School Ski Trips to Sugarloaf, USA

Our school ski trips to Sunday River in Maine in the USA will take your ski group to one of the largest and most popular ski resort destinations visited by thousands of tourists across the world annually. It is a popular ski resort for good reason!

Sunday River has 8 beautiful interconnect mountains linked by 135 trails of varying ski ability and networked with 15 lifts ensuring a queue-less and stress-free ride up and down the slopes. It is a whopping 870-acre mountain terrain ski resort with extensive snow-making abilities. This ensures departures will be greeted by plenty of the white stuff. Compact resorts boasting a great range of slope-side accommodation to suit every taste which, unusually for the States, provides single beds, perfect for school groups.

Given a multitude of customer service awards such as “Best Mountain Park” by Yankee Magazine and #2 for Snow, and #3 for Terrain Parks in SKI magazines Readers’ Poll for Eastern US resorts, it’s no wonder why Sunday River is such a popular ski resort in the USA and globally.

Away from the slopes, students depart and arrive via Boston airport, making this a perfect opportunity for a ski and city break for school groups who are seeking a mix of different American locations to help them make the most of their trip.


Where to stay in the USA?

Jordan Grand Hotel

Located in New England, the Jordan Grand is located within a 5-minute walk from the main ski resort and has its own ski trail connecting to the lifts which is a great bonus for those trying to keep large school ski groups together.

With spectacular views of the mountains reaching far into the distance, this American lodge-style hotel is like a warm blanket in the hub of it all. The friendly bilingual staff welcome tourists from all over the world with open arms. Menus are varied and are tailored according to individual needs, the menus are largely American based to give your school groups a real flavour of the culture.

This accommodation is ideal for up to 50 students, free WIFI, a half board basis, 37” flat screen, hot-tub, swimming pool and even a gym, the Jordan Grand hotel is the perfect hotel for your next school ski trip to the USA.


What to do in the USA?

There is plenty to do après-ski to make your school group’s ski trip to the USA memorable and exciting for your students. Choose from activities such as the following:

  •  Ice Skating
  •  Snow Tubing
  •  Cinema
  •  Disco
  •  Bowling


Ski resort facts

No. of ski trails                                  135

Highest point (m)                            3140

Beginner pistes (Blue) (%)             21

Intermediate pistes (Red) (%)       55

Expert pistes (Black) (%)                24

Lifts                                                     15

Snow Cannons (%)                          92

Airports                                              Boston (4 hrs)


Piste Map


When to visit the USA?

For school ski trips to Sunday River, we recommend visiting between December and April, making it ideal for a truly traditional wintery Christmas end of term holiday, or simply the perfect location for February and Easter half terms to grab the last of the snow before we head into the Spring in the UK.


Our Recommendations  

When it comes to the USA it’s most certainly no stranger to most of us here at MSG Tours. Check out our blog to see our personal recommendations:

Sunday River & Sugarloaf ski inspection trip (and a rendition of Mustang Sally!)

Find out where previous groups have travelled on their school ski trips:

St Martin’s School Ski Trip to Andalo, Italy
St John’s College: Ski Trip to Maine, USA

Get in touch with us to chat about how Sunday River, USA would make the perfect destination for your next school ski trip.


Other school ski trip resorts


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To find out more, call us on 03333 110335 or email info@msgtours.com