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Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford

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Gunstock Mountain Resort, originally known as Belknap Mountain Recreation Area, is a sports complex located on Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, New Hampshire. Constructed by the Works Progress Administration, it was completed in 1937 and is owned by Belknap County. Activities include alpine and cross-country skiing, snow tubing, ski jumping, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, and skateboarding.
Originally known as Belknap Mountain Recreation Area, Gunstock Mountain Resort was built by the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal agency that provided employment and created public works projects throughout the United States during the Great Depression. Hussey Manufacturing Company of North Berwick, Maine, led hundreds of previously unemployed laborers in the development of the recreation area, which transformed the economy of the region. The resort had the first chairlift in the eastern United States. After the completion of the 60-meter ski jump, the first meet was held in February 1937.
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  • Gunstock is a great ski resort for all ages. The resort is very well cared for and the staff are amazing!  more »
  • I absolutely love it here. It is such a family friendly mountain. We got married here last after a horse drawn sleigh ride. Instructors are amazing for our 5 year old. Everyone is friendly here. Summer activities are also amazing.. huge zipline, awesome ropes course. We have tent camped here in the summer and currently park a travel trailer here in the winter. Love this place!
  • Was there with family over President's weekend. Conditions were very good. Staff was exceptionally helpful. A great value for the money. We all had a great time and look forward to our next visit, soon.

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