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   Maine: Sunday River: Expansions
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Barker Mountain at Sunday River
Barker Mountain Details
Barker Mountain
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1971-72
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:
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In trying to keep up with rapidly modernizing ski areas, Sunday River looked to step into the chairlift rhelm in 1971. While retaining the T-Bars on Locke Mountain, Sunday River installed a new Pullman-Berry double chairlift on adjacent Barker Mountain, climbing 1,400 feet over a run of 4,800 feet. General Manager Josef Gmuneder was reported as leading the lift installation effort.

Along with the chairlift and connecting trails, the Three Mile Trail was opened.

The allegedly tempermental lift was eventually replaced with a new Yan high speed quad in 1987. As was the case with many other Yan detachables, Poma would later modify the lift.


The Sunday River Express (2007)
The Sunday River Express (2007)

The Sunday River Express (2007)
The Sunday River Express (2007)

The Barker Mountain area on the 2008 Sunday River trail map
The Barker Mountain area on the 2008 Sunday River trail map

Sunday River Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Aurora Peak1991-92Open
Barker Mountain1971-72Open
Jordan Bowl1994-95Open
Locke Mountain1961-62Open
North Peak1985-86Open
Oz1995-96Open
Spruce Peak1986-87Open
Whitecap1987-88Open
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Last updated: April 15, 2014

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