Dog Days of Summer and Beyond

Jen Karnan  

Dogs: we don’t deserve them. They love us unconditionally, at our best or our worst, regardless of how we act, what we do, or how we’re feeling. There is no love like …

The Belknaps: A Wide Range of Hiking Opportunities

Max DesMarais  

Gunstock Mountain Resort is known for its great skiing and riding, zip lines, campground, and close proximity to Lake Winnipesaukee. With an outdoor activity for just about anyone, it is an incredible destination for locals, and out of staters. This short guide will  point out some of the best local hikes to help you get out and enjoy Gunstock and the surrounding area even more.

Hiking Gunstock Mountain

Gunstock is a quick, family friendly hike. With an open summit, the views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee and White Mountain ranges to the north are stunning, and can be enjoyed while eating lunch on the deck of the Panorama Pub.

The most popular routes are the yellow blazed Brook Trail, a 1.65 mile hike that ascends through gladed ski trails, and the white blazed Ridge Trail, a moderate 2.43 mile hike that brings hikers over Mt. Rowe and along the ridgeline over to Gunstock’s summit. The Ridge Trail, particularly, offers exceptional views of the resort’s ski trails and chairlifts, in addition to sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Many hikers choose to go up via the “backside” of Gunstock, as the trailhead for the Gunstock Mountain Trail is located on Carriage Road in Gilford. This trail quickly ascends in 1.1 miles to the summit. This is a well traveled trail that is suitable for all types of ability …

If You Had to Pick One...

Jen Karnan  

Okay... now that the season is fully over, I can go ahead and say what I've been whispering about for months while knocking on wood, without worrying about the consequence of a thaw or an epic rain …

GFA Brought That 603 Shred to USASA Nationals

Frank Hwang  

After a long season of training and competition, Gunstock Freestyle Association (GFA) traveled to Copper Mountain for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USASA) National Championships. The USASA championships represent all 50 states with over 3,000 competitors, ranging from ages 5 to 75. GFA represented Gunstock Mountain Resort and our local NHUSASA series well as the state of New Hampshire. 15 athletes …

The Top 10 Places to Rock Your Goggle Tan

Jen Karnan  

Springtime is here folks, and the days are getting longer and warmer. I don't know about you, but I've been taking every possible opportunity to soak up that sun! For all of us skiers and riders shedding our layers and enjoying soft spring conditions, there's no better status symbol than the almighty goggle tan. A well-cultivated GT is a symbol of dedication to your snowsport, and of quality time spent in bluebird spring conditions. For us lady shredders, it's the closest to …