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Mount Sunapee Resort

Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire

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Mount Sunapee Resort

Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire

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Brittany Molino

26 September 2019

We had an amazing wedding. The staff were so helpful and answered every single question we had. The day was so beautiful and magically. Thank you for such a special day

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Bryan Howell

15 September 2019

This place will always hold a place in my heart for the fact that this is where my son and daughter learned how to ski. The mountain is big enough to provide some variety but small and accessible enough to be fun for the family.

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Debrah Fairbanks

18 July 2019

I just attended my son's wedding at the Mt. Sunapee lodge five days ago, just about everything was perfect, the Staff was exceptionally attentive and very friendly. It's a good thing that there's an elevator as the dinner is served on the 2nd level, then the bar & dance floor are on the 1st level and the restrooms are located in the basement level. The only complaint I heard from the guest was the place should be air conditioned, especially on the 2nd floor and also the 1st floor where the dancing took place (maybe the Resort can consider AC for future summer bookings, and or ceiling fans also) however, overall it was really nice with a cool breeze out on the terrace. The Bride and Groom left very happy. Thank you More...

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Georgia Beharry

30 June 2019

lf this is your first time hitting the mountains this is the place for you. A great weekend getaway for the family or cuples. Great for beginners and for the most experienced skiers. More...

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Sarah Buffum Simonetti

27 June 2019

My daughter had a wonderful time on the adventure course today! The four levels were just hard enough to be challenging, and she’s an 11 year old adrenaline junkie who’s not easily impressed.

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Bekah Patten

17 June 2019

This is what you can find in a bag of dirt in the minning sleuth.

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Joy Dutra

28 March 2019

Outstanding day today at Mount Sunapee Resort! We arrived at opening time and went inside to get our tickets. An extremely friendly, helpful customer service attendant Debbie F waited on us. She was so nice! Then we went out and skied until 4pm ( love daylight savings time) The snow was nicely groomed and the trails were long and scenic. The lift attendants were friendly, too. At lunch we had turkey chili. I also liked the wide variety of teas available. This was our first time skiing here together as a family. Loved our ski experience that we had today!! More...

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Lisa H.

1 March 2019

This was my very first time down hill skiing on the east coast! I was injured halfway through the day and ski patrol was simply AMAZING. Their customer service was impeccable!! Less than 5 minutes after I was injured, ski patrol showed up with their toboggan to take me down to the infirmary. They were very gentle and patient throughout the whole process and made me feel very comfortable. At the first aid zone, the EMT was incredibly gentle and helpful. He made me a DIY splint for my knee and even gave me crutches to take home with me.The food at the top of the lodge was also very affordable! Most things were less than 10$ and I loved the unlimited condiments they provided for hot dogs and cheeseburgers. I was not used to the terrain because it is quite a bit icier and flatter than the west coast. However my local friend said that Sunapee grooms really well which was nice. The only con I would say is that the map is a bit confusing and we got lost on the trails for a bit. Otherwise great experience and worth coming back! More...

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Gwen Harman

28 February 2019

My 7 yr old went snowboarding for the first time and she had a great instructor! Will definitely go back! Great place for kids of all ages. Snow was well maintained and staff was very friendly. More...

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Patrick O'Connor

28 February 2019

Great family mountain! Go during the week - no lift lines, awesome conditions, amazing value if you buy tickets early online! Very easy to get to plus great food and drinks there as well! More...

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Minette Moore McQueeney

28 February 2019

great snow, great grooming. add to that a wonderful, friendly staff and you've got the best place to ski!!

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David Biddle

28 February 2019

I like the trail layout & the variety of trails from beginner to double diamond glades. Seems larger than 1500 vertical. You can get some decent speed with the grade & length on some advanced trails. More...

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Simon O'Donnell

28 February 2019

Great day on the mountain!! Cold but also wide open! Sunapee is one of the best (Value, Conditions, distance from Boston) mountains in the area! My kids couldn't have enjoyed their snow day from school any more! More...

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Cindi Trank

28 February 2019

New England skiing is hard to predict but I have had my best days of skiing at Mt. Sunapee. Perfect size mountain and their workers do a great job, from food service to the grooming, they make it amazing. Love skiing Mount Sunapee...

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Crystal Davis

28 February 2019

My husband and I ventured over and tried our hand at the aerial course today. This was very much his idea as I don't adore heights and my balance isn't what it should be. But everyone there was wonderful. They helped me feel comfortable and safe. And they cheered me through to the last obstacle. Today I accomplished something I never thought I could. Thank you for a great experience. More...

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Amanda Koeck

28 February 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed ziplining in the moonlight. Guides Sabrina and Connor were fun to be with and professional. I completely trusted them, and that made the whole experience so amazing that I can't wait to get another chance to go back. Thank you!

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Earl Godsoe IV

28 February 2019

A group of 5 of us went for the zip lining. It was an awesome time! The instructors did an incredible job! Tom and Jeff were their names and they made us very comfortable and were very fun, patient and professional. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun zip lining experience. More...

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Elayne Robertson Demby

28 February 2019

It's been our home mountain for over 12 years. A fabulous mountain that welcomes families with disabled loved ones. NEHSA is the one of the best adaptive programs in the country. The grooming is top notch--the best in the East. The mountain has trails for everyone--whether you're a beginner or a long time skier. Plus, they're planning an expansion, with new trails from the summit. More...

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Keith Gilbreath

28 February 2019

First time here with the family and I am a fan. The ski school is on point and extremely organized and friendly. The end of the season crowds (or lack thereof) make the lift lines super fast and the mountain is in amazing condition given its almost April. Every staff member we have encountered has been pleasant and helpful. Sunapee is definitely a NH gem!! More...

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Jennifer Star Sullivan

28 February 2019

Great mountain for all skill levels. Lots of areas to board, great learning area. Tom my board instructor was great, kind and patient. Give me lessons on areas to improve on my toe side turns. Not a easy task for me. As I enjoyed the learning area my family was enjoying the other slopes and returned to do a few greens for me. The grooming was good, snow conditions great, staff all very friendly. Thank you for a enjoyable day. More...

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Shannon Lee

28 February 2019

The lifts were really fast and the mountain itself was awesome! The staff was very helpful and friendly! The only thing I didn't like was everything being so far away. We had to get our tickets then go across the parking lot to the rentals then back across the parking lot to get on the lift. We had to walk a far distance to get to the bunny hills too. It's hard to do in ski boots. However there were shuttles so that did help, but that's really the only thing I didn't like about the mountain. Other then that everything was awesome! More...

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Gregory Meindl

28 February 2019

This was our third time at the Chip Gilroy T Shirt Race. WE were lucky to have a friend who's son raced it for many years. It is the highlight of the season. This year we are lucky to have our four year old now skiing with us. The Spring pass is now in our possession and we will be back next weekend. From the lodges to the food to the friendly staff this place is among the best I have been to !! Oh the skiing is fantastic. Thank you all. More...

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Kira Dabrowski

28 February 2019

Amazing family resort with great trails and friendly staff. The ambassadors that greet us when we show up and see us off when we leave at the end of the day are the friendliest and sweetest people they could possibly have. We have a pass for Killington and Okemo as well but would definitely prefer the smaller but quality experience we get at Sunapee. More...

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Chuck Uglietta

28 February 2019

I was the DJ for.the wedding that was hosted by Mount Sunapee on May 28,2017. 1 of.the most amazing ceremony sites i have ever seen. Set high on the the top of the mountain the views where incredible! The staff and service was top knotch. I did not feel like just a vendor but was treated with respect and kindness. I look forward to.working alongside the awesome team at Mount Sunapee again soon. Thank you for making myself and team feel welcome and for running a flawless event!

