2 Maine Ski Resorts Turn on Snow Guns in April – Latest They’ve Ever Been Turned On

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It’s no secret that it’s been a rough winter on the East Coast so it’s great to see these two ski resorts doing everything they can to keep it going as long as possible:  Sugarloaf & Sunday River

Sugarloaf:

  • This is the latest they’ve ever made snow in their 65-year history.
  • Made snow on Sunday and early on Monday and they’ll be blowing snow all day today.  
  • They’ve made snow for 1,400 hours this winter!
  • “Screw it.  When Mother Nature serves you a crap sandwich, sometimes you just have to say ‘Thank you for this crap sandwich. I’ll take another.’” – Sugarloaf General Manager Karl Strand

  • “He is bat-crap crazy.  I mean truly nuts. Who the hell makes snow in April?” – Vice President of Mountain Operations Rich “Crusher” Wilkinson

image: sugarloaf, today

image: sugarloaf, today

 

Sunday River:

  • 87-days of snowmaking this year.
  • Winner of the HKD I AM a Snowmaker Award
image: sunday river
image: sunday river

TEMPERATURES:

Sunday River, ME forecast this week. image: noaa, today
Sunday River, ME forecast this week. image: noaa, today

Temperatures are going to be great for snowmaking in Maine today with a high of 26ºF and a low tonight of 10ºF.  Hopefully they can get enough snow on the ground today to keep skiing fun into the weekend.

PHOTO TOUR:

Sunday River, ME forecast this week. image: noaa, today
Sunday River, ME forecast this week. image: noaa, today
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sugarloaf, ME yesterday. photo: sugarloaf
Sunday River, ME today. photo: sunday river
Sunday River, ME today. photo: sunday river
Sunday River, ME today. photo: sunday river
Sunday River, ME today. photo: sunday river

 


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  1. I reckon you can make snow in April when winter (temperatures) were awful and you barely put a dent in your snowmaking budget! (And you can bring skiers in a little longer and make a few more bucks)

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