Maine’s Sunday River resort has announced plans for major changes and additions over the next decade, including a half dozen replaced and upgraded ski lifts, a mountain coaster, a mountaintop observation tower and more condos and houses.

The resort recently released it’s blueprint for the changes, titled “Sunday River 2030.”

According to a report on, some improvements, like building the North Peak multi-story observation tower and renovating the 6,000-square-foot ballroom at Grand Summit Hotel, could start in the next year.

Changes at the resort include:

  • A single-rail mountain coaster that will go from the top of the North Peak down to South Ridge in a seated cart.
  • New radio-frequency identification ticketing, or RFID, with “first in the world dual-frequency wireless chips” — allowing skiers and riders to go straight from the parking lot to the lift.
  • Upgrading and replacing six of Sunday River’s 18 ski lifts, including Jordan Bowl, Barker Mountain and White Cap.
  • Building new Dream Maker Lodge condominiums near the Dream Maker Trail.

Learn more about Sunday River’s plans for the next decade.