
In the winter months, Lost Valley's variety of 15 trails and terrain park offer an interesting ski day for skiers of all abilities. Summer months, enjoy today's competitive Adventure Sport, Paintball with 2-3 acres of densely wooded playing field, and a Sup' Air Speedball field.
As far as skiing terrain, there is something (a lot of something) for everyone. Just about every peak has some trail for each level of ability, which is ideal for allowing a group of skiers with varying ability levels to ride the same chair and meet back at the bottom. For beginners there is the South Ridge learning area, followed by Dreammaker on North Peak. For intermediates there are nice cruisers off Spruce Peak (Risky Business and American Express), Jordan (Rogue Angel and Excalibur), Barker Mountain, and North Peak. For advanced skiers there are nice cruisers from Barker (Right Stuff, Monday Mourning, and Top Gun), White Cap (Obsession), and Aurora (Air Glow). For the Expert skier, one can usually find some bumps and trees on-and-off White Cap (White Heat, Shockwave), Barker (Agony), Aurora (Vortex, Celestial) and Oz (Tin Woodsman and Ruby Palace). Please share your Sunday River reviews and comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us. MELiving.com – Maine’s Internet Magazine.
Sunday River Ski Resort (GPS Address)
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME 04261
Discount Sunday River Ski Lift Tickets
Take I-95 (Maine Turnpike) to Exit 63 (Gray/Route 26).
Continue on Route 26 North to Bethel.
Follow Rt. 2 East for 2.6 miles.
Take a left onto Sunday River Road, marked by the large Sunday River Brewery (big building with red roof).
Follow Sunday River Road to a fork with a “Sunday River Ski Resort” sign.
Fork left and follow signs for the Grand Summit Hotel, base lodges, and amenities (1 mile).
Fork right and follow signs for the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel (5 miles).
Sunday River Ski Report
Vertical: 2,340 ft.
Avg. Snowfall: 155 in.
Base Elevation: 3,140 ft.
Lifts: 9 quads (4 high-speed), 4 triples, 2 doubles, 3 surface lifts
Trails: 128 trails, 663 acres
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