"The Rivah" is back - with new owners, big plans, and a classically quaint town just down the road.
Not that it ever disappeared from skiers' minds, but years of benign neglect did take their toll on western Maine's Sunday River. One of the state's largest ski areas, Sunday River has long suffered from a lack of capital. Which explains why locals are thrilled by new owner Boyne USA's renewed dedication to snowmaking and grooming, the promise of new lifts and hints at expansion.
The top of Sunday River is the perfect place to check out Maine's ancient, stunning green forests or catch a view of 6,288-foot Mount Washington, N.H., New England's highest peak. Once you've had your fill of vistas, head downhill.