Sunday River Price Increase

Just a friendly reminder – the quoted rates you see on our site and on the Sunday River site are set to increase on October 15th!!! We at the Duggan Ski Group do not know the details of how much they may increase, but have been told to expect something.

If you are planning to book for this upcoming March, now is when you will find the lowest rates! Keep reading to the bottom of this post to see the cheapest way to book your vacation.


Remember, the detailed information and links you need can all be found here: Booking at Sunday River.

We also thought it would be nice to give an example of the savings you will receive when booking your lodging through the Duggan Ski Group booking link vs. through the hill directly as a non-group member.

The example below is for a family of three (two adults, one junior), staying at the Grand Summit Hotel in a Studio Deluxe for five nights, from March 10 – 15, 2019. Note, the lift ticket rates are the same for both as we recommend booking the Canadian March Passport option for your best rates.

Sunday River
(link here)
Duggan Ski Group
(link here)
Lodging Base Price  $                 756.00  $                   419.00
Taxes / Fees (20%)  $                   90.72  $                     83.80
Lodging Total (USD)  $                 846.72  $                   502.80
Savings (USD)  $                   343.92
Adult Lift Ticket 1  $                 219.00  $                   219.00
Adult Lift Ticket 2  $                 219.00  $                   219.00
Junior Lift Ticket  $                 179.00  $                   179.00
Total Example Cost (USD)  $             1,463.72  $               1,119.80
*Deposit required on lodging portion at time of booking  $                423.36  $                  251.40

All rates are USD and subject to confirmation when booking with Sunday River. These are correct to the best of our knowledge (valid until October 15th), but in the event of a discrepancy between these rates and those quoted by the Hill directly – the Sunday River rates are correct.

The important thing to remember is that your cheapest option for booking at Sunday River is to book your lodging and lift tickets separately:

This will save you hundreds of dollars! You can see the $300+ USD savings above on a Studio Deluxe and a One Bedroom Suite saves $500+ USD!   

The more detailed post on the booking process can be found here.

Updated Links – Sunday River 2019

We hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! Just a quick update to let you know Sunday River updated some of their booking links; we have updated the site but if you had saved any links from earlier email updates they may no longer work.

All the information you need can be found on our Booking at Sunday River page.  An information poster summarizing booking details for our group can be viewed here as well: Duggan Ski Group 2019. Displayed prices are valid until October 15, 2018!

Remember, the big change this year is you are able to book online and secure the Duggan Ski Group rates – directly through Sunday River.

Enjoy the sunny weather!

Sunday River 2019

Now is a great time to plan ahead for March 2019! We have updated the booking information for Sunday River in the main menu link here. Booking early gives you the best shot at your room preferences and ensures you book at the best rates.

You can now book both your lift passes and accommodations (for the majority of room types) online through Sunday River. Our exclusive link guarantees your discounted group rates. All of the details at the booking information link!


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 in March 2019!

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:


Hard to believe that those of you travelling to Sunday River during the New Brunswick March Break (the ‘early week’) will already be at the hill in just under a 1 month. And of course, just over 1 month for the rest of us travelling for the Nova Scotia March Break 🙂

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.

Limited Time Remaining

We are now officially into February; where did January go?!?! In just a little over a month, we will be hitting the slopes.

There is limited time remaining to book at Jay Peak Resort, our fantastic winter vacation getaway we are offering this year. We have rooms at both Hotel Jay and Tram Haus, including one bedroom suites and studios. Most of these well equipped and modernized rooms have a mountain view and come with fireplaces. Some of the rooms have balconies and all are located conveniently close to the chairlifts. Remember, access to the amazing indoor waterpark is included in your Hotel Jay costs.

Please let us know as soon as you possibly can if you are interested in joining us for our March break week in Jay Peak! The rooms we have available will soon be gone! For more info on Jay Peak, check out our post here or any of the Jay Peak links from the main header at the top of the page.



Local Deals

We thought we would pass along a few deals we recently came across that can let you do some warm-up skiing here in the Maritimes before heading for your March break trips.

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass has a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass that lets 9 and 10 year olds ski and snowboard three times at each participating ski area for $29.95. There are over 150 ski/snowboard areas participating across Canada including Martock, Wentworth, Ben Eoin, Brookvale, Poley, and Crabbe (just to name a few of our local hills). This is a great way to get your kids into the sport at a very reasonable cost.

It should be noted that you only need to apply once for the SnowPass and it is valid until the end of grade 5. This means if you apply in grade 4 the pass is valid for two years!

More info can be found here on the website.

Never Ever Days

Never Ever Days is the ultimate beginners’ package for anyone who’s ever considered trying skiing or snowboarding, providing everything you need; equipment rental, beginner lift ticket, and a lesson – for just $25 (+tax)!

Over 80 ski areas across Canada are participating in this program including several in the Maritimes: Martock, Wentworth, Brookvale, Poley, and Crabbe. Note that there are limited spots on specific days, so please check out the link here on the webpage for more information.

National Ski & Snowboard Day

Saturday, January 27 is CIBC National Ski & Snowboard Day and several hills across the country are offering great deals in support of our Canadian Ski & Snowboard Teams. The only hill participating in the Maritimes is Mont Farlagne but click here to check out the entire list of resorts and for more information on the deals they are offering.

Happy Skiing!!!

Freeport Lodging Group Rates

We have been in contact with our friends at the Best Western Plus Freeport Inn in Freeport, ME and they are holding their same group rate for us that they offered last year; $60 USD (+tax)! This is a great value and we continue to stay here year after year.

You can view the website here and can contact them at 1-207-865-3106 or 1-800-242-8838 to make your reservation.

To obtain the group rate, just simply mention that you are part of the Duggan Ski Group when booking your stay. Please let us know if you have any issues!