Final Decision on the Mount Sunapee Resort Revised MDP/EMP (2016-20) and Resources

Commissioner Rose’s Final Decision on the Mt Sunapee Resort RMDP/EMP (2016-20)
Commissioner Rose’s Statement to Executive Councilors 3/30/16
Commissioner Rose’s Mount Sunapee MDP/EMP Decision Summary 3/30/16

Mount Sunapee Five-Year Revised Master Development Plan (RMDP) 2016-2020 and Environmental Management Plan (EMP), December 1, 2015

Hard copies of the Five-Year Revised Master Development Plan 2016-2020 and Environmental Management Plan are available for public review at the Department of Resources and Economic Development, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH, as well as in the Towns of Newbury, Goshen, New London, Sunapee, Newport, Bradford, Sutton, and at the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission.

Five-Year Revised Master Development Plan 2016-2020 (10.2 MB)
Appendices (9 MB)
Environmental Management Plan (3.3 MB)

Final Decision Resources

Conditions Letter
Mount Sunapee Lease Amendment
Lease Amendment West Bowl Lands Exhibit A
Lease Amendment Conservation Lands Exhibit B
Public Comment Analysis & Response (PCAR) Update
PCAR - Appendix A: Original report, April 2015
PCAR - Appendix B: Public Comment Spreadsheet, March 2016
PCAR - Appendix C: Petitions, March 2016

Public Hearing on May 5, 2015

Public Hearing on May 5, 2015, DRAFT Summary
Map 1, Proposed West Bowl ski area perimeter
Map 2, Proposed West Bowl ski area & conservation lands
Map 3, Proposed changes to West Bowl polygon D

Mount Sunapee Five-Year Master Development Plan (MDP) 2015-2019 and Environmental Management Plan (EMP), June 1, 2014

Hard copies of the Five-Year Master Development Plan 2015-2019 and Environmental Management Plan are available for public review at the Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH, as well as in the Towns of Newbury, Goshen, New London, Sunapee, Newport, Bradford, and at the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission. The plan has been broken down into smaller sections for easier download. These pdf files can be accessed below: Master Development Plan: Pages 1-60, Environmental Management Plan: Pages 61-96, Appendices: 97-178, 179-292.

Next Steps for Public Involvement

  • Written public comment due by June 5, 2015 at 4 p.m.  
    • Mail to: Commissioner Jeffrey J. Rose
        RE: Mt. Sunapee draft response
        Dept Resources and Economic Development
        172 Pembroke Rd, PO Box 1856, Concord NH 03301
    • Email to: MountSunapeeComments@dred.nh.gov

Revised Map of Lease Premises

The Department of Resources and Economic Development releases the revised “Map of Lease Premises” for the Mount Sunapee State Park ski area, based upon the Merrimack County Superior Court decision of July 8, 2014.  The Superior Court found that the western and northern leasehold boundaries are the same as the State Park boundaries.  The Department has filed this revised map with the Superior Court.

Addendum to 2004 Natural Heritage Bureau report on Mt. Sunapee State Park

In November 2014, staff from the Natural Heritage Bureau (NHB) conducted preliminary assessments at Mt. Sunapee State Park (MSSP) and reevaluated the condition of the forest in portions of the West Bowl of Mt. Sunapee that was surveyed in 2004. In addition, NHB was requested by Mount Sunapee Resort to gather information on land adjacent to MSSP. The following is an addendum to the 2004 NHB report.

Other NHB reports can be downloaded from the NHB website.

Public Hearing on August 26, 2014

Additional Resources