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   New Hampshire: Gunstock Mountain Resort: Expansions
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Pistol Area at Gunstock Mountain Resort
Pistol Area Details
Pistol Area
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1970-71
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Intermediate terrain
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Less than a decade separated from the significant expansion onto Gunstock Mountain, the Belknap County owned recreation area was still looking to grow.

For the 1970-71 season, a new complex was opened to the east of the Gunstock Mountain trails. In sticking with the gun theme, the complex was called the Pistol. Serviced by a 2,250 foot long by 470 foot vertical Mueller double chairlift, the new complex featured four novice and intermediate trails.

Upon the installation of the summit express quad in 2003, the former Doppelmayr summit triple was moved to the Blundersmoke trail, replacing the double on the Pistol trail.


The Pistol complex (2004)
The Pistol complex (2004)

The Pistol triple (2004)
The Pistol triple (2004)

The Pistol complex, with the former liftline on the left (2004)
The Pistol complex, with the former liftline on the left (2004)

The Pistol area on the 2009 trail map
The Pistol area on the 2009 trail map

The bottom terminal of the former Pistol double (2010)
The bottom terminal of the former Pistol double (2010)

The bottom terminal of the Pistol triple (2010)
The bottom terminal of the Pistol triple (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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