Mount Sunapee Winter 2023/24 Tip Sheet
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Celebrate 75 years with Mount Sunapee this ski season! One of Boston’s closest and most accessible mountains, Mount Sunapee has been a family favorite for generations. It’s a place where traditions are forged and where many young skiers and riders discover the skills that allow them to take flight on snow for the first time. Mount Sunapee’s South Peak is decisively the best learning terrain in the East. This beginners’ enclave provides easy access to the main mountain, with its great variety of lifts and terrain, but provides a protected area with multiple user-friendly magic-carpet lifts in the base area and its own overhead chairlift when new skiers are ready to stretch their wings. Mount Sunapee’s staff is as passionate about making guests feel welcomed as they are about providing the region’s best on-snow experience.
Celebrate 75 Years with Mount Sunapee
Mount Sunapee, one of Boston’s closest and most accessible mountains, is celebrating its diamond anniversary during the 2023/24 ski season! On December 26, 1948, Mount Sunapee opened with the 3,300-foot North Peak single chair, three trails, two rope tows, and the North Peak Lodge. Guests are invited to celebrate with season-long activities, music, giveaways, and more!
New for 2023/24
South Peak at Mount Sunapee is the destination for those new to skiing and riding or those just looking to hone their skills! This dedicated learning area features great progression terrain, wide trails, three carpets and the Clipper Ship Quad. New this coming ski season, Mount Sunapee will be adding New Hampshire's only ski through lighthouse, inspired by Lake Sunapee's three iconic lighthouses plus interactive signage which will create a photo moment to ensure guests remember their day on the mountain for years to come. Mount Sunapee and the Vail Resorts family are committed to growing the sport we love by removing barriers to entry and creating a more inclusive sport through the Epic for Everyone Youth Access Program. Last season, at Mount Sunapee and across our family of resorts, we hosted more than 8,000 youth who otherwise might not have had access to skiing and snowboarding. Here at Mount Sunapee, and at other resorts, we partnered with the National Brotherhood of Skiers and Boys & Girls Clubs. While programs vary by partner, a typical Epic for Everyone Youth Access Program provides five free on-snow sessions including ski and ride school, meals, and equipment rentals, plus two additional free lift tickets to continue practicing with a guardian. These services are combined with mentorship, including an introduction to career opportunities at our resort.
Your Pass, now on your phone with the new My Epic app
New this season, the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes.
Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023/24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. It allows guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, watch this video for some tips.
The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports and conditions.
Get Your Epic Pass Today Before They Go Off Sale!
Guests planning to visit this winter – whether one day or all season long – are encouraged to purchase their lift access online in advance to save big. The Epic Local Pass allows for Northeast guests to ski or ride all season long at nearly all the company’s resorts across the East Coast, and take a trip out West with unlimited access at Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte, plus 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek or Whistler Blackcomb.
The Northeast Value Pass offers incredible value to those who only plan to ski or ride out East, with access to many of the same destinations, including to 21 resorts across the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic – such as Stowe, Hunter, Mount Snow, Okemo, Wildcat and Seven Springs.
Vail Resorts also continues to offer the Epic Day Pass, which allows guests access to world-class resorts at pre-season pricing for up to 65 percent off when compared to a lift ticket. The Epic Day Pass is perfect for those who plan to ski and ride from 1-7 days throughout the winter season. In effect, skiers and riders can build their own pass and also choose Epic Flex Pay as a convenient payment option. Compare all Epic Pass offerings on the Epic Pass website. And keep in mind – Epic Passes make it easier than ever for those new or revisiting the sport, with Epic Mountain Rewards for 20 percent off food, lodging, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more.
In 2017, Vail Resorts announced Commitment to Zero – a bold goal to achieve a zero net operating footprint by 2030 across the entire enterprise. Commitment to Zero creates the opportunity for one mountain resort operator to have a big impact on preserving the environment through its three pillars: zero net emissions, zero waste to landfill, and zero net operating impact on forests and habitat.
In 2022, Mount Sunapee started making a transition to durable serving vessels and will continue the transition this year by introducing durables at the Pub while also expanding sorting efforts to all or our quick and full-service restaurants. At Mount Sunapee, we also recycle chip bags, snack wrappers, and hand/toe warmer packaging that gets a second life in the form of resin chairs, park features and more.
Epic for Everyone – Youth Access and Growing the Sport
The future of winter sports is inclusion. Through investments and partnerships, Vail Resorts is committed to ensuring that all feel welcome, invited, and included. Our Epic for Everyone youth access programs serve thousands of youth annually who may not have had access to the sport. Our programs provide free on-snow sessions including lessons, meals, rentals, mentorship, an introduction to careers in snowsports, and more. This winter, several of our Eastern region resorts will be hosting non-profit organizations for a series of visits.
