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Winterfest Weekend

What better way to celebrate Sunday River's 60th Birthday with a Birthday Bash Weekend known to many as Winterfest? Winterfest Weekend is all about fun on snow plus a plethora of activities to celebrate. Night skiing and snowboarding opens for the season! 

For more information, including a list of events, please visit: https://www.sundayriver.com/events/winterfest-weekend

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Fri, Dec 13th, 10:00am to Sun, Dec 15th, 6:00pm
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Santa Sunday

Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. All money raised goes towards the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa-attire. This signature Sunday River event kicks off the holiday season in style.

How does it work?

250 pre-registered Santas arrive at the resort in full attire, beard included. Not only is this event photo-worthy and has been featured on the likes of the Travel Channel, but it's for a good cause too. Last year, the in-hand donations made by participating Santas helped raise over $3,000 for the River Fund, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation. 

All pre-registered participants can check-in on Sunday, December 8, between 7:30-10:30AM at Discovery Center next to the South Ridge Lodge. Santas who participate in the 11AM photo shoot will receive an additional lift ticket valid through December 20, 2019. The photo shoot will take place slopeside at South Ridge and will last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-registered participants must arrive at check-in wearing all of the following items: a red Santa hat with white pompom, a red Santa jacket, red Santa pants, a Santa beard.  The lift ticket you receive at check-in is only valid until 11AM. To continue skiing or riding for the day, you will need to show up at the scheduled photo shoot at 11AM slopeside at South Ridge dressed in your Santa attire. At the conclusion of the photo shoot, a ticket valid through December 20, 2019, will be issued.

Spectators should also get to South Ridge by 11AM to get a good view of the Santas.

For more information, please visit: https://www.sundayriver.com/events/santa-sunday

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/497576294428249/

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Sun, Dec 8th,
7:30am to 4:00pm
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New England Cornhole Championship

Cornhole. Corn toss. Bean toss. Soft horseshoes. A game with many names played by millions across the world. But there's only one winning team.

Mark your calendar because 48 teams will take to Sunday River's snowless slopes on Sunday, October 13, 2019, for the 6th annual New England Cornhole Championship where a cornhole team will be named champion. Cash prizes are up for grabs along with bragging rights! 

For more information, please click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Newry/NewEnglandCornholeChampionships

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/sunday-river/new-england-cornhole-championship/262320337787606/

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Sun, Oct 13th,
10:00am to 5:00pm
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North American Wife Carrying Championship

You might've carried your wife across the threshold, but it's time to take it up a notch. The North American Wife Carrying Championship tasks couples with crossing a 278-yard obstacle course--over hurdles, through a watery mud pit, and up an unsteady sand hill--all for the hopes of winning the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. 

The 20th annual event will take place on Saturday, October 12, during Sunday River Resort's annual Fall Festival Weekend. This is a classic event that you won't want to miss, whether you're carrying, being carried, or watching the madness unfold. 

To find out more information, click here: https://www.sundayriver.com/events/north-american-wife-carrying-championship

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/sunday-river/north-american-wife-carrying-championship/581366915654667/

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Sat, Oct 12th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
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New England Forest Rally

 

July 19, 2019

Headquartered at Sunday River Resort, the New England Forest Rally is an annual two-day stage rally that takes place on the back roads and logging tracks of Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire. Sanctioned by the American Rally Association, NEFR is one of six National Championship rallies that take place in the United States and features some of the world's best drivers. Best part? Sunday River hosts a Parc Expose Friday and Saturday morning where drivers and their cars park outside of the South Ridge Lodge for all to see (and hear!).

http://www.newenglandforestrally.com 

Looking for lodging? Check out what's available online or give us a call at 800-543-2754. 

General Information
nefrrally@gmail.com

Chairman
Chris Regan
chregan@aol.com

Chief Scrutineer
Don Taylor
shelbyeast@aol.com
603-542-8549

Press Inquiries
NEFR
nefrrally@gmail.com
karl@teamoneil.com

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Fri, Jul 19th (All day)
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World Snowshoe Wife Carrying Championship CANCELLED

Sunday River has announced due to rain in the forecast the first World Snowshoe Wife Carrying Championship has been cancelled. 

This will be on the 2020 calendar so be sure to keep those snowshoes ready for next season! 

 

Registration is now open! The course is at the base area of Barker Mountain. 

