Ski Wentworth Demo Days

We wanted to share some information on this weekend’s demo day at Ski Wentworth.

This weekend (Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd from 10am – 2pm) Aerobics First will be at Ski Wentworth with industry reps showcasing all the latest and greatest skis for you to try. They will have skis from Head, Salomon, Atomic, Rossignol & Volkl, as well as goggles from Zeal to test.

This can be a great chance to try out some different gear, and the best part – it’s completely free!

Aerobics First (here in Halifax) is also currently offering 20% off all adult skis and boots for season pass holders at Martock, Wentworth or Ben Eion, in-store (just bring your pass to show staff at time of purchase).

Note – we aren’t affiliated with Aerobics First but love to share local information and events with you. We have taken advantage of demo opportunities in the past ourselves, and find the experience to be extremely helpful when shopping for any new gear.

Sunday River Lift Pass Information

For anyone travelling to Sunday River this year, we have some helpful information to pass along regarding your lift passes.

We recommend purchasing the March Canadian Passport, which is valid for skiing at Sunday River from March 1, 2019 through to the end of the season. Current prices are valid until February 15, 2019.

When you arrive at the hill at the start of your vacation, your season passes will not be waiting for you at the hotel when you check in – you must go to the season pass desk at South Ridge Lodge in order to pick up your pass. Your photo will be taken and your pass will be created for you.

You will be required to sign a Liability Release Form as well for your Canadian March Passport. There is a link to an electronic signature option through the Sunday River site here for you to sign in advance: E-Sign Season Pass Liability Release Form.

Don’t forget, benefits of the March Passport include 20% savings on dining cards, retail, SnowSports School and rentals during March.

Dining cards can be purchased at the season pass desk at South Ridge Lodge; simply show your March Passport when purchasing services or other items to receive the discount.

Any other questions on picking up your pass please let us know!

Last Call

This is your last reminder for Sunday River’s lowest prices of the season, as they are set to increase on Monday, October 15th!!

Remember, the detailed information and all the links you need can all be found here: Booking at Sunday River. Our last post also gave you an example cost along with the booking links, as it is all done directly through Sunday River.

If you are planning your vacation, we don’t want you to miss out on the lowest rates 🙂 The Sunday River cancellation policy is also very generous for your booked lodging. Your deposit, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be refunded on cancellations made more than 14 days prior to arrival.

Happy Friday!

October 15

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.

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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!!!

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!