Mount Sunapee Ski Resort

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Newbury, NH. We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Sunapee stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mount Sunapee is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Mount Sunapee Lodging:

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mount Sunapee has a total of 66 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Sunapee is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 232 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 94 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
232(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Elevation

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,743 feet, or 836 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,230 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,513 feet (461 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mount Sunapee's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,743'(836 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,513'(461 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,230'(375 m)

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
44out of 100
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Mount Sunapee can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 74% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mount Sunapee has 232 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mount Sunapee is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 26% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 74%.
26%(60 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
49%(114 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(58 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mount Sunapee Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mount Sunapee can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 74% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Location

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Newbury, NH.

Newbury, NH 03255 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.35000, -72.07000

Getting to Mount Sunapee Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Sunapee Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.35000, -72.07000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Newbury, NH to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Sunapee Ski Resort.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA87 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME91 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI117 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Sunapee.

Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH22 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH43 mi
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT46 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Sunapee Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Sunapee Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%15 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%27 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%28 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%28 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%33 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%37 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%42 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%45 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%45 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%51 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%51 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%53 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%54 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%58 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%58 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%60 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%61 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%65 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%65 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%67 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%67 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%69 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%70 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%74 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%74 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%74 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%75 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%76 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%77 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%80 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%83 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%83 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%85 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%85 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%88 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%88 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%90 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%90 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%92 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%92 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%95 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%98 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%99 mi

Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,743 ft
Base Elevation1,230 ft
Vertical Drop1,513 ft
(26% Beginner,  49% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres232
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Mountain Stats