Since its conception in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project, Gunstock Mountain Resort's roots have been planted firmly in the community. More than 80 years later, the community spirit and passion for outdoor recreation remains the cornerstone for Gunstock's welcoming culture of inclusion and service to others.
Meet Gunstock Mountain Resort President and General Manager Tom Day
Tom became the president and general manager of Gunstock in January 2020. His hands-on management style makes him accessible to guests who often see him directing cafeteria lines or assisting skiers and riders on busy days. He regularly skis the Nordic trails snd hikes up the mountain to check on mountain conditions and operations before the lifts open. He is quick to offer a friendly wave or cheerful hello.
Tom started his ski industry career in 1978 as a lift attendant at New Hampshire's Waterville Valley. Within the next decade he was promoted to director of mountain operations and became vice president and general manager in 1997.
In 2010, he became Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Dome Industries, a manufacturing business in Warwick, R.I. In 2014, he became General Manager of the Hooksett Welcome Centers in New Hampshire.
Day has served on the SkiNH Board of Directors and the Greater Waterville Chamber of Commerce. He was named among Business New Hampshire Magazine’s “25 Leaders of the Future” in 2000 and was honored as SkiNH’s “Lobbyist of the Year” in 2005. His outstanding service to the N.H. ski industry earned him SkiNH's prestigeous Bill Whitney Award in 2015.
Belknap County Conservation District
The BCCD undertakes projects and holds low-cost natural resource based training programs for professionals, schools, and interested citizens. They also do a lot of work maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the Wetlands Walk area on property here at Gunstock, located alongside our campground and snowshoeing trails. Follow them on Facebook for helpful information and upcoming volunteer events. Click here to download "Buy A Board" and learn more about the Wetland Walk.
Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTS)
Belknap Range Trail Tenders ("BRATTS") is group of volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and skills, whose goal is the maintenance of hiking trails in the Belknap Range. This includes the hiking trails accessible from Gunstock Mountain Resort. Gunstock offers its chairlift access to assist BRATTS when they need to ascend with heavy equipment. Interested in becoming a BRATTS volunteer? Follow them on Facebook or find more information here.
Belknap Regional Special Operations Group
Gunstock offers its land and building for training members.
Gilford Fire Department
Gunstock offers Gilford Fire on site resources for training firefighters. They also come to Gunstock's annual Belknap County Safety Day for educational safety demonstrations.