Our Ski Trip to Mt. Sunapee

Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire

We recently took an amazing few days up north. A mere 2.5 hour drive brought us to New Hampshire where we were welcomed with lots of snow and beautiful mountains. It was an exhausting few days to say the least but just as equally fun at Mt. Sunapee, NH!As I’ve mentioned before, skiing for us is the best way to blast off the winter blues. It literally breaks up the long dark days of winter and adds a little fun to our weekends. Glor had a few days off from school so we took advantage of the free time and decided to go away for a few days.

Mountain Edge Resort, New Hampshire

We stayed at the Mountain Edge Resort which is located just minutes away from the entrance to the mountain. It is the perfect location, especially when trying to get home during the exit traffic and everyone’s exhausted. We booked a two-bedroom loft with two full baths and a full kitchen. It was the perfect place for all us with plenty of room to decompress after a long hard day at the mountain. There is an on site restaurant which is super convenient to order whatever we fancied aprés ski. Hot tubs, indoor pool, sauna and a full service spa were all great extras!

The Summit Lodge, located right off the Sunapee Express, is a classic New England ski lodge with a beautiful stone fireplace. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, it is a great place to stop for a breakfast sandwich, lunch, or take a break from the trails. The Summit Lodge also has a wraparound deck with an upper level on the back side of the lodge with great views. Take a moment and soak in the vista at over 2,700 feet and spot Vermont ski mountains like Okemo and Mount Snow.

Mount Sunapee summit
Mount Sunapee, NH summit.
Mount Sunapee, NH summit.
Warming up at the summit! Mount Sunapee, NH.

As you can imagine, we did quite a lot of skiing, and that’s what it’s all about. This is Glor’s third year of skiing and she’s just amazing! This kid can do diamond trails just like her brothers did when they were her age. She skis with her dad and brothers while I take the slower, easier way down, no shame here. I learned to ski in my mid 30s and by then I was too afraid of heights, the cold and of course of crashing. I’ve since made many improvements but I still take it easy and just enjoy the trails and the views.

Sunapee Lodge is the main lodge located on Lot 1 at the base of the mountain. It houses Guest Services desk, complimentary bag check, Mountain Outfitters retail store, and food options. The food court serves breakfast and lunch 7 days/week. You will find grill items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken sandwiches, as well as healthy options like fresh salads & wraps, yogurt parfaits, and soups of the day.

With all the physical action from skiing and snowboarding comes the best part of spending time on a ski mountain, the apré-ski life! We lunched, snacked and happy-houred (is that even a word?) at the lodges on the base and summit of the mountain and off site as well. It’s always so much fun to relax, eat and drink after all the running around by a fire or live music!

Goosefeathers Pub is located on the second floor of Spruce Lodge (located across from Sunapee Lodge) and is one of the locations at Mount Sunapee that serves alcoholic beverages. The Pub offers table service for lunch and an aprés-ski menu. Several big screen TVs are available for watching sporting events and aprés-ski entertainment on various weekends and holidays. The Pub has a wraparound deck that features outside seating for sunny days with waited service.

Ski New England!

One of the nicest things we got during our few days of skiing was the amazing weather. It was cold. In the single digits to be exact. But, but, but, there was no wind and the sun was super bright. One day we had overcast skies but even then the temps reached 30+ which was a great trade off. Skiing is a great family activity and I’m so glad we’re able to do it as often as we do. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you do! ☀️

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