December is right around the corner; bells are ringing all around on the streets. The vacation of the year has arrived. Thick snow all around the neighborhood, enjoying the chilled breezes with a hot cup of coffee. Blankets and bed keep calling to you; you barely can get up from the bed. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas drink up all that saved money. Gifts and surprises everywhere, snow sports to enjoy. While this sounds quite exciting, some people prefer to stay indoors and enjoy a wide range of activities which includes watching TV shows, readings novels and so on. The other type, the thrill lovers, are more than eager to enjoy the fun snow has on offer.
If you are looking for a way to escape the busy 5 to 9 life of a city, then Mount Sunapee should be on your travel list. Located in Mount Sunapee State Park in Newbury, New Hampshire, United States is Mount Sunapee. Mount Sunapee is an operated family resort since 1998 by Tim and Diane Mueller. The resort offers various amenities including a diverse range of options for lodging and dining. The resort consists have three lodges named, the Spruce Lodge, the Base Lodge and the Summit Lodge. The Mount Sunapee Slush Cup is an annual event celebrated to welcome spring season by skiing or snowboarding across a human-made pond. There are about 4 Terrain Parks in this resort which consist a total of 66 runs.
The Mount Sunapee has a summit of 2742 ft. with a base of 1232 ft. and a vertical drop of 1510 ft. The place has skiable terrain of over 232 acres with snowmaking covering 215 acres which are more than 90% to ensure guests of their non-stop winter fun that they have paid. The skiable terrain is divided into 66 trails serviced by ten lifts in total. The average snowfall at this place is about 100 inches. The resort opens in December and is open for 130 days in the season. It has been open for 68 years.
The Mount Sunapee ski area is very well connected with all the major towns and cities, making it easily accessible by road and other modes. The place attracts thousands of visitors every week during the winters who ski down the slopes and have a whole lot of fun with their family and friends.
There are four terrain parks which have 55 acres of skiable terrain divided into 26% for beginner’s runs, 49 % intermediate run and 25% are advanced runs. The longest run on the mountain being 1 mile long. The 262 acres of land offers a variety range of slopes and depths to which any person will feel comfortable with. Although, the resort does not have trails for the expert level, for both beginners and intermediate level of skiers the trails will be fun.
An Acrobag is an airbag used to reduce the velocity with a two chamber design with an inflated outer shell that makes sure that the skier is in the bag. There are separate lanes for this activity dividing snow tube and skier or boarder. You will find and get all the help you need after your run and launch into the Acrobag.
Single snow tube jump costs $6; a 3-Jump pass cost $15 which is available to skiers, snowboarders and snow tube users and the Season pass costs $150 which gives you
Unlimited access during public hours (12pm-3:30 pm). Children who are under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver before using the Acrobag. To use this Acrobag the jump must be in the straight air, that is landing onto the Acrobag without any air maneuvers, and the person must be in the weight range of 80 to 250 pounds. Helmets are a necessary which will be provided for airbag snow tubing.
Base Elevation: 1233 feet
Summit Elevation: 2743 feet
Vertical Drop: 1510 feet
Located on Mount Sunapee’s South Peak is the Canopy Zip-Line Tour with various features such as zip lines, rope bridges and rappelling. The resort comprises of a total eight zip lines in total highlighted by the final 1,000 feet from the ground. From the moment you get on the zip line, you will find yourself traveling about three fourth of a mile in total. Groups are restricted to maximum eight members and are lead by two guides. While Ziplining you can see six skiing trail that you cross which make for a pleasant of view of the Mount Sunapee.
The Ziplining costs an adult $79 and ages 10 to 15 $69. If you book tickets at the 9 am slot then, all ages can get a ticket at $69. The person should be dressed in hiking boots or sneakers, but no open-toed shoes like sandals. To have this ride one must be aged 10 and above with weight ranging from 80 to 250 pounds. Children who are under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver before using the Ziplines. A prior reservation to the date of your ride is strongly recommended.
The mountain has a total of 10 lifts of which 2 are a high-speed quad, one quad chair, one double chair, two triple chairs, and four surface lifts. The tickets pricing depend on the age’s categories, ages 19 to 64 considered adults, ages 13 to 18 considered young adults, seniors aged 65 to 69, junior aged 6 to 12 and super senior aged 70 and above.
All day tickets for midweek cost $74 for an adult, $59 for a young adult or senior and $50 for a super senior or junior. Half day tickets for midweek cost $57 for an adult, $46 for a young adult or senior and $39 for a super senior or junior. 2-day tickets midweek cost $133 for an adult, $107 for a young adult or senior and $91 for super senior or junior and 3-day tickets cost $192 for an adult, $154 for a young adult or senior and $131 for a super senior or junior.
All day tickets for weekends and holidays cost $84 for an adult, $67 for a young adult or senior and $57 for a super senior or junior. Half day tickets for weekends and holidays cost $65 for an adult, $52 for a young adult or senior and $44 for a super senior or junior. 2-day tickets weekends and holidays cost $151 for an adult, $121 for a young adult or senior and $103 for a super senior or junior and 3-day tickets cost $218 for an adult, $175 for a young adult or senior and $149 for a super senior or junior.
The South Peak only tickets cost $48 for all day and $37 for half day. For kids under the age of 5, the tickets are free given that a ticketed adult accompanies them. For people traveling in groups, more than 20 people can avail special prices with the group discounts.
Mount Sunapee is a very family friendly resort and has been known for its good hospitality fir decades now. The trails are guaranteed to offer you a thrilling experience. The whole terrain is well groomed and well suited for its riders. The trainers here at the ski school have honest replies and reviews to offer to improve your skills by hook and crook to give you a real learning.
The Mountain is more suited for learners and intermediate skilled riders as their trails are suited for them. The place is well known and gets crowded in peak seasons such as winter. The resort has a very understanding and helping staff with over half a century of entertaining guests. The lift lines have to travel about 35 km but still work at a fast pace for the sake of customer satisfaction.
With so much on offer and so many things to enjoy doing at the Mount Sunapee, this place is the perfect winter destination anyone has always thought about going to. So go ahead, pack your gears and head out straight to the Mount Sunapee with your family and friends and have the most fun-filled days of your life.
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