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Friends of Mount Sunapee advocates for the protection of Mount Sunapee State Park for its essential public values; conservation of the Mount Sunapee highlands and watersheds; and preservation of the unique character and natural beauty of the rural communities in the mountain’s shadow. Learn more…


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ALERT: What is Och-Ziff? And what does it have to do with Mount Sunapee? Read about Och-Ziff including news articles about the sale of the ski area lease at Mount Sunapee State Park. We continue to gather and post public documents, including registry filings related to the recent sale.

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Spring 2017
To: Friends of Mount Sunapee State Park

Thank you for your continuing support of the efforts of Friends of Mount Sunapee. Your letter writing, petition signing, activism, and financial support have allowed us to repeatedly communicate to the decision makers in Concord our strong opposition to ski area expansion at Mount Sunapee State Park. We could not have done it without you! Read more…


A look back to 2016…
Protect Mount Sunapee State Park_blueFriends of Mount Sunapee is committed to protecting Mount Sunapee and will continue to stand firm against ill-guided resort expansion. The New Hampshire Executive Council on April 6, 2016, approved a Lease Amendment and Letter of Conditions that enables western expansion of the state-owned ski area at Mount Sunapee State Park. Read more via InDepthNH.

“The documents that govern the West Bowl Expansion are legally insufficient for a transaction of this significance,” wrote Attorney Arthur Cunningham. Read about the governing documents via InDepthNH.

Lawyer: Mt Sunapee Expansion Contracts Good for Operator, Bad for New Hampshire – via InDepthNH


Forest Society Seeks to Explore Conserving Adjacent Lands (2016)


In the early 1900s, decades before the formation of the state park, preservationist Herbert Welsh led the first campaign “to save Mount Sunapee for all people and to all time.” At the time, timber industry clear-cutting was destroying Mount Sunapee’s scenic beauty and natural environment including its primeval forest. In defense of a Mount Sunapee State Park for all, the important work of conservation, education, and advocacy continues. 
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