2018/2019 Ski Day 4: Sunday River

At the end of a full day at Loon, I climbed back into the car for a 90 minute drive north and then east to Bethel, ME. I dropped my skis off at Great American for an overnight tune and headed to the Briar Lea Inn to claim my room for the night.

I dined on a nice beef vindaloo at their pub, had a well-deserved rest in a very warm room, and woke up to a sunny breakfast.

Happy breakfast

At 8:00 AM I checked out, collected the skis, and headed to Sunday River @sundayriver for the first time this season.

Like the day before, temperatures started out in the low single digits Farenheit and stayed there through the morning.

Moonset over American Express

That kept the crowds away, for the most part. Almost every lift was ski-on; the exception being Barker, where the singles line reached all of three deep at the peak.

Vortex was the ride of the day: guns blazing, soft bumps, steep pitch.

Guns on Vortex
Looking up Vortex

I managed to ski the entire day without repeating a single top-to-bottom route.

Atop Jordan Bowl before hitting Rogue Angel

Jordan Bowl was not quite in peak form; ice abounded. Rouge Angel edged out Excalibur.

Exhausted and with just a bit of regret, I ended the day at 3:00 PM to drive 3+ hours home in what little sunlight was left.

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