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Mount Sunapee Resort

Mount Sunapee Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

190

Rank in
Region

28

Rank in
State

7

Best time for snow at
Mount Sunapee Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mount Sunapee Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
1-2"
Monday
Day
3-5"
Night
2-6"
True Snow: 100" per year
Snow Quality Rank

217

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

192

Mount Sunapee Resort is ranked No. 192 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

4.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

80.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

192

Mount Sunapee Resort is ranked No. 192 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

217

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mount Sunapee Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
82
score
59.6
Expert
rank
147
score
29.9
Overall
rank
190
score
38.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1510 ft

2743 ft
Base Elevation: 1233 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Mount Sunapee Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 4.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Mount Sunapee Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Mount Sunapee Resort is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 0.0% of months at Mount Sunapee Resort getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Mount Sunapee Resort can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 80.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Mount Sunapee Resort, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 80.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Mount Sunapee Resort, if you're flying in

Driving from the Boston airport can cost a traveler more two hours when driving conditions aren't ideal, so its definitely time that you have to budget into your trip, as the 104-minute drive is often enough to keep skiers from getting snow time on their last day in town.