New Adventure Slope Opened Saturday at Gunstock

Freestyle terrain welcoming to all user levels

Gilford, NH- February 14 – On Saturday, Gunstock Mountain Resort opened an Adventure Slope ™ on Lower Smith trail near the base of the Panorama Lift. Skiers and riders were invited to enter the slope beginning at 9am. The slope is fun for kids and adults alike, with berms, banked turns, rollers, and jumps, and a tunnel at the end, as part of the experience.

Gunstock’s Adventure Slope is a light-hearted, entry-level terrain park with extra small and small features for all ages and every ability. It’s interactive as well, with a unique motion-activated talking box feature that calls out catchy New England-isms, applause, nature sounds, and a horn or two, as you ski or ride over it. This fun feature is at the start of the slope.

“We like to refer to the Adventure Slope as a gateway run to our terrain parks,” said Gunstock President and General Manager, Tom Day.

“Building this required time and effort by our team of groomers, snowmakers, terrain park crew, and ski patrol to make it a special area unlike any other resort in New England.”

The Adventure Slope will allow skiers and riders to gain confidence as they experience features such as rollers and banked turns without feeling any intimidation of the larger elements of a full terrain park.

“The Adventure Slope will be used in Snowsport School as an educational component for students to try different terrain to build skills naturally,” said Peter “Webbie” Weber, Snowsports Director at Gunstock.

Effective Edge, a consulting company based in Lake Tahoe California collaborated with Gunstock to create the Adventure Slope. As an industry leader in terrain park strategy, operations planning,  and signature guest experiences, they work with over 20 resorts in the US.

“What makes it even more unique is that it has incorporated Gunstock’s original halfpipe dirt work from the 1980s,” said Michael Bettera, President of Effective Edge. “We are combining a very old style feature offering and re-formatting into one of the newest.”

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About Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock is a four-season mountain resort that offers authentic eastern mountain skiing and riding with 227 skiable acres and 48 trