Mount Sunapee

1398 Route 103, Newbury , NH (Driving Directions to Mount Sunapee)
Last Updated: 5/4/2016 12:19 AM

Mount Sunapee Lift Ticket and Ski Pass Deals

Mount Sunapee Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 18 Beginner
  • 28 Intermediate
  • 7 Advanced
  • 8 Expert
Get the best of both worlds at Mount Sunapee: big mountain skiing and riding that’s close to home. Plus, Mount Sunapee has the most reliable snow and grooming in the East. Enjoy more than 1,500 vertical feet, 66 trails and 10 lifts including two high-speed quads to the summit. Mount Sunapee received seven top 10 rankings in the East in ... this year’s SKI Magazine reader survey for snow, grooming, service, lifts, value, kid-friendly and accessibility. Read more

Mount Sunapee Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Mount Sunapee Operations

Status

Closed

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 11

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 66

Weekend Hours

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Mount Sunapee Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,230 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

1,510 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

2,743 ft

Mount Sunapee Ski Pictures and Photos

Mount Sunapee Logo
Mount Sunapee Trail Map

Mount Sunapee Reviews & Tips (66)

Snow, lifts, and personnel are great! A nice small mountain not far from my home in Southern New Hampshire.
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 19 2016 - 09:43 AM
 
Diane Intermediate Skier
I brought my granddaughter first timer to the learning center and had her in a half day program... The BEST!! Katlyn the instructor =KUDOS!! I researched many mountains and am very happy I went to Sunapee! WE LOVED MAKING THE MEMORIES....... While she was in lessons, I went and skied some greens and blues the mountain, views and all was definite great!
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 15 2016 - 04:01 AM
 
Grandma Eva with Brielle Beginner Skier
TAKE YOUR CHILDREN to MT. SUNAPEE!!! Start them off on the South slope (on the far side of the parking lot). When the snow is good (and it's March 09, 2016), it's great. This season, of course, has faded fast. I took my girls the the mountain on 03/07/2016 and it was cold and crisp, but the skiing was fun and though it was overcast, the trails were wide and welcoming. I LOVE the fact that the staff at Mt. Sunapee works so hard and is so dedicated to what they do. They have great 'mountain-ambassadors' who take the time to help people and make the day a great experience. BUY YOUR TICKETS on Liftopia - you'll save at LEAST 50% over what it would cost normally. THEN take a cooler with a pre-packed lunch with you to the mountain. You'll save and you'll still have a great day.
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 09 2016 - 02:37 PM
 
Edmond G. Bertrand Advanced Skier
Awesome place. Beautiful views.Love trails.No lines, or very short wait. Great condition consider few rain showers before we go. Just loved it. Mountain is very well taking care of ( signs, customer service, dining areas ). Will definitely go back.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 29 2016 - 03:38 PM
 
Tamara Intermediate Skier
Our trip to Mt. Sunapee last Friday, February 12th was a fantastic! Short trip from Boston area, well groomed slopes and no crowds! 2 very fast quads and well marked trails. Great hot chocolate breaks on a cold day in the morning and specialty drink breaks in the after noon at the bar made the day! Love this mountain and its people…very friendly and relaxing. Best place to practice your intermediate skills!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 15 2016 - 08:21 AM
 
Nahid Reed Intermediate Skier
Skiing mid week at Sunapee is great. There's no crowds to contend with and the main parking lot was easily accessible at 8:45. The mountain was in great shape too with all lifts spinning and no waiting around. Well worth the PTO from work to spend a day mid week at Sunapee!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 11 2016 - 02:15 PM
 
David B Advanced Skier
Great day trip destination from Boston area, less than 2 hours from MetroWest. Varied,well-groomed and maintained terrain. Best to get there as early as possible on the weekends for best parking options.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 09 2016 - 06:14 PM
 
