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Sunday River Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Newry Bethel
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 238m
  • Ski Season: October to May
  • Mountain Range: Appalachian Mountains
  • Number of Lifts: 18
  • Highest Lift (metres): 957m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 238m
  • Number of Slopes: 126
  • Snowboarding: 2
  • Cross Country (km): 1km

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Bethel is located along the banks of the Androscoggin River near the White Mountain National Forest, and is one of Maine’s most popular holiday destinations. With a historic, tree-lined village common, antique shops, and gift shops displaying arts and crafts of Maine artists, it is a great place to do some souvenir shopping. The area also includes fishing, swimming, canoeing, white water rafting, and mountain biking, as alternative activities to skiing. There is also a championship golf course at Bethel, as well as amusement and theme parks, water parks, and state parks in the surrounding area.

  • Languages: English
  • Temperatures: Average daytime temperatures from December through March remain close to 20 degrees F.
  • Driving: Drive on the right hand side of the road.
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Religion: Christian
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Restaurant, serving classic American cuisine, or you can hitch a free ride on the Mountain Explorer and raid nearby Bethel, where there is a smorgasbord of attractions for apres-ski. From a candlelight dinner for two to a riotous night with ‘the lads’, there is something for everyone once the sun goes down.


Laid out over 8 mountains, each of which catering to different ski abilities, with beginners and intermediates getting the biggest slices of the pie, Sunday River Ski Resort is one of the American Skiing Company’s flagship resorts. Boarders have a separate area in which they can learn and ride. With the uncrowded runs, good tuition, and excellent service Sunday River is geared towards families, rather than advanced skiers. Snowmaking machines take up the slack if the snow is reluctant, and cover over 90% of the runs. Adult 1 day lift pass: 54 USD Adult 6 day lift pass: 298 USD Youth 6 day lift pass: 269 USD Youth 1 day lift pass: 49 USD Child 6 day lift pass: 194 USD Child 1 day lift pass: 35 USD Max age for a free child lift pass: 5 Max age for a discounted child lift pass: 12 Min age for senior discounted lift pass: 65

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