Slope Days: An After School Ski School
This year, bring your school or youth group to the slopes to learn to ski and ride or enhance your skills! Our new program is designed to welcome new kids into the sport, by giving students the experience of a lifetime in a three or five-week program. This is an all-inclusive program that includes a day-specific lift ticket, rental package, and an hour-long lesson, all at a value rate. Learn more about this program here.
Signature events at Mount Sunapee.
Sunapee’s Birthday Bash: Mount Sunapee is celebrating our diamond anniversary this season on December 26, 2023, with a birthday bash! Guests are invited to celebrate with cupcakes, music, giveaways, and more!
Sunapee New Years Bash: We're sending off 2023 in Sunapee style - with three days of activities for the whole family! Join us New Year's Eve weekend for music, food and fun!
Passholder First Tracks: Epic Pass Holders are invited to Mount Sunapee for an extra hour of skiing and riding! From 7am-8am, on Friday, January 7, February 4, March 3, and Thursday, March 14. Guests can enjoy early turns off the Sunapee Express with complimentary hot cocoa, coffee, and breakfast pastries.
South Peak Base Bonanza: South Peak will host a Base Bonanza on January 21, February 18, and March 10 from 10am-2pm featuring an on-snow DJ, giveaways & more.
Mount Sunapee Fast Facts
Summit Elevation: 2,743’
Vertical Drop: 1,510’ (highest in southern New Hampshire)
Terrain Parks: 4
Six O' Three Terrain Park - S, M, L & XL features on Spruce Peak
Eastside Skier/Boarder-cross - Medium features all built out of snow
Calypso - Small features on South Peak
South Park - Small features on South Peak
Lifts: 9, including 3 quad chairs (two high-speed), 2 triple chairs, 4 surface lifts
Total Skiable Acres: 233 acres (18 miles)
Average Snowfall: 130”
Avg. Season Length: Late-November to mid-April
Elevate your dining at Mount Sunapee
You have a flight of dining options when visiting Mount Sunapee, from quick serve outlets such as Beck Brook BBQ, to Sunapee Café, to Spruce Café or you can dine with a view at the Summit Café or enjoy a spectacular après scene with live music on weekends in Goosefeathers Pub.
- The Mount Sunapee logo represents our goose taking a majestic flight with grace. The goose soars upward (a sense we might feel while skiing, mountain biking or zip-lining) it has the warm sun on its back. The wings create an “S” shaped flow, for you know it…, Sunapee. The different color options represent the four seasons that we all love here in New England.
- Sunapee, an Algonquian Indian word meaning “Goose Lake”, is known for giving people goosebumps.
- From the Summit Café you can see our sister resorts in Vermont, Mount Snow and Okemo, and Crotched in New Hampshire.
- Mount Sunapee is one of Boston’s closest and most accessible mountains and has been a family favorite for generations.
- Mount Sunapee has the only ski through lighthouse in New England.
- It’s where traditions are forged and where many young skiers and riders discover the skills that allow them to take flight on snow for the first time.
- Mount Sunapee’s South Peak is decisively the best learning terrain in the East and provides easy access to the main mountain, with its great variety of lifts and terrain.
- Provides a protected area with multiple user-friendly magic-carpet lifts in the base area and its own overhead chairlift when new skiers are ready to stretch their wings.
On December 26, 1948, Mount Sunapee opened with the 3,300-foot North Peak single chair, three trails, two rope tows and the North Peak Lodge. Mount Sunapee has been a staple in the local community for three quarters of a century. Throughout the years Mount Sunapee has developed to what it is today.
Getting Here & Parking
Mount Sunapee is located at 1398 Route 103, Newbury, NH 03255. It is conveniently located 20 minutes off of Interstate 89 and is the closest big mountain in Boston's backyard.
We aim to make your arrival process as seamless as possible. That's why as you pull onto the Access Road, you'll see Mount Sunapee employees guiding you into the appropriate parking lot
At peak times when resort lots are full, Mount Sunapee will direct guests to park at the Sunapee State Beach, directly across Rte. 103. Shuttles will be available for guests from the different parking lots and beach to the resort.
Stay Connected with Mount Sunapee
Download the new My Epic app or visit mountsunapee.com for terrain updates, snow reports, local lodging & and dining, event details, and the lowest-priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected socially at facebook.com/mountsunapeeresort and follow @mountsunapee on Instagram and @MtSunapeeResort on Twitter.