After only 36 hours of snowmaking, Sunday River Resort was able to open for the 2018-19 season this morning at 10:00AM with terrain on Locke Mountain.
Opening day terrain included T2 and Upper Sunday Punch trails, serviced by Sunday River's Locke Mountain Triple chairlift. This quick opening is credited to 2-3 inches of natural snow on Wednesday night, as well as renovations to Sunday River's snowmaking system that allow for a 15 percent increase in water capacity for producing snow. This improvement will eventually double the resort's snowmaking capacity with future upgrades.
All open terrain is recommended for advanced skiers and snowboards only. Lift tickets are $30 for all ages, and the resort plans to open on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00AM, weather permitting. Sunday River will update its online Mountain Report again tomorrow morning by 8 a.m. with all open terrain and indicate any grooming and/or new snowmaking.
Guest services are currently offered out of Barker Lodge, including lift tickets and food and drink. Rental equipment and season pass purchases and pick-up are available out of the South Ridge Lodge.
As is typical in the early season, Sunday River will continue to make snow and open new terrain as weather conditions allow, and will remain on a weekend-only schedule through early November. Lift ticket prices will increase as more terrain opens. Updates on future trail openings and lift ticket pricing will be made available online within Sunday River's Mountain Report on sundayriver.com.
Source : Sunday River