The controversial proposal for a new “West Bowl” on Mount Sunapee, as described in Okemo’s 2014 Master Development Plan, involves cross-border resort development. Resort and ski infrastructure would breach the boundary of Mount Sunapee State Park and extend from public land onto private land (in Goshen) now owned by Sunapee Land Holdings, LLC, and controlled by Okemo/Mount Sunapee Resort.
In their Master Development Plan, Okemo fails to detail their residential and commercial build-out plans for this forested open space on Mount Sunapee’s western slopes, which is one of many public concerns about the proposal.
Okemo’s MDP does NOT contain a building envelope for the proposed West Bowl, nor any maps showing its planned lodges, parking areas, and other commercial structures and uses.
Note: Okemo’s 2004 plan detailed their intentions for “175-250 units” of real estate connected to the state park via ski lifts and trails. In 2014, the MDP is absent of any mention of their true development intentions. See the 2004 plan, maps, and other documents, and compare them.
Read the proposed Five Year Plan in three parts: I. Master Development Plan (16mb PDF) – II. Environmental Management Plan (11mb PDF) – III. Appendices Document I and Document II (11mb and 20mb PDFs).
Read what others say about the plan: Comments from FOMS and other organizations