Aurora Peak at Sunday River
As Sunday River continued its rapid expansion, it looked to move northward. The first step toward connecting to the future site of the Jordan Grand Summit Hotel was to open Aurora Peak.
|Aurora Peak Details|
|First Season of Operation:||1991-92|
|Terrain:||Novice, intermediate, and expert terrain|
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The new peak would add nearly 100 vertical feet to Sunday River's overall numbers in 1991, though the new Yan fixed grip quad on the peak would only climb 1,095 vertical feet. Eight trails were added to the count, generally intermediate to expert in nature.
The following year, the Quantum Leap triple chairlift was cobbled together with Hall and Borvig parts, installed as a second way to get from the Aurora base area back to the rest of Sunday River.
As the ski area continued to expand northward, crossovers were cut and/or re-rated across the Aurora Peak area, allowing novices to ski some of the terrain.
The new Aurora Peak area on the 1991 Sunday River trail map
The top of Aurora Peak (2007)
The Aurora Quad (2007)
The top terminal of the Quantum Leap triple chairlift (2007)
The bottom terminal of the Quantum Leap triple chairlift (2007)
Aurora Peak on the 2008 Sunday River trail map
Last updated: April 15, 2014