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Rachel Kobey

26 February 2019

Great family friendly mountain. Tuesday is ladies day and it makes it significantly cheaper for my girls to go to daycare there and learn to ski! The daycare woman Jean and Kim treat the girls like they are their own. They are absolutely wonderful with the girls! I feel so great knowing my girls are in great hands and having a blast at the same time. Both Jean and Kim go out of the way to make the girls happy and help me out. If no one else is there they even take them out to play. The ski school is great and very accommodating. Since Tuesdays are quiet and we have had some 5 degree days they have moved her appointment to The afternoon so it would be warmer. We have Jude for an instructor and she is very encouraging and supportive with my daughter. As a mountain to ski/ride on I feel like it has alot to offer for being close to Boston and being a small mountain. I mean it even has a good amount of glades. As an advanced snowboarder my only complaint would be steeper and longer trails but they can't change that. More...

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Amanda H.

1 February 2019

One of the best places I've ever skied! Huge mountain with lots of runs, fun trails, and a variety of lifts. We had amazing ski conditions and enjoyed the lodges as well. I rented skis and was able to keep them for the entirety of our trip back at our hotel. It was very convenient not to have to go drop off and pick up new rentals each day. The computerized system was fairly easy to use. Ski-wise we noticed a big difference in lineups when the main express wasn't lift open. However we were able to ski up and down the back of the mountain which was even more fun than expected. I loved that people of different levels could ski a similar course, but veer off for a while and end up in the same lift line. Our friends' daughter had a great experience at ski school and got a daily report card of her achievements. The lodge had pretty good food. The first day we ate at the top of the mountain and I had chili in a bread bowl. The next day we are in the main lodge at the bottom of the hill and I had bites of a make your own burrito, a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. There lots more of a selection compared to the mountain top place. They had pizza, prepackaged goods, as well as a full kitchen made to serve burgers, fries, chicken fingers, etc. Another skier we met said there were warm alcohol adult beverages as well but we didn't get that far. The ski shop was fun to check out with lots of gear, goggles, outfits, cute hats and socks, as well as hand and feet warmers for $2.50. We had a great experience- glad our friends' epic passes pointed us this way. We would definitely ski/snowboard here again in the future. The drive back to NYC was fun as went got to stop in Vermont and Massachusetts. More...

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Dan Wells

27 January 2019

I am a very advanced skier and I have skied every worthwhile mountain in New England ... Sunapee is still my favorite overall. Whiteface would be the only one that would beat it, but it is an additional 3 hr drive for me...I grew up learning to ski here so I may be a little biased haha... however my family no longer has their ski house in New London NH and I still come to sunapee several times a year. I drive up from Boston now, and It is without a doubt the best mountain within reasonable driving distance to the city. (1hr 45min) I am currently sitting at the bar, drinking a fantastic bloody Mary from the bartender Rick, while my skis are getting tuned up downstairs for less than half the price I would have paid in my home town. It is a Wednesday, so I only paid $47 bucks to ski today! I can not reccomend this mountain enough.. I have made a habit of dropping my GF off at work and coming up for a good 4 1/2 - 5hr day on the slopes before heading back to Mass to pick her up after work. I dont reccomend this mountain on really busy holiday weekends because the further north you can push the lighter the crowds... but any other time of the season (especially non holiday Wednesdays) I strongly recommend you give Sunapee a try. Very family friendly, but also has more than enough challenging trails and glades for the savages out there... I really dont post reviews often, I am just a long time customer that truly appreciates what a gem this mountain is :) ...P.S. supposedly Vail has recently purchased the lease for this Mountain and plans to do a massive expansion on the backside of the mountain. I dont know if that is true, but if it is then this mountain is only going to get better and better. Sunapee already has the best snow conditions in the north east year in and year out... More...

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Ashley M.

19 January 2019

As a novice skier I had the best experience here.  Being so very nervous, I had a private lesson with Matt Currier and he was patient, knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher. By the end of the day, I felt confidence and safe traveling intermediate trails independently. As someone who doesn't write many reviews, I felt compelled to do so.  Would *highly recommend him for all training levels! More...

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Michelle G.

10 January 2019

The workers in the main lodge were amazing when i was ordering my food. They helped me with getting a veggie burger and also were very concerned and helpful when i mentioned having no dairy. They told me they care about giving customers food that is healthy and that doesn't upset they're stomach. Great help and great resort!!! More...

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Luis C.

4 January 2019

This was our first time going to Mt Sunapee and were pleasantly surprised at the variety of trails offered.  Their are great views of the lake and there is direct to lift access this year.   The kids enjoyed the mountain.  One thing to note is there is not good cell coverage in the lodge but there is good WiFi.  We will definitely be back. More...

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Thomas McCauley

28 December 2018

We have been going to Sunapee for skiing or summer activity program for the last 3 years — every weekend and every break we had... Every single visit, we made great memories. The staff is so kind, friendly and caring.... the children’s program is unmatchable, the teachers have 20+ years of experience and all they want to do is to instill the love of skiing to everybody.... we will always come back.... More...

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Steven Landrigan

29 October 2018

Great skiing ! Almost unlimited snow making compared to VT.

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Zdbosoxfan

29 September 2018

The Arial adventure was a lot of fun. Level 3 and 4 are a little difficult or avoid if you are scared by heights and tightropes. If you have time, ride up the scenic tram and take a walk around the summit as there are great views from the top! More...

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Marketing Team

30 August 2018

Best service and teachers!

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Brian Geary

30 August 2018

Went to Sunapee last Saturday. Wanted to do a day trip from South Shore Mass..Only 2 and half hour ride. .Pros...Was impressed with mountain being on the small side. I loved all the trails, the snow was the best I've seen all season..skiing did not seem crowded, had room . ..Cons. .Lines were running at 15 minutes at times, not the worst thing....Advice. .Get there early for parking reasons. ..Definitely Goin back. . More...

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James Minor

30 August 2018

Much better than Smuggler's Notch Vermont (my other point of reference for New England skiing)Sunpaee has a better combination of blue + black runs, faster chair lifts (proper high-speed chairs, not the old single-wire models), a very efficient rental service, and good chalets at the top + bottom. They also do a better job of getting good snow cover on their runs than Notch, since they have more snow-making machines.Downsides: wifi very spotty in said chalets, no cell signal at base of mountain for T-mobile, weather was rainy the second day we were there (not their fault, but since it was the middle of Feb I assume this is a non-trivial concern if you're planning a trip a week+ in advance), and one of the minor chairs was having mechanical problems the first day we were there. More...

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Vera Siciliano

30 August 2018

PICTURE PERFECT! Could not have had better conditions this weekend. The landscape made me feel like it was early January. Thanks again, Mount Sunapee for a Fantastic Experience!

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Henry Buckley

31 July 2018

Great variety of ski trails good for beginners, good for competitive skiers! Staff is nice! The mountain offers summer and winter activities. Ski lifts are very comfortable. The trails are very well maintained and are fun! This is a great place to go and I highly recommend it! More...

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Courtney K.

28 May 2018

My husband and I got married at Mount Sunapee Resort earlier this month and it truly was the BEST day of our lives!! We would recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have a great, memorable, STRESS-FREE wedding day.  Lynda, Pipere and Megan were absolutely phenomenal from start to finish and had every detail down to a science the day of!!!! They were so quick to respond to every little question I had over the 8 months of planning. Even responding to my emails late at night or over the weekend. My husband and I decided to do a buffet and we did not try the food until the weekend before the wedding. We were VERY happy with the food. It was SO DELICIOUS!! The service was incredible. All of the staff were so professional. Making sure my husband and I were happy every step of the way. They even hand delivered food and drinks while we were taking pictures after the ceremony.  Lynda, Pipere and Megan kept everything moving smoothly and handled everything so that we could enjoy our day.  Every interaction with these ladies months prior to the day of the wedding was pleasant.  Again, our guests could not stop raving about their overall experience--the views, the food and the staff, getting married here was the best decision we made! Thanks so much Sunapee! More...

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Dayna Fantigrossi

27 May 2018

Great skiing here! Nice powder on the hill. Had events at the summit during the day. Lift was fast and the lodge we very clean with staff regularly cleaning them. Bathrooms were clean. Rentals went smooth and quick as well as returns. More...

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Andy P.

