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!

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:

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And Sunday River:

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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.

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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

SkiCanada.org 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 SkiCanada.org 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 SkiCanada.org 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!

Bangor Lodging Group Rates

We have the latest info on discounts for our group members at the Country Inn at the Mall, located in Bangor, Maine. We stay here every year on our return home from the hill, and many of our group members do the same (and on the way down as well).

We always have a great stay here, so we are happy to team up with them year after year. It is conveniently located in Bangor, just off of the highway and down the street from the Bangor Mall and the main shopping and eating area.

Our group rates are as follows:

  • Standard Double Room (2 double beds): $72.00 +tax (USD)
  • Deluxe Double Room (2 double beds): $79.00 +tax (USD)
  • King Room (1 King bed): $79.00 +tax (USD)

These rates include a continental breakfast in the morning and are also valid any time between December 1st, 2017 and April 1st, 2018; just in case you are planning any other trips to the Bangor area.

Simply visit their website,  and select ‘Book Today’ at the top, right-hand corner (or use the direct reservation link here).

Here are detailed online booking instructions, if you need them:

  • Click one of the links above or go to: www.countryinnatthemall.net
  • Click the “Book Today” button in the top right hand corner.
  • Enter the dates you wish to book, the amount of room/s, and the amount of people in the room/s.
  • Beneath that, you will see a box labeled “Promotional Code”. Click the box and enter the code for the room type you wish to book.
  • Click “BOOK” on the room type you would like. This will show you the discounted rate and allow you to complete the booking.

Our promotional codes are:

  • DSKIstandard – Discount on a Standard Double Room (2 Double Beds)
  • DSKIupgrade – Discount on a Deluxe Double Room (2 Double Beds) or on a King Room (1 King Bed)

Let us know if you have any troubles. Of course, you can always book with one of the Front Desk Agents by calling 207-941-0200 or toll free at 1-800-244-3961. If you do call, make sure you say you are with the Duggan Ski Group!

March 2018 Trip Options

It is hard to believe it is September already, but that means thinking about our annual March Break Ski Trips (yay!). This year, we are very excited to add an additional destination to offer our Duggan Ski Group members; Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont.

Jay Peak is a true vacation resort with more than just amazing skiing and snowboarding. There is a huge indoor waterpark, ice skating rink, beautiful lodging, and much more!

As promised, we have been busy updating our website with booking information for our Jay Peak trip; please click here for those details. Some points to highlight:

  • Duggan Ski Group will handle all of your personalized booking needs (information, special group rates, customized quotes, payment handling in CAD, etc.)
  • All quotes and payments for your trip will be in Canadian Dollars, no need to worry about exchange rates
  • More activities available than just skiing and snowboarding

Check out the other headers under Jay Peak for more information on the resort and what it has to offer. We will be adding more information here in the near future as well, so stay tuned for more updates and photos.

As in previous years, we will still be facilitating trips to Sunday River, Maine. There are a few changes to the Sunday River trips this year, please click here for those details. Some points to highlight:

  • Due to changes made by Sunday River, Duggan Ski Group will not personally handle your booking of lift passes and lodging; you must directly contact the hill to make your reservations
  • There are still benefits to being part of the Duggan Ski Group with lodging rates discounts and dining cards included (please mention the Duggan Ski Group while booking through the hill for these benefits)

And as always, we will provide lodging discounts in Freeport and Bangor for your travels to and from either destination. We will also update our website and Facebook page with information pertaining to all trips to help you in your planning.

We look forward to hearing from you and please contact us if you would like a quote for Jay Peak or have any questions on either trip.