Gunstock Area Commission Discusses New Trails, Auto Road, Hotel
Potential improvements could be funded with private capital.
Friday, July 31, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Gunstock on Closing Day, March 18, 2020
The Gunstock Area Commission discussed future improvements at its Wednesday meeting which could increase summer and winter visitation, the Laconia Daily Sun reported.
New General Manager Tom Day told the commission that he has been hiking the mountain this year, noting "There is so much terrain here, and some of it is steeper than existing terrain." New terrain would be considered before expanding base facilities.
The discussion of a new hotel was premised on "We wouldn’t be asking taxpayers to float bonds or provide money for this." Gunstock is owned by Belknap County and has used taxpayer-backed bonds to fund capital improvements and off-season operations.
The construction of a toll road to the summit was also discussed. Though areas such as Burke, Okemo, Stowe, and Wachusett have auto roads open to the public, no New Hampshire ski areas offer the attraction.