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 season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Sunapee around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Sunapee Mountain 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, 0.4 square miles, or 0.9 square kilometers.
Mount Sunapee's slopes see on average 100 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Difficulty Level
44out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Newbury, NH.
Newbury, NH 03255 USA
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Getting to Mount Sunapee Mountain 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 Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||87 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||91 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||117 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 Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||22 mi|
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||43 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||46 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.
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||15 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||27 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||28 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||28 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||33 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||37 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||17%||40 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||42 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||45 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||45 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||44%||51 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||51 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||57%||53 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||54 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||58 mi|
|Gunstock||Kingston, NH||2,300 ft||47%||58 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||40%||60 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||60 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||61 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||50%||61 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||29%||65 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||65 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||67 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||36%||67 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||69 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||70 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||38%||74 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||24%||74 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||75 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||76 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||77 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||42%||80 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||44%||83 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||83 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||85 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||85 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||88 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||88 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||89 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||90 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||43%||90 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||24%||92 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||23%||92 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||34%||95 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||38%||98 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||55%||99 mi|
Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,743 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,230 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,513 ft|
(26% Beginner, 49% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|