Best Gunstock Mountain Resort Snowboarding

The 2nd most popular snowboarding destination in New Hampshire.

  New Hampshire, US


  September 5, 2019

North of Concord and northeast of Laconia near Gilford, the Gunstock ski area has 51 runs spread across 220 acres served by 7 lifts that access a maximum vertical drop of 1,400 feet. The runs have a level of difficulty ranging from 5% beginner to 75% intermediate to 20% difficult. The best Gunstock Mountain snowboarding can be found during the months of January and February.

For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Gunstock is known for the the Blundersmoke terrain park that has a wall, rails, boxes, and more. It is a good playground for beginner air or big air, jumps, rails, kickers, gaps, and tables.

After a long day of snowboarding at Gunstock, the best option for apres ski action is at Powder Keg Lodge.

To reach Gunstock ski area from US93, use Exit #20 to SR3. Head northeast on SR3 for about 8.5 miles through Laconia. Turn right heading east on SR11A (aka Gilford Ave) toward Gilford. Continue northeast on SR11A through Gilford as it winds east around the mountains and becomes Cherry Valley Road. The Gunstock Nordic Center is on the right about 3.6 miles past Gilford. The closest airports are located in Manchester and Boston.

Overall, Gunstock Mountain Resort is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in New Hampshire.

Local Contacts:  Gunstock Mountain Resort (603) 293-4341; NH Tourism (800) 88SKI-NH.

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Sun Valley Cottages (603) 366-4945

Luxury Loding:  The Inns And Spa At Mill Falls (800) 622-6455

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GPS:  43.54059, -71.366288

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  9/5/2019

ID:  12221

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