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Executive Council Again Delays Vote on Potential Vail Expansion at Mt. Sunapee

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

The state had already approved new owner Vail Resorts' takeover of the lease of Mount Sunapee State Park land where the current ski area lies. The winter recreation season has already kicked off there.


But one controversial amendment put before the council involves whether or not Vail will have the option to proceed with the so-called West Bowl expansion at Mount Sunapee. Some people worry that will lead to more development and environmental impact.


Executive Councilor Russell Prescott said he thinks the expansion should be voted down so that the legislature can take up the issue.


"And my advice is that we do not usurp the authority of our elected officials and let them craft New Hampshire's state park," Prescott said.


The Executive Council voted to table the item until their next meeting on Dec. 19.

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