URGENT Call to Action to Protect Mount Sunapee

We Need YOUR Help Today! DRED Commissioner Jeffrey Rose is seeking approval of the Okemo/Mount Sunapee expansion plan that will extend the ski area across the state park’s pristine forest and down its western slope onto the resort operator’s private land. For this development to move forward, a complex Lease Amendment and Letter of Approval must be approved by the Executive Council and Governor. A vote is expected as early as Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

What you can do to help TODAY to protect Mount Sunapee —

LATEST NEWS: See InDepthNH reports —Lawyer: Mt Sunapee Expansion Contracts Good for Operator, Bad for New Hampshire”

AP reportsNew Hampshire’s Executive Council is about to decide the fate of a plan to expand a ski resort on Mount Sunapee, with one member [Councilor Sununu] already recusing himself because he’s the CEO of another ski resort.

Call and email Councilors Kenney, Van Ostern, Pappas and Wheeler and ask that they vote NO on the Sunapee expansion plan and lease amendment —

Joseph Kenney: joseph.kenney@nh.gov
Phone 603-473-2569

Colin Van Ostern: cvanostern@nh.gov
Phone 603-290-5848

Christopher Pappas: cpappas@nh.gov
Phone 603-867-8438

David Wheeler: David.wheeler@nh.gov
Phone 603-672-6062

  • Call or write Governor Maggie Hassan and ask her to reject the Sunapee expansion plan. (She can ‘negate’ action taken by the executive council, if the plan is approved by the council.) Call (603) 271-2121 or email: governorhassan@nh.gov

Share your letters with state-wide and local newspapers.

See FOMS homepage for legal analysis of governing document, opinion editorials and key talking points about this expansion plan at Mount Sunapee State Park.

4/2/2016 Update – According to DRED, a media packet was mailed out to area libraries and town offices in the following towns: Newbury, Goshen, Sunapee, New London, Newport and Bradford. Copies of the Revised Master Development Plan and Environmental Management Plan 2016-2020 (for Mount Sunapee) should now be available at area town offices and library. The revised master plan, proposed lease amendment and other documents are available via

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