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July 3, 2005
From journal Grand Summit Resort- Bethel, Maine
February 9, 2003
From journal Ski vacation 2002
Quogue, New York
January 19, 2003
Sunday River has a great beginner area at the main lodge, with an interesting learning area for children--but the four lifts only service green runs in this area.
This is an excellent intermediate-to-advanced mountain. Blue runs are all groomed, single-black diamonds are steep and groomed, and double-black diamonds are bumps or trees and usually not groomed.
The best skiing is in the morning--freshly groomed snow and lots of sun. By 2:30 or 3pm, the sun ducks down behind the peaks.
Lodges sell tickets at their front desks, which allows you to get on the closest lift. But if you need equipment or lesson packages, you must go to the main lodge to make these arrangements. A shuttle is available to take you, but it is time-consuming. Leave early.
If you want to return to your condo for lunch, you'd better plan your skiing accordingly--you don't want to find yourself five peaks away at noon, as we did. Chowder at the mid-mountain lodge was a great alternative.
You can find all the info you need for this mountain, and discounted lift tickets (mETicket)are available on the Sunday River website, which will save you a few dollars if you plan to ski more than 3 days during the season. These are good for seven mountains owned by the American Ski company.
Although the vertical drop is not much, the runs are interesting and seem longer than one would expect. Intermediate trails that connect the peaks are good, but the green ones sometimes have lots of flat parts--very tiring. We enjoyed the skiing here and will certainly return. Give it a try.
From journal Winter in Sunday River