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Council approves potential expansion of Mount Sunapee

December 20, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Executive Council has approved the potential expansion of Mount Sunapee by Vail Resorts.

The Concord Monitor reports councilors on Wednesday opted to amend the lease to make available 150 acres for development of ski trails, chairlifts and lodges. The vote was 3-2; two councilors raised concerns about the lack of details.

Vail also would be able to develop recreational trails, stores, food concessions, and ski schools, subject to state and local approval.

In June, the owners of the Newbury ski area, Tim and Diane Mueller, announced a deal to sell Vail the lease and operating rights for the site, which is on state-owned land. That lease transfer was approved in September by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The expansion needed re-approval after transfer of the lease.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.concordmonitor.com

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