Phil Advanced Skier
of life life. Early on I learned that that everyone should have some passion in their life with 6 months of winter skiing is growing up in the obvious choice. Is skiing. With a passion in their life. Secondly if we are going to have 6 six months of snow Mountain in Dedham and refined my skills at Sugarloaf. Moving to New Hampshire in the early 70’s I became addicted to skiing. For many years we skied at the variety of ski areas provided many provided options. After Pat’s Peak, Waterville Valley and Loon. As my work situation changed so that I had more time for my passion, skiing, in time I skied Black, with retirement more time available to check out Cranmore, Wiildcat, Cannon and others. My two ski partners, and I, were regulars at Loon through the “three dome” passes and other promotions. promotions. However with gasoline spiking new highs we began to look at more affordable options. alternatives. Our criteria included shorter travel distance competitive lift expesnse, with. We tried a number of areas, but Sunapee quickly be camoe the area of choice. “big” skiing experience. It took only one trip for us to “discover” Sunapee. We have not been disappointed. This year is our 10th year. We find the attitude of the staff, and quality of ski experience consistanly guest first! Early this season it was a struggle getting the mountain open. However, each week the conditions improved to where they are now completely open.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 08 2016 - 04:56 PM
 
Paul Cuetara Advanced Skier
I went to Sunapee for the first time today and had the most wonderful day! We were greeted in the parking lot by friendly faces (one gentleman named Rich), picked up our tickets by the most helpful staff. Purchased a snack and were greeted by another friendly helper. The lodges were clean, and it was the most tissue friendly ski area I've ever encountered! Every single lift attendant was kind, smiling and attentive. We ended our day with a quick bite to eat and a cold beer and Allison was the most delightful bartender ever! Sadly, I believe I left my new ski poles somewhere, so I emailed them and they found them and are holding them aside for me! Great place.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 04 2016 - 04:42 PM
 
J.O'Neill Intermediate Skier
I had a great day skiing there with my daughter. I tried unsuccessfully to use the Breathe NH free-kid pass along with my 15% discounted Liftopia ticket. The Sunapee employees pointed out that the free-kid pass has to be with a full price ticket, so I was out of luck getting the discount I hoped to get. Fortunately I was able to keep the pass, so next time I go, I'll skip the 15% liftopia discount and get the fully-free kid pass.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 02 2016 - 02:16 PM
 
Niles Intermediate Skier
Weekend lines for lift tickets can be very, very long. Get there early. For younger skiers, The Learning Center has some nice trails through the glades. When coming to trails that intersect be very careful, we found that many of the younger skiers don't slow down or yield. Overall good experience.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 01 2016 - 03:18 PM
 
Jen Advanced Skier
Less than 100 miles from home, Sunapee is a great mid-week, take your kid out of school day trip. It will not challenge top-level skiers but it has plenty for the rest of us and is well managed and maintained. However, no shredded cheese offered with the chili is nearly a deal breaker!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 28 2016 - 03:01 PM
 
Rufus Advanced Skier
Get there early at least a half hour before lifts open on the weekends if you want good conditions. After an hour trails are scraped off and you should bring ice skates not skis. Snow conditions were icy at best except for the winding green trails which are not challenging. Lift lines were 15 minutes and the high speed quad stopped every 3 minutes. Good mountain for beginners but very crowded.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 26 2016 - 06:22 PM
 
Ray Intermediate Skier
I had been to Sunapee several years ago and had not come back for years due to what I experienced below. I visited Sunapee on a Saturday (January 23rd) which I expected to be crowded, but not to the level that it was. The lack of natural snow this year and hoardes of intermediate skiers pushing snow off the steeper sections made the conditions a combination of true hard-pack and straight up ice. You will not find a trail where you can really cut loose unless you duck a rope because every open trail will be packed. I can't figure out why Sunapee ever gets good marks for snowmaking and grooming because I have never experienced good conditions at this mountain. The terrain is not challenging (as several other reviewers have mentioned). They also have sub-par dining options at the mountain (cafeteria food or a resturant that shares a kitchen with the cafeteria and basically serves the same food). The parking situation is horrendous. I arrived 20 minutes before the lifts started as was just able to park in the closest lot. My friend had to park in one of the satellite lots and took an extra 20 minutes to make it to the mountain. My general advice is just don't go here. Ragged is another great famility mountain just up the road with cheaper lift tickets, better terrain, better dining and better parking. It will be at least another several years before I condsider giving Sunapee another shot.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 25 2016 - 02:41 PM
 
