At the Rivah, it’s always been about the snow. The resort excels at making it and grooming it, and has a knack for turning Mother Nature’s tantrums into heavenly conditions. But snow isn’t the only reason this northwestern Maine resort earns kudos—it also seduces skiers with the diversity of terrain.
Stand at the peak of Sunday River’s Jordan Bowl on a bluebird morning, and the world is your oyster. Think eight interconnected mountains laced with 135 trails and glades. The efficient lift system and trail network makes it possible even for beginners to ski from one end to the other, and for experienced skiers to accept the invitations from each peak along the way, whether that’s White Cap’s steep thrills, Spruce’s terrain parks, or the steep bumped and gladed natural playgrounds on Oz and Aurora. Ski-in/ski-out condos and hotels make it easy to stay where you play, but the nearby postcard village of Bethel expands the options. – Hilary Nangle
Resort Guide 2022—Sunday River, Maine
Sunday River Mountain Stats
Sunday River Pass Info
Sunday River is on the Ikon Pass and the Mountain Collective. Ikon Pass holders get 7 days at the resort; Ikon Base pass holders get 5 blackout-restricted days. Mountain Collective pass holders get 2 days at the resort, plus 50 percent off additional days.
From lodging and and dining to off-slope activities and local tips, here are the SKI editors’ picks for what to do in Sunday River, Maine.
First Tracks includes 6:45 a.m. coffee, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. guided skiing, followed by a multi-course breakfast at the Mountain Room in the Peak Lodge; $99 + lift ticket.