Much like the North American Wife Carrying Championship, it will be run over an obstacle course that is approximately 253 meters (278 yards). The course begins with three rollers made out of snow, followed by a slalom course, whaleback, and lastly a mogul field. Teams cannot advance on the course if the carried partner is drop. He or she must be mounted properly before continuing on, or they will be disqualified from the competition.  

The only equipment that will be allowed during the competition will be a belt worn by the carrier to give the partner something to grasp, helmet & goggles (required), and obviously, snowshoes. If you don't have snowshoes, we will provide you with some. Several different carrying techniques have been used successfully, including the "piggy-back", the "fireman's carry", the "Estonian carry." Any carrying technique that keeps the partner from touching the ground is permissible.  

The race will run in heats with two teams racing at one time. The two teams with the fastest times (not necessarily the winners in each heat) will qualify for the championship round. The winner of the championship round will be declared the Wife Carrying Snowshoe World Champion.    

Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams, as well as the fastest team with a combined age over 80, and the fastest team with a combined weight over 350 lbs. Contestants need not be related but must be over the age of 21. A maximum of 50 teams will be allowed to compete.  

The day also includes a tailgate party in the Barker parking lot, complete with live music, prizes for best tailgate, and more.

Event information and registation steps can be found here: Snowshoe Wife Carrying 

 

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Sat, Apr 20th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
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POND-A-PALOOZA

April 13, 2019 - Sunday River

What's spring at a ski resort without pond skimming?

Registration is free, but in order to secure a spot, head to the Welcome Center at South Ridge Lodge to sign on the dotted line and get your bib number. Costumes weigh heavy on your score, so come suited up in anything but a wet suit (unless you're a wimp)! Prizes of all sorts will go out to the winners!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2330204890637018/

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Sat, Apr 13th (All day)
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Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

In addition to being an excellent fundraiser, the Ski-A-Thon is a ton of fun. It’s the only time during the year when a majority of our participants, volunteers, and supporters are gathered together, so we are able to celebrate as a whole community. This year, we have a goal of raising $400,000! Whether as a team member, a sponsor, or individual who provides pledges – we hope you will consider supporting us in reaching our goal.

Participating in the Ski-A-Thon is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Create a team, join a team or be your own team! We encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $250 per person, with lots of great incentives and prizes to go above and beyond!

 https://www.sundayriver.com/events/ski-a-thon

All members receive:

A ski pass for the day of the event

A delicious breakfast, lunch, and evening celebration

An event t-shirt

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Sat, Mar 23rd (All day)
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BMW Winter xDrive Experience

Join the BMW Winter xDrive Experience to witness the dynamic power of the full line of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles, including the all-new X5. Professional driving instructors will teach you how to conquer the winter elements using xDrive, BMW's intelligent all-wheel-drive system, through street drives and a timed autocross course.

Additionally, participants will also have the ability to see the first-ever BMW X7 on display.

BMW Activation Hub, South Ridge Base Lodge

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17

Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Please note, this event runs on a rolling basis and all driving activities are available during the stated program timeframe. To register, please complete the form to the right. 

All registered participants will check in on site and are eligible to receive a $1,000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new 2018 or 2019 BMW, valid through June 30, 2019. 

Event information may be found here: BMX Winter XDrive 

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Fri, Mar 15th, 9:00am to Sun, Mar 17th, 4:00pm
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World Pro Ski Tour - Sunday River

Winter's most exciting dual alpine race is returning to Sunday River March 29-30, 2019!

Sunday River is proud to welcome back World Pro Ski Tourafter the past few years successful events. Welcome in a field of Olympic, World Cup, and NCAA competitors! Want to race with them? Alpine athletes over the age of 18 can register to race.   

Known as a world-class venue for ski, snowboard, and other special events, Sunday River will host the race on its Race Arena trail located on Locke Mountain. The race site provides excellent viewing angles for spectators on snow and foot as it is located just in front of the Barker Lodge and the parking lot close by. 

This year's event schedule will be posted soon on the World Pro Ski Tour and Sunday River website. 

About the World Pro Ski Tour: The World Pro Ski Tour is an organization dedicated to rekindling the legacy of professional dual alpine ski racing. The group looks to capitalize on the popularity of the dual slalom format to maintain a full-season tour and grow the ski industry. The three-day events will feature an open registration for qualifications on Friday with the top 32 racers advancing to the head-to-head finals on Saturday.

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Fri, Mar 29th, 9:30am to Sat, Mar 30th, 4:00pm
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