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Reviews for Gunstock
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On Monday January 10 the main lift to the top of the mountain was closed for "maintenance" and only 1 diamond and 1 short intermediate trail was open to the public outside the terrain park. Only one lodge was open. Large crowds on the two open slopes were hazardous. On Friday January 14, the intermediate lift was closed for "maintenance," only one lodge was open, and the surly and hostile parking staff attempted to park cars three deep, boxing some people in. I am very sorry I purchased a season ticket to an area that appears to be undergoing major negative changes in practices and staffing.... Full Review
I visited Gunstock this past Friday (2/26/21) for the first time and wanted to share my great experience with everyone. I enjoyed a glorious day over looking Lake Winnipesaukee with views of snow covered Mount Washington in the background. It made me wonder why I’d never visited Gunstock before. The views were great, the trails were fun, the snow was abundant and the whole experience was fantastic. It felt like skiing in Lake Tahoe!
Staff was superb, especially the ticket window folks (Robyn). They manage COVID protocols well in the lift lines and offer food trucks for outdoor dining (the Winni Wagon was excellent).
Overall a great day and I will definitely be back.... Full Review
Totally disappointed in Gunstock this morning... My kids skied here and now my grandson does.. I do not ski, so when I bring my grandson up, he's alone.. since when do you tell single riders that they have to have a partner to ride the lifts?????? When he came back to the car , very upset and told me what the guy at the lift said to him, I stood at my car and within 5 minutes watched more then 15 people singly get on the Panorama lift, that's not even counting the other lift where there was too many to count. If that's the case your guide should be asking everyone to pair up to ride. You should be ashamed that you have people working there that will single out young riders and make them feel bad and upset them. I just dont understand how that is allowed....... Full Review
Great coverage today. Perfect for fun day!... Full Review
Terrible disorganization. Jan 3, understaffed, 1hr line just to get lift tickets. No-one in a position of authority. Do not come here. ... Full Review
Use to be groomed so well. No separate trails for skiers. Snowboarders totally ruin the trails for skiers. ... Full Review
I have been skiing at Gunstock for the last few years, nicely located from Massachusetts. Mid-size mountain, with good mix of easy and difficult trails. View is beautiful. Lifts are about average speed, the waiting is what to be expected on weekends (never done weekdays skiing). Snow condition mostly times are OK but not as good like some other resorts more North. Employees are friendly. Stores are well supplied if you need to buy something in emergency.
What I don’t like is the facility and restaurant, small place, during the peak time you can’t find a place to sit, extremely crowded and if you try to go to the bathroom – good luck!! They should have some portable bathrooms available, if you have kids it is a challenge.
I also really don’t like the walk from the lodge to the lifts. Steep and long if you have to carry kids and your own skis, walking in skiing boots. I get very sweaty before even sitting on a lift (then it gets cold). Small “magic carpet” would be excellent idea. It would make live much easier for parents with kids and older folks (like me).
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We switched plans last minute and cancelled Jay Peak to hit Gunstock. We had 50.00+ passes from www.skinh.com purchased in Oct. We arrived on a gorgeous Sunday, at 7:20 AM. We had first row parking. The place filled up in minutes. Friends who arrived at 9:30 waited 45 minutes in traffic to get in. Half day ticket lines were quite long.
The snow, according to www.skinh.com, Gunstock hit the jackpot. There was a solid 9" in most spots and some small drifts in other spots. We took Panorama, the only HS lift and started at Recoil. I should preface this by saying, this is my 5th season as a boarder. I once experienced 6" of powder at Wildcat but was totally unprepared for the thrill I would experience today. I was floating on a cloud of beautiful powder. The sides were knee deep. It took me a while go figure out how to board on this white stuff, but soon, I was blasting straight down the trails. People were whooping and hollering. The lift lines were non existent. Many of our runs, we had the chair to ourselves. Temps were so comfy. We stayed on the east side of the mountain until 11 AM and went in for snacks. I was EXHAUSTED. My legs were on fire. I run and train and have boarded every weekend this month and mid Jan. but was spent by 11.
The lodge was comfortable at 11. We had our own food and dined with friends we met up with. When we came out, the lines were long. We moved to the single line and waited 15 minutes each time. This time we headed to the other side. It was super scary icy and super crowded. Flintlock was a mess. We made two runs and decided to call it a day. We saw one woman walking down almost in tears.
My bf broke a binding and found support in the peak support station. SUPER nice people. The lift attendants were really courteous and friendly. The entire vibe was great. No intensity or manic people (as I have experienced at Snow and K'ton). We loved today, as short as it was. 2.5 hours of powder bliss was something I will never forget. I hope I get to experience this more. I have learned and boarded on ice so long and today, my skill level ramped up two degrees due to a different level of confidence. Man, more of this..powder bliss.
I should mention, Panorama lift stopped wayyyyy too many times. It was a total bummer. ... Full Review