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Gunstock Camping will open Memorial Day Weekend and be offering Segway and E-Bike Tours starting July 1. The rest of our Summer Adventures have been suspended. We are continuing to assess the Summer Events schedule and will provide updates as they become available. Anyone with questions can email or call 603.293.4341 ext 1. The Main Lodge and Guest Services lodge are closed to the public. The Outdoor Center/Camp Store will be open beginning May 22.

We are happy to announce that the Season Pass sale has been extended until May 10, and there is a new payment plan option for 2020-21 Winter Prime and Winter Midweek Season Passes. Click here for more information.

Cancelled: Ascension Race

Sunday 06/21

This event has been cancelled.

Stay tuned for details and a potential date change based on COVID-19 gathering recommendations. For the most up-to-date details, please visit the Faceboook Event

Pick 3 or 6 hours....Run up Gunstock. Take the chairlift down- 13 minutes of rest as you glide down the mountain, taking in scenic views of Lake Winnipesaukee...then do it all over again. And again. And again. HOWEVER, In our third year, we are expanding from our usual 3 and 6 hour options! Since the inception of Ascension in 2018, we've been tossing around the idea of a BIG division.

How big?

As you know, this race has always occurred on the weekend of the Summer Solstice at Gunstock Mountain Resort in beautiful Gilford, NH. Every endurance race needs a "super" divison. You know- that division of humans that set the bar for crazy. The ones that inspire you to take it to the next level. The ones you pass along the trail and tip your cap to, because they've been toiling for hours and hours before you started... and continue long after you're done. These inspirational humans, fewer in number of participants, often become the soul of the race.

On top of our ever-popular 3 and 6 hour options... for 2020 we are happy to announce the "SOULstice Division". No lift serve. Sun-up to Sun-down (5am to 8:30pm..15+ hours! Yikes!) You'll run up with everyone, and run down on a different trail after checking in at the summit

ALSO NEW FOR 2020... at the risk of being a little "frilly"...

  • Awards for Top 3 Male and Female in each Divison (3, 6, SOUL)
  • A special something for first 100 registrants to the event. ALL SOULstice Division athletes get a little somethin' somethin'.
  • Staggered starts for the 3 (9:15a) and 6 hour (9a) to eliminate bottlenecking at the summit. A cap of 140 for the 3 hour, and 60 for the 6 hour. No limit on Soulstice Registrants ;)
  • To eliminate a melee for registration, there will be no "Day-Of" Registration for 3 and 6 hour divisions.
  • SOULstice may register day-of.

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