The state-owned ski area at Mount Sunapee State Park recently took another significant turn.
Commissioner Sarah Stewart of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) consented to a lease transfer request that allows industry giant Vail Resorts to take over the lease and operations of the Mount Sunapee ski area.
Proposed lease amendments accompanied the announcement and will go to the Governor and the Executive Council this month.
The commissioner delivered the decision at a public meeting at the park on September 26. View the meeting and lease amendment discussion via Newport Community TV Online.
DNCR proposed lease revisions to:
- Extend to Vail Resorts the 2016 lease amendment that enables resort development of the West Bowl.
- Add a “change in control provision.”
- Reference an advisory commission.