Patrick Advanced Skier
Early season conditions still (Jan. 7, 2016), with only a few trails open. Good for weekday skiing.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 09 2016 - 06:36 PM
 
mcs Advanced Skier
It is a FAMILY MOUNTAIN! No real challenging terrain. EXPERTS WILL NOT FIT IN HERE! You can't bomb a trail full of all abilities, plus a double fall line...Saturday's are packed, Sunday's busy, dead all week. The two for one days are a great deal midweek.
Mount Sunapee review written Apr 14 2015 - 03:24 PM
 
Sparky Advanced Skier
Very friendly mountain, very accommodating. Nice lifts, atmosphere, and just a great locale.Definitely would go again.
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 15 2015 - 05:00 PM
 
Bob Intermediate Skier
Insane lines... confusing trail markings and mediocre conditions. Some "Blues" were pretty much cross-country greens with a few shallow drops. The Mountain came highly recommended but I was not impressed. Probably wont be back as you can go 15 minutes away and hit Ragged or a little further for Waterville which are far better spots.
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 09 2015 - 06:34 PM
 
John Intermediate Skier
Although I have skied at Mount Sunapee many times I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding selection of Glade skiing. probably due to the winter's abundant snowfall. We had a blast on Beck Brook run, an outstanding for the intermediate tree skier!
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 08 2015 - 08:02 PM
 
Rick Advanced Skier
use the smaller triple lift for nice access to less skied black diamonds near the smaller lodge, especially when it gets busy around 9 and 10 and after lunchtime. Snow was great. Lots of trails to chose from. Good conditions
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 06 2015 - 10:08 AM
 
Justin Intermediate Skier
Went skiing on February 25th during NH school vacation week.Despite the vacation there were no lines and the slopes were uncrowded.The conditions were as good as they get, all day long.No ice,beautiful packed powder and perfectly groomed.The frosting on the cake was that the tickets were half off so I only paid $34.50.Outstanding day!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 27 2015 - 03:45 PM
 
Jim Advanced Skier
I usually make it to Sunapee a couple of times a year. It is the best small/medium sized mountain within two hours of my home in Salem, MA. As usual and necessary for a Sat, it was busy. The Sunbowl Express was down when I got there and had issues all day, which added to this. However, once on the top the other lift was available and I got numerous nice runs in on the hard pack. It is nice to have this easy day trip mountain in the area. The shuttle service is great and everything is comfortable. The pub ain't too bad either:)
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 24 2015 - 06:10 PM
 
Dan Advanced Skier
Amazing mountain. They have so many different trails nice open and wide. its a perfect place to ski and its not to far from where I live (Beverly ma) I tell all my friends to try Sunapee its a great experience!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 22 2015 - 11:04 AM
 
sarah Beginner Skier
Ditto on that Feb 9th wind situation. Be aware that Sunapee does not warn folks that their summit is highly affected by windy conditions and that decreases the skiable acreage by what feels like 2/3's of the mountain. Very disappointed that Sunapee replaced the Sunbowl Quad with a high speed but did not seem to address this serious problem. I've been smoked there twice in two years by this situation.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 12 2015 - 07:47 PM
 
Frank Orifici Advanced Skier
Love Sunapee. Fun terrain & trails. Went on the best snow of the season, if not decade, 2/10/15. Wonderful staff. Will definitely go again. Only one problem: They DON'T serve BEER at the cafeteria at the top of the mountain! Alas!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 12 2015 - 02:47 PM
 
