Enjoying our local hills.

Right around this time of year for the past many years, most of us were at Sunday River or at Jay Peak. As everyone knows, due to Covid that just didn’t happen this year!

Thankfully, we do have our local hills and they are doing a great job of saving our ski season.

We wanted to give a shout out to say what a great season we have had so far at Ski Martock, as we have been there quite a bit this year. I said today that the conditions at Martock could only be improved by having more acreage, thus more area for runs. A magic carpet from the chair lift to The Glades would also be nice for some of us!! 😉

As usual, the staff have worked their magic on the hill and it shows, the conditions are so close to perfection, especially in the morning, you could not ask for any better. The lift lines are very manageable and moving as fast as possible. The staff are super friendly and helpful. There have been a few customers that need to be reminded that MASKS are mandatory, but most have complied with a smile (of course you just couldn’t see it). We are all there to enjoy the sport and staff are going out of their way to make sure that we continue to have the opportunity to do so, therefore please mask up as required.

Just a reminder to not let this season pass you by just because we can’t enjoy our annual trip. We have a list of the hills in Atlantic Canada here, if you are looking for some more information.

Also wanted to share, we decided to stay overnight in Windsor on Tuesday to eliminate the drive and have a bit of a getaway. We stayed at The Clockmaker’s Inn, less than 10 mins to Ski Martock.  

We had a wonderful stay in a very comfortable room, breakfast included. The staff there are super and the breakfast was so good. When we checked in we received a discount coupon for The Spitfire Arms Pub , which we had frequented a few times in the last few weeks. So this was a bonus, they have very good lunch time specials , so we had a late lunch after leaving the hill before heading to the Inn.

Let us know what you all have been up to this year! Hopefully next year we will all be together again.

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Happy New Year!

Sending along best wishes for the new year to all of our group members! We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, and hope 2021 brings lots of joy (and also lots of snow for local ski hills)!

While this new year is certainly different from our typical planning; we’d love to stay in touch with you all and pass along any ski related news we have.

Remember to follow us on Facebook where we will also share more frequent information from ski hills in the Maritime provinces.

Stay safe and healthy in 2021! We know most of us are ready to move on from 2020, just like this little member of our group!

2020; I’m over it!

Who’s getting excited?

Many of you are traveling for your trip next week;  let us know if you have any questions or feel free to post a question on the Facebook group for feedback from other group members.

The forecast for Newry is showing a bit of a mix throughout the week; with temperatures potentially warming – pack your layers! Still looks like it will cool down during the nights to keep the conditions great.

The mountain report is updated daily on the Sunday River website and app; we will also plan to post screen shots on social media stories each morning.

Although we don’t have a group discount with them, wanted to mention we had a great experience at the Best Western in Woodstock. Fantastic staff, and close to the US border! As always, we have the group rates available in Bangor as well as Freeport.

We had a fantastic time last week, can’t wait to hear how the rest of our crew does next week. Please tag us on Instagram or use the hashtag #dugganskigroup ; we love to see what you are up to!

February 2020

Happy Monday! Sunday River is starting the week with 12” of new snow in the past week and 30” average base depth. 129 trails are open; the most open terrain in New England!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to book any hotels you might need for travel along the way. We have the discounts and booking information for these here.

You also may want to download the mobile app, it is a great way to check out the trail map in advance as well as view current conditions while on site.

We also spotted some familiar faces on the Sundar River website this morning, and had to share. 😉

Keep sharing our group and bring your friends along. We love being a part of your family traditions.

Sad news for the Duggan Ski Group

One of our earliest and most enthusiastic members, Bruce Warren, passed away this past week.

Bruce loved to ski and always enjoyed a good time. He regularly traveled to various ski hills, and while at Sunday River he made the most of every moment on the slopes.

At Sunday River last year, part of his outfit included an O2 generator strapped to his chest; not skiing was not an option for Bruce. This would be the last time he hit the slopes.

Many of you may have met Bruce over the years; either on the hill, at the wine and cheese, in the hot tub, or as a part of the many apres ski get-togethers.

A permanent fixture of the Duggan Ski Group, Bruce will be missed greatly by all of us.

His obituary can be found here.

Miscellaneous Updates

Sunday River:

Hopefully you won’t need this information, but if you are in need of car repairs while at the resort: we had work done at the Savage Auto service center in Bethel last year and they were very helpful.

General:

We have updated the website to include a weather page to pull together a number of locations that may be helpful at a glance while you are travelling and looking ahead to the trip. This page can be found by clicking here or can be found under the General Info drop-down in the main menu.

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Below are our most used page links; be sure to check them out if you are looking for information:

Remember, there is a lot of valuable information to be found from the pages on the top menu bar (or by clicking the top left menu button if you are visiting us on mobile)! The information is mainly based on questions we have been asked over the years. If you have anything you would like us to add, please let us know.

Thanks!!!

Thanks again to everyone who came along on our trips to Sunday River or Jay Peak this year. We have posted pictures submitted by some of our group members in our gallery; please take a look and let us know if you have anymore you would like added.

Please stay tuned for upcoming posts on updates for booking at Sunday River next March 🙂