11 February 2018

Fantastic mountain. We were on a school trip yester with my university. They recently introduced an RFID lift ticket system. It is SOO COOL. You simply put it in a pocket, walk up to the gate before the lift, and boom it opens and you wobble ur way up to the chairs. It's like a toll booth but for humans.Fantastic system. Long are the days of 19 year olds randomly stopping you to make sure you have a full day ticket. This mountain has 66 trails. All very very nice. I went on a Saturday and it was packed, but yet there was enough room snowboard down the mountain and not bash into a family. My ONLY COMPLAINT is for the folks at RENTALS. You guys are the first ones interacting with customers. Smile, and be friendly! It's your freaking job. I literally had a small question and this austrailian/british girl was like "go somewhere else, we're busy right now". Really? Where am I supposed to go, it's my first time here, luckily another girl was able to help me out. Food price vs quality, was expected. I mean, can't really complain. They had many different options. Expect to pay 10+ if you're getting food and drink. If you're getting a burger (7.25; 7.75 w/ cheese), fries (small 3.75), and drink (2.25 small, 2.75 large... NO REFILLS though. Just bring your own drinks), It'll run about 15 dollars. Tenders and Fries cost 6.75 for small and 9.75 for large. They have a condiment and toppings station where you can add whatever you want on it. side note: There was a family that brought their own grills and all that, and tailgated right there by the parking/slopes. They were smart. Overall, great mountain. Waffle shop at the summit was great. The lines at the lifts were long, but they did a FANTASTIC job of keeping people moving. Everything was efficient, except for that girl at rentals... More...

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Jessica C.

9 February 2018

We've been twice this season already and my kids can not wait to go back. The first time, we stayed one night in concord and drove over in the morning--30 min or so. The second time, I did a day trip from Cambridge with kids and got home by dinner time. I highly recommend the ski school. Both times, I put my kids in the full day program and they were able to progress quickly. My son got along with his teachers. They seem patient enough and seem to have fun w the kids out on the slopes. For my 3 yo, the mother goose program was awesome, on a week day it isn't crowded at all. The care takers seemed to have lots of experience--they were middle aged, nice women. The lunch they serve the kids prob isn't the healthiest, but hey I'll take it! Give me 6-8 hours by myself in the lodge and I'm a happy camper. The store has everything you need in case you forgot any sort of equipment and the cafeteria is so-so. There are lots of options, all fairly priced and average quality. Next time I plan on hitting the slopes myself while both kids are having lessons! More...

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Ian M.

28 December 2017

Hadn't been snowboarding in a while, but this was a great mountain to start back into. The elevation was moderate, maybe a 10 minute ride from top to bottom, and there were a good number of average level routes available. The conditions at the time were quite nice, having snowed several inches the day before. I would highly recommend skiing or snowboarding toward the edges of the trails, because less people traverse those areas, leaving more undisturbed snow for you to shred! The lifts are all a little slow, so be prepared to hang out for a while on your way up. There are multiple lodges on the premises and each is great for any rest or food needs. They also offer free bag check so you don't have to stick your bag somewhere and hope no one takes it! More...

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Tommy R.

26 December 2017

It was my first time skiing ever. The service and advice are so helpful. Also, customer service is really fast and nice. I am definitely​ returning every year here with my family. More...

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Alicia M.

14 December 2017

Mount Sunapee is by far my favorite ski mountain in New England! What I'm most excited about for 2018 is the direct-to-lift ticket scanners that let you go from your car directly to the chair lift. They have a great selection of trails for any type of skier. I love that they make the trails only a portion of moguls so you have the option to ski them or not. Their staff is always super friendly and they have the best chocolate covered waffles! More...

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Karen P.

16 September 2017

I had the best time with 2 of my friends. It was a "girls weekend ". The guides Jesse and Chris were wonderful and made us feel safe. The rope ladder at the beginning was the hardest part but very doable. I was scared at the first zip but then I relaxed and loved it. I can't wait to do it again!! More...

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Catherine Vasquez

30 August 2017

Loved it here! Great blues and ver well groomed.

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Peter Means

30 August 2017

Best mountain on the east coast. Easily. Ive done killington and everything inbetween. This place has the most consistent conditions and is still close enough for a day trip. Harry in the tune/repair shop is one seriously nice guy. Cant talk any higher about this place and the staff. More...

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Stephen Clarke

30 August 2017

love the gondolla scenery

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Joshua Doonan

30 August 2017

Great activities and the staff are super nice!

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A. P. Blake

30 August 2017

Best all-around value if you're coming from the Boston area and taking into account travel time, lift ticket price, and trail variety.

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James

30 August 2017

Good disc golf, nice employees

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Jason Kelly

30 August 2017

Great mountain for the whole family. Not your over-sized resort style mountain. Two great lodges for you to grab a bite and a warm drink before heading back out. Beginner slopes are perfect for that new skier/snowboarder and goose feathers is a great spot to enjoy a good brew or drink after a great day on the slopes More...

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Sonja

30 August 2017

Good snow coverage and nice lodge

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Kayla Maynap

30 August 2017

Chantelle was a wonderful instructor. She was extremely patient and explained things perfectly. This mountain is also gorgeous. I will be returning from Florida next winter for sure! More...

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Diana Arce

30 August 2017

Wonderful for beginners. I have never snowboarder in my life but the instructor was extremely patient and wanted to make sure that we learned the basics before pushing us onto the slopes. He gave feedback after every run-what was done well, what needed improvement- and he focused on the different learning styles, seeing, doing, hearing etc. A wonderful experience with wonderful staff. More...

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Abby Jones

30 August 2017

Phenomenal for beginners- great staff and good variety of runs for all levels.

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Noah Acker

30 August 2017

i love sunapee because the trails are really good the food is good and they get the snow from lake sunapee

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Belinda

30 August 2017

Ski conditions were great yesterday particularly on the trails serviced by the Sunapee Express Quad. Skyway in Sunbowl was great too - not sure why they closed that trail early as coverage was awesome. We've skied Sunapee many times and if it's possible to have good skiing conditions - they make it happen by making snow and excellent grooming. Plus, we've enjoyed some great service too - my son bent his binding on our previous trip and the rental shop fixed it at n/c on the spot and saved our ski day. More...

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Adam J.

19 August 2017

Awesome summer pit stop or all day stop.The staff, activities, views... everything about this place is amazing! If you take the ride to the top of the mountain, don't let the look of it get you down from the base. It keeps going to the top, far beyond what you see. More...

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Vicky Z.

13 August 2017

Amazing place for Ziplining!This was my first time zip lining. We were in the area on vacation and decided to try it. So glad I did!We called in the morning and they were able to fit us for that afternoon. Our guides were named Suzanne and Lottie. They were hilarious! We ran into a bit of a problem while crossing one of the lines--one of the brakes locked and my sister got stuck in the middle of the line, but she had fun dangling out there as we waited for help and she also managed to get some funny videos of the whole ordeal. We had an amazing time and had a lot of laughs. I highly recommend this park for the zip lining. And a big thank you to Suzanne and Lottie for being such awsome guides! More...

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Matt M.

3 April 2017

Sunapee is a great option, especially for a day trip from Boston.  While it isn't the Matterhorn or something HUGE, I am always satisfied with the amount of skiing I am able to get in.  I especially love the blacks off the Express quad and the North Peak triple.  My only real complaint is that it gets really crowded, for example, this weekend the lift lines were ten minutes or more.  If you hear the words "park near the lake", you might stay want to pick up a rod and go ice fishing.  For the uninitiated, if you need to park near the lake that means the other huge lots are already full. Sunapee's beginner area is top notch.  This is especially true because it is off on one side of the Mt so the beginners are isolated from the other skiers, which is a "win win" for both groups.  The grade of the slopes is absolutely perfect for beginners.  Pros Close to Boston Varied TerrainExcellent snow making and groomingTop notch beginner areaConsCan get crowdedTypical NH lodge food I will give a five star review when the North Peak Triple is replaced with a high speed quad. More...

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Zach W.

