Gunstock Ski Resort

Gunstock 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 stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Gunstock is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Gunstock Ski Resort.

Gunstock Lodging:

Gunstock Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Gunstock has a total of 55 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Gunstock 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
227(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Gunstock Ski Resort Elevation

Gunstock Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,300 feet, or 701 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 1,400 feet (427 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Gunstock has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,300'(701 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,400'(427 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
900'(274 m)

Gunstock Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
47.3out of 100
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Gunstock can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 88% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Gunstock has 227 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Gunstock is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 12% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 88%.
12%(27 acres)

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.

Blue Square
61%(138 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
27%(61 acres)

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 Ski Resort good for beginners?

Gunstock 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 88% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Gunstock Ski Resort Location

Gunstock Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Kingston, NH.

Kingston, NH 03848 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.91000, -71.08000

Getting to Gunstock Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Gunstock 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 Ski Resort.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA38 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME64 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI84 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.

Portsmouth International at Pease AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH17 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH18 mi
Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA60 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Gunstock 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%10 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%31 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%31 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%36 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%39 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%39 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%39 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%41 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%48 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%50 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%54 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%58 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%62 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%75 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%79 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%81 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%82 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%85 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%88 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%90 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%91 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%91 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%93 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%93 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%94 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%94 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%95 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%96 mi
YawgooExeter, RI315 ft23%99 mi

Gunstock Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,300 ft
Base Elevation900 ft
Vertical Drop1,400 ft
(12% Beginner,  61% Intermediate,  27% Expert)
Skiable Acres227
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Gunstock Ski Resort Mountain Stats