December 2009 Blog Posts (4)

'Twas The Night Before Christmas Redux

‘Twas the day before Christmas and all ‘round the River

The snowguns were blazing, the best snow they deliver.

Each trail being covered with precision and care,

With billions of snowflakes being tossed through the air.



All nestled in my office I felt a sense of dread,

With the snow report due I was going brain dead.

I had writers block, and creativity I lack,

Then in busted Santa, with many gifts in his sack!



“I hear you need help, and I can… Continue

Added by Sunday River Snowreporter on December 24, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

50 fun facts about Sunday River Part Deux

So after a couple hours of sleep and a case of Red Bull later here comes part deux of the 50 fun facts about Sunday River.



26. There are ten times the trails now at Sunday River then there were from 1965 to 1971.

27. The trails Agony and Ecstasy were named as such in 1974 as a play on the popular movie The Agony and the Ecstasy

28. Other trails in that area named for movies include Right Stuff,… Continue

Added by Sunday River Snowreporter on December 18, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

50 fun facts about Sunday River Part 1

So with Sunday River celebrating its 50th season this coming weekend I felt it was high time to roll out 50 fun facts about the mountain we all know and love.



1. Sunday River is not an active volcano

2. At maximum our snowmaking system can pump out 8,000 gallons of water a minute. That is enough water to fill a 14' x 28' pool with an average depth of 5 and a half feet, in two minutes.

3. The trail T2 is so named because the t-bar lift named T2 got you to the top of Locke… Continue

Added by Sunday River Snowreporter on December 15, 2009 at 9:58pm — 5 Comments

A look behind the curtain: Snowplan

A lot of people ask me, "Jarod, how hard is it to be so good looking?" Ok, maybe I don't get asked that a lot, but what I do get asked is how does the mountain decide where to make snow, and what will open next. The simple answer is that the mountain doesn't, it is a mountain, a big hunk of risen earth. There are a group of people who make this decision, and the meet at what is known as, "Snowplan."



There are many mysteries surrounding snowplan, where it is, when it is, who goes,… Continue

Added by Sunday River Snowreporter on December 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

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