NEWRY, Maine — In an early sign of the approaching ski season, a Maine ski area has begun firing its ski guns and is ready to blast more if the temperatures stay low.
Sunday River said it started its two-day preseason snow-making test on Thursday morning, firing off 50 snow guns across a mountaintop trail. If it’s cold enough Friday, the resort will blast an additional 50 guns across a couple more trails.
Last year, Sunday River opened on Oct. 24. Its opening day for the 2011-2012 season is still weather dependent.