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Mt. Kearsarge
Mt. Sunapee

Mt. Sunapee


Students ski and snowboard for free! Located just 15 minutes from campus, Mount Sunapee (elevation 2,743 feet) features:

  • 66 trails and slopes covering 233 skiable acres (18 miles of terrain)
  • 17 easier trails, 32 more difficult trails, 17 most difficult trails
  • Four terrain parks, four mogul runs, nine glades
  • Hiking and a summer adventure park trail system
  • Mt. Kearsarge


    Colby-Sawyer’s oldest tradition, which is 150 years in the making, is the college’s beloved Mountain Day. The President chooses a day each fall to surprise the community, ringing the bell in the cupola of Colgate Hall and cancelling all classes. Students, faculty and staff celebrate together by climbing Mount Kearsarge followed by a picnic lunch at the base of the mountain.