Grey Intermediate Snowboarder
I went on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 while it was still snowing. The conditions were great, but it was very cold & windy (about 10F and 10-20mph at the base). What they didn't tell you when you purchased your lift ticket was that the wind at the top was 48mph forcing them to close the only two lifts that went to the top of the mountain, effectively cutting off half the mountain. Not that I could have walked away, having pre-purchased two tickets on Liftopia, but they should have let people know. In addition, the only chair lift on the main mountain that went halfway up was extremely slow (non-detachable triple). It was a 10 minute ride. To put it in perspective, the main chair that goes to the top only takes about 7 minutes. In addition, they only had 2-3 people selling lift tickets so it took about 15-20 minutes to purchase mine. Very disappointed in their customer service.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 11 2015 - 03:08 PM
 
Just Some Guy Advanced Skier
Wonderful conditions and very helpful staff...enjoyed the area very much... no waiting in lift lines at all during the week! Great family mountain.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 09 2015 - 05:35 AM
 
Linda Morey Beginner Skier
Go inside to customer service to pick up your liftopia ticket. You don't have to wait in the cold outside window line and there are often more lines open inside than out on weekdays.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 30 2015 - 02:10 PM
 
Taylor Advanced Skier
I love skiing here. The powder makes it so much fun to ski. It so smooth and feels like I am riding on clouds. But the trails are a bit tight to ski on.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 29 2015 - 06:13 AM
 
Matthew D Advanced Skier
Skiers at the intermediate level can ski from one side of the mountain to the other side. All the trails, even the Blacks, are within a good intermediates ability. Great views of Okemo, and other mountains from the top. Great grooming and pleasant employees make for an enjoyable day on the slopes !!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 18 2015 - 06:01 AM
 
Terence DeLuca Advanced Skier
Excellent conditions - was really cold out when we went. 1.5.2015. Staff is really friendly, very clean and just a blast to ski. Was our first time, and now is our favorite mountain. Their grooming is the best I have seen in the East. I am hooked.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 10 2015 - 10:51 AM
 
Dave Intermediate Skier
Skied both Dec 30 with my girlfriends and Jan 3rd 2015 with my 3 snowboarder kids. Both good days and very cold. Get there early! We did both days and got good parking spot. Get your lift tickets online, and you can use the email confirmation at Guest Services to get tickets, no print out needed, and no waiting in long lines for tickets. Lots of fun, eat lunch early or late and less crowds in the lodge. Great mountain close to Boston and lots of fun.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 05 2015 - 07:21 PM
 
Caleen Advanced Skier
We went on Sat Jan 3rd 2015. It was cold. But the mountain is amazing. Lots of trails. Accomodates someone like me who likes to ski for fun and not a challenge, however, my husband can do the blues and also does not feel like a bunny slope. He always has the option for the blacks. The new lodge is open for Apre Skiing. The new Quad is great but only goes half way up the mountain once you are already on top. Stay to the right. Overall, this JUST became one of my favorite mountains and the grooming was awesome!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 05 2015 - 02:25 PM
 
Wheels Intermediate Skier
Mid-March 2014 it's a spring skiing with soft bumps on poorly groomed terrains. Have your skis waxed or apply fluoride because sliding isn't smooth with sudden stop-and-go especially with artificial snow coating on top of wet loose granular snow.
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 14 2014 - 11:58 AM
 
Olex Intermediate Skier
The conditions were great last Thursday. Only warning I would have would be avoid signs that say un-groomed trails. I took the family on Stovepipe to Williamson Trail, which looked like a nice lazy long trails through the woods. "Warning Moguls ahead" would have the been more accurate and helpful sign. Still, we survived and the rest of the trails were near perfect.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 23 2014 - 03:56 PM
 
