Sunday River, ME Opens For The 2017/18 Season On Saturday | Here’s All You Need To Know:

Chris Wallner | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Opening day announcement from Sunday River. Image: Sunday River Facebook Page

Sunday River, ME will open for the 2017/18 winter season on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 8:00am. The resort has been making snow the past few days and it has really shown. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next couple days, which will allow the resort to make more snow and open additional terrain.

Making snow on Thursday. Image: Sunday River Facebook Page

Opening Day Details:


  • Locke Triple

Ticket Prices:

  • $39 Adults
  • $29 Children, Teens, & Seniors

Opening Day Time:

  • 8:00am

Top-To-Bottom Snowmaking On:

  • T2
  • Jim’s Whim
  • Jungle Road
  • Ecstasy
  • Right Stuff
  • Sunday Punch

Open Runs:

  • Unknown At This Time
  • Hopefully Top-To-Bottom Skiing By Sunday, Maybe Even Saturday?

Sunday River, ME Forecast. Image: NOAA

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next couple of days at the resort. Along with that, lows are expected to stay well below freezing throughout the extended forecast. They could even see some natural snowfall in the middle of next week.

Making snow at the resort on Thursday. Image: Sunday River Facebook Page

Sunday River, ME Opening Day Announcement:

Hello Winter, Welcome Back

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a cloud of white rising from the mountain on the walk into the office. The two hundred gun salute means one thing, ski season is upon us.

You may want to sit down or set that hot coffee aside, we have some news for you. Get your rest Friday night… drum roll please… Saturday is the big day. That is right folks, this Saturday, November 11th is Opening Day for the 17-18 season!

The Locke Triple will spin at 8AM Saturday morning. Ticket prices will be $39 for adults and $29 for teens, juniors and seniors. Keep your eye on the Mountain Report over the next few days for updates on lifts and trails. If things go according to plan, we will be skiing and riding top to bottom by Sunday. If things go perfectly, we could be there by Saturday!

Our snowmakers will be back on the hill overnight to continue blasting T2, Jim’s Whim, Jungle Road, Ecstasy, Right Stuff and Sunday Punch from top to bottom. With the amount of snow our snowmakers have been producing, you can expect to see a few jib features in Barker Basin for opening weekend. Keep in mind, all open terrain for the early season is intermediate to advanced. Natural hazards may still be present. Ski and ride responsibly… it’s a long season, don’t end yours early.

If you see a snowmaker, give them a high-five, pat them on the back or give them a big ol’ hug. They are the ones to thank for our start to the season.

With the season upon us, remember to mark that calendar of yours with all of our upcoming events like the annual Demo Day over Thanksgiving weekend, Winterfest in mid-December, and of course Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Before you come up to join us this weekend, don’t forget to:

1) GET YOUR PASS. Season passes are the best way to ski, and this year we have a bunch of new options including the Kickstarter Pass — valid every day from opening to December 24 for just $159 for adults, $129 for teens, and $99 for juniors.

2) Book a room. Plan your ski trips now for the best availability and to save 10% on lodging at all resort properties.

3) Save on lift tickets. If you don’t think a season pass is right for you, buy your lift tickets online now and save up to 30%.

See you Saturday!

Team Snow

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