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Sunday River Ski Resort


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Sunday River Ski Resort


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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

120

Rank in
Region

9

Rank in
State

2

This resort is often compared with:

Sugarloaf
Stowe Mountain Resort
Mad River Glen
Best time for snow at
Sunday River Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sunday River Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
2-4"
True Snow: 150" per year
Snow Quality Rank

161

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

97

Sunday River Ski Resort is ranked No. 97 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

55.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

97

Sunday River Ski Resort is ranked No. 97 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

161

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Sunday River Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
75
score
38.2
Snow Volume
rank
97
score
51.7
Overall
rank
120
score
53.5

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2340 ft

3140 ft
Base Elevation: 800 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Sunday River Ski Resort

Sunday River's natural snow record is modest, and consequently it has had one of the world's most extensive snowmaking systems since the 1990's. The key risk to snow conditions everywhere in the East is rain. The rain is often followed by hard freezes that can close advanced or ungroomed terrain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait for improvement. It does, however, make planning a trip over a week in advance more of a gamble.

Accumulation and Preservation

Sunday River averages 66% open at New Year's with about 25% of seasons being less than half open by New Year's. The vaunted snowmaking system can often open a run or two in October and maintains mid-season snow coverage on most of the mountain as well as anywhere in the East. Sunday River has good exposure and still averages 85% open at the first of April, though it tends to close in mid-April in favor of commonly owned Sugarloaf.