Kevin from Waltham Intermediate Skier
Ski the right side of the mountain early. As the day progresses, move to the left. The easier and more basic terrain is on the right, and tired people crowd that side of the mountain in the afternoon.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 22 2014 - 04:09 PM
 
Bill Advanced Skier
Friday was a big pow day. Lots os great natural stuff to boost from. i loved the crowd and the atmosphere. When I went home I looked up season passes. The bummer is they are linked to Okemo. Okemo is a class resort, but I would not be able to go much. Perhaps a pass for just Mount Sunapee?
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 17 2014 - 08:48 AM
 
J.hedstrom Intermediate Skier
I really enjoy this place. Good variety and great snow quality, at a short drive from home (about 45 minutes from the Mass. border). Sunday was a picture perfect day. The only advice I have is to go early on the weekends. Also, as the day progress, and the mountain gets crowded, the Sunbowl Quad is a good short alternative other than the Sunapee Express.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 11 2014 - 04:28 PM
 
Jose Cruz Advanced Skier
What a beautiful day Sunday, February 9th was. Perfect conditions and a blue sky day. Glad I was there at the first lift turn though, as it got crazy crowded after 11:00. Does this mountain have a capacity limit? As I left at 2:00, I noticed they were busing in people from down at the beach? Advice: Get there early and ski hard. Leave early, too. It got too crazy to ski there. People overpopulated the hill. Glad to leave. Good morning, though...GO EARLY ON WEEKENDS!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 11 2014 - 02:50 PM
 
Mary Lou Cook Advanced Skier
Great snow here this past Saturday! Got up there around 8am so got a good parking spot in main lot. A few tips for weekend skiers: plan to eat either a very early lunch or very late lunch as the two base lodges and lodge at the summit cannot handle the amount of people in attendance. I've never seen lodges so busy! Stay to the left of the mountain on the slower lifts and you can ski with a lot less people and probably make the same# of runs!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 10 2014 - 02:40 PM
 
Coleen Advanced Skier
We really enjoy Sunapee, along with the stellar views of the lake. The mountain offers up a lot of medium grade terrain which make for great cruising. The snowmaking and grooming has been wonderful since the 2008 CNL / Mueller lease took hold. My only gripe is that the high speed lift tends to put to many people on the hill. It was very congested Saturday to the point of being dangerous. We did witness 2 little hot shot racer girls collide at one point. As I said we love this mountain, but it is even better on a weekday when my golf & ski card gets me 40% off on the second ticket, and you can really let 'em rip without being afraid you're going to run someone over..
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 04 2014 - 05:19 AM
 
Bruce B Advanced Skier
Snow and Mountain were awsome this past Saturday. My 6 year old nephew really enjoyed the learn to ski program. For his 2nd time ever on skis he did really well. Cudos to the instructors. Lift lines were a bit slow, but not horrible. My biggest complaint would be the lodges lack of seating.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 27 2014 - 03:38 PM
 
Rob B Advanced Snowboarder
Very icy on Sunday. Not really set up well for boarders with the wooden dividers leading onto the lifts. Also, some of the lifts are pretty fast for young kids getting on.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 22 2014 - 02:14 PM
 
Doug Lareau Intermediate Snowboarder
Great - and my daughter who is a beginner loved her experience too.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 14 2014 - 04:38 AM
 
Terri Advanced Skier
Was a great mountain, my family enjoyed the snowboarding on easier terrain from the summit, don't miss lynx if an advanced snowboarder/ skiing
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 11 2014 - 06:44 AM
 
Nick Stachelek Advanced Snowboarder
Great day this past Sunday. Weather was good. Lift lines long - no suprise since it wa first day above zero! Snot good, trails great for my daughter who is a beginner. She enjoyed herself so that makes mama happy!!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 07 2014 - 04:44 PM
 
