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“Great Mountain, terrible rental process” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunday River Ski Resort

Sunday River Ski Resort
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Large resort complex for downhill skiing.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
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“Great Mountain, terrible rental process”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love Sunday River, but hate the rental process. Two weeks ago it took 65 minutes to rent equipment. They installed a new piece of software and were quite apologetic, so I let it pass.
Yesterday, it took 47 minutes to rent. There were 3 cash registers, where they had room for 5. 2 of the 3 were working intermittently. Sunday River IT please note- Don't follow Target's IT department, invest in a couple of more cash registers and don't make your customers stand in line for an hour.
If I go back to Sunday River and they have rectified this situation I will remove this review as the rest of the rental experience (fitting boots, getting skis was excellent)

Visited March 2014
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Garland
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful Ski Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Took my daughter for a day visit to Sunday River. She took a lesson in the morning and ski'd the rest of the day. All the staff were helpful in getting her the right equipment, lift tickets to make it an enjoyable day. We had breakfast in the lodge and I was able to sit and watch the mountain and see my daughter come down the hill. The food selection was great.

Visited March 2014
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Virginia
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ski Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Skied just one day while on my way to another part of Maine, but had a wonderful experience. The resort has a variety of terrain for all levels of skiing. Very family oriented and not too crowded.

Visited March 2014
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Hamilton, Ontario
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Gem of the East”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a great ski resort. Tons of terrain. Lots of challenging hills. Not crowded. Hard to get to from Ontario and Western New York but worth the drive. For skiing it is on par with the best the East has to offer. Accommodations and amenities are lacking but if you like to ski it is a great place.

Visited March 2014
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Salem, NH
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Simply the best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We've been at Sunday River about three times, and this place never seems to disappoint me. The amount of snow is superb, the lift lines are fast, and the variety of terrain is just amazing. We have a small children, and Sunday River offers something for every member of the family. But if you're also a serious skier, these resorts has it all. Not to mention the lodging, the in-mountain food, plus bars and restaurants all over the place. My wife is not a big skier, but there's a lot of beginners terrain which are and big wide-open where she can ski with no problems. But there's also a lot of nice blues and blacks suitable for to any ability.

The area can be a little cold of times, but because of this is that they have so much snow all the time. I also have to say that their staff it's more than pleasant, which makes it even better and when you go for a long trip. If you're staying for the day they also have a big variety of lodging available from hotels to condos.

I can honestly say that this is probably one of the best resorts in all of the East. I would strongly recommend these mountain to all type of skiers, beginners and experts alike.

Visited February 2014
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