Sunday River is opening Saturday, November 9, and skiers and boarders are super psyched.

The first chair leaves at 8 a.m. to carry you over the winter wonderland that Sunday River's snow makers have created. Runs will be open until 3:30 p.m., and Sunday River is giving out free koozies for the first 500 folks.

While we've been waiting for snow, Sunday River has increased their snow making capacity by ten percent and have been cranking out the white stuff. Call your friends and dig out your gear to get some runs in. You've been dreaming about it and the mountains are calling.

The snow guns have been blasting and Locke and Barker are looking good with trails like Upper Sunday Punch, Sunday Punch, Jim's Whim, Ecstasy, Jungle Rd. and T2 open thanks to the good love they've been getting from the snow making crew.

Barker Lodge is home base for parking, lift tickets and food.

Only advanced terrain will be open this weekend.

Sunday River will re-open for the season on Friday, November 15th.