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Mount Sunapee

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Guide

Mount Sunapee, United States

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift836m
Lowest Lift375m
 Nearest AirportsWashington Dulles and Washington Reagan
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Mount Sunapee

Mt Sunappe is Southern New Hampshire's largest ski area. It offers vacationers and day trippers a relaxed, scenic and high quality ski and snowboarding experience. The centre is owned by the state of New Hampshire but leased by Okemo Mountain (VT) since 1998, Mount Sunapee is a classic New Hampshire resort -- both wide and narrow trails, beautiful views and normally relatively uncrowded.


The American ski resort of Mount Sunapee is at an altitude of 375m.

Mount Sunapee has direct access to 65 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Sunapee?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mount Sunapee.

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Ski Area Stats

Mount Sunapee Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mount Sunapee Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift836m
Lowest Piste375m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Sunapee
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mount Sunapee Overview

Mount Sunapee is a true family resort boasting southern New Hampshire's highest vertical, plenty of long cruisers, challenging steeps, and a complete beginners area. Since Tim and Diane Mueller, who own Vermont's Okemo Mountain Resort, leased Mount Sunapee from the State of New Hampshire in 1998, they have invested over 14 million dollars in capital investments.

Snowboarders are treated to a state-of-the art terrain park and New Hampshire's newest Super Pipe, whilst various clinics will help improve your carving or mogul techniques. With comprehensive programmes for children and a full day-care centre for little ones, Mount Sunapee offers something for everyone.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Goosebumps'.


Mount Sunapee offers skiing and riding for all abilities. Mount Sunapee is a great intermediate area but also provides terrain for the expert skier/rider. The new Children's Learning Center, allowing for easy access to the South Peak Beginner Area.

Mount Sunapee is the largest ski area in southern New Hampshire. It's a great family mountain boasting plenty of long, groomed cruising trails, some challenging steep runs and glades as well as a 360° view.

With its unique South Peak beginner area, separated from the main mountain, with five different lifts and 13 runs, Mount Sunapee offers the perfect learning environment.

Experienced skiers will love cruising the two mile Ridge trail down from the summit or tackling the numerous black runs of the Sun Bowl and North Peak areas.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


With a combination of tabletops, hips, rails, fun-boxes, rollers, a quarter pipe and a 475-foot Super Pipe on two different trails, Mount Sunapee's terrain park is set up for the interests of every skier and snowboarder.

Location and Map

Where is Mount Sunapee?

This ski resort is in Hunter Mill, Fairfax, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Sunapee is Washington Dulles, 26 minutes drive away.

Washington Reagan, Baltimore-Washington, Manchester-Boston, Nashua (Boire Field), Boston (Logan Intl), Burlington, Charlottesville-Albemarle, Portland and Harrisburg airports are all within three hours drive.

Baltimore-Washington, Manchester-Boston, Washington Dulles and Washington Reagan are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 12,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 17km of ski runs, with 250 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mount Sunapee open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mount Sunapee, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mount Sunapee Tourist Office for the latest.

Aprés Ski

Goosefeathers Pub is located upstairs in the Spruce Lodge. Goosefeathers offers upscale luncheons with sit-down waitress service and you may also get your favorite alcoholic beverages. Après-ski munchies offered after 3 p.m. and après-ski entertainment on weekends.

Mount Sunapee