Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Kingston, NH.
We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Gunstock Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Gunstock Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Gunstock Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Gunstock Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Gunstock Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Gunstock Mountain has a total of 54 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Gunstock Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 227 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 92 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 0.9 square kilometers.
Gunstock Mountain's slopes see on average 121 inches (3.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,267 feet, or 691 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,340 feet (408 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Gunstock Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
50.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Gunstock Mountain has 227 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Gunstock Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 15% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 85%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Gunstock Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Location
Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Kingston, NH.
Kingston, NH 03848 USA
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Getting to Gunstock Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.91000, -71.08000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Kingston, NH to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||38 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||64 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||84 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Gunstock Mountain.
|Portsmouth International at Pease Airport||PSM||Portsmouth, NH||17 mi|
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||18 mi|
|Worcester Regional Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||60 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort.
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||10 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||19 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||31 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||34%||31 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||36 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||39 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||39 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||41 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||24%||48 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||50 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||54 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||58 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||62 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||66 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||75 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||79 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||44%||81 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||82 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||85 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||88 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||90 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||91 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||91 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||41%||93 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||93 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||94 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||94 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||95 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||96 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||99 mi|
Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,267 ft|
|Base Elevation||900 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,340 ft|
(15% Beginner, 52% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||121 inches|