The cold weather permitted Sunday River to open for liftserved skiing today. First Tracks Online just reported the news that SR opened this afternoon.
Sunday River is the first ski area to open and give you access to liftserved skiing, not only in the East, but in all of North America. Even before the Colorado early-seasoner duo, Loveland and A-Basin. So don’t look too much at the Colorado race, because you might miss someone opening close to you.
Here is the first Snow report of the season from Sunday River.
Today at Sunday River
You got your tickets yet? To what?! To the gun show, of course! That’s right. We had 74 guns a-blazin’ last night and today—19 hours in total–and we are open! First in the East? Bah. First in the country! Stay tuned for pictures and video!
As you know, we tested the system earlier this month and now Mother Nature finally gave us some weather we can appreciate. Sunday River’s crack snowmaking crew went above and beyond, cranking out enough snow from those famous Boyne Fan Guns to smother T2 in that white and happy goodness we’ve all been waiting for. If you’re within striking distance, get up, get on up! The Locke Mountain Triple is turning and we are skiing and riding to the midstation until 4:45–advanced terrain only. Pick up your $25 ticket at South Ridge Base Lodge.
Why are we able to give you your first taste of winter? Because Sunday River is home to the most dependable snow in New England.
This weekend, expect more of the same, from 8:00 to 3:30 at $25 a ticket with services out of Barker Base Lodge.
It’s still early in the season, everybody, so as excited as we all are, remember you’re going to encounter some natural obstacles.
Will we be skiing and riding more trails for Halloween? We plan to continue making snow as weather permits, so we sure hope so! Regardless, for Halloween weekend, we have plenty of frights and chills with Sunday Shiver’s Mystery on the Mountain. Both Friday and Saturday nights (October 29 and 30), take a spooky ride up the Chondola before you test your mettle and search the haunted woods around North Peak for some ghostly snowmakers. For the more courageous, we will open the basement of the North Peak Lodge for you to explore…if you dare. There have been some decidedly creepy sounds coming from down there. We’ll keep the bar open for cocktails–you might need to calm your nerves.
And for those of you still hitting the books, there’s also time to save on hitting the slopes of Sunday River too with New England College Passes starting at $339 and Maine Student Passes starting at $350 through November 30, 2010.
Time to make some turns,
Is the skiing going to be any good? Here is what it was last year on the full first day of operations on October 15th.
Many ski related stuff this weekend, here are a few more.
Ottawa Ski Show starts tonight.
OSC (Ottawa Ski Club) 100th Anniversary Banquet
Story picked up from Yahoo News.
Cold sandwiches, cold toes, loads of fun: Anne Heggtveit’s memories of the Ottawa Ski Club
MadPat should be going 2 out of these 3 skiing options plus continuing working behind the scenes on Ski Mad World.
Have a great weekend everyone, whatever you do.