In 1991, Sunday River was one of the first ski areas to open a summer Mountain Bike Park, and ran it until 2003. New owners re-opened it starting in late summer of 2007. Now the Sunday River Mountain Bike Park is set to open for a full season on Friday, June 27. Mountain biking and scenic chairlift rides will be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Columbus Day Weekend.
A fleet of new Kona downhill mountain bikes will be available for rent, with front suspension models also available. All rider services and tickets will be available at the South Ridge Lodge with lift service on nearby North Peak. Full details are available at Sunday River.com.
Downhill mountain bike trails including Grease Monkey, Moose Tack, Tombstone and the Crater Trail wind their way down from the summit of North Peak. In total, Sunday River will offer 20 miles of trails at varying levels of difficulty with lift service on the Perfect Turn Express Quad.
In addition to mountain bikers, the lift will also be open to foot traffic seeking to view the Mahoosuc Mountains up close during summer and fall foliage season. Visible from the summit are Sunday River's Aurora Peak and Jordan Bowl, plus Old Speck Mountain, which towers over the Sunday River Valley at a peak elevation of 4,170 feet. A resort shuttle service will be in operation accommodating foot traffic and bicyclists. The resort shuttle will service both Resort Hotels as well as area tourist attractions including the covered bridge in Newry.
Trails and lift service is available Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. No trail access is allowed Monday - Thursday. All rider services and tickets are available at South Ridge Lodge. Mountain Biking Season Passes are available for $249.