Sunday River Fires Up First Snow Guns of the Season

First Snow Guns of the Season Firing at Sunday River

It's officially the first day of fall, and Sunday River has already fired up their snow guns in preparation for the winter season. The New England resort located in Newry, Maine, jumped at the opportunity to kickstart snowmaking efforts and were able to do so based on a recent cold snap that wafted through the region. Forty snowguns in total were turned on and started spewing their first flakes of the season.

Sunday River Snow Guns

Blowing it. Photo: Sunday River

According to Sunday River's Resort Blog:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. Temps dropped just low enough overnight that at 5 a.m. on September 22, 2015, Sunday River’s legendary snowmakers fired up the guns for the first snowmaking test of the 2015/16 season. Needless to say, all of Eddy the Yeti’s winter prep, from groomers to snowguns, has paid off, and the team is locked and loaded to make snow at full capacity once the temps stay calm, cool, and consistent.

We reached out to Sunday River for an estimated opening date this season, but were told by a resort representative, "It's all up to mother nature…" 

Last year, Sunday River started spinning their lifts on November 3rd, so here's to hoping for an even earlier opening date this year. Yes, it's the first day of fall, but we couldn't be more excited for winter.

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