March 12, 2007
NEWBURY, NH - (News Release) - Thanks to great snow and an early daylight savings, Mount Sunapee will be extending the lift operating hours one hour until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Skiers and riders will enjoy more sun, more runs and more value.
Hours of operation will be from 8am until 5pm, a full nine hours of skiing and riding. Skiers and riders who purchase afternoon tickets will be getting a real value. This season Mount Sunapee increased the afternoon hours from 12:30pm - 4:00pm to 12:00pm - 4:00pm. With the extra hour, afternoon ticket purchasers will be able to ski or ride for five hours from noon until 5pm. New Hampshire residents can ski or ride Mount Sunapee at a special rate every Sunday afternoon during non-holiday periods. On Sunday, March 18 residents will be able to ski or ride from noon until 5pm for only $29. Mount Sunapee has received 40 inches of snow since mid-February.
The natural snow combined with Mount Sunapee's snowmaking commitment has created some of the best March skiing and riding in years. 50 trails totaling 200 acres of terrain have a 42-54 inch base of snow, which will easily get Mount Sunapee to its scheduled closing date of April 8, 2007. 60 trails and slopes are currently open. Along the way, guests will enjoy barbecuing along Flyway trail and a string of special spring events including the Dummy Big Air Contest on March 18, the 9th Annual Slush Cup on March 24 and the 16th Annual Cardboard Sled Race on April 7. For more information about spring skiing and riding at Mount Sunapee visit mountsunapee.com.