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August 2014: Your Voice Needed!

Important Public Hearing

6pm Tuesday, August 26th

At Mount Sunapee State Park

Updated Thursday 8/21

Every five years, the operators of the ski area within Mount Sunapee State Park are required to present their plan for developing the ski area. The last such plan was presented in the summer of 2009.

On August 26th, the next Five Year Master Development Plan (MDP) will be presented to the public.

We need you to attend and voice your concerns about Okemo’s ongoing proposal for a sprawling resort development on the side of Mount Sunapee!

WHO: The Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) and the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed MDP and EMP.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m

WHERE: Base Lodge at Mount Sunapee State Park, Newbury NH

Okemo’s 2014 Proposed Master Development Plan

Read the Proposed Five Year MDP in three parts:

I. Master Development Plan (16mb PDF)

II. Environmental Management Plan (11mb PDF)

III. Appendices Document I and Document II (11mb and 20mb PDFs)

More information to come- stay tuned.

(Last updated Tuesday, August 19th)

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UPDATE Thursday 8/21:

Okemo Legal Brief Reveals West Bowl Real Estate Intentions

Attorney says loss of real estate opportunities cost Okemo millions- Read More

UPDATE Tuesday 8/19:

Okemo Claims “There were no plans to build any condos” in 2004, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.

The plan itself specified there were no plans to build any condos.

- Jay Gamble, MSR General Manager

Read More

What’s the Real Plan?

In 2004, DRED required Okemo to present a MDP with “all proposed development activity associated with their management of the ski area, and any adjacent land Okemo intends to develop.” (see quote in context)

Okemo’s 2004 plan detailed their intentions for “175-250 units” of real estate connected to the state park via ski lifts and trails.

In 2014, Okemo’s proposed MDP is absent of any mention of their true development intentions.

See the 2004 plan, maps, and other documents, and compare them.

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