Sunday River School Ski Trips

Sunday River School Ski Trip

The Largest Skiable Resort East of the Rockies

Resort:

Spread across 8 interconnected mountain peaks, Sunday River is one of the largest resorts in Maine. It is located about 3 hours away from the city of Boston and is famed for having some of the most dependable snow on the East coast of America. The biggest peak – Jordon Bowl – has spectacular views of Mt Washington adding magnificent scenery to Sunday River’s extensive list of features.

Skiing in Sunday River:

The combination of double-necked diamond runs and easy routes down every peak makes Sunday River an ideal location for large mixed-ability groups that can help beginners advance and experienced skiers thrive. It boasts over 800 acres of skiable area, including South Ridge which helps beginners get used to downhill slopes and develop quickly. The resort is also great for snowboarders as it has 6 terrain parks and a superpipe. The introduction of a new wind-resistant 8-seater heated ski lift makes resort travel and accessibility extremely efficient.

For Schools because:

The brilliant split between beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert slopes provides opportunities for anyone no matter what their experience on skis. Snowmaking equipment covers 95% of the mountain, with over 2,000 snow guns, which helps guarantee skiable slopes all season long. Accessibility is another of the resort’s strong points with doorstep skiing available. It is also located around 3 hours from Boston making travel easy and a city stopover possible.

Après Ski:

With snow tubing and dogsledding just some of the many activities available, the resort makes sure that time spent off the slope is full of adventure. There is also a choice of local restaurants along with the White Cap entertainment centre that has video games and music, where you can relax during the evenings. For those that enjoy shopping, there are a number of sports, fashion, and gifts shops located across the resort. The town of Bethel, which was recently voted North America’s number 1 ski town by USA Today, is only a few miles away. It offers a variety of restaurants from burger joints to dessert bars. A lengthy list of activities including bowling, fishing, kayaking, and horse-riding are available as well.

Sunday River Resort Facts

Resort Height  238m
Vertical Drop  713m
No. of Lifts  18
No. of Runs 162
Easy Runs  37
Medium Runs 55
Difficult Runs  70
Total Distance of Piste 80km
Average Snowfall  167 inches

Flight time  9hrs 50mins London to Portland
Transfer times 1hrs 30mins from Portland

Sunday River Piste Map

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Pick up from School, in an Executive coach and driven to the airport
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Your dedicated 24/7 inspireski representative will meet you upon arrival at the airport to assist with check in and remain with you for the duration of the trip
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Check into your flight from UK airport to Boston
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After collecting your bags and passing through customs, meet your coach driver for the transfer to the resort
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Arrive in resort and check into your hotel
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Delicious Evening Meal served in the hotel (depending on arrival time)
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Welcome drink and meeting with Tour Representative to go through the itinerary

Day 2

Early morning rise and stock up at Breakfast with hot and cold buffet options in the hotel (American style pancakes!!)
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Your rep will take you to the ski hire shop where we will commence the ski and boot fit session with careful attention being paid to everyone comfort and ski ability.
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Head on over to the ski school meeting point for your ski school ability assessment and the first of the weeks lessons (instructor ratio usually 1:10 depending on group size)
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Time for Lunch which is taken either back at the hotel on at the Mountain base lodge
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Begin your afternoon ski lessons putting into practice what you’ve been shown that morning
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Transfer back to hotel to freshen up and for some R&R after a hard day on the snow
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Dinner time! Buffet or plated hot meal served in the hotel or local restaurant
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A fun-filled bespoke apres ski programme will be put in place before you arrive in resort so that the children and staff alike. We will make sure the enjoyment continues off the slopes and help ease the burden on staff to find things for the students to do. All resorts/hotels have different offerings/activities so we’ll discuss the options at the planning stage and ensure we put together the most suitable programme for your group.

Day 3-5

Similar day to the previous days i.e.
Breakfast
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Morning ski lessons
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Lunch
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Afternoon ski lessons
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Dinner
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Organised Apres ski activities (e.g Quiz Night, Swimming, bowling, Karaoke etc)

Day 6

Breakfast and get ready for your final day skiing
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Morning ski lessons
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Lunch
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Afternoon ski lesson perhaps a mini race or slalom competition
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Return ski equipment
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Ski School Presentation with certificates to the students (we can also arrange medals if you would like). It’s wonderful to see at this point the new sense of confidence and happiness displayed by the students. Don’t forget the final team photo on the slopes!!
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Dinner back at the hotel
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Pack ready to head off in the morning

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel
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Check out of the hotel and say our goodbyes!
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Transfer by Coach to your City Stop Over destination (Boston) – possibly via one of the many outlet shopping malls and make the most of the bargain only available across the pond!
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Optional activities and excursions
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Transfer to  your evening meal and enjoy some typically American cuisine
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Transfer back to hotel

Day 8

Enjoy Breakfast in the hotel or local American café
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Check out of the hotel and spend the rest of the day visiting the famous landmarks of this incredible city
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Transfer to Boston/New York airport for your overnight flight home

Day 9

Arrive back in the UK in the morning
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Collect your bags and meet your Coach driver for your transfer back to school

Jordan Grand Hotel *****

One of the flagship hotels in Sunday River and set in the most spectacular mountain location in New England. The Jordan Grand offers excellent slope-side accommodation which is generally rarely available for school groups. Located at the end of the resort you can take well linked shuttle buses or lifts to the South Ridge base lodge. The hotel is luxurious and has an impressive outdoor heated pool, making it a firm favorite for school groups.

Facilities

  • Rooms sleep 4 students sharing 2 queen/double/pull down/sofa beds
  • Games room, meeting room
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Sauna, steam room, hot tub and fitness centre
  • Buffet breakfast and evening meals
  • Ski in-out resort shuttle provided

Snow Cap Inn ****

The Snow Cap Inn combines all the charm of a cosy New England lodge with the convenience of a short walk to the slopes, although a free shuttle service is also provided. Relax and cosy up after a busy ski day in the fireside lounge.

Facilities

  • Rooms sleep 4 students sharing 2 queen/double beds
  • All rooms en-suite with TV and telephone
  • Outdoor hot tub (adults only)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner taken at the adjacent Youth Lodge
  • 2 minute shuttle ride to the slopes.

Snow Cap Youth Lodge ***

The Youth Lodge is directly adjacent to the Snow Cap Inn and offers what is rarely found in North America, namely single beds for students in the form of built in wooden bunk beds. It has a large lounge screen with a central fireplace and big screen.

Facilities

  • Rooms sleep 5-8 students in bunk beds
  • Rooms have private facilities
  • Games/meeting room
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner taken in-house
  • 2 minute shuttle ride to the slopes

Apres Ski

Make sure you speak to your Regional Sales Manager to include the apres ski activities you want in your quote!

Our popular Après ski activities…

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