Sunday River Kicks the Pre-Season Off with a 50 Snowgun Salute

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 6, 2011 11:54 am

Western Maine’s Sunday River launched its first snowmaking test in style earlier today by shooting fifty snowguns on Locke Mountain’s T2 trail. The resort is sending out a reminder that the season is fast approaching just in time for the season pass deadline on Monday, October 10 and the upcoming annual Fall Festival Weekend October 7 – 9. The snowmaking test is part of a two-day pre-season launch with another 50 snowguns set to go off tomorrow on Sunday Punch and Lower Sunday Punch trails.

Opening day for the 2011-2012 season still heavily relies on Mother Nature but once colder temperatures make their eagerly awaited appearance, Sunday River will be making more snow on Locke Mountain. The resort is already well ahead of the pre-season game and on top of it all — just recently announced $4 million capital developments that will include snowmaking and grooming improvements.

Sunday River is a season frontrunner as last year it opened on October 24 and had the longest season in the East at an incredible six months and six days. Quality controlled snowmaking tests like the one earlier today make early opening possible for Sunday River and also delivers a loud reminder that the season is about to begin.