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   New Hampshire: Gunstock Mountain Resort: Expansions
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Cobble Mountain at Gunstock Mountain Resort
Cobble Mountain Details
Cobble Mountain
Status:Abandoned
First Season of Operation:1938-39
Lifts:1 rope tow
Terrain:Novice slope
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For the 1937-38 season, the peak near the entrance of the Belknap Mountains Recreation area was developed for skiing. A 1,750 foot rope tow was likely installed for the 1939-40 or 1940-41 season.

Known locally as Cobble Mountain, the peak offered a fairly gradual but constant vertical drop of about 400 feet. A rope tow ran from near the campground to just below the summit of Cobble Mountain, perhaps to a warming hut.

Due to subpar snow retention, as well as not being close to the rest of the ski operations at the time, the Cobble Mountain rope tow was relocated to the Viking slope for the 1941-42 season.

The mountain is now used for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking.


A late 1930s map showing Cobble Mountain
A late 1930s map showing Cobble Mountain

Cobble Mountain as seen from Mt. Rowe circa the 1940s
Cobble Mountain as seen from Mt. Rowe circa the 1940s

Cobble Mountain as seen from Mt. Rowe (2010)
Cobble Mountain as seen from Mt. Rowe (2010)

Footings near the top of Cobble Mountain, perhaps from a warming hut and rope tow (2010)
Footings near the top of Cobble Mountain, perhaps from a warming hut and rope tow (2010)

Possible rope tow footing below the possible warming hut footings (2010)
Possible rope tow footing below the possible warming hut footings (2010)

Wooden relic on Cobble Mountain (2010)
Wooden relic on Cobble Mountain (2010)

Looking up the upper Cobble Mountain slope (2010)
Looking up the upper Cobble Mountain slope (2010)

Gunstock Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Alpine Ridge2010sProposed
Cobble Mountain1938-39Abandoned
Gunshy Area1980-81Open
Gunstock Mountain1962-63Open
Pistol Area1970-71Open
Southwest Pistol2010sProposed
Tiger AreaOpen
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Last updated: April 3, 2014

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