Terri Advanced Skier
Awsome day this past Sunday. I think it was a day where it wasn't below 0. Clear blue sky, no wind, probably about high 20's. Brought my daughter who is a very cautious beginner skiier. Had to coach her down from top to get to a greeen. Trail was nice and wide and flat terrain. She had so much confidence by end of day! That makes mom happy. Except long lift lines.....overall good mountain to hit to get warmed up for first time out in the season!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 07 2014 - 03:20 PM
 
Terri Advanced Skier
The snow quality and the lifts are pretty solid. The main quad is great but the sun bowl quad seemed to stop a lot. Do NOT go on a day that you think will be busy. This place was a ZOO when I was up there at the end of a school vacation week and it wasn't pleasant. It took me 45 minutes to get from the parking lot to the mountain and get my ticket (I had to wait in two lines, one for the bus and the other humongous line for the ticket window) and I didn't wait less than 10 minutes for the lift all day with packed trails on the way down. It's a nice easy trip from Boston and a decent place to ski with lots of nice cruising runs but don't go there at a peak time!!!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 07 2014 - 02:20 PM
 
Shawn Advanced Skier
Great glades for boarders - open and plentiful. When it snows here in Boston, Sunapee is my first choice! I like to get there by 7:30, grab breakfast in the lodge ($4 breakfast sandwiches) and get first run :)
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 06 2014 - 08:13 PM
 
Jeff Advanced Snowboarder
Also wanted to comment on the speed traps on the way to the mountain... Be careful! We got pulled over (going 75) and saw 5 others get pulled over as well. This will definitely add $250 to your day
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 12 2013 - 07:25 AM
 
Kristen Intermediate Snowboarder
Sunapee is a fantastic mountain with beautiful views and I prefer it to others in the area, since there are a good number of trails that are long and winding versus fast and steep (there are these too for those that prefer that) The lines were a bit long on a Sunday, but we had gone earlier in the season President's weekend and it was surprisingly less busy. As far as Liftopia- wasn't worth the deal this time. Full price tickets are $74 and after service fees liftopia ticket was $70. Turns out that we had a car issue the morning of and had to change our ticket to Sunday (through the mountain, not liftopia) and we were charged $15 each to change the tickets. All in all we paid 84 for the day - definitely not worth it if you forsee that you might not be able to make it that day.
Mount Sunapee review written Mar 12 2013 - 07:22 AM
 
Kristen Intermediate Snowboarder
Very good experience at Sunapee on Sunday, February 24. No lift lines at all, great snow, and much better terrain than I was expecting. This was my first time at Sunapee and I will definitely go back. One of the best options within a 2 hour drive from Boston area!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 26 2013 - 02:23 PM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
The conditions were great, good coverage and very little ice. No lift lines but then we were there on a week day. I would never go there on a weekend or holiday due to the crowds. The was a long, slow line to exchange your liftopia receipt for an actual ticket. We bought our ticket from liftopia the night before and it took a long time for the staff to confirm it. Be prepared to spend a half hour waiting in line with other fuming skiers with liftopia receipts while the Mt Sunapee staff track down your ticket.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 18 2013 - 11:21 AM
 
Cathy C. Advanced Skier
I went on a Sunday right after Nemo dumped two feet of snow. The conidtions were awesome. Unfortunately so was the size of the crowd. Lift lines were like the bad old days before high-speed quads. I waited 20 minutes in one line and was told the lines were even longerr elsewhere. Sunapee does not do a good job with large crowds. I found a short lift near the old lodge and stayed there in the afternoon. But I will avoid the mountatin if I think it's crowded in the future!
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 12 2013 - 04:34 PM
 
Chad Advanced Skier
Great snow quality and coverage. Gorgeous views. This is a friendly mountain and it is great for families. If has good terrain but if you are looking for lots of double diamonds this is not your best bet.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 12 2013 - 02:59 PM
 
Tom A. Advanced Skier
It was in the 50s on Wednesday, with awful downpours Thursday a.m. Sunapee prides themselves on their grooming, and the conditions Friday were just awesome. One bad (huge, easy to see) ice patch on the Wing Ding trail, and everything else was fantastic. What a great day, again.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 03 2013 - 04:40 PM
 
