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Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ski-A-Thon

 

Maine Adaptive Ski-a-Thon

33rd Annual Maine Adaptive Ski-a-Thon takes place March 24, 2018 at Sunday River.

Event details will be available at https://www.maineadaptive.org/Ski-A-Thon/and Sunday River Events Calendar~ 

https://www.maineadaptive.org/Ski-A-Thon/

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Sat, Mar 24th,
8:00am to 4:00pm
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White Out Weekend

Turn the WOW to 11! GLTBQ Weekend 

Thrill, entertain, amuse--all synonyms for GLTBQ White Out Weekend (WOW) at Sunday River. In fact, we're so devoted to WOWing our guests that we host this annual weekend in association with OutRyders, New England's largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. 

During Wow Weekend, Sunday River delivers eight peaks of great skiing and riding with the most dependable snow in New England. At its core, WOW is all about good times with friends. And, as the name suggests, this weekend is full of special events and parties. Last year's White Out Weekend included apres ski socials, fireworks, a scavenger hunt, and the biggest and most bad-ass party at our mid-mountain Peak Lodge imaginable. As for this year's event, plan on even more WOW.

Hear Ye Hear Ye, All Kings and Queens, Knights and Nobles, by Royal Order of Mad Hatter, you are invited to join our magical fairytale celebration... 
This is going to be the best WOW Party ever. This year's theme: Alice and Wonderland. Let's jump through the rabbit hole together and go on a magical journey full of crazy potions, surprising elements, and costume fashion by Kathy Benharris of KB Productions.

Fireworks! South Ridge Lodge: 8:30PM

More awesome details to come soon! 

OutRyders is New England's largest gay and lesbian ski and snowboard club. They're all about great friends, great mountain fun, and great times together at off-mountain social events (and they get great trip deals too!). Formed in 2001, OutRyders is a nonprofit, all volunteer-run organization.

 

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Fri, Feb 9th, 12:00pm to Sun, Feb 11th, 10:00pm
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Chef Summit Sunday River

Bringing Top Chefs from New England and Around the World to the Mountains 

Calling all foodies! Presented by Sunday River and O'Maine Studios, the third annual Chef Summit invites the top chefs and mixologists in New England to the slopes of Western Maine for a culinary event like no other. And to sleep off that food coma, you'll want to stay the night.  

12 Chef Teams from Maine & the World will bring their culinary passion to the third annual Chef Summit.  Food lovers will experience an international fusion of flavor with a Maine twist. Join renowned Chefs, Mixologists, Brewers, Distillers and Wine-makers for Maine's first international culinary event!

CHEF SUMMIT INDUSTRY GATHERING

Friday Feb 2nd,  11 AM to 8 PM 
Chefs, food & beverage producers and culinary/hospitality leaders from Maine and the world come together to ignite new ideas and stimulate industry growth with 
series of panels topics.   A private all industry Chef Summit reception will toast our invited International guests from US cities, Canada, Iceland & Norway.  Stay tuned Chef Summit Industry updates on the panel topics and participants for 2018. 

CHEF SUMMIT MAINE & THE WORLD CHEF TASTING EVENT 

Saturday Feb 3rd, 6 PM to 9 PM

Chefs from Maine are joined by chefs from 3 US cities, Canada, Iceland, Norway along with the aspiring ProStart culinary student team to create a world food and beverage experience.  Our participating chefs pair Maine's local farm and sea products with the Chef's favorite native ingredients from their city or country. The beverages will take on inspired global tasting from Maine's craft beer to spirits and wine from around the US and the Nordic countries.   Tickets are $79.00 for the three hour tasting event and 3 beverage tickets.  Ages 21 plus. Limited to 200 tickets. Tickets are now on sale here!

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Fri, Feb 2nd,
11:00am to 8:00pm
Sat, Feb 3rd,
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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18th Annual Santa Sunday - Sunday River

December 3, 2017 

Registration begins Monday, December 27th at noon!   

Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season all while raising money for a good cause with Sunday River's very own Santa Sunday.

