Sunday River is leading New England resorts into the next generation of mountain living. Discover more about the future plans for Sunday River.
Located in the town of Newry, Maine, Sunday River first opened in 1959 as a playground for locals. On Sunday afternoons everyone would gather and cut brush to create trails. The ski area offered a handful of trails serviced by a t-bar lift. In 1980, Les Otten purchased the resort. During his period of ownership, Sunday River excelled via cutting-edge snowmaking technologies and techniques. Through the 80s and into the 90s, Otten developed affordable slopeside properties, ensuring that the resort lifestyle would be available to everyone with a passion for escaping to the mountains. During the better part of the 90s, when American Skiing Company owned the resort, Sunday River continued to hold its place as a leader in snow quality.
In July 2007, Boyne Resorts, in partnership with CNL, acquired Sunday River. Since joining the Boyne Resorts family, nearly $19 million worth of capital improvements have been completed or underway, including the first Chondola lift in the East. Boyne Resorts immediately began an involved process of envisioning and planning Sunday River’s future. A vision for the next 15 – 20 years was unveiled in the spring of 2008. Guests and long-time loyalists are now witnessing the first steps of an exciting and comprehensive plan.