Kevin Advanced Skier
When facing the mountain on a crowded day go to the left hand side of the main quad, the lines are much shorter.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 29 2013 - 02:39 PM
 
Eddie Advanced Skier
Very crowded with long lines on the weekend. The wait on the singles line is actually longer, first and only mountain I've ever been to where this has been the case. Great mix of snowplowing kids, just learning beginners and out of control teens on the"advanced" runs.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 29 2013 - 02:33 PM
 
Joe B Intermediate Skier
Love the mountain, but get there early. Back side is lots of fun to ski. Sunapee is definitely an intermediate mountain, but what is has is lots of fun. The terrain park and jump elements are the best I've seen in NE, but I have not seen them all. Plenty of deals out there if you search. I ski Sunapee a few times each season.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 26 2013 - 06:06 AM
 
Moe Advanced Skier
My most favorite mountain to Ski in New Hampshire. I had a great day Skiing with my daughter, who Snow Boards. I have Skied on the weekend and even with the crowd you never feel crowded. The lines move very fast. The grooming is second to none and the lodge is nice.
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 19 2013 - 07:43 PM
 
Bob Bhutto Intermediate Skier
I been tons of Cotting school ski trip my our life can you buy me a pass for me then I can ski with the ski instructors again
Mount Sunapee review written Dec 27 2012 - 04:43 AM
 
Caroline Beginner Skier
Visited Sunapee on "Magic Monday" 1/2/12 for half-priced tickets with my GF (who's a good skier). The 3-4 runs we did right before lunch were actually pretty great. It was mostly hard packed man-made snow that was well-groomed. Lines were reasonable. We took lunch around 12:40 and when we got back out, you could have used hockey skates to get down the hill. Pretty unforgiving stuff once it was all blown/skied off: we both took spills that felt like wiping out on hard concrete. Skiing in New England is going to suck until we get some real snow. Tip from previous experiences at Sunapee: Its a great place to go on a mid-week snow day. Its jammed on Saturdays. Just big enough for a "real mountain experience" and it's just under 2 hours away from Boston. A g
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 04 2012 - 11:27 AM
 
Jeb Intermediate Snowboarder
Overpriced, terrible staff, crowded. I got a brochure from McDonalds and read about the NH Sunday special, and so when we got tickets the lady was like, "I never heard of that." So we ended up paying an extra $15 or so. The left part of the mountain (going up the lift or looking at a map) is usually the least crowded. Most bumps are seeded, and this place is groomed to death.
Mount Sunapee review written Jul 21 2011 - 11:07 AM
 
Sara Advanced Snowboarder
We went on a Sunday and the place was WAY TO CROWDED. As I understand it kids ski free on Fridays and Sunday. Wish I knew that before we went. We were waiting in line for the sunbowl lift for over forty minutes at one point. They actually started hawking drinks and burritos to the mob of disgruntled skiers waiting in line. Its too bad because the trails themselves were awesome and not crowded at all. Bottle neck was def the lifts. Lodges were also a total riot scene. I would avoid this place like the plague on the weekends.
Mount Sunapee review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:51 PM
 
Mike B Intermediate Skier
Get on the mountain early!
Mount Sunapee review written Jan 16 2011 - 11:37 AM
 
Joanne Schamberg Intermediate Skier
Great ski area in it's size class, much upgraded in the Ten years or so since being leased by Okemo. Check into the 1/2 day Sunday ticket deals for NH and maybe VT too residents with ID. Very decent snowmaking program. Other deals too check their website for Ladies days carload days etc. Good strong management team very dedicated to the customer satisfaction. Nice flat parking area nice views of the lake. Road in and out to I-89 a bit of a challenge. Many speed traps so be careful going down hill .. in your car.
Mount Sunapee review written Dec 09 2010 - 06:59 PM
 
Tim Advanced Skier

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