Ski Sunday River

Famed for the most dependable snow in the eastern seaboard and a vertical drop rivalling that of Aspen Colorado, Sunday River is a great choice for your school ski trip. First-class ski school, fantastic customer service and excellent snow record are just some of the reasons our school groups love Sunday River.

With 132 groomed trails covering 743 acres over 8 interconnecting mountains, this large resort delivers mountains of possibility for all levels of skiers. Standards from beginner to enthusiastic intermediate are happiest here as every peak offers an easy route down, but there are some double-black diamond runs to test the truly daring!

Off the mountain, there’s an exciting après-ski programme to enjoy, including the bowling, tubing and multi-school disco. Bethel is just a few miles away for further aprés-ski activities.

Skiing

With skiing across eight peaks, there’s plenty to get excited about at Sunday River. Novices start out in the dedicated ‘learn to ski’ area, making fast progression on the forgiving slopes.

Ideal for mixed ability groups, every peak has an easy or more challenging route down and the miles of gentle trails give improvers just enough challenge while they build confidence and new skills. For the adventurous, choose from four terrain parks and two halfpipes, or challenge yourself on the steep narrow black runs winding through the trees.


Accommodation

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Jordan Grand Hotel3 Star +

  • Luxurious flagship hotel with excellent facilities
  • Slopeside accommodation

The Jordan Grand is one of the flagship hotels of Sunday River, offering a similar standard of excellent slopeside accommodation rarely available for school groups.

Location: The hotel is located at the end of the resort where you can take the well-linked ski lifts or shuttle bus to the South Ridge base lodge.

Facilities:Excellent facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness centre, games room, lounge areas and 24 hour front desk.

Accommodation: Based on 4 students sharing 2 queen bedded rooms or spacious suites with a wall mounted queen bed and a double sofa bed. All rooms are en-suite with telephone, cable TV and pay to view movies.

Meals: Buffet style breakfast and dinner is taken at the base lodge.

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Snow Cap Inn 2 Star +

  • Great value for money
  • Terrific location close to the slopes

A comfortable Inn offering a good range of facilities and short transfers to the resort centre and ski slopes.

Location: Situated on the main access road to the base lodge next to the Snow Cap Dorms, and less than 5 minutes on a bus.

Facilities:The Inn features a large meeting and function room, with TVs and DVD player.

Accommodation: Rooms are based on 4 students sharing 2 queen or double beds, and the Inn has private facilities throughout.

Meals: Buffet-style meals are taken in the self-service restaurant next door in the Snow Cap Dorms.

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Grand Summit Hotel 3 Star +

  • Luxurious hotel in convenient location
  • Slopeside accommodation

A luxury slopeside hotel with a great range of facilities, including heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, the Grand Summit is one of the flagship hotels in resort and a very popular choice with our groups.

Location: Situated near the base lodge, the lifts are a 5 minute shuttle ride away whilst a gentle blue run leads back to the hotel.

Facilities:Heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, plus comfortable lounge areas.

Accommodation: Spacious and well-appointed rooms feature en-suite facilities with cable TV, and are based on 4 students sharing 2 queen or double beds.

Meals: A hot buffet breakfast and dinner are taken at the base lodge.

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Youth Lodge 2 Star

  • Great value for money
  • Bunk beds – no bed-sharing

A great option for groups preferring not to bed-share, the Youth Lodge offers bunk bed accommodation a short coach transfer from the base lodge and lifts.

Location: Situated on the main access road to the base lodge next to the Snow Cap Inn, and less than 5 minutes on a bus.

Facilities:The main hub of the building houses the large canteen area, spacious lounge and mezzanine balcony with sofas, TVs and football table.

Accommodation: Dorm-style accommodation is located in different wings attached to the central building, featuring bunk beds, rather than bed-share. There are private facilities throughout.

Meals: Buffet-style meals are taken in the on-site self-service restaurant.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Laser Tag
  • Bowling
  • Disco
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Cinema


Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Includes half-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, ski boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive insurance, and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA require this

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Prices from
£1259
(Peak Season)
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Schools that travelled to Sunday River last season scored a 10/10 in terms of student enjoyment!

