This is TheSnowWay.com’s first trip report from a St. Patrick’s Day bus trip to Sunday River. The glorious afternoon sported fifty to sixty degree temperatures with little wind. The mountain had just received a good three feet of snow the previous week and it was the last day of the season that they would have all trails open.
My trip to Sunday River sparked a sudden shift in my skiing. No longer a terminal intermediate, my training with the UMass Lowell Ski Team provided a sound though still developing foundation of technical ability. This trip to Sunday River marked my first forays into natural snow and gladed terrain. It was also my first solo skiing outing. My development as a skier and my appreciation for trees and natural snow can be traced back to this afternoon at Sunday River.