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Sunapee Lawsuit Update

SIKSKIER

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So the lease is a 20 year with a 20 year option by the Muellers.Its been 15 years so I wonder if this lawsuit fails if they walk away after 5 more years.Then what?Does the state operate it again if it can't find a new company to operate it?Interesting.
 

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So the lease is a 20 year with a 20 year option by the Muellers.Its been 15 years so I wonder if this lawsuit fails if they walk away after 5 more years.Then what?Does the state operate it again if it can't find a new company to operate it?Interesting.

Either one. I'm sure that the lease puts the Muellers on the hook for lease payments for those years.

And this is all over the state refusing to grant them the right to connect the resort to their private piece of land, right? More specifically, the fact that the state won't allow them to build a couple trails through the "buffer" area between the resort and the park.
 

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Either one. I'm sure that the lease puts the Muellers on the hook for lease payments for those years.

And this is all over the state refusing to grant them the right to connect the resort to their private piece of land, right? More specifically, the fact that the state won't allow them to build a couple trails through the "buffer" area between the resort and the park.


I think it is only a 100 yards needed to be added to lease if I remember right.
 

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For those that have no idea what we are talking about, the Muellers own a large tract of land to looker's right of the Ridge Trail and wish to connect it to the ski area. They are planning a big development over there with Condos and what not:



Although I must admit that I love this trail map...definitely reflects the whole "Live Free or Die" mentality with NH:

 

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This was one of the first "big" mountains I skied when I was a little guy learning.That old trail map brings back memories of the summit chair crossing over the North Peak chair.
 

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Is it the condo development people / courts are focused on blocking or is it the added terrain? One thing is for certain, if there's one mountain in the east that really needs more ski terrain, Sunapee is it. There's probably some smaller areas like Wachusette that have a higher skier density than Sunapee, but I doubt there's an area with more than 1200 vert (except for maybe Loon) that packs that many skier visits into such limited terrain.
 

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What I REALLY care about is getting the express in the Sunbowl and getting a lift up Cataract. Steeper trails could be cut in the area, and would be a quick lap. Take a look at the topography map of that area o.0
 
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