Sunrise Park Resort is now one of the first ski resorts in the world to operate entirely on Starlink satellite internet from SpaceX. Four business-grade Starlink satellite dishes were installed at the resort and all point-of-sale systems, computers, and public WiFi spots across the resort will operate via the new system this winter.
Due to the extremely remote location of the resort, Sunrise has been confined to one dated DSL internet provider option for decades. In past seasons, fallen trees and heavy snow on utility lines have caused wide-spread internet outages in the region throughout the winter. The new SpaceX Starlink satellite dishes are designed for the elements, with heated dishes to melt off snow and ice so they will operate effectively throughout the winter. This will bring higher reliability and speeds over ten times that of the previous provider. Sunrise has also implemented a 5G cellular backup for critical on-site sales systems to further minimize downtime in the event of any outages.
Sunrise is expected to open Friday, December 1, 2023 for the ski season. Season Passes and more information about the upcoming winter ski season is available at the link below: