Gunstock Ski Area

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Gunstock Ski Area
New Hampshire
United States
Phone: 603 293-4341

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About the Ski Resort

Gunstock is located in Gilford, N.H., just under two hours from Boston and less than one hour from the coast.

At Gunstock experience tradition, innovation, excellence and value. This ski area has 46 trails on 220 skiable acres and is geared toward intermediate family skiing.

A 700-foot half-pipe for snowboarders is located near the base of the summit chair. Snowboards and snow runner can be rented.

Night skiing adds a new dimension to the sport at Gunstock. On the practical side, night skiing is easy on busy schedules and tight budgets.

Gunstock's Ski School is PSIA-certified, and parents will appreciate special SKIwee programs at the Buckaroo Children's Center.

Generations of skiers have shared the tradition of family skiing and value. At Gunstock there is a challenge for every member of the family, from cross-country to snowboarding and night skiing.

Centered in the heart of New Hampshire's lake region, there are a variety of lodging accommodations, restaurants and shops to choose from, as well as non-skiing activities.

Gunstock is located off I-93 at Exit 20, then take Route 3 to Route 11A. Thirteen miles from the interstate, follow the signs to the area.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 52 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  8 %

 More Difficult:  72 %

 Most Difficult:  17 %

 Experts only:  3 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  900 ft
Summit elevation:  2,300 ft
Vertical drop:  1,400 ft
Skiable area:  220 acres
Annual snowfall:  100 in
Snowmaking:  80 %
Number of trails:  49
Number of lifts:  8
Types of lifts:  3 Surface Lifts,
 2 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chairs,
 1 Quad Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Gunstock Ski Area map

Ski Resort directions

From I 93N - Take exit 20 in Tilton, NH. Turn left on Rte. 3N. Travel along Rte. 3N for about 10 minutes. Bear right onto the Laconia By-Pass (just past the Belknap Mall) which connects with Rte.11A in Gilford. Follow brown signs to Gunstock Recreation Area.

From I 95N - Follow I-95 until reaching the Portsmouth traffic circle. At the circle, exit Rte.95 onto the Spaulding Turnpike. Follow highway signs for the Lakes Region which leads you to Rte.11, and then, in Alton, NH, to Rte.11A. Gunstock is 12 miles beyond Alton.

If you are travelling from South or West of Boston MA it may be best to travel north on I 95 or I 495 and then exit off onto I 93 north. This route is probably quicker than following I 95 to Portsmouth NH, although traffic conditions can vary.