After a few unseasonably warm days Sunday River cranked up their snow making machines this morning for their annual September test. They cranked up 4 snowguns on the Lower Downdraft ski trail, located near the top of North Peak.

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Sunday River’s snowmaking system is the most advanced in the East, with nearly 2,000 snowguns covering 90 percent of its groomed terrain.The snow making machines crank out 8,100 gallons of water and 60,000 cubic feet of air per minute, producing four acre-feet per hour.

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The test was successful which means they'll be able to flip the switch at the first sustained cold snap with temperatures between 25-30 degrees overnight and begin to accumulate snow for skiers and snowboarders.

 

2017 Snowmaking Test from Sunday River Media Page on Vimeo.

 

Sunday River usually opens for the season around Halloween but they have not set a solid opening date yet.