Sunday River – March 2022

We have dusted off our site and are starting to update our links for 2022 ski season!

Once again, Sunday River is offering Duggan Ski Group members exclusive pricing for March 2022. All of the information can be found here, under Booking at Sunday River.

We also have a flyer you can view below with the basic information and pricing; note the current pricing is valid for trips booked before December 15th. We will update after that date.

We had also mentioned exploring a February 2022 trip. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control this will not be happening for 2022. Perhaps in a future year 🙂

Obviously, Sunday River has COVID guidelines you are encouraged to check out when considering a trip.

Upcoming Season

We have some tentatively good news to share! With the planned border opening, Sunday River has confirmed they are working on pricing for March Break for Canadians. We are also considering planning a February week trip as well this year. Obviously there are still a lot of unknowns, but we are hoping to have more details and pricing information soon. We certainly have missed Sunday River and know you all feel the same 🙂

Ski Martock 21/22

Happy Fall! While we don’t have any group trip updates to provide at this time, we know a few group members have been asking about Ski Martock and so wanted to pass along their latest newsletter:

Dear Season Pass Holders and Multi-Week Program Participants:
Thank you for purchasing your season pass and/or snow school program for the upcoming 2021- 2022 season.
We are writing to address concerns you may have over the uncertainty of water levels in the Avon River, and its effect on our ability to make snow for the upcoming season.
We have been working with all three levels of government to mitigate this situation. As you can appreciate, working through this process takes time. We have recently received all the permitting to allow us to lower our pumping station on the Avon River. The design is completed, most contractors have been engaged and construction has begun.
We thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the snow this winter.
Best Regards,
Heather & Jim Boylan

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.

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!

Cancellation Information

We just received the following from Sunday River for anyone looking to cancel their trip:

Due to the advisories by Canadian and US government, I expect quite a few people, if not all, will want to cancel their trip. Please call the reservations hotline and you will be walked through the process. You may have to call guest services about the March passports.

Sunday River understands the need to change arrangements due to health concerns and want to accommodate as best they can.

Lodging

Upon request, any guest with an existing reservation or making a new reservation for the period of March 13 to April 30 will be allowed to carry a credit for the value of their reservation for one year. We are effectively providing our Trip Protection benefits to any guests with an existing or new reservation during this arrival window.  Contact point is 800-543-2754.  Credits will remain in guest account in SMS.

March Passports

Upon request, any Canadian guest who purchased a March Passport and has not picked it up will be allowed to carry a credit for their passport to next season.  Passports will not be transferrable from the original purchaser and credits will be valid only toward the purchase of 2021 Passports. Contact point is guestservices@sundayriver.com.  Credits will remain in guest account in RTP.

Pre-purchased Lift Tickets

Upon request, any guest who pre-purchased a lift ticket online through sundayriver.com for arrival dates beginning March 13 through the end of the season will be issued a gift card for the value of their ticket purchase. Gift cards can be used to purchase tickets or other pass products online or at the resort. Tickets purchased through third parties / OTAs would fall under their respective policies.  Contact point is guestservices@sundayriver.com.  Gift card number will be emailed and backup kept in ticket office.

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.

Sunday River 2020

Happy Monday! We are starting to update our site with information for 2020; you can find updated rates and information for Sunday River, under the Sunday River tab and by viewing the updated Duggan Ski Group 2020 flyer.

These rates are valid until October 15th, 2019, and includes the following eligible dates: March 1-6, 2020; March 8-13, 2020; and March 15-20, 2020

More information to come for Jay Peak 🙂