According to an article in New England Ski Industry on 3/17/16, Mt. Sunapee is one step closer to final approval for the West Bowl expansion. However, it's not clear whether or not opening all new terrain 2018-19 is still on track.
The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development granted Mt. Sunapee final approval on its proposed West Bowl expansion project, sending the agreement to the Governor and Executive Council for formal adoption. Since the draft decision issued last year, the approved new ski terrain has been reduced by 25%, including the elimination of a connector trail and mandating stumps be left in place on the lift line.
Approved plans for the West Bowl expansion, estimated last year at $13.85 million, include 56 acres of new skiable terrain, a high speed quad, a novice surface lift, a new base area with a 1,250 person comfortable carrying capacity featuring parking and a 12,500 square foot base lodge. The present day Sunapee Express Quad would likely be relocated to the West Bowl and would be replaced on the main mountain by a new high speed six pack.