Snow Sport Vacations at Gunstock Mountain Resort

March 3, 2008 by  
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Approximately two hours outside of Boston lies a New Hampshire holiday resort named the Gunstock Mountain Resort. It is a well known sporting destination that accommodates visitors in the summer with energetic activities, and in winter guests can take to the mountains and enjoy the white blanketed slopes. With countless activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, skateboarding, snowshoeing and ski jumping, to name a few, it is easy to see why this resort has become a popular holiday destination.

When it comes to thrills, excitement and adventure, Gunstock Mountain Resort has just the answer. The public have been skiing here for years, and some of the older trails can still be seen despite the renovation that took place here in the 1980’s. With seven lifts and fifty one different skiing trails, skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts will be entertained for hours. Over and above the magnificent slopes and magical scenery, the Gunstock Mountain Resort accommodates a variety of snow sports.

There are two terrain parks where guests can practice their moves and tricks, or receive lessons in freestyle skiing under the watchful eyes of professional instructors. Racing also takes place in the terrain parks, so guests are able to challenge family and friends to a race. Other entertaining activities and events include Skijoring, which allows skiers to go skiing with their dogs, snowshoeing across the resort mountains, and enjoying fifty kilometers of cross country skiing.

Candlelight Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing adventures, complete with bonfires and marshmallows, are also offered, as are certain days for women where they are given free skiing lessons. Cheese and wine tours are guaranteed to be fun filled excursions, as are the hiking trips and guests reliving their childhoods by tubing down the slopes. And when the sun goes down, the lights turn on, and the slopes come alive with skiers.

Comfortable accommodation is available at the lodge in the Gunstock Mountain Resort and the shop will assist visitors with purchasing or hiring the latest skiing gear. The restaurant serves tasty meals, light refreshments and rest from a hard day’s work on the mountain. For a day, a weekend or a holiday, the Gunstock Mountain Resort is the perfect destination.