Mount Sunapee provides beautiful landscapes, fabulous runs, and the perfect recipe for a fun, family vacation.
The mountain has over 65 trails spread over 232 acres of terrain and 10 lifts to get visitors to all of them. The breakdown of the runs is as follows, 26% beginner, 49% intermediate and 25% expert and advanced. The summit at Mount Sunapee is 2,743 feet and there is 1,513 feet of vertical rise. The mountain also has three terrain parks, Six O’ Three, Calypso and Eastside.
Remember, this area has been flourishing as a vacation destination for over 50 years, both in the winter and summer months, so it is populated with excellent dining options, pubs, breweries, and more. Those who want slope-side lodging can stay at the Mountain Edge Resort & Spa, just a half a mile from the slopes. You won't find a shortage of charming lodging options, from comfortable chain hotels, Adirondack-style lodges, as well as cozy inns and cabins. Much of the lodging in the area offers great ski and stay packages.
This is a family-focused resort that helps bolster confidence for beginner boarders and hone the skills of more experienced riders. There are three different terrain parks and one massive 50-foot flat rail, 10 lifts, over 65 trails, all spread out on 230 acres of terrain.
There are three parks throughout the mountain. The Six O’ Three is the most advanced park and is conveniently serviced by its own chairlift, which shoots right into the middle the park and its thumping 4,000-watt sound system. You’ll find split lip jumplines and plenty of rails from mellow flat t-boxes to epic kink rails, the massive 50 footer, and their wall ride. Eastside is a mid-mountain park that’s made entirely out of snow and houses the resort’s half-pipe. The beginner park, Calypso, has rollers, spines, and a shallow half-pipe for beginners wanting to learn how to ride.
The area has several other ski resorts to explore. There is also a myriad of winter activities to be experienced, like hiking, ice fishing, and snowshoeing. The towns in the area offer great shopping, casual eateries, and historic buildings to tour.
There are a couple of different areas that provide the exciting nightlife and casual dining for a perfect end to a great day of riding. The base lodge features the Goosefeathers Pub, a fun place for drinks and light fare. Murphy’s Grille is a popular spot just off the traffic circle at the entrance to the resort. The more refined Mountain Spirits Tavern in the Mountain Edge Resort & Spa is a fancier spot to unwind after an epic day of skiing and boarding.