According to the Seattle Times, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald wrote to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday informing the governor that Vail Resort’s purchase of Mount Sunapee ski area can not proceed without the approval of the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
On June 4th, Vail Resorts announced that it would be acquiring the operating rights to three ski areas owned by the Mueller family: Sunapee, Okemo in Vermont and Crested Butte in Colorado. However, it is now clear that the deal to operate Sunapee must first be approved by the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
A public information session is set for Tuesday on a proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area by Vail Resorts.