11 February 2017

This was my second time skiing, so after embarrassing myself falling left and right down the slopes in front of my friends, I decided to take a ski lesson - and it was a great decision. I did one of the workshops and was the only one there, so I ended up getting a private lesson. Jimmy, my ski instructor, was AWESOME! He had so many tips and tricks, and by the end, my skiing had a noticeable improvement (I could slow down and make it down the runs without falling!)And to top it all off, after the lesson, I was able to keep up with my friends again (albeit on the green slopes), but a definite win in my book. More...

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Jessica M.

4 January 2017

I love this mountain. It is not too crowded and is large enough to provide adequate trails for skiiers and riders of all ability levels. The snow grooming is the best in New England and there are lots of great places to stay nearby. All the staff I have encountered there over the years have been very friendly and helpful and the prices are reasonable, especially if you book your tickets in advance! More...

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June F.

7 October 2016

My daughter and now son-in-law's wedding was held at Mt. Sunapee Resort and everything was perfect! The venue, the set-up, the food and service. The MSR staff helped make the day a wonderful one to remember! More...

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Marc A.

18 September 2016

3 of us went zip lining today for a 35th birthday. I was a little nervous in general and because it was raining a little, but it was a blast! In fact, I'd probably go again on a rainy day over a sunny hot one. Our guides were Jessy and Travis - they knew what they were doing, made us feel safe, and then cracked jokes with us all morning!  I always think that my hosts are good at what they do when it seems like they actually had fun hanging out with us, the customers. We had a blast. I definitely recommend it and would go back. More...

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Ian Moniz

30 August 2016

Went on Feb 2nd & considering we've only had 1 snow day all season the trails were outstanding! Ordered tickets in advance & paid only $36 bucks! They make a lot of their own snow here. Bar food was EXCELLENT, parking is close to lifts, GREAT ski mountain all-round! You won't be dissapointed! More...

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Kraig Koranda

30 August 2016

Always have a great time whenever we go. Friendly folks, good food and fun all in one. We brought some young friends from another country and the instructors were great from getting them outfitted to getting them on the slopes!

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Lexi Ouellette

30 August 2016

It is awesome there

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Jessie Lemire

30 August 2016

I love the skiing and the people there are just awesome!

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Drew Ross

30 August 2016

Great wedding venue

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Jun Lee

30 August 2016

Best local ski resort if you live in Boston.

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Julio Vaca

30 August 2016

The Zip Line is an incredible experience which I encourage all to try. Ask for Jess and Travis, they are amazing guides. Will try again

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Robert Ragazzo

30 August 2016

Great snowmaking

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Hans Schneider

30 August 2016

Great slopes, friendly staff, and excellent all around quality!

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Evan Greenspan

30 August 2016

Considering the snowless winter this year and the warm temps recently, they still had all the trails open, and it wasn't even icy. They did a superb job with the snowmaking. The lines weren't too long on a Saturday and they have fast lifts. More...

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Dj Smith

30 August 2016

It's a fun relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and a mountain that is great for younger and intermediate skiers and boarders

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Vinnie McMahon

30 August 2016

Sunapee is a great mountain, great for a intermediate skiers who may want to try some black diamonds.

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Sujarit Chermsirivatana

30 August 2016

Super clean. Nice and quite in the off season. Awesome indoor pool.

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ziggy wheezy

30 August 2016

Plenty of lodges and rental is cheap and quick!

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Gary Gauvin

30 August 2016

Very family friendly from the lodge to the slopes.

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cristian sanchez

30 August 2016

Excellent place for beginners. The instructors were very friendly and helpful. Definitely coming back

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Chris Moore

30 August 2016

Great family mountain with a mix of terrain. They have an awesome kids program. Weekends are usually packed though.

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Tyler Lavigne

30 August 2016

I go there every year. Great mountain. Sunapee takes care of the mountain and trails. Very friendly lodge.

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Quentin O.

22 February 2016

We love this place.  Good skiing, friendly people and reasonable prices.

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Bobby J.

15 February 2016

I have too many good things to say about Mt. Sunapee. Due to this issue I have made a vlog that everybody should check out. Here's a link, hellokittyjunkie.com. I'll just paraphrase it for you here. The learning center in exquisite. I have sent my three adopted sons there and they had a ball. Their instructor, Owen Richards also known as golden boi, really was able to connect with them. He not only taught them how to ski but also acts as a role model. The kitchen also deserves a round of applause. They are truly talented at making breakfast sammies. Sausage egg and cheese on an Asiago is my favortie. Long story short, Mt. Sunapee is not lying when they call themselves funapee. It's hard to find something as fun so close to home. 14 out of 15.5 skiers and riders would recommend this mountain to a close friend. More...

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Alice O.

23 January 2016

My review is not for the skiing at Mt Sunapee but for the staff and service.  We went up with another family on New Year's Eve to ski and were expecting what we got as far as conditions go since there hadn't been much snow.  But we got excellent and friendly service from the staff.  My son had issues with his snowboard bindings and the guys in the ski rental shop were so accomodating and helpful - even switching out his bindings to one of theirs for the day for no charge.  Then they were really helpful in figuring out a longer term solution with me.  Then our car battery died in the parking lot and the parking lot attendants immediately got their service vehicle and jumped it for us.  Overall we had a really enjoyable experience.  The issues we had during the day definitely could have been met differently at a less friendly and accomodating mountain. More...

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Barbara R.

21 October 2015

This is the best family ski area ever!  Happy people is the first thing we encountered.   Then the food in the Spruce lodge is awesome!  After a day of skiing we enjoyed a few drinks back in the Spruce lodge.   Fabulous day!  Thanks for all the fun! More...

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William MacVittie

30 August 2015

Great mountain with great conditions. Excellent snow making abilities and usually less crowded than some of the major resorts further north on I-93.

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Charlotte Pierce

30 August 2015

Excellent family atmosphere

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Steven H.

14 March 2015

Just made my first trip to this relatively small but adequate NH ski area and would say it's worth the trip for the views alone. From the top, you have a beautiful view north overlooking Lake Sunapee and continuing on to the snow capped peak of Mount Washington. The view east affords a look at most of the major ski areas of mid Vermont. They're apparently known for their grooming, and those skills were on display during my visit, as they'd had a melt freeze cycle overnight that left them in what I'm sure was an unskiable condition without the application of some grooming TLC. The base area is convenient, with two lodges (with friendly staff and free bag check) and 3 lifts readily accessible directly from the main parking lot, which apparently fills quite quickly on weekends. Another plus is the location of the learning area on the opposite side of the lot, separate and distinct from the main skiing area. This will be a place I return to on those blue bird days when the views will pay extra dividends. More...

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Ann P.

2 March 2015

Holy smoke, "The Beach". This strip of snow in front of the parking area is the place to set up camp for the day. We arrived at 7 AM and scored the last front spot. Folks set up smokers, BBQ's, gas powered heat lamps, wind shades, tents and full on party camp sites. We had a blast mingling with our neighbors and taking runs to return to our site. Conditions on the slopes were near perfect early on and iced up as the day ended. The top of the mountain at the lifts is packed making for tight entry into the trails. I had two kids collide into me from behind end of the day on two separate incidents. Mid trails, things thin out. I prefer the west side trails for better conditions. Staff are super nice. LOVE Sunapee. More...

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Louis B.

