Mount Sunapee State Park Decision on Proposed Assignment of the Lease Announced (Concord, NH – 9/26/18) Tonight at Mount Sunapee State Park, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resource’s Commissioner Sarah Stewart announced the State’s decision to approve the proposed assignment of the State’s lease of a portion of Mount Sunapee State Park. The Department received a request to consent to the assignment of the lease to The Sunapee Difference, LLC, which will be indirectly owned by VR NE Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. The Commissioner’s remarks regarding the decision. About the Department The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources is comprised of five divisions dedicated to protecting, promoting and managing a wide variety of New Hampshire's natural, recreational and cultural resources. Together, these resources help define the state and are major drivers of the economy and high quality of life.