Most dependable snow on the eastern seaboard
8 mountain peaks
If you have a group of mixed ability skiers, the large resort of Sunday River is the ideal destination for your school ski trip to America. There really is something to suit everyone here, from unsteady beginners to daring thrill-seekers. There’s also a great choice of accommodation too - stay in a friendly lodge aimed at youth groups, or a luxury slope-side hotel. And the choice of après-ski activities won’t disappoint either, with ice-skating, snowtubing and snowshoeing all a possibility. Plus, thanks to the excellent snow-making facilities, lack of snow is never an issue at Sunday River!
The eight interconnected mountain peaks offer 135 trails and 820 skiable acres, so there’s an area to suit everyone at Sunday River! Beginners will enjoy South Ridge, intermediates will love the huge choice of trails and advanced skiers can challenge themselves by taking on the steep moguls on White Cap. This is also a great resort for snowboarders too, thanks to its six terrain parks and superpipe. Sunday River has the second biggest vertical drop in Maine and the sixth largest in New England. Plus, with snowmaking equipment covering 95% of the resort, you can be certain that lack of snow isn’t going to ruin your school ski trip to Sunday River!
- The Knights Templar School
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Snow Cap Inn
The Snow Cap Inn combines all the charm of a cozy New England lodge with the convenience of a short walk to the slopes. The Inn provides comfortable accommodation at a great value and is centrally located off slope.
The communal areas have warm fires and rustic furniture and are ideally located at the end of the bedroom corridors for group leaders to be able to congregate and keep an eye on the student. The three floors of spacious rooms are for 4 students in 2 queen size beds and all have private facilities.
The Snow Cap's location is perfect not just for the slopes but for the White Cap Centre which has a skating rink and a really unusual tubing hill. Inside there is a bar and out on the deck there is a fire pit which gives a great view of the group enjoying the tubing.
Meals are taken at the Ski Youth Lodge which is directly opposite the hotel and/or at the South Ridge café. There is also an outdoor hot tub for adults, gymnasium and two fireside lounges. Don't miss the freshly baked cookies when you get back from skiing!
Snow Cap Youth Lodge
The Snow Cap Youth Lodge is a unique building that was designed with youth groups in mind. This property offers single beds for students, which are rarely found in North America. It features four identical wings, each providing lodging for up to 47 people (43 students & 4 leaders). Each wing has five multi-bedded rooms.
Meals are served on the main floor in the cafeteria-style dining area. Upstairs is a common room with ping-pong tables, video games, sitting areas with TVs, and vending machines.
Aprés-Ski at Sunday River
Try your hand at 'candlepin' bowling; a style of bowling specific to the Canadian Maritime provinces and the New England states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
This small, friendly bowling alley will provide you with a fun and relaxed evening out with your groups.
Take your pick from the five showings here daily. This is a great way to relax after a day on the slopes!
One chaperone is required in each theater with the children.
snowshoeing - sunday river
Whilst you are in Sunday River, remember to try out the ancient art of snowshoeing! The Outdoor Centre is close to the downhill slopes and offers a cool 35km of well-groomed trails to discover!
tubing sunday river
Snow tubing is incredibly good fun and makes for a great choice of après-ski activity. This tube park is on the Sundance trail at South Ridge and is accessible via the Sundance Surface Lift.
ice skating - sunday river
Lace up the skates and hit the ice on this illuminated rink with family, friends, or on your own! It's free for use and open every day and evening until 10PM, depending on weather conditions.
twin zips - ziplines
At 750ft in length and reaching up to 40mph,Twin Zips give you the rush of flying through the air on one very long zipline. Plus, with two zips side-by-side you can fly with or race against your friends!