For this festive event, 250 pre-registered Santas arrive to the resort in full attire and with a donation in hand, in order to schuss down the lower slopes of Sunday River. 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 Sunday River Community Fund.

To register for the 18th Annual Santa Sunday, check back on Monday, November 27. We'll open up registration at noon on the dot, and this event typically fills up within minutes. If you make the cut, you'll receive a confirmation email from  us!

» Register here (on Monday Nov. 27th at noon)

All pre-registered participants can check-in on Sunday, December 3, between 7:30-10:30AM at South Ridge lodge. Santas who participate in the 11AM photo shoot will receive an additional lift ticket valid through December 15, 2017. The photo shoot will take place slopeside at South Ridge and will last approximately 45 minutes. If you have any questions, email events@sundayriver.com.

Rules: Pre-registered participants must arrive at South Ridge 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, and a $15 (or more) donation to the Sunday River Community Fund. 

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 16, 2016, will be issued.

Pre-registration is required and will begin at 12PM on Monday, November 27, 2017. There are a limited number of spots open, and registration can only be completed online. 

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Sun, Dec 3rd,
7:30am to 5:00pm
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North American Wife Carrying Championship - 18th Annual

18th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship ~ Sunday River  

15 South Ridge Road, Newry

October 7, 2017

The 18th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017! Registration is now open.

2016 Results 

1st Place: Elliot and Giana Storey, Team Storey (Westbrook, Maine)
2nd Place: Kirsten and Jake Barney, Team Blue Ridge (Lexington, Virginia)
3rd Place: Mike Kress and Anna-Lena Schneider, Team Germanicans  (Portland, Maine)

View the Qualifier results
View the Clydesdale Division results.
View the Combined Age over 80 results

The 17th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship® kicked off at 11AM on Saturday, October 8 during our annual Fall Festival weekend. The competition drew thousands of spectators to the grass-covered slopes of Sunday River each year and receives worldwide media attention as teams compete for fame, fortune, and a chance to compete at the World Championships in Finland the following summer.

Wife Carrying: A History

The legend behind the North American Wife Carrying Championship is based on 19th century Finnish legend "Ronkainen the Robber" who had high qualifications for the men he accepted into his band. To prove their worth,men had to compete through a difficult course with a heavy sack (or woman grabbed from neighboring villages) on their back.

The first modern day wife-carrying event was held in Finland in 1991 and foreign contestants were admitted in 1995. Qualifying events are also held in Australia, Sweden, and Estonia.The North American Wife Carrying Championship was founded in 1999 by Sunday River, which today is the organization that owns the event and serves as the sanctioning body for the United States and Canada to determine the North American winners of the World Championships. Additional information is available on wife-carrying.org

How It Works

The course at Sunday River is built to international specifications at 278 yards in length;with two dry obstacles and one water obstacle. The race format varies slightly from the World Championship in that there is no minimum weight limit for the wife, and the winner is determined by a head-to-head final race rather than being determined only by the finishing time in the competitor's initial round. Additionally, the North American course is run on uneven ground with elevation changes, as compared to the World course, which is predominantly flat. Helmets are not required for the North American Championship. 

Wife carrying is based on husband-and-wife teams racing with the husband carrying the wife through a regulation length obstacle course featuring log hurdles, sand traps, and the always popular "widow maker" water hazard. The fastest two teams from the qualifying round then compete head-to-head in a final heat. Competing couples do not have to be married, though they must be comprised of a man and a woman and both must be at least 21 years old to enter. How the wife is carried is the competitors' choice, though most use the "Estonian carry" where the female participant holds the male around the waist and tightens her legs around his neck, thereby freeing his hands. Watch our How To video to really get the hang of it.  

The winning couple takes home the wife's weight in Goose Island Oktoberfest beer, five times her weight in cash, and an entry into the World Championship, which takes place in Finland the following summer. 

http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/north-a...

