As communities throughout New England continue to recover from the heavy rain and flash flooding that tore through the region earlier this week, ski areas hit hardest by the storm have begun announcing their operating plans for the weekend and beyond.
Sunday River has been closed since Monday, when the Maine resort experienced damage to infrastructure, including impacts to roadways and trails (check out some of these dramatic images from the scene). Localized flooding caused a portion of the road leading to the Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel to wash away. According to the resort, crews have since completed the installation of a temporary bridge to the hotel, and are hard at work repairing road washouts, replacing culverts, and removing debris from base areas.
“Despite facing power outages in their own homes, our lodging teams have gone above and beyond to ensure our guests are well taken care of,” the resort’s mountain report read Thursday.
As for the lifts at Sunday River, they’re tentatively scheduled to run again on Saturday, but access will be limited to season pass holders, ticket pack holders, Ikon pass holders, and guests who have already purchased lift tickets. Terrain off of the Barker 6, Locke Triple, Spruce Triple, the South Ridge Express and the carpets will be limited.