25 February 2015

I have been skiing now for over 40 years and skied from Chile's Nevados to Japan's Nagano, and from West Virginia's Snowshoe to Switzerland's Zermatt to Canada's Whistler.  Hands down, Sunapee is the friendliest ski mountain around.  What it lacks in sheer size, it makes up in family enjoyment and staff dedication to ensuring guests have a superb experience.  Most of all, it is hard to find a ski resort that sports the grooming quality of Sunapee.Mount Sunapee is a mid-size area serving the New Hampshire market as well as a sizable contingent from the Boston area, with a location short of two hours from Copley Square.  With two high-speed quads, a fixed quad, two triples and a venerable old wooden double, as well as several surface lifts, it can handle a crowd with ease.  Its 1,500' vertical is quite respectable, and it spreads over four sides of a mountain complex with an additional expansion in their future master plan.Arriving at Mount Sunapee ski area the visitor drives by Parking Lot #3 on the left side, which is the "busy day" parking area, and then Parking Lot #2, which is used invariably on a daily basis.  Then the guest arrives to Parking Lot #1 (usually full by 9:00 AM, flanked on the North by the older and cozier Spruce Lodge, and to the South by the newer Sunapee Lodge.  Both lodges have full service dining facilities, guest service counters, rest rooms and bag check rooms.  Spruce Lodge also has the Goosefeathers Pub upstairs, the only place on the mountain that serves alcohol.  On the other hand, the newer Sunapee Lodge has a large upstairs that serves as overflow and additional seating.  It is worth noting that there is still one more lodge on top of the mountain, the Summit Lodge, a two story lodge with amazing views, a full service dining facility and a huge fireplace.Adjacent to the Spruce Lodge, the terrain park is served by its own chairlift, the Spruce Triple, that serves the terrain park, an awesome competition and training run, and a groomed green run.  To the South of the Spruce Triple, the North Peak Chair serves two competition runs, an amazing and steep Double Black Diamond run.  This chair also serves as the route to the Sun Bowl terrain and the new Sunbowl Express Quad leading to the top of the mountain.  Farther along towards the South, the Sunapee Express Quad serves the top-to-bottom runs on the main face of the mountain and they connect to the South Peak terrain with its own fixed quad chair.Perhaps one of the salient points of the mountain is that the official learning areas are totally segregated into its own mountain with its own dedicated quad leading to the top of the South Peak.  Yes, the fixed quad runs slower for the benefit of the less experienced skiers or boarders.  Yes, you can get warned if you speed down the slopes in the South Peak.  But what it creates is a wonderful area for the beginning skier or rider with little interference from experienced skiers and boarders and in turn, allows the folks in the rest of the mountain to enjoy a safe mountain experience.Another magnificent part of Mount Sunapee, and one that is an admirable community service, is the NEHSA program run by the New England Handicapped Sports Association out of its own lodge next to the South Peak learning area.  Whatever the challenge for a child or an adult, be it physical, traumatic, psychological or sensory, the NEHSA instructors are experts in their field.  The NEHSA lodge has numerous devices to ensure the safe and enjoyable outdoor experience for the skier.  Visually impaired, physically challenged and everal times a year, Wounded Warriors come up to Sunapee to enjoy the mountain.The view from the top of Sunapee Mountain is magnificent. To the South, the distinctive shape of Mount Monadnock lies in plain view. To the East, the coastal plains are visible all the way to Maine. To the North, the snow-capped peaks of the White Mountains and Lake Sunapee present a spectacular scenery. And looking Westward, the ski resorts of the Green Mountains of Vermont are visible in a chain, from Stowe in the far horizon to Killington, Okemo, Bromley, Stratton and Mount Snow. The learning center is staffed with superb instructors.  We took my 12-year old niece to the Learning Center for two days last year.  With the lessons fresh on her mind, the third day she skied a blue run.  Just last week, her fourth day on skis, she skied a black diamond run.  While I can justly say that she's an able child, the instruction she received was superb.Mount Sunapee can get crowded on holiday weekends, but even so, there seems to be room for everyone on the mountain.  The Sun Bowl particularly is quite an attractive, scenic and generally uncrowded area.  On the main face, the steeps at Goosebumps, Blastoff and Hansen were challenging and fun.Mount Sunapee is a great place to bring a family for Winter fun. More...

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Brian L.

6 January 2015

Mt Sunapee is a great place for above average skiers and boarders. They have a lot of blue, black trails but not much green trails.  The trails are great on this mountain,  I like the Sunapee Cafe lodge on the 2nd floor where Goosefeathers pub is located. They have good food and entertainment on the 2nd floor. They have a full bar and waitstaff to serve you food. They also had live music when I was there, On the 1st floor is a cafeteria area with food and non alcoholic drinks which you can eat and sit to rest. More...

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Kristin A.

1 January 2015

Short and sweet...Live in Massachusetts? Thinking fo going to Wachusett? GO TO SUNAPEE. WOW!Worth every penny for a lift ticket... NEW HIGH SPEED QUAD(!) awesome trails, great grooming, awesome views!This place is the opposite of Wachusett... everything a ski area SHOULD BE!A+++FIVE STARS More...

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ara n.

6 December 2014

This is a great and fun mountain at just the right distance from the Greater Boston area. It takes us 1.5 hours door to door to get there and hit the mountain. We enjoy our family skiing time at Mt Sunappe, and the kids have a great time at the Learning Center. They have excellent instructors in a very friendly and well managed facility. They certainly understand the service aspect of the business and go out of their way to make sure the kids and their families are well taken care of. For us, the best part is the people that work there. They are simply awesome: nice, friendly, courteous and helpful.Hope you guys enjoy this place as much as we do. More...

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Matthew Blazon

30 August 2014

Learned to ski here a long time ago, would highly recommend this place for new skiers. Main mountain is really well maintained too.

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Kate S.

26 June 2014

I am a skier at Mt. Sunapee and just got married there!Everything about my wedding at Sunapee was perfect.  Every.  Single.  Thing.  Support/Customer Service:My main contact there, Rachel Benoit, kindly reached out every now and then to see how my planning was coming along and to remind me about important dates.  She was there every step of the way, even on the day of - a quiet presence coming up to me every now and then to check and ask whether there was anything I needed.The planning and organization was, of course, a big deal.  Rachel caught every single little mistake I made on numbers or names.  She issued me countless quotes as I changed my mind again and again.  On the day of the wedding, I knew that I could leave everything in her hands, and everything went perfectly.The Food: I barely ate at the wedding, so I can't be trusted to make an accurate assessment.  Many of the guests told me that they enjoyed the food.  I will take their word for it.  I found the sauces to be a bit heavy.  I also didn't like how the scallops in bacon were displayed in a big tin pan instead of a nice bowl or something.The Decorations:Lovely.  They do a great job.  You have to go see for yourself during the summer when they are setting up for a wedding.  In retrospect, I would have paid for the white chairs instead of having the plastic regular ones.The Ceremony:No problem.  Went off without a hitch.  Highly recommend the summit ceremony.  Absolutely breathtaking and all of the guests loved it...even the ones who initially complained about having to ride the chairlift.The Party:Awesome.  The bartenders were so cool.  The Price: EXTREMELY REASONABLE.  I feel like I paid less for my wedding than all of my friends but ended up having one of the best ones.  You get a whole lot for your money here.All in all, I am so happy with my choice.  I am so grateful to the kind staff at Sunapee, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about my positive experience here. More...

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Nancy H.

9 March 2014

Two for one deal Wednesdays are a steal! $72 for two people all day snowboarding during peak season. Can't get no better than that. Fresh powder, fresh powder! The resort had a decent amount of people even in the middle week, but you'll find older folk and sometimes high schools too that go. What do these people do though? I was on spring break, but heck don't these folk need to work or go to school too Anyways, barely any wait, but of course it got busier around noon. The main lot might be full but it'll look sparse all around. My friend and I lucked out when it started to lightly snow during the day so there was some fresh powder! either way, the trails weren't icy and at the beginning weren't full of darn skier bumpers. Green trails are great for a total beginner. Not too long, short, slopped, or level. We stuck to the easy blue trails on the mountain and they were definitely just right for our still learning level, while the trails were very wide to accommodate many skiers and snowboarders. But because we went midweek at times it was just you and the snow and the occasional others. I can't imagine going on a weekend but this is by far my favorite mountain and I can't wait to try the other trails. More...

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Jordan D.

7 March 2014

To echo a number of other reviewers, Sunapee is a awesome spot for a quick day trip.My group came on a Saturday right after the mountain got some decent snow and conditions were on point. Liked the fact that most runs are blue with a nice amount of blacks. Although the average skier could easily take on Sunapee's double blacks, the runs were fun and conditions were fast the day we were there. Average turnout for a Satuday in the middle of February, crowds weren't bad at all. The lodge isn't anything fancy, just a bunch of basic tables and chairs with a large kitchen really. We ended the day with a few rounds of beer and some apres ski staples like nachos and we jumped back on the road towards Boston. All in all great day. I'd come back in a heartbeat. More...

