Mount Sunapee to Open on Thursday, Nov. 29 for the 2018-19 Winter Season as the Northeast Resorts are Blanketed with New Snow

28 November 2018
Newbury, N.H. – Nov. 26, 2018 – A combination of superlative snowmaking capabilities, favorable temperatures and above-average, early-season natural snowfall will allow Mount Sunapee to open for the 2018-19 skiing and snowboarding season on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Mount Sunapee is expecting to open with two top-to-bottom runs comprised of six trails and 36 acres of terrain serviced by one lift, the Sunapee Express. Hours of operation at Mount Sunapee are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.
“Snowmaking at Mount Sunapee has been going for 80 hours straight,” said General Manager Bruce Schmidt. “In addition, we have received more than two feet of natural snow in the past two weeks, so we are expecting a great start to the season.”
Beginning on Friday, Nov. 29, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the following at Mount Sunapee, until additional lifts, trails, services and amenities open in the days and weeks to come:
  • The Sunapee Lodge.
  • Dining at Goosefeathers
  • Shopping at Mountain Outfitters
  • Sunapee Lodge ticket windows and Guest Services will be open
  • Opening Day On-Snow First-Chair celebration at the Sunapee Express.
In September, Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, along with Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, joined Stowe as part of Vail Resorts’ Northeast region. In the past 48-hours Mount Sunapee received 17 inches of natural snowfall along with 21 inches in Stowe, Vt., and almost two feet at Okemo.

The last chance to purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass and other Epic Season Pass options – including the Epic Local, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day – is Sunday, Dec. 2. The Epic Pass provides skiers and riders with the greatest multi-resort pass value in the ski industry, offering access to more than 65 resorts in eight countries for $949. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe, Okemo and Mount Sunapee along with the best resorts in North America, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, and new for the 2018-19 season, unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte and limited access to Telluride. Buy now at
 All guests are reminded that they must observe all posted signs, closures and slow zones, especially during the early-season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. In addition, the resort’s early-season uphill policies are in effect. Please visit the resort’s websites for more information.
About Mount Sunapee
A special New Hampshire ski and summer resort, Mount Sunapee is familiar, warm, and fun! Mount Sunapee is known for giving people goosebumps. In winter it is the largest New Hampshire ski resort closest to Boston. In summer, visitors enjoy lift access mountain biking, zip lines, an adventure course, and summer camps. Mount Sunapee is a dream wedding venue and the best possible location for a birthday party. 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is



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