Mount Sunapee Resort’s five-year Master Development Plan (MDP) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) 2020-2025 are now available online. The plans, submitted to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) by Vail Resorts, are subject to a public hearing and public comment:
- Master Development Plan (MDP) 2020-2025, pages 1-55 (pdf 0.7 MB)
- MDP 2020-2025, Figures (pdf 26 MB)
- MDP 2020-2025, Appendices (pdf 5 MB)
- Environmental Management Plan (EMP) 2020-2025, pages 1-35 (pdf 12 MB)
- EMP 2020-2025, Appendices A-C (pdf 19 MB)
- EMP 2020-2025, Appendices D-F (pdf 31 MB)
Or view the plans via the NH Parks’ website.
Submit comments to Mount Sunapee Comments, Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301, or email email@example.com.
DNCR and the division of Parks and Recreation are responsible for managing Mount Sunapee State Park and overseeing the ski area lease, which encompasses approximately 1100 acres of public conservation land.
The agency’s Involvement and Oversight Policy requires the ski area operator to submit master development and environmental management plans every five years.
In considering these plans, DNCR shall hold at least one public hearing in conjunction with the regional planning commission, according to the public involvement policy.
At the June 9 telemeeting of the Mount Sunapee Advisory Commission, DNCR Commissioner Sarah Stewart said a hearing date had not been set.
For related information see the FOMS resource pages: Mount Sunapee State Park management and policies and Mount Sunapee’s natural heritage and ancient forests.
Where to view the plans?
“The plans are available for public review at the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, N.H., as well as in the Towns of Newbury, Goshen, New London, Sunapee, Newport, Bradford, Sutton, and at the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission,” according to NH State Parks.
However, as of this posting, FOMS is unable to confirm the local availability of the plans. We will update this post when more information is known.