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Scott S.

18 February 2014

We have skied twice this season at Sunapee.  We enjoyed ourselves very much and have these comments.  Firstly, upon arrival, parking attendants are very organized.  Try to get there prior to opening to land yourself a spot in the main lot.  It is MUCH more convenient to be in the main lot as it is a short distance to the lodge and lifts.  Plus it is easy if you have to go back to your car for anything.Employees are super cordial from the lift ticket window attendant, food cashier to the lift line attendants.  All are super friendly.Trails are lots of fun with a variety of different skill level.  One might argue that some of their intermediates or between beginner and intermediate but they are all a good time.  The ONLY exception is the Sun bowl and the trail on the far side of the sun bowl.  Do not take this trail unless there has been considerable amount of snow prior to your arrival.  It is ungroomed and was very icy on our last visit.The base lodge is very nice.  So many people opt for the greasy lunches but they offer a huge variety of sandwiches in the cooler.  I recommend the chicken salad.  Super sized brownies are excellent.My only big complaint were the conditions they report on their site.  Sure, all places exaggerate a bit.  However, we went a day after what was a big storm in Massachusetts and only a few inches in NH.  They reported that they were in some type of "sweet spot" that received 12+ inches of new snow.  NO WAY is this true.  The slopes clearly had not received such amounts.  Even today (one day after our visit) they are reporting powder and packed powder and this is absolutely not the case.Ah, one more comment.  The Unload section of two of their lifts were sheets of ice.  People kept falling due to this upon unloading and the attendants did nothing to try to help this.  I would say my ONLY grievance with the employees were the attendants at the stations at the unload (top).  The attendants at the bottom were awesome making sure to queue people quickly so as to get everyone up on the mountain even though there were lines. More...

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Lisa L.

4 February 2014

We have been skiing at Sunapee on and off for almost 15 years now, and I am pretty loyal to it. It is close to southern NH, the grooming is phenomenal, and they always seem to be adding something new. Love to get a drink or snack at the top lodge and enjoy the gorgeous view. Yes, it has been very crowded on the weekends, but we went recently and after driving around just a few minutes we found a spot. We got the half day pass from noon on, and the morning half day pass people were leaving so it worked out perfectly. For beginners, they have a whole dedicated separate hill, which worked out fantastic for my son. They even have a chairlift for the area, and its the cushy kind not the old beat up one. Quite a few trails for the beginner area pass, and they are decent in length so it was fun for us parents too. And with the set up, you don't have to worry about people flying down the more advanced trails into the beginner area and running over your kid, like a lot of places brilliantly designed. The main hill has plenty of variety and trails for all levels, enough to satisfy most skiers I know. For someone like me that just gets confused and anxious when there are 150+ trails and 30 lifts, etc, the size is just right. Miss the old days when I would take a day off every week and do the two-for-one pass..sigh....but I have so many good memories here! More...

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Michael C.

6 January 2014

This is  a great option for a day trip from the Boston area. It takes 2 hours or under depending upon which side of the city you are on. The mountain is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers with enough challenging slopes to keep an expert happy for a day. Do not be concerned if you pull in and see a vast sea of cars and they direct you to an distant lot. These guys have it dialed in when moving folks from their cars to the slopes and back again. The shuttle picks you up and drops you are the lodge then picks you up and whisks you back to your car after you are done. They have good uphill capacity that keeps the lines moving so crowds do not seem to be an issue. My only real complaint is drinks in the bar are airport expensive. Since the state controls liquor sales you would think that they could offer better pricing. Absent my bitching  about the price of booze this is a nice day option. More...

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Jonathan C.

5 January 2014

Solid choice for a day trip.  I managed to get on the slopes by 8:45, and left at 1:30.  So I was home by 3:30.  It's about 2 hrs from Quincy.  It gets crowded and I don't think anyone calls Mount Sunapee a hidden gem anymore.  Today things warmed up a bit after the nor'easter, and 97% of the terrain was open.  At first we only waited 5 min in lift lines, but when everyone else woke up we ended up waiting more like 15-20.  The good news-  if you like the park features, the line for the triple is small.  Also, they have an inflatable bag you can jump into but it's extra.Check out the Sun Bowl - the snow was better back there (warmer?). Lift tickets are getting steep ($76), but I had a coupon from the ski expo.  Anyway, if you have some extra time, this is a better trip than Wachusset.   Gunstock is another good option. More...

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Marc-o D.

12 October 2013

I first skied Sunapee in the 60's. it is way better now. The twin base lodges are nice. I usually am at the lodge where the racers are. Sunapee has a few trails with enough pitch to keep experts happy, but most of the mountain is intermediate, with a separate area for beginners. I love the views of the lakes. The staff are friendly, and it's a very nice place to ski. The trails on the back side are fun, and glades look nice, but you nerd a lot of natural snow to ski them unless you like destroying your board or your skis. It gets very busy on weekends. The summit lodge is civilized with clean bathrooms. I recommend hitting the hill weekdays only. More...

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Katie L.

8 September 2013

Zip line canopy tour....holy cow was it scary!!! BUT also wicked fun!!! We lucked out and had gorgeous weather...A group of 6 seemed like the perfect amount ....but I think they will book up to 8 per tour....it gave the knee knockers (me!) as well as the dare devils time to get comfortable with what was coming next without leaving you waiting on the platforms too long. I had seen rappelling mentioned on the website but forgot all about it until I saw that we had to do it (then panicked!!) Lol. Luckily, Jessica and Mike (our kick @ss guides) were very encouraging and thoughtful in coaxing me to the edge of the platform...once I got there it was a few deep breathes, sat in my "imaginary chair" and I was on my way down....so scary.....but also fun!! The zip lines themselves were awesome! Beautiful views of the slopes of Mount Sunapee while flying high in the trees!  There is a total of 8 zips on this tour...they save the best for last....the 1000' long dual zip line (so you can race a friend!...oh yeah! I won!!!)....once you land on that last platform you rappel back down to earth and and still can't believe you just flung yourself out of perfectly good trees and flew through the woods on a wire!!! Can't say enough.....I would definitely recommend this adventure park zip line tour for anyone looking for a day that will take your breathe away but leave you with a smile!! More...

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Tim Cady

30 August 2013

Great mountain with a good variety of trails from beginner to advanced. One of my favorite spots.

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Yue Z.

12 March 2013

I had a great time at this place. Having gone at Vail and Breckenridge the weekend prior, this place is definitely much smaller, but I actually enjoyed it more. The rental process was fast and painless. I was in and out in 15 minutes. They even wax the rental board--a major plus in my book. The other plus is having chairs for snowboarders to put on their bindings. There are only a few runs, so I would say no more than two days here. But the runs are well groomed, and very in terms of challenge. The blues are definitely greens and the blacks are more like blues. The food is decent as well. I had meatloaf for lunch, which was the daily special, and the girl gave me a ton of food. Great value. Apres-Ski there is live music in one of the bars. All in all, this little place has everything you need. There isn't 10 bars to choose from, but it has one great bar. What more does one need? More...

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Marcus W.

25 February 2013

Mt. Sunapee is one of the better larger resorts in the north east IF you catch the weather at the right time. In my opinion they could do with some more/ better grooming and snow making. They have great facilities for teaching and learning on an entire side of the resort with various ranges of bunny slopes and greens including magic carpets and a beginners lift and a small progression park. On the other side they have an impressive variety of lifts and runs for all ages and level of ability as well as a full terrain park. When it is well groomed or fresh its a blast even at top speed it takes you enough time to get down to make the long lift worth it. It can get crowded but its not usually too bad. The prices are average but if your a student they do a decent discount. The ski patrol is helpful and nice, hope you don't need to see them.The lounge is crowded loud and basically sucks. This is the biggest down side of Sunapee. The food cost more than even most ski resorts and truthfully is even farther sub-par than your standard ski resort food. If you can pack a lunch or be prepared to splurge. The pro shop is solid they do good work and move at an acceptable pace. Overall I generally enjoy Sunapee but it still doesn't compare to Tahoe or Big Bear so if you're looking for that style of skiing you're SOL but for the north east it is very high quality. More...

