Okemo’s proposed master plan for Mount Sunapee

MDP 2014 Map Upgrading PlanRead the Okemo/Mount Sunapee Resort proposed plan (2015-2019) 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)

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What is the scale and scope of the proposed expansion by Okemo/Mount Sunapee Resort onto the western flank of the mountain in Goshen?

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Image 1 (left) is the current ski trail network and image 2 (right) includes the proposed expansion. NOTE: this graphic does not include proposed lodge, parking lot, access roads, and supporting infrastructure.

Will there be Real Estate Development?

Map from the 2004 MDP submitted by Okemo. The map clearly depicts real estate development plans for the West Bowl.

Map from the 2004 MDP submitted by Okemo. The map clearly depicts real estate development plans for the West Bowl.

The map below is from the 2004 master plan and its clearly shows an area identified for real estate development (175-250 housing units) in Goshen. In the appendices of the current 2014 master plan, the traffic study also discusses development of 175-250 housing units.

Also, the Economic Impact Report (in both the 2004 and 2009 master plans) states: “these housing units are considered to be an integral part of the expansion plan.”

Local Zoning in Goshen, N.H. states:

“There shall be a Recreation District to accommodate the needs of year-round recreational and other uses within the leasehold area of Mount Sunapee Resort. More specifically, the purpose of this district is to: (a) provide for the base and on-mountain facilities necessary to operate the ski mountain; (b) encourage the use of the facilities and site for year-round recreational and cultural uses and activities; and (c) allow for commercial and other uses.

Permitted Uses:

A.4.b.1 Chair and surface lifts, and gondolas;
A.4.b.2 Alpine and cross country ski trails, hiking, biking and snowshoe trails;
A.4.b.3 Base lodge facilities to accommodate lift ticket sales, ski and bicycle repair, rentals, sales and accessories; ski and bicycle lockers/employee locker room; ski school and ski patrol facilities; restaurant/lodge/banquet facilities/snack bar sales; meeting facilities; offices and facilities ancillary to the Mt. Sunapee Resort including recreational, real estate sales and rental offices, cultural and educational programs; and parking lots;
A.4.b.4 Ski racing facilities;
A.4.b.5 Snowmaking facilities;
A.4.b.6 Outdoor ski and bicycle storage facilities;
A.4.b.7 Inline skating and skateboard park;
A.4.b.8 Recreational uses and facilities including, but not limited to, parks, playgrounds, play fields, tennis and volleyball courts, swimming pools, and ice rinks;
A.4.b.9 Special community events;
A.4.b.10 Day care centers/nurseries for recreational activities, day camps and child care services;
A.4.b.11 Temporary structures/tents to accommodate cultural, recreational, educational or commercial uses;
A.4.b.12 Accessory buildings for maintenance equipment, water treatment and storage, and other storage needs accessory to the principal recreational uses;
A.4.b.13 Public utility and public service structures and service; wastewater treatment facilities and potable water wells
A.4.b.14 Toboggan, luge, and bobsled runs; alpine slides;
A.4.b.15 Equestrian facilities;
A.4.b.16 Water slides and water parks;
A.4.b.17 Miniature golf and golf driving range;
A.4.b.18 Other structures or uses ancillary to the operation of the principal recreational uses.

Uses Not Permitted: Golf course and associated facilities; Motorized Dirt Bike and/or Motor Cross tracks. (A.4.c.1 and A.4.c.2)

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