June 15, 2024


It is billed as North America’s first Alpeniglu.

Alpeniglu at Sunday River
Skiers and riders inside the brand new Alpeniglu at Sunday River in Maine. Sunday River

Skiers and riders at Sunday River in Maine can sip cocktails slopeside at a brand new igloo bar and ice lounge this season.

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Billed as North America’s first Alpeniglu, a one-of-a-kind snow igloo and ice bar expertise, the snowy construction options music, coloured lights, and snow carvings by Gould Academy pupil artists.

The Alpeniglu expertise, in-built three weeks on the Newry resort, “was beforehand unique to European resorts,” in keeping with Sunday River.

The frosty bar opened in December, together with the resort’s latest carry, the Barker 6, billed as one of many quickest six-person chairlifts in North America. Final yr, the resort launched the Jordan 8, billed as North America’s quickest eight-person carry. The igloo is positioned within the Jordan Bowl, by the bottom of the Jordan 8.

“From Barker 6 to Jordan 8, and the Alpeniglu, these ideas begin with our company and neighborhood in thoughts,” mentioned Dana Bullen, president of Sunday River, in a press release. “These milestones symbolize greater than achievements; they function alternatives for individuals to collect and create lasting recollections rooted in significant connections.”

The igloo, accessible by ski path solely, is open Friday by means of Monday from 10 a.m. to final chair on the Jordan 8, and final name is 40 minutes earlier than the final chair.

Starting Friday, company will pay for an “Après on the Igloo” expertise after they ski. Friends get picked up between 5 and eight p.m. from the mountainside Sliders restaurant in a Pistenbully Cabin Cat and brought to the igloo for drinks, music, and meals. There’s additionally out of doors seating by a fire.

Tickets for the Alpeniglu après expertise value $70 for adults and $50 for youths and embody a glass of champagne, soda or mocktails, and a Maine-inspired chef’s chew or candy deal with. Drinks are additionally accessible for buy. Tickets for this expertise have to be booked upfront.