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Mark M.

24 February 2013

We skied at Mount Sunapee Friday and Saturday and it was great for our family. My two kids went through the all day lessons and after two days they were on the slopes with me. The patience of the instructors is commendable. For me the terrain was just enough to be challenging and at the same time very family friendly. We stayed at a great spot that is not far at all and that provided us with a suite at a great value called The Follansbee Inn. It is located around 25 minutes from the mountain and provided a great break from the crowds, country feeling in a historic inn. I recommend it highly to anyone including families that want something that is not your standard boring hotel, motel or condo. More...

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Dan S.

26 January 2013

My girlfriend and I visited Mount Sunapee today. We used a LivingSocial voucher for rental equipment, beginner area lift tickets, and lessons. The instructors were great! Bret and Joe helped us take the next steps to learning how to snowboard. They were both patient, insightful, and knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the second half of the day practicing the new skills we gained in the lesson. The South Peak area was great.If I have one piece of advice, it is to bring your own lunch when you go. The cafeteria food will do the trick, but it's certainly not a quality meal. More...

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Tommy O'Connell

30 August 2012

Great place - especially if you have beginners with you. They have a large section just for them, and plenty of blue and black slopes for more advanced skiers

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Julie R.

13 March 2012

This was a really fun time. This mountain claims they are the best for lots of things and they certainly fit most. The couple times I was there, there were a few races going on. Lines were not bad at all on the lifts. Snow conditions were great. I really loved the South Peak  area. The lift ticket price is almost half and you have a dedicated beginner area with several runs. They have 2 greens off the chairlift that are still pretty steep and time consuming. This is an ideal mountain for person just starting out, which at the time was myself. Then also for advanced skiers, with many blues and blacks which dominate the main mountain. They have a good selection of 2012 demo skis if you want to get a little more out of a rental and try something better. The food in the bar was good and the service was excellent. The outdoor upper deck connected to the restaurant was a cool place to chill in the sun. At the end of the day I realized my watch had fallen off and put in a claim with lost and found. I got a call 2 days later it was turned in and they fedex'd it to me that day. That is GREAT service!Can't wait to go back next year! If you are looking for a place to stay nearby, the Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast was TOP notch! More...

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Chris L.

23 February 2012

I've never been to this mountain before because my family always tended to stay with Okemo and Stratton. My friends and I decided to make the trek out to New Hampshire and give it a go. Although it's small, it's definitely a great mountain! Nothing too hard, the blacks are definitely not the most challenging but they are still a good thrill. Unfortunately, the glades were closed, which are what I was really looking forward to. Either way, we all had a good time and will definitely be back. I now know why they were voted best snow! No ice at all! More...

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matt w.

16 February 2012

Mount Sunapee is my main mountain for the last couple of years, and now my wifes too as Ive hooked her into learning to ski!  It's the closest decent mountain, without question, to all those living in or near Boston.  It's professionally run yet still retains a smaller mountains charm.  Its true the staff is friendly and approachable.  The lift lines arent too bad on busy days and almost nonexistent otherwise.  Even on a busy day the trails never seem clogged,  just the new lodge can get a wee crazy during feeding time.  It's family and snowboard friendly, and for beginners there's a separate section to fall down in peace!  There's also a separate terrain park section that looks pretty sick but havent dared it just yet.  The rest of the mountain has its mix of windy trails overlooking the region with mostly blues on snow that management invests in with decent snowmaking and grooming.  The prices are definitely reasonable for what they offer with plenty of weekday deals..look into the flex pass for the season.   There's no on mountain lodging but the area has plenty of good options very close along with fun little restaurants and bars.  I love it!! More...

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Rachel S.

24 January 2012

I love this mountain. Easy to get to, it's a great family mountain with plenty of intermediate terrain. Even the blacks are really still blue. My husband always remarks that the parking lots are always full but it doesn't show on the mountain. There were no lift lines the last two times we went this season. In the Spring, many people camp out on the snowy base and watch the skiers. A few more visits and this mountain may not be a challenge for me, but for now it's a lot of fun. More...

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Marcus O.

29 November 2011

Great family place to ski. The beginner area is very nice. 3 magic carpets with each area having different degrees of difficulty. The instructors are very helpful and are great with people of all degrees of experience. There is a quad chair lift just for the south peak area with a number of green trails connected to it and a beginner terrain park. south peak is a great place to learn. On the other mountain there is a variety of slopes and terrain parks for intermediate to advanced skiers. we enjoyed both sides of the mountain. We had a great time skiing with family that never skied before.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and we all got to ski at our own ability level separately and then take some easier trails together. More...

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Ashley C.

18 May 2011

Skiied here when I was 13...and I'm 19 now. I would definitely like to go back. I learned to ski on Sunapee and Bretton Woods. Sunapee is an awesome mountain, they keep track of their trails. And they have a lot of trails!! From other reviews it seems that they have good packages for beginners. I'd recommend it to any beginners! Fun mountain..definitely ski it! More...

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Deanna D.

15 February 2011

Great mountain with well kept trails, quick moving lines, and friendly staff. I took a 2hr private lesson which was taught by a very helpful and friendly instructor. The mountain has primarily blues and blacks on the full mountain and a learning area full of greens for beginners. The lodge was well kept and they have a nice bar & restaurant upstairs which wasn't crowded or loud...definitely a plus. It's not a huge mountain but 65 trails total is pretty good sized. A full lift ticket on weekends is around $70 which is steep but expected for the area. Overall a great experience and I will be back! More...

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Kathleen S.

21 January 2011

At the risk of causing more crowds to flock to this place, I have to give it props.   Fastest, easiest rental process I've ever had.    Everyone that works there, from the people in the rental shop to the guys at the chairlifts, are super friendly and extremely hardworking and helpful.   Everything runs like a well-oiled machine.  Not huge, but a good selection of trails, and conditions were fantastic when I went.   Nice to have a little snack place on the summit to take a break.    Wish I lived closer. More...

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Kim H.

17 January 2011

A GREAT family friendly ski/snowboarding experience.From the folks that direct traffic out front to the Ambassadors on the slopes - everyone at Mt Sunapee wants you to have a great day and love being out their as much as they do.  We go every year and have experienced this same treatment each time we go.The South Peak is the beginner hill and conveniently separated from the rest of the trails.  They take GREAT care of the trails/runs and for beginners like me, it is a great experience.  The South Peak area is organized into a few different sections - the super duper beginners have their own magic carpet and roped off area.  If you start their, you will shortly graduate to the next magic carpet which offers two different runs that are a little longer that will test your newly learned skills.   When you've mastered that & mustered some courage you can take the quad to peak where there are a few different options to challenge yourself with.  If you are nervous about the chairlift, the operators will gladly slow it down for you to make your unloading easier.  When I tell you they make it VERY comfortable to be a beginner, I am not kidding.  For the beginners, I highly recommend the "Learn to Ski/Snowboard" package.  It's a 3 day program - you pay for 2 days which buys you rentals, 2 hr workshop, and lift ticket for each day(South Peak lift ticket for the first 2 days and full access the 3rd day) and the 3rd day is free.  The instructors are knowledgeable & patient.  Two out of the 5 times I've taken their workshop (yes, I am the eternal beginner :)) my "group" lesson ended up being a private lesson & even when I had other folks in my group, they separated us by ability level so that they could focus on what we needed.The lodge tends to get very crowded.  We generally bring our own lunches but always look forward to enjoying a Switchback draft at Goosefeathers Pub at the end of the day.  The lodge overlooks the slopes where we can watch people take their last runs.My husband & 11yr old have 'graduated' to the true summit and have shared their equally satisfying experiences.  They spent their latest runs in the terrain park and loved it.  ... I will get their eventually. :) More...

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Jillian R.

2 January 2011

I rode Sunapee for the first time after we got over a foot of snow. It was a good time. Great people too. I had bought my dad a gift card which he dropped in the lodge. Later that day I got a call from them saying they had the card and they mail it right away. I am so impressed with the customer service. More...

