School Ski Trips to
Sunday River, Maine, USA

School Ski Trips to
Sunday River, Maine, USA

One of the largest ski areas on the East Coast, Sunday River offers varied and interesting terrain for skiers of all abilities, meaning there's something for everyone.
  • 8 peaks make this one of New England's best resorts
  • Slope-side and single bed accommodation options
  • Fantastic après ski activities

The resort’s eight peaks provide plenty of trails to explore – even the most experienced skier will enjoy discovering the different corners of the mountain.

It’s arguably the most European feeling of the East Coast resorts and the two slope-side accommodation options mean that a stay here is both convenient and luxurious. The resort also has a number of après ski options for you to finish the day in style, including American theme nights, cinema visits and ice skating trips, making Sunday River an ideal destination for school groups.

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Sunday River FACT FILE

Ski Area Acres 870
Number of Trails 135
Resort Height 800ft
Highest Point 3,140ft
Beginner Trails 23%
Intermediate Trails 61%
Expert Trails 16%
Lifts 15
Artificial Coverage 95%
Coach Transfer Times Boston - 3hrs 30
NYC - 7hrs 30

WHERE TO STAY

Customer favourite: Grand Summit Hotel   
  • Slope-side location
  • Outdoor heated pool with hot tub
  • Easy access to the resort’s main activities

Located at the entrance to the resort, the Grand Summit Hotel is a high quality, slope-side hotel featuring large rooms, free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art facilities. The delicious food served in its on-site restaurant will keep you fuelled on the slopes, while the outdoor heated pool and hot tub offer a welcome respite after a hard day’s skiing.

 

More Accommodation Options

Looking for a different type of hotel? Whether you want a small, sole occupancy hotel or a large hotel with lots of facilities, we’re sure to have something for you.

All our hotels have been fully audited to exceed the School Travel Forum’s standards and adhere to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

  • Large hotels with lots of facilities
  • Piste-side hotels
  • Hotels in a quiet location
  • Hotels with a pool
  • Hotels with a private après venue
  • 4-star hotel options
  • Budget hotel options


Every ski resort we offer has been visited by a member of the Rayburn Tours team in order to guarantee its suitability for school groups and to offer you the best advice for your group’s specific requirements.

Get in touch with a specialist school ski trip consultant today.

Sunday River APRÈS OPTIONS

When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life! Keep the fun going off the slopes and take a look at some of our most popular activities you can choose from.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Trip Courier included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Trip Courier designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your courier may meet you in resort but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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