NEWRY (WGME) -- Skiers are hoping the snow Friday night will make for some great conditions this weekend, now that Sunday River is open.
Sunday River officials say that this year they have new water pump lines that will produce 15 percent more water to the snow machines than last year.
However, they say nothing beats natural snow, which is forecast for this weekend.
"We love when there's snow in the forecast,” Director of Communications Karolyn Costaldo said. “Our snow-makers are able to get a product down and make it ski-able, but there's nothing quite like mother nature's fresh stuff coming down."