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Gunstock Winter Adventure

Gunstock Mountain, just a ten-minute drive from the Summit Resort, is New Hampshire’s closest major ski area to Boston. Gunstock is primarily known for their 227 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain however they are much more than just your typical ski mountain. Gunstock has something to offer the whole family with winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, mountain coaster rides, skijoring, yurt yoga and more!

Staying at the Summit Resort will save you 25% on ski passes so be sure to stop in at the Front Desk to pick up your discounted skiing, snowboarding and tubing tickets before the short drive to the mountain. After arriving at Gunstock, start your day out at the Cobble Mountain Food Court located in the Main Lodge. Cobble Mountain is one of five dining options at the mountain and opens thirty minutes before the lifts even start running! Once you have some fuel, head over to try out the brand-new Yurt Yoga to prepare your mind and body for an amazing day of winter adventures.

After you are all limbered up, hit the slopes whether it be skiing, snowboarding or heading to the tubing hill. Gunstock has 8 lifts and 55 alpine trails catering to all different experience levels. When guests purchase tubing tickets, they not only have access to New Hampshire’s longest tubing run (1,068 feet!) but also gain admission to unlimited Mountain Coaster rides. The Mountain Coaster is a unique roller coaster in which you can control the speed that lasts about six minutes with long swooping turns through the Belknap Mountain forest.

Once the sun starts setting, it’ll be time to gear up with your headlamps and snowshoes, which the mountain provides, for your snowshoe ridge tour. Kickoff the evening by taking the lift up and hiking the ridge back. Be sure to reserve your spot before arriving as this is a special activity that requires a reservation.

Gunstock Mountain’s adventures are not just limited to the winter months. They are open throughout the warmer, summer season with many more unique activities that can’t be missed. Whether you are planning your winter or summer vacation, after booking your stay at the Summit, be sure to check out Gunstock’s Event Calendar to get information about any special events, live performances, races and much more.

Gunstuck does offer equipment rentals but feel free to bring your own accessories as our suites are spacious enough to hold your gear and all of your friends. Our Gunstock Ski and Stay deal not only includes 25% off your day of skiing and tubing but also 20% off your accommodations at the Summit where there are no additional charges for the use of our amenities when you are our guest.

Gunstock Summer Adventure

Although Gunstock is most known for being a winter ski destination, they have so much more to offer year-round! Whether you are looking for a leisurely activity or are up for an adventure, there is an activity or event for everyone. Gunstock provides ZipTour Ziplines, Off-Road Segway Tours, an Aerial Treetop Adventure Rope Course, a Mountain Coaster, Scenic Lift Rides, and more. Purchase either a Premium or a Discover adventure pass and gain unlimited access to specific attractions and activities.

With a Discover or Adventure Pass, you can spend a full day of outdoor fun with the family at Gunstock. Start your day off with a coffee and breakfast from the comfort of your suite at the Summit Resort. Our suites come equipped with a fully stocked kitchen so you have all the tools necessary to spend quality time with the family in the morning before the busy day of adventure ahead.

Head out to Gunstock, which is just a 15-minute drive from the resort and start out on the treetop adventure course, once you’re stuck or feeling tired go ahead and move on to enjoy a scenic lift ride to the top of the mountain with beautiful views overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains. Before heading in for lunch at Panorama Pub or the Powder Keg Restaurant take a ride down the mountain coaster with speeds up to 25 mph. After lunch head back out to the Aerial Treetop Adventure or try out the ZipTour Ziplines. They also have a climbing wall, slackline park, watercraft and so much more to keep you entertained all day long!

Throughout the Summer Season they have special events planned out from May through September that currently include; Craft Fairs, a Motorcycle Hill Climb during Laconia Bike Week, Two Roads Brewery Jam Festival, Soul Fest, Mountain Brew & BBQ, Tough Mudder, Belknap County Safety Day, and the WOW Ball. Make sure to check out their event calendar for specific information and dates on upcoming events, if one interests you plan a vacation around it and book your stay at the Summit Resort.

We have partnered with Gunstock to offer guests a 25% discount towards a Gunstock Adventure pass of your choice. Our Weirs Beach Summer Family Getaway package offers the best savings for your stay and play vacation that also includes 15% off accommodations and a $75 gift certificate to Patrick’s Pub in Gilford. For more information on all our packages check them out here.