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Guest Blog Post, Ashley Pevine - A Lakes Region Skiing Experience

Jan 15, 2021 - As a staple attraction of New Hampshire for both the winter and summer season, Gunstock Mountain Resort is known as the premier recreation destination in the Lakes Region. Visitors seeking some much-needed fresh air and outdoor adventure need look no further. Gunstock is every winter sport enthusiast’s dream destination. Located only 90 minutes from Boston, the mountain offers hours of winter excitement with activities like downhill skiing and snowboarding, Nordic trails, snow tubing, winter mountain coaster rides, skiing and boarding lessons, snowshoeing, and more. Whether you are visiting from out of state or you are a New Hampshire resident deciding to explore the offerings right in our backyard, be sure to make the most of your skiing experience in the Lakes Region. 


While preparing for your next ski trip to the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, ensure that you plan your trip accordingly. Along with all of the steps listed for a successful winter ski getaway, don’t forget to book your accommodations in advance as well. A great lodging option in the Lakes Region for Gunstock guests is Path Resorts, a hospitality group consisting of three unique and complementary hotels providing the full spectrum of possibilities for your ideal New Hampshire getaway. 

Be certain to arrive to Gunstock early to get the most out of your exciting day at the mountain. The lifts open at 9am on weekdays and 8am on weekends and if you plan on renting equipment, the rental shop opens half an hour before the lifts and offers all the equipment needed for a successful day at the mountain. Once you have all of your gear and boots on, head to one of the seven mountain lifts to start your skiing adventure. With a mixture of natural and manmade snow, Gunstock’s trail groomers stay busy all winter long, creating ideal trail conditions throughout the 227 skiable acres. Whether you are a beginner or advanced skier, Gunstock has trails of all difficulty levels. With 48 trails, 5 of which are exciting and challenging glades, each run offers its own unique, exhilarating flavor. If you are looking to practice your rail slides or other freestyle tricks, don’t miss out on the thrilling terrain park, accessed by the Pistol Lift. 


After shredding the slopes all day, you will want to treat your sore muscles to a soothing hot tub soak. Whether you stay at Steele Hill Resort, The Summit Resort or the Center Harbor Inn, the Roman Spa or four-season outdoor hot tub options will certainly be calling your name. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect way to relax your body and mind after a successful day at the mountain before retiring to your comfortable accommodations for the night. 

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