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.Use our Gilford trip builder tool to visit Gunstock Mountain Resort on your trip to Gilford, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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The staff at tubing are beyond amazing. So friendly and genuinely love to help. And seem to love their job. They made our 1st tubing adventure memorable.
The staff at tubing are beyond amazing. So friendly and genuinely love to help. And seem to love their job. They made our 1st tubing adventure memorable. more »
I had the unfortunate luck of losing my 5 month old puppy at Gunstock Mountain on July 12th. I can't say enough for the team at Gunstock who I feel went way way way above and beyond the call of duty of mobilizing 4x4 vehicles, golf cart and staff to search the mountain for hours the other day. Thank goodness Jeremy Lambert of Gunstock Mountain suggested and encouraged me to post on Granite State Dog Recovery within the first hour of us not being able to locate our dog. Due to that recommendation, social media was able to quickly spread the word faster than we could ever scour the mountain. A HUGE HEART FELT THANK YOU to Kelsi French for finding our pup at Gunstock Mountain 5 hours after she went missing. Although we reside 3 hours away, I guarantee the first place I will be headed skiing and recommending to family and friends is Gunstock Mountain. Authentic people of a tight knit community who genuinely care about others. ❤️👍
This place is really well run. I went with my nine-year-old son on a sold out Saturday a couple of weeks ago, and it was great. Parking was a breeze and close to the lodge. The food and service lines were reasonable with friendly staff. The lift lines moved very fast and the whole mountain was open and well-maintained. What more can you ask for?
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