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Sat, Oct 7th,
11:00am to 1:00pm
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Disc Golf Tournament, Maine Brew Fest ~ Sunday River

Sunday River Disc Golf Tournament 

September 9, 2017

Do you dominate at doglegs? Are you experienced in elevation changes? Can you maneuver a disc methodically in and around trails, like a true Ace? If so, the Sunday River Disc Tournament on Saturday, September 9, 2017,  is calling on you and your partner.

Open to pros, experienced, and amateurs, this duals tournament involves cash prizes for the top teams and takes place on our brand new 18-hole disc golf course during our first-ever Maine Brew Fest Weekend, September 8 - 10, 2017 . 

Teams made up of 2 pair off with another team in each heat and follow a scramble format. 

Whats a Scramble?

On every hole, each team member may throw a tee shot. The team then selects one of the tee shots to play for the next shot. Both members of the team then throw from that position. This process is repeated until the disc is holed.

Sign up your team online today.

http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/disc-go...

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Sat, Sep 9th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Trek Across Maine

Trek Across Maine ~ June 16 - 18, 2017

Sunday River is proud to be a long-time partner and supporter of the Trek Across Maine and the American Lung Association. 

Trek Across Maine is a three-day, 180-mile cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $22million in the past 30 years. Over 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunters take part in this one of a kind journey over Father's Day Weekend every year. 

As the official start of the Trek, Sunday River provides lodging at the resort, dinner on Thursday night, and breakfast Friday morning to fuel trekkers up for their ride.

View the Trek Across Maine website to learn more and to register for this year's event. Or follow the Trek Across Maine on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with event news!

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Fri, Jun 16th, 8:00am to Sun, Jun 18th, 5:00pm
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Pond-A-Palooza

Pond-A-Palooza 

April 8, 2017 - Sunday River, Newry 

What's spring at a ski resort without pond skimming? The last two years, Pond-A-Palooza has featured a double pond, proving tricky for all competitors and we plan to keep the surprises going during this Passholder Weekend staple, too. 

Registation is free but head to the Welcome Center at South Ridge Lodge to be sure to secure your spot - 9:30am - 11am. The event gets wet and wild at 12pm on the slopes of South Ridge. Costumes weigh heavily on your score so come suited up in anything but a wetsuit (unless you're a wimp!)

Prizes include a 2017/2018 Gold New England Pass,  SPY goggles, Under Armour swag and more. 

You'll find lodging specials all weekend as well as special deals for season passholders as part of our Annual Passholder Weekend - including a free BBQ on Sunday!

For more event information please visit http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/pond-a-...

 

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Sat, Apr 8th,
9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sugarloaf - College Snowfest

College Snowfest returns to Sugarloaf! 

Back for another year of theme parties, concerts, competitions, skiing and a lot of fun!

More information will soon be made available at www.sugarloaf.com/events calendar. 

 

 

 

 

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Sun, Jan 1st, 9:00am to Thu, Jan 5th, 9:00pm
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17th Annual Santa Sunday

 

Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season all while raising money for a good cause with Sunday River's very own Santa Sunday. 

For this festive event, 250 pre-registered Santas arrive to the resort in full attire and with a donation in hand in order to schuss down the lower slopes of South Ridge. 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 Sunday River Community Fund.

To register for the 17th Annual Santa Sunday, check back on Monday, November 28. We'll open up registration at noon on the dot, and this event typically fills up within minutes. If you make the cut, you'll receive a confirmation email from  us! In the meantime, make like one of Santa's little elves and book your December ski and stay package now.

All pre-registered participants can check-in on Sunday, December 4, between 7:30-10:30AM at South Ridge lodge. Santas who participate in the 11AM photo shoot will receive an additional lift ticket valid through December 16, 2016. The photo shoot will take place slopeside at South Ridge and will last approximately 45 minutes. If you have any questions, email events@sundayriver.com.

Rules: Pre-registered participants must arrive at South Ridge 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, and a $15 (or more) donation to the Sunday River Community Fund. 

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 16, 2016, will be issued.

Pre-registration is required and will begin at 12PM on Monday, November 28, 2016. There are a limited number of spots open, and registration can only be completed online. 

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Sun, Dec 4th, 11:30pm
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