Sunday River, ME Is The First Ski Resort Open In The Northeast

Sunday River, ME Is The First Ski Resort Open In The Northeast

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Sunday River, ME Is The First Ski Resort Open In The Northeast

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It felt like winter would never get here on the east coast. New England was sweating out 70-degree highs in the beginning of November, and opening days seemed far, far away.

It’s amazing how much can change in just a little over a week.

As of this morning, Sunday River, ME is claiming the crown as the first ski resort to open in the northeast. The mountain opened at 9:00AM on November 17th, 2022, just barely edging out Killington, VT, who plans to open at 12:00PM for passholders.

It’s important to note that today’s opening is only for New England Pass, Ikon Pass, and Ticket Pack holders. Daily lift ticket access will begin on Saturday, November 19th.

Sunday River posted a video of first chair to their Instagram:

To add some fuel to the fire of their new-ish rivalry with Killington, Sunday River threw a little shade in their Mountain Report this morning.

Killington is known for getting the ball rolling on their season early, but their first few runs of the season require a long walk on a boardwalk path to and from the lift that uploads and downloads from the open terrain.

Sunday River opened with the Locke Triple this morning. Guests can upload from the bottom, but can only ski down to the mid-station at this time.

The ‘shade’, so to say, comes in the Mountain Report about how guests won’t have to walk at Sunday River:

“Downloading will be required, but hey, you don’t have to walk.”

I see you Sunday River, I see you. Well played.

The ski season is finally upon us my fellow east coast skiers. It’s just a matter of weeks before nearly every ski area in the region will be welcoming skiers and riders for another season on snow.

Stay tuned with us here at Unofficial Networks for all east coast ski news. We’ve got you covered!

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