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Safety at Gunstock

Your safety is of primary importance here at Gunstock. We also expect you to do your part to keep yourself and others safe by skiing and riding in control, being aware of your surroundings, and being safety conscious. 

At Gunstock there are three (3) First Aid Stations. Masks are required when entering any of the First Aid Stations. Our Phone Number: 603-737-4300

As a guest at our resort, we ask that you abide by the nationally endorsed Responsibility Code and always act Park Smart.

Responsibility Code

Common Sense, it's one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes, and Gunstock is committed to, education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Ten Points to Your Responsibility Code Your Responsibility Code 22

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.
Lift Loading/Riding on Snowboards

For the safety of all surface and aerial lift passengers and Gunstock Mountain Resort employees, Gunstock requires all snowboard passengers traveling through queue areas, within loading and unloading areas and while in transit, to keep one foot free from the snowboard binding.  
If a snowboarder is using ski poles and can keep their snowboard parallel with adjacent lift passengers and/or in the required direction of travel in the queue and load/unload areas, the snowboarder will be allowed to keep both feet strapped in.


Park Smart

Park SmartPark Smart is a set of basic rules for using the Parks and is the evolution of the original Smart Style program. A cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and National Ski Patrol (NSP) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message.

START SMALL - Work your way up. Build your skills.

MAKE A PLAN - Every feature. Every time.

ALWAYS LOOK - Before you drop.

RESPECT - The features and other users.

TAKE IT EASY - Know your limits. Land on your feet.

Uphill Travel

Earn your turns with an Uphill Travel Pass! Be cautious as there may be unmarked hazards.

Gunstock Mountain Resort allows skinning, snowshoeing and other forms of non-motorized uphill access. For everyone’s safety on the mountain, we require that anyone participating in these activities during Ski Season adhere to the following guidelines and rules: Uphill Policy

During Gunstock's winter operations, an Uphill Access Pass must be visibly displayed while using uphill routes. The cost of the pass is $135. Gunstock Season Pass Holders have uphill access as a benefit AND must get the Uphill Access Pass at the Ticket Office to access the routes. All persons wishing to possess a Gunstock Uphill Access Pass must sign the Gunstock Uphill Access Release of Liability, Acknowledgement of Risks and Hazards and Agreement Not to Sue in order to obtain your pass.

Uphill travel is permitted on our three designated Uphill Routes for folks to skin or hike up, and ski/ride/hike down. Uphill Routes will be open when their connecting summit trails are open. Sledding is not allowed. We must also heavily discourage congregating of any sort, including tailgating.

The designated uphill access routes may not be available every day. When the designated uphill routes are closed, uphill access is not permitted. Check the Gunstock website and the Daily Snow Report for route status.