Sunday River fires up snow-making guns

Posted Oct. 06, 2011, at 10:45 a.m.

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.


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