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David V.

24 November 2010

I've probably skied Sunapee more than any other mountain - easy to get to from where I live now (near Boston) and where I grew up (southern NH).  They have several great mid-week deals, including a 2-for-1 special (I believe it's Wednesdays).  Considering it's further south than many of NH's other popular mountains, Sunapee has always been known for great snow.  They get it, they make it, and they groom it.  Trail diversity is top-notch - from winding cruisers to wide open slopes to steep black diamonds.  Granted, Sunapee's blacks are fairly tame for the most part, though the double-diamond Goosebumps is not for the faint of heart and its moguled, under-the-lift cousin Flying Goose is a challenging run as well. Down the back side of the mountain, or "Sun Bowl", is an array of mostly blue square terrain ranging from the long, twisting Williamson Trail (one of my favorites) to upper-intermediate Wingding and Lower Cataract.  There aren't a ton of gladed areas, but the ones they have feature great snow and a real challenge.  All are labeled as double blacks, though Ridge Glades and Hawe's Hideout are manageable for anyone whose skied through the trees before.  The top entrance to Ridge Glades is very steep and narrow, but if you bypass that entrance, there's a separate access point downhill that leads to a stretch of easier tree skiing.  Also, snowboarders sometimes go into the Ridge Glades area to smoke weed.  If you fall, they may laugh at you.  Sunapee has a great beginner's and lower intermediate area for those less experienced skiers, and I'm a big fan of the summit lodge, where one can dine without the worry of having your skis stolen (after all, everyone's had to get up there on some sort of equipment).  What Sunapee does lack is any mid-mountain lifts - on crowded weekend dates the lines for the express quad and the Sun Bowl quad can get agonizingly long.  A rickety old double chair somewhere from a halfway point back to the summit would work wonders for the lines... and probably distribute the skiers out over the mountain better. More...

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Jason P.

18 November 2010

Mount Sunapee, a state-run resort, does a great job at dividing up the different types of terrain. The most noticeable is that the terrain park is segregated to one side of the resort with music jamming out of speakers laid out along the trails. Parents will appreciate this as the family-friend section is located on the other side. In between are differently skilled trails. The chairlifts are a bit old and oddly placed, where you will find some lifts insanely packed such as the Sunbowl Quad, while other lifts are nearly empty (i.e Ducking Double). Trails are well-maintained, making for an overall, ski experience.The lunch room is very old-fashioned and many families bring lunch, making for this to be one very squishy and too close for comfort dining hall. But overall, the crowds are mostly family-oriented and very friendly.The parking lot could be the one atrocity of this place as its located down the long road that leads to the resort. If you don't get into the small main lot by the two base lodges, you will have to take a bus back and forth to get to your car. More...

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Ann S.

19 March 2010

I took my almost 6 YO here today for his birthday.  It was his first time on skis and he had a BLAST.  He took a lesson with a wonderful instructor, Haley, who was a great teacher and was as sincerely pleased by his progress and he and I were.  It was a super first experience and we'll plan to visit here again. More...

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Shannon C.

8 March 2010

I haven't skiied in probably 10+ years but have picked it up again this winter. While I'm no Lindsay Vonn, I held my own on most of the trails that Mt. Sunapee has to offer. It was a very family-friendly mountain and thus was VERY crowded on Sat. and less-so on Sunday. Lift tickets were reasonable ($52 for a half day adult ticket) though I must confide that some of my peers found it shockingly easy to snag a kids lift ticket for only $45 if you're so inclined. Overall, this was a great beginner-intermediate mountain. If you can get past the monster line for the main chairlift and stick to the mid-mt. Snowbowl lift, you'll be just fine. Not much around for nightlife after the ski day is over but the Goosefeathers lounge at the lodge gets pretty eventful if you wait til the parents clear out all the kiddos. More...

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matt j.

14 February 2010

I love this place. Good food, good terrain, moguls, awesome terrain parks and not too crowded. Very good conditions, nice staff, definitely a win wincome up and ski sunappe!!!!!!!!!!!

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soylinduh O.

4 February 2010

Sunapee for Me! Newbury, NHI hopped in my car and unfortunately timed my departure for the slopes rather poorly, hence hitting the morning rush hour traffic.  Once I got on 93, it was smooth sailing. The radio stations got prey sparse up on 89 so country music it was, 93.3 The Wolf!Even on a Wednesday the front lot at Mount Sunapee was already filled due to the 2-for-1 deal.  I geared up headed to the ticketing office.  Thank you Suffolk ID for getting me a cheaper rate for the day of skiing ahead of me!  I decided to do the green trails first just to warm up.  That fist run of the day is like the first warm day of spring for me.  You feel so free, the smell of the snow and clean air is all around you, you just can't help but smile.Two runs in I was ready to head to the blue squared trails.  I decided I'd try to do 20 runs that day.  Unfortunately the cold got to me and by run 6 I had to head in and warm up.  By run 9 I couldn't help but think about how cold my entire body was.  By this time I had moved my car to the front lot and was able to quickly add another layer, grab my soup and change into my snowboarding boots.I headed over to the learning area to get a few practice runs in because I am by no means at all good at this sport.  After two runs I couldn't take how slow the Flying Carpet was and decided that I might as well head over to the green runs.  If I am meant to fall, I'll fall anyway.  Luckily the first run was flawless and I got a little over confident and was brought back to reality when I took a big hit on my second run.  It was getting to be 3:30 and and I decided to head on home.It was very relaxing to think about nothing but making sure I don't fall instead of thinking about how no one was answering my applications.So...let's review...1. If you want to ski but don't want to drive for three hours, head to Mount Sunapee.  It's only 90 minutes away from Boston!2. Look for budget friendly tickets. Mount Sunapee has discounts for pretty much every weekday and for every age group.3. Take a break and really enjoy the winter before it's gone!Until the next review! More...

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Mindy L.

25 January 2010

I had my first ski trip of the season yesterday up at Mt. Sunapee. The conditions were fantastic and I really had a great time. They had over 60 trails open and the snow was in really great shape. I only skied one trail of questionable condition and just made a point not to ski it again. There was fresh snow, good powder cover on the trails and it made for a quality experience.Also important to note: the staff here is nothing but friendly. From the bus drivers, lift operators to the cafeteria cashiers...everyone was happy to help and very kind. I'm sure they each have their moments (as we all do), but for me...they helped shape a great day at the mountain. I'll definitely be back! More...

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Allyson G.

29 December 2009

I just went to Mt. Sunapee and had a great time.  I'm at the lower intermediate level and there are so many trails I can ski down, including some beginner ones from pretty high up the mountain.  The lines moved quickly even though it was vacation week.  Skiing is never cheap but the prices were quite reasonable.  The free bag check was such a great thing because it meant there was actually space to sit at the tables instead of them being choked with people's gear.  The shuttles to the parking lot ran often, too, although the steps on the bus can be slippery; I fell exiting the bus!  Although there were some icy patches by the end of the day, overall the grooming was more than satisfactory.  Add it all up, including the relatively short drive from the Boston area (less than 2 hours), and you've got yourself a nice place to spend a cold winter day! More...

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rob r.

14 June 2009

It's not as challenging as Cannon or Wildcat, but the grooming is easily the best i have experienced in NH. If you like a smooth cruise, this is the place for you.I have to agree that the bathrooms (at least for guys) are a little weird, and it's not the tallest peak, otherwise it would get 5 stars. More...

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Greg S.

1 January 2008

I'm a beginning skier and I went to Sunapee last year early on a Saturday morning on the second to last week they were open for the season, we were there at just about opening time and no one was there, the ski conditions were excellent and everything was nicely groomed with quite a bit of trails open for a novice such as myself. By the time it was 11:00 I had lost track of how many runs I was able to complete and people had just started to show up and made it so we had our first wait of any kind at a lift. That day they also had their annual cardboard sled race, which was a blast to watch and made me want to compete in it next year. Sunapee is also extremely quick and easy to get to from Boston. More...

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