Sunday River plans to open Halloween weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 28, 2011 2:08 pm

Sunday River on Maine announced Friday that the ski area will officially open the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:01 a.m. for a three-day weekend through Halloween. The resort hopes to be open on more weekends during the early-season.

The opening will mark the fifth straight year that the ski area has operated a lift on Halloween. The Locke Mountain Triple will carry skiers and boarders to the T2 trail on upper Locke Mountain. An early-season terrain park will also be open.

Lift service will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday. The lifts will close daily at 4 p.m., with the last upload at 3:30 p.m.

Daily lift tickets for Saturday through Monday will be $29 and may be purchased at Barker Base Lodge. Anyone in costume can ski free on Halloween. The resort posted on its website that “dressing as a skier or snowboarder does not count, and if you question the validity of your costume we suggest bringing candy which may help convince the ticket staff.”

(Photo courtesy of Boyne Resorts)