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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 - 5:19 PM GMT

I was thinking of heading to NH this weekend to try some new places and Mt Sunapee came to mind. Anyone been there and if so, what's it like?

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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 - 5:26 PM GMT

I was there a week ago Monday and it was terrific. Jonni was there more recently, and here's a link to a report from that trip:
Jonni's Trip Report
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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 - 5:51 PM GMT

Read Jonni's excellent trip report.

I'm there almost every weekend, and am happy to answer any questions. I will be grilling on the beach (the flat section between the two lodges) on Saturday. This weekend is the Slush Cup where they build a 90 foot pond at the bottom of eggbeater and people try and ski across it. My daughter will attempt to improve her record to 2-1

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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 - 8:35 PM GMT

This weekend it may be a bit busy up there as far as parking and the amount of people go because of the slush cup, which draws people from far and wide. The hill itself shouldn't be as crowded, as the snow will be softened up and won't be nearly as good as it was last weekend. If you are looking for reliable coverage and pretty good conditions for the drive Sunapee is the place you may want to head.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 - 10:34 PM GMT

Sunapee is a really nice medium sized area that excels in cruising terrain. It's only HSQ services the full vertical and accesses mostly blue cruisers. The Sun Bowl Quad is a fixed grip and also services mostly blues that are unusually wide open for NE. The North Peak triple (near Spruce Lodge) services the steepest terrain and one of two bump runs.

Get there early (by 8am) to park in the main lot and shoot for the Sunapee Lodge at the far end of the parking lot (there are two lodges at the base). The Sunapee lodge is new and spacious and has better lift access. If you're too late you'll be parking in remote lots and taking a shuttle bus.

The view at the summit is about as good as it gets in NE with a great view of the lake and most of the White Mountains in the distance. To the west you can see the trails on 5 or 6 Vermont resorts. They have a lodge at the summit and lunch at the summit is a nice option. (You don't have piles of duffle bags under all the tables).
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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 - 11:55 PM GMT

Thanks for the tips. I was just on their web site and down-loaded a two for one- parent/teen special. We may beat the weekend crowds and get up there on friday since my daughter has the day off.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2007 - 8:30 PM GMT

At the end of the day, Lynx always seems to be in the best shape. It's only accessable by the North Peak triple, as is Upper Hansen Chase. I like goosebumps (also off the N Peak triple) if it's been groomed, I'm not a bump person, followed by eggbeater, which doesn't seem to get too much traffic either.

I like the older Spruce lodge better (near the triple, vs the Sunapee lodge near the quad). There are no stairs to schlep your crap up and down, and it I've found it to be a bit less crowded. Also, one will find the bar in this facility, should one be so inclined to look.


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Posted: Mar 22, 2007 - 10:01 PM GMT

I was there today. Essentially, they are 100% open except for glades. The glades were 100% closed except for Ridge Glade and one other that cuts off between Blastoff and the Express Lift Line.

The day started as winter conditions and evolved into pretty heavy wet by 3PM. Ted's info is accurate: I like bumps and can tell you that both the Lift Line on the B owl Chair and Flying Goose were excellent bump runs.

They were setting up for "spring carnival" with pond skimming and the like and my biggest concern for this weekend (as voiced by others) would be crowd.


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Posted: Mar 22, 2007 - 10:14 PM GMT

Sunapee like many N.H. lift service areas, isn't for the active expert. The views are excellent if you get a good day. However, if you want lake views, it's better to go to Gunstock.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2007 - 1:20 AM GMT

I'll be there Friday 3/23 Thanks again!


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Posted: Mar 23, 2007 - 11:52 AM GMT

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Sunapee like many N.H. lift service areas, isn't for the active expert.


Have you ever been to Wildcat or Cannon?

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Posted: Mar 23, 2007 - 12:54 PM GMT

looselumberjack said
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Sunapee like many N.H. lift service areas, isn't for the active expert.


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Have you ever been to Wildcat or Cannon?


There is breadth for difference of opinion on this subject. I tend to agree with looselumberjack, namely, that there are no really steep lift-serviced trails in NH that compare with the steeps of MRG, Stowe, Jay, inter alia in VT or the snow fields of Sugarloaf in ME.

I've also learned in recent years, that any good low-end black diamond or even a blue square that is allowed to bump-up, will provide a far greater challenge than skiing a groomed steep.

And in stating my credentials for making this posting: I have skied both Cannon and Wildcat (both of which are great areas).

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Posted: Mar 23, 2007 - 2:58 PM GMT

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looselumberjack said
[quote]Sunapee like many N.H. lift service areas, isn't for the active expert.


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Have you ever been to Wildcat or Cannon?


I've also learned in recent years, that any good low-end black diamond or even a blue square that is allowed to bump-up, will provide a far greater challenge than skiing a groomed steep.
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I agree with your premise. Other than Stowe (ie Chin Clip & the Front Four) few VT areas really offer 2100 feet of verticle of "good low-end black diamond or even a blue square that is allowed to bump-up". Cannon and especially Wildcat provide the unrelenting bumps of the whole verticle of the mountain. When I go to NH I look forward to the sustained pitches of Cannon and Wildcat versus the 'wedding cakes' of the Green Mtns. It is all good.

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