While the resort is closed for winter operations, Uphill Routes are available for folks to skin or hike and ski, ride, or hike down. Sledding is not allowed. Please use extreme caution as there is no Ski Patrol on site, and grooming does not occur. Any activity on our trails at this time is entirely at your own risk. We must also heavily discourage congregating of any sort, as we are in the midst of a global pandemic. This includes tailgating. We all share a responsibility to ourselves and our community during these uncertain times. Please do your part in flattening the curve of the spread of the COVID-19 virus by keeping a distance of at least 6-8 ft. away from others and please take the time to educate yourself by visiting the CDC’s website for information and resources about COVID-19:
Gunstock Mountain Resort Closing for Winter Operations, Reopening for Summer May 23, 2020
Dear Gunstock Community,
The last 72 hours have presented an unprecedented challenge for ski area operators around the globe. The unfolding COVID-19 crisis has forced the closing of ski areas overseas and here in the United States. Those of us who make our living outdoors know what it means to our community to have space to play and clear our heads, and these times call for that now more than ever. But we must be sensitive to the rising public health and safety concerns and we agree with the Gunstock Area Commission that it is in the best interest of our employees, guests, and local community to cease winter operations at the close of business March 18, 2020. We believe this is a necessary step to limit the spread and risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.
I would like to personally thank our dedicated team who have been working tirelessly under unusually difficult circumstances these last few days. While the immediate future remains uncertain, we will be getting to work right away on preparations for the summer season. To our loyal passholders and guests, we apologize for the impact this will have and thank you for your continued support. We anticipate a higher than normal call volume over the next few days and appreciate your patience with us as we work through your questions together.
And finally, to our local community and neighbors, this is your mountain. While we will not be able to provide safety services during this shutdown period, you are welcome to enjoy the walking and hiking trails at your own risk. For those of you looking to hike up for some turns, please read our Uphill Travel Policy.
This decision was not made lightly but we take comfort knowing that we are doing everything in our power to combat the spread of COVID-19 virus in our local communities. We know we will get through this and look forward to many more adventures together when Gunstock reopens for the summer season on May 23, 2020. Your continued support means everything to us.
Tom Day, President & General Manager
On Tuesday, the White House issued additional guidelines for the country intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Included with that announcement was a recommendation to limit social gatherings to less than 10 people. In light of that new guidance, Governor Sununu informed the Gunstock Area Commission that he plans to close Cannon Mountain at the end of business today, March 18th.
The Gunstock Area Commissioners have considered all of this new information and have instructed Tom Day, President and General Manager, to end winter operations at Gunstock at the end of business today. We will have limited staff available to answer your questions by phone. We anticipate a higher than normal call volume over the next few days and appreciate your patience with us as we work through your questions together.
Our season pass sales will continue as planned and we look forward to our scheduled opening for summer operations on May 23, 2020.
Gunstock Area Commission
Gunstock remains open for skiing and riding. Guests may purchase tickets online and from the Ticket Window. Gunstock Ski & Sport is open. The restrooms on the Ground Level and Upper Level (next to Gunstock Ski & Sport) are both open. Everything else here at the mountain is closed, and all remaining events for the season have been cancelled to avoid crowding. We recommend bringing your own food and drink and enjoying it at your cars, staying with the people you come to the mountain with, including on the chairlifts, and avoid socializing with other folks in close quarters while here. While we are saddened to close parts of the mountain early, we appreciate your understanding during this time of extenuating circumstances and hope you'll find solace on our trails. Get some fresh air, recreate responsibly, and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
For clarity, the following are CLOSED:
- Welcome Center
- Main Lodge (except restrooms)
- Stockade Lodge
- All Food & Beverage
- Ski Learning Center
- Children's Center
- Tubing Hill
- Mountain Coaster
- Outdoor Center
- Rental Shop
- Basket Room
- Ski Check
- Tuning & Repair Shop
We're still here at the mountain enjoying Spring conditions; but we wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 situation as it develops here in New Hampshire, and to share with our community some immediate actions that Gunstock has taken to help keep both guests and employees healthy and safe.
New information is being released daily and the Gunstock management team is closely monitoring all available updates and news on the COVID-19 virus. Gunstock values the health and safety of all guests and employees and has taken precautions recommended by medical experts and local officials, including the World Health Organization, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services, and other trusted sources. These efforts include increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting the facilities and high traffic areas around the mountain. We are keeping a watchful eye on the health and well-being of our staff and are ensuring that they are educated on safe practices, as well as enforcing that they're actively taking measures to prevent illness, including frequent, thorough handwashing, and staying home at the first sign of illness.