Gunstock Mountain Resort
Tucked away in Gilford, New Hampshire, Gunstock Mountain Resort offers wonderful skiing with even better views. From the top of the mountain, riders can enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Winnipesaukee across the over two hundred acres of skiable terrain. Only a ninety-minute drive from Boston Gunstock is a perfect option for families and riders of all ages. The mountain has fifty-five trails that range from beginner to intermediate no matter your skill level.
Gunstock Mountain Resort is filled with winter adventures all season long. Of course, the ski hills are the most popular attraction that brings in hundreds of riders all season long but with so many other adventures to choose from you, nor the kids, will ever get bored. Snow tubing is a favourite on the mountain with four trails and a tow lift that brings tubers up the 1,608 feet of fun. In fact, Gunstock Mountain Resort has the longest snow tubing park in all of New Hampshire. The park is open from Christmas until mid-March and runs from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon. This park is definitely not one to miss. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers will definitely love Gunstock Mountain’s trails as well. There are many trails to choose from that range in beginner to intermediate depending on your skill and energy level of the day!
Summer out of the City
As many adventures as you’ll find at the mountain in the winter, you’ll find just as many, if not more in the summer! One of the more popular adventures at the mountain once the snow thaws are the Zip Tour Ziplines. Trek over 1.6 miles among the treetops at high speeds and enjoy the ride. Those scared of heights need not apply as you can reach up to seventy miles per hour going down the mountain. Make sure to read the rules and restrictions beforehand though to ensure safety. If zipping through the trees isn’t your thing, maybe climbing up them is! Aerial Treetop Adventures are also another favourite at the mountain. Challenge yourself with over ninety different obstacles, all while hanging in the air (with a harness of course).
Lastly, for adventure seekers looking to stay closer to the ground the Off-Road Segway Tours provide a fun and safe way to see the base of the mountain. Riding along the cross-country trails the rugged tires of the Segways are designed to overtake all sorts of terrain. Just make sure you wear a helmet!