Sunday River is a big place with new adventures waiting around every corner. We encourage you to grab a trail map and get out there to explore the mountain and find all the places and experiences that will become your personal favorites - your happy places.
We also have an Interactive Map that allows you to highlight trails by ability rating as well as check real-time status of what lifts and trails are currently open.
At the eastern end of the resort, White Cap features some of the resort's most challenging terrain with steeps and glades from the summit, including the legendary White Heat, while the lower third of the mountain offers beginner trails next to the Grand Summit Hotel.
Next is Locke Mountain where the first runs of Sunday River Resort were cut in the late 1950s. Mostly intermediate in pitch, popular trails include Cascades and Monday Mourning - our dedicated competition trail.
Barker Mountain is the heart of the resort for many, with a high-speed quad serving a variety of popular blue and black runs and providing across to other peaks and mountain areas. Right Stuff is one of the most popular black diamond runs at the resort.
Spruce Peak is known for its two long intermediate cruisers, Risky Business and American Express. Spruce also offers quick access to the western peaks via the green run Sirius, as well as access to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge.
South Ridge is the activity hub of the resort and the most popular base area. All trails are beginner, and most are lighted for night skiing. South Ridge is also home to our SnowSports School, retail stores, ziplines, dining options, and more.
North Peak is home to a variety of great beginner and intermediate runs including family-favorite Dream Maker, as well as our medium and large terrain parks. North Peak is serviced by a high-speed quad on weekends and holidays, and can be accessed from the Chondola daily. Most of North Peak is also lighted for night skiing and just behind the summit is the mid-mountain Peak Lodge.
Aurora Peak features a mix of intermediate and advanced terrain, and one of the best glades at the resort - Celestial. It's quite, secluded and a local favorite. On powder days, Aurora is highly sought after and blissfully out of cell service for most.
Oz is a unique mountain area with advanced terrain including a mix of glades and open trails full of natural terrain features and steep pitches. Midweek this area is accessed via the Jordan Bowl Express, with a fixed quad running on weekends and holidays.
Jordan Bowl boasts the best scenery at the resort as well as some of the longest runs. All abilities will find something here, with long beginner and intermediate cruisers like Lollapalooza and Excalibur plus access to several glades. The Jordan Hotel and slopeside lunch spot Sliders are located off Lollapalooza.
Sunday River offers 870 acres of developed trails and glades, but within the boundaries of the ski area, you'll find nearly 2,000 acres to explore. This means that if you pass by a set of tracks heading into the woods, you're free to follow them. We just ask that you bring a sense of direction, use good judgment, and don't ski alone. We allow skiing and riding anywhere within the ski area boundary with the exception of trails or mountain areas marked as closed. Accessing closed terrain, whether by ducking a rope or entering from adjacent areas, will result in the loss of your lift ticket or season pass. Off-trails areas are not maintained or monitored by ski patrol, and parties requiring assistance will be charged for rescue costs.
Uphill Access Policy
Sunday River allows skinning, snowshoeing, and other types of uphill travel at our resort. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, we ask that anyone participating in these activities adhere to the following guidelines. All uphill travel is done at each individual's own risk.
- You must have a valid season pass or day ticket. If you do not intend to ride a lift at any point during the day, you can purchase an Uphill Access day ticket for $10.
- The suggested route of uphill travel is skiers right on Dream Maker from the South Ridge base area and Sunday Punch from the Barker Mountain base area.
- You may only travel on terrain that is designated as open on the trail report.
- You must ensure that you are visible to downhill traffic at all times.
- You may not leave Sunday River property to access the backcountry.
- You may not ski down the mountain prior to lifts opening at 9 a.m. midweek or 8 a.m. weekends and holidays.
- Ski Patrol clears the mountain of all guests and staff at the end of operating hours every day. If you are on the mountain at this time you will be required to ski down.
- Overnight stays on the mountain are not permitted.
- Ski Patrol reserves the right to close the mountain to these activities at any time due to severe weather, dangerous surface conditions, or other factors.
- Sledding is not permitted on any part of the mountain at any time.
For more information on our on-mountain policies, visit our Slope Safety page.