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 🙂


Latest Conditions

We thought those of you not following us on Facebook might be missing out on some of the recent pictures we have been sharing of both Jay Peak and Sunday River!

Conditions at both resorts are looking excellent, with so much more snow than we are seeing here in Nova Scotia! Jay Peak has received close to 3 feet of snow in the past 6 days with even more snow in the forecast tomorrow. Sunday River has also had it’s fair share of the white stuff and is predicting over 6 inches tomorrow.

Check out Jay Peak:


And Sunday River:


All images are courtesy of the respective resort Facebook pages. See more of Sunday River here, and Jay Peak here, And of course, check out the Duggan Ski Group Facebook page.

Hill Conditions

Bluebird morning

Sunday River has been receiving a lot of snow of late, and if anyone has not been following them on social media you may have missed the updates.

There are a total of 133 trails open today, with 24 inches of new snow in the last 10 days and 6 feet of snow in February!

The mountain report from earlier in the week said it best “You couldn’t ask for better conditions than these.” Fingers are crossed these conditions continue into March and we could be in for some wonderful times spent on the hill.

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A Typical Week

We have had a couple of questions regarding what a ‘typical’ trip to Sunday River looks like as a whole; aside from just the skiing. Here is an example run down of the whole week based on our experiences along with input from some of our group members. This is a long post but we wanted to give as many details as possible for your benefit!

Our example leaves from Halifax, NS first thing Saturday morning; with about a 5 hour drive straight to the border crossing at Woodstock, NB. As mentioned in our FAQs, we prefer the stretch of New Brunswick highway to the Woodstock/Houlton border crossing vs the stretch to Saint Stephen/Calais. Pack car snacks and you can make it to the border without stopping for lunch; no guarantees on the number of stops for gas or bathroom breaks! It helps to leave as early as you can; our experience has been that if you hit the border too late in the afternoon you can expect lineups at the crossing (~ 1 hour).

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Let’s Talk About Food

But first, we wanted to mention that we are having some difficulties with the 1-800 phone number for the Best Western Freeport Inn. Please call 1-207-865-3106 for reservations, more details under our FAQ Section. ** Update: 1-800-242-8838 should be working again.

Those of you following us on Facebook may have noticed we recently shared an article about new places to eat in Bethel. Got us thinking we should do a full post on the subject.

Although the rooms at Sunday River include kitchenette amenities, it is always nice to know your options for a meal out in the area, and even some tips for lunches.

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Two Months Away

We are now approximately two months away from our ski trips with the first week group hitting the slopes in only 57 days!

If you are planning on staying at Country Inn at the Mall (Bangor) or the Best Western Plus Freeport Inn (Freeport) as part of your travels, don’t forget to call and book using the Duggan Ski Group discounts! All of the information is here on our website under the FAQ section of Where can I stay along the way?

Check out some of the other information as well under the FAQ and Information links in preparation for the trips.

Sunday River is currently boasting the most open terrain on the east coast with 106 trails open. They have received 9 new inches of snow in the past 5 days, with an average base depth of 32 inches of snow.

We are getting pretty excited! Hope everyone in the Nova Scotia region is staying warm tonight for the snow storm. We have our storm chips ready  🙂

Putting down layers on South Ridge

Happy Holidays!

We want to wish all of our group members Happy Holidays 🙂

We might not see a white Christmas here in Halifax, but Sunday River has been teasing us with their wonderful conditions lately.

 As of this morning there are 53 trails open, including White Heat. With an average base depth of 24 inches of snow this early in the season, it is looking good for the future. It is currently snowing there as well; with a couple of inches predicted by end of day.

Less than 80 days to go for both of our trips!

Merry Christmas and all the best to everyone in the new year!

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Openings and Open Houses

Hard to believe with the warm temperatures we have been seeing in Halifax, but Sunday River has announced their planned opening day – November 23rd! They are planning on top-to-bottom skiing on both Aurora and Barker mountains.


Also, this Saturday is the Open House at Ski Wentworth. Saturday, November 19th from 10 am – 2pm, they have quite a few things planned:

  • Canadian Ski Patrol Ski Swap & Sale:
    A portion of all sales go to the Canadian Ski Patrol.
  • Rental Shop Ski & Boot Inventory Sell Out:
    Ski Wentworth bought all new HEAD skis & boots for the 2016-17 season. That means great deals on their existing ski & boot rental fleet. $50 will give you a pair of skis, plus two pairs of boots. Great idea if you were thinking of renting gear this year, or even to get two different size boots for the kids as they grow. Note, the $50 does not include poles but your bindings are included!
  • Dave Wilson’s Ski Shop:
    All the latest Ski Wentworth logo wear, gloves, mitts, helmets and more!
  • Season Pass “NO HST” Sale:
    Your final chance to save on a season pass. Must come to the Open House to get the deal. Pick up your season pass for the 2016-17 season!
  • Lodge Sale:
    Great deals on equipment from Cleve’s, Aerobics First, Entity, HAF and Hub Cycle. Plus, see all the latest gear from major equipment suppliers.
  • Snow School Programs:
    Sign up for snow school programs, Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Leagues.
  • Craft & Food Sale:
    Local crafts, wreaths, yummy treats and more.

Find the full details on their facebook page.