Everlasting Forests: The Mount Sunapee Story (YouTube video) and
Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Forest (brochure pdf 5 MB)
June 2020, Enews
Permanent protection of Mount Sunapee’s rare forest
February 2020, Enews
FOMS February “Everlasting Forests” events in Claremont and Goshen
January 2020, Enews
Announcement: FOMS presents “Everlasting Forests” on January 21 in New London
January 2020, FOMS informational brochure (revised)
Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Old Forest” (pdf 5 MB)
August 2019, FOMS informational brochure
Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Old Forest (HiRes: pdf 10 MB)
November 2018, Letter on behalf of FOMS to Governor and Executive Council re Vail acquisition of Mount Sunapee Resort
Vail Analysis Letter November 12, 2018
Oct. 29, 2018, ENews
FOMS Action Alert: Send your Mount Sunapee comments today
Oct. 22, 2018, ENews
Alert: Gov. and Council consider Mt. Sunapee lease changes
Oct. 10, 2018, ENews
Update on Mt. Sunapee lease transfer and amendments
Sept. 19, 2018, ENews
Meeting Alert: Mount Sunapee info Session Wed., Sept. 26
Aug. 6, 2018, Public Comments
Friends of Mount Sunapee – Public Comments, Aug. 6, 2018, on the proposed ski area lease change (to Vail Resorts) at Mount Sunapee State Park
Aug. 3, 2018, ENews
FOMS Alert: Mount Sunapee comments due by Aug. 8th
July 18, 2018, Enews
Meeting Alert: July 25 at Mount Sunapee State Park
Vail Resorts seeks to acquire the ski area lease and resort operations at Mount Sunapee State Park. Please join FOMS at the Mount Sunapee State Park Information Session on Wednesday, July 25, at 6 pm. at Mount Sunapee State Park (Sunapee Lodge), Route 103, Newbury, N.H. Read more.
FOMS Letter: March 2018
As Mount Sunapee State Park marks its 70th year, we would like to update you with a summary of our activities, and thank you for your continued support. We face challenging times. Nationally, we see increased threats to our public lands, ancient and treasured sites, forested and open spaces, and water resources. Read more.
FOMS Letter: Spring 2017
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. Read more.
April 1, 2016, Letter
Contract Analysis re Mount Sunapee Expansion Plan (pdf), a letter sent to the Governor and Executive Council on behalf of FOMS
April 2016, FOMS Alert
FOMS Alert, April 2016: This Thursday, April 16th, is a moment of truth for Mount Sunapee State Park.
Letter on behalf of FOMS to Commissioner Rose (DRED) on West Bowl expansion, June 1, 2015 (pdf) re Mount Sunapee Resort MDP/EMP 2015-2019; RSA 217-A; and Exemplary Natural Communities.
FOMS Letter to Governor Hassan and Commissioner Rose, February 2015 (pdf)
Discussion of the 2015-2019 Proposed Master Plan for Mount Sunapee – Western Expansion into Goshen, January 2015 (pdf), a FOMS pamphlet
FOMS Letter to Friends, January 2015 (pdf)
State should say “No” to expansion – Concord Monitor editorial, January 2015 (pdf)
FOMS Editorial: Protect Mount Sunapee from Resort Driven Development, December 2014
FOMS Comments to NH DRED Opposing Mount Sunapee Development Plan & West Bowl Expansion, September 2014
2004 and 2005 FOMS Comments & Letters
- FOMS Lease Transfer Concerns, August 2005 (pdf)
- FOMS Legal Case Against Expansion, August 2005 (pdf)
- FOMS Statement Opposing Mount Sunapee Expansion, 2004 (pdf)
FOMS Other Publications
- Lease Expansion & Mount Sunapee State Park: Essential Questions for the Public To Ask, 2004 - (pdf 62 Kb)
Question 1: Public Trust, Public Interest, & Essential Public Values of Mount Sunapee State Park.
Question 2: DRED’s responsibilities for public process and oversight of the park and lease.
Question 3: Impacts of lease expansion on the park, the mountain, Goshen, and the region.
Question 4: DRED’s fiscal oversight responsibilities concerning the lease.
Back: Information about the Friends of Mount Sunapee
Five Reasons FOMS Opposes Expansion at Mount Sunapee State Park, 2004 (pdf)