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Gunstock Mountain Resort

719 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, NH 03249
Phone:  (603) 293-4341
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Gunstock is a four-season mountain resort that provides year-around fun and adventure. Winter offers skiing and snowboarding on 227 skiable acres comprising 49 trails. There's also snow tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and even skijoring on the dog-friendly cross-country ski trails. Located in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, Gunstock is close to Boston, Concord and the N.H. Seacoast. The breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and its natural beauty makes Gunstock a perfect destination for families, couples and groups.


Guests visiting Gunstock next winter will find another $4.8 million capital improvements that include $1.6 million for snowmaking expansion on the mountain, widening one trail, and extending and reconfiguring another. Additional plans include the expansion of a deck for outdoor dining at the Stockade Lodge, and a new Campground and Nordic Skiing Welcome Center.

“While skier visits were down this season, we felt little impact,” said Gunstock President and General Manager Tom Day. “We continue to create an overall better experience for day visitors and season passholders through capital expense plans. With this year’s improvements, Gunstock will have reinvested $17 million over a five-year period.”

Upper Ramrod is the alpine trail scheduled for redesign. The trail will be extended to run parallel to the Panorama lift and intersect with Middle Trigger. Derringer, a popular trail with intermediate skiers and riders descending the mountain, will be widened to better accommodate skier flow.

Snowmaking will be installed on two trails that have relied on natural snowfall to be accessible to skiers and riders. Snowmaking on Upper Ramrod and Hot Shot will include installation of 12,500 feet of snowmaking pipe and 70 energy-efficient HKD Impulse tower guns that provide high production, energy-efficient output of quality snow through a wide range of temperatures.

In Gunstock’s base area, an extended deck on the Stockade Lodge that houses Gunstock’s new Barrell Bar & Grille will provide outdoor seating for guests visiting during the warm-weather months. Gunstock plans to move its summer public dining from The Patio, located adjacent to the Historic Lodge, to Barrel Bar & Grille – offering air-conditioned indoor dining and expansive views of the mountain and surroundings outdoors. The Patio will become a venue for group gatherings and weddings that would like to include an outdoor food-and-beverage element.

At Gunstock’s Campground and Nordic Ski check-in, located on the resort access road, a new welcome center will offer guests a better arrival experience in summer and winter. The new $1 million structure will provide visitors with modern facilities, a spacious check-in lobby and expanded retail space for equipment, clothing, provisions and sundries.


While skiers and snowboarders know Gunstock's winter attributes, they may be surprised to learn what this Lakes Region resort has to offer in summer and fall

Warm-weather adventure includes hiking, biking, fishing, zipline tours, aerial treetop adventures, a mountain coaster, scenic chairlift rides, and camping. Gunstock’s campground welcomes tents, trailers and RVs. There are also rustic cabins available to rent. Amenities include restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, swimming pool and camp store. Gunstock's central location is ideal for visitors considering a concert at Bank NH Pavilion (10 minutes away) or one of the Lakes Region’s many events.

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