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   New Hampshire: Gunstock Mountain Resort: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
Gunstock Mountain at Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gunstock Mountain Details
Gunstock Mountain
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1962-63
Lifts:2 chairlifts
Terrain:Intermediate and expert trails
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After operating for a quarter of a century mainly on Mt. Rowe, the Belknap County recreation area underwent a quarter of a million dollar expansion.

A new mile and a quarter long Mueller double chairlift was installed to the summit of Gunstock Mountain for the 1962-63 season, increasing the area's vertical drop by nearly 600 feet.

Four trails were initially served by the chairlift - Recoil, Ramrod, Flintlock, and Trigger. In addition, a summit lodge was constructed. With the expansion, the ski area's name was changed from Belknap to Gunstock.

Two years later, a 6,500 foot long by 1,400 foot vertical Mueller double chairlift was installed alongside the summit double, thus increasing uphill capacity. The lifts would be replaced two decades later with a triple chairlift.


The new Gunstock area map in 1962
The new Gunstock area map in 1962

The 1985 Gunstock trail map prior to the removal of the twin double chairlifts
The 1985 Gunstock trail map prior to the removal of the twin double chairlifts

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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