Skip to Main Content

Gunstock to Close for Winter Operations

March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            

Contact: Rachel Templar




Gunstock Mountain Resort Closing for Winter Operations

Reopening for Summer May 23, 2020


Gilford, NH (March 18, 2020) – On Tuesday, the White House issued additional guidelines for the country intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Included with that announcement was a recommendation to limit social gatherings to fewer than 10 people. In light of that new guidance, Governor Sununu informed the Gunstock Area Commission that he plans to close Cannon Mountain at the end of business today, March 18th.

The Gunstock Area Commissioners have considered all of this new information and have instructed Tom Day, President and General Manager, to end winter operations at Gunstock at the end of business today. Gunstock will have limited staff available to answer questions by phone. They anticipate a higher than normal call volume over the next few days and appreciate the community’s patience as the Gunstock team works through this evolving situation.

Gunstock’s season pass sales will continue as planned and they look forward to opening for summer operations, currently scheduled for May 23, 2020.

About Gunstock Mountain Resort: Located in Gilford, New Hampshire, and boasting spectacular mountaintop views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Range, Gunstock Mountain Resort is one of the largest four season recreation areas in the state, and one of the oldest, opening its doors in 1937. Gunstock was the first New England ski area to install a chairlift, offers 1,400 vertical feet, 227 acres and 48 alpine and freestyle trails, plus 50km of dog-friendly cross country, snowshoe, and fat bike trails. Gunstock claims New England’s largest aerial obstacle course with 91 challenging elements, more than 1.6 miles of high-adrenaline ZipTour™ zip lines, off-road Segway tours, and the 4,100 foot Mountain Coaster. Gunstock’s campground has 290 sites, cozy cabins, and RV/trailer hookups, providing outdoor accommodation for kids of all ages when they stay and play at the mountain. Gunstock also plays host to a growing number of events, such as Gunstock Rocks New Year’s Eve, BYODC Pond Skim, Gunstock Hillclimb, SoulFest, and Gunstock TrailFest For additional information please visit: ,,,