Source: Equity Customer Services


 

OTHER USA SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Sugarloaf

Maine’s best-kept secret, known to locals as ‘The Loaf’ due to its striking resemblance to an iced bun, Sugarloaf is renowned for offering the most challenging skiing in New England. Ideal for schools, the pedestrianised village has been developed in true Nordic style, with all amenities conveniently on hand.

Sugarloaf offers almost 1,700 acres of skiing over a vertical drop of almost 2,300ft, making it the largest US ski resort east of the Rockies. A winter playground for all levels of skier or boarder, the skiing gets progressively harder as you go higher, although there is an easy run for beginners from top to bottom.

Once the ski boots are off, the Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness club, features an indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna and steam room and is a great place to relax and unwind after a full day on the slopes, plus it’s free to our groups. Or you can or head to the anti-gravity centre for a night filled with fun!

Skiing

Beginners have plenty of scope to discover a passion for ski at this fantastic resort, including the option of an easy summit to base run. Intermediates can join their instructors on extensive terrain and confident skiers could head higher for some of the most challenging runs in New England.

Advanced skiers will no doubt be challenged by the tough terrain of the backside snowfields and black diamond glades. Sugarloaf is a massive mountain, especially by New England’s standards. The clever lift design ensures that there is a challenge for everyone.

Accommodation

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Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel3 Star +

  • Modern, luxury hotel with excellent facilities
  • Superb ski in/ski out location

The Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel is just a few steps from the slopes, ski school, base lodge and village shops, and makes it the perfect choice to suit any groups’ requirements.

 

Location: This property has an ideal position in the heart of the village just a few yards from the lifts.

Facilities:There is a small health suite, (which has hot tubs and a sauna) and a games room. All guests receive free access to the Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness Club, which is a short walk away or a shuttle ride away.

Accommodation: The rooms are all spacious and well-appointed, with en-suite facilities, TV, DVD players and other extras that you would expect from a luxury hotel. Rooms have either 2 queen beds (4 students sharing) or a murphy pull-down bed and double sofa sleeper, with kitchenette.

Meals: Breakfast and evening meals are taken in the hotel function rooms or at the base lodge next door.

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Sugarloaf Condos 3 Star +

  • Apartment-style property of an excellent standard
  • Breakfast and dinner served in base lodge

A good quality choice of accommodation in a convenient location close to restaurants and the slopes.

Location: All condos are conveniently located at the foot of the mountain with direct access to the chair lift. Amenities including the base lodge, sports and fitness centre, shops and restaurants are nearby, either within walking distance or a free shuttle will be provided.

Facilities:Groups receive free entry to the Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness centre, and are welcome to use the facilities throughout the stay.

Accommodation: Layout and style varies from condo to condo, but rooming is based on 2 students sharing double or queen beds. Each condo enjoys private facilities.

Meals: Hot breakfast and 3 course evening dinner served in base lodge.

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Sugarloaf Inn 2 star +

  • Ski-in ski-out hotel
  • Suitable for smaller groups

One of Sugarloaf's original lodges, the Sugarloaf Inn is located directly on Birches Trail and offers a quality standard of accommodation for school groups.

Capacity: 100

Location: The Inn has ski-in ski-out convenience using the Sawduster chairlift. Groups are shuttled to and from the base lodge for lessons which is a 5 minute drive.

Facilities: Free use of Sports & Fitness Club, restaurant, bar with pool tables, free WiFi.

Accommodation: All rooms have 1 or 2 queen size beds, hairdryers, telephones, cable TV and en-suite facilities.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are provided daily at the base lodge.

 

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Swimming
  • Sports Club Night
  • Ice-skating
  • Trampolines
  • DVD Night
  • Indoor Climbing Wall


Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Includes half-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, ski boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive insurance, and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA require this

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Prices from
£1239
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

Nothing but sunshine and smiles as temperatures are pushing towards summer. #theloaf

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OTHER USA SCHOOL SKI TRIPS