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Maine's known for its Atlantic coast, seafood, and lobster, fishing villages, and Stephen King. But if you give skiing or snowboarding at Sunday River a try, you'll understand why some people think mountain slopes when they think of Maine.

Most Dependable Snow Fall

Vermont and New Hampshire have some famous resorts, but Maine has some top-quality ski resorts that are often much less crowded. A ski and snowboarding fans' best kept secret, Sunday River claims it has the "most dependable snow in New England," and it's no wonder.

With 92 percent snowmaking and their impeccable trail grooming standards, this ski area is a skier's dream resort. It offers eight mountain peaks, 132 trails, and 16 lifts. The runs range from beginner and family trails to those designed for advanced and very experienced skiers, so you don't have to go to Vermont or New Hampshire for that rough terrain ski challenge. With a superpipe, jibs and jumps, and a variety of features in their terrain parks, this resort perfect for snowboarders, too.

Off the Slopes

Lodging can be found at the mountain or at a variety of great inns, hotels, motels, condominiums, private home rentals, inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins in the Bethel area, which is only five miles away. The surrounding area offers some vacation rental homes and private rentals, as well as clusters of condos and guests houses. Whether you're a one-person lodge or a whole extended family, you can find the right price and the right accommodations near the ski resort.

Snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and so many other outdoor sports and activities make this area more than just a ski mountain. But because of the smaller crowds, you can spend all your time skiing without waiting in line at the lifts.

Getting Here

Getting here is a cinch. Only 65 miles from Portland and just two hours from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as about the same distance from all the surrounding metro areas, you can get to Sunday River easily from Logan International Airport or Portland International Jetport. Shuttle services, buses, rentals, and limos are available to get you from the airports to the resort.

Ski Vacation Coupons

Discount lift tickets can make your Sunday River hideaway vacation even more fun, because you know you're saving money thanks to discount ski coupons. Ski and stay packages, free lift tickets and free ski and snowboarding with a night's stay, and other discount ski packages can make your Maine ski vacation the best ever.

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