On the agenda of Wednesday’s Governor and Council meeting was the much anticipated vote on the Mt. Sunapee West Bowl Expansion. After years of planning, opposition, and support, the final vote has been made and the development was approved.
The final vote tallied in as 3-1 in favor, with Republican Chris Sununu recusing himself from the vote as to not conflict with his run for governor and because of his position of CEO of Waterville Valley ski area. However, a second gubernatorial candidate, Democrat Colin Van Ostern did vote, casting the sole against vote.
Councilor Joe Kenney, of District 1, which includes Sunapee and many other towns in our area, voted for the expansion, alongside David Wheeler and Christopher Pappas. Mt. Sunapee’s general manager, Jay Gamble offered his reaction.
The expansion plan, as planned and proposed by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, will add 56 acres of new terrain to Mt. Sunapee with new trails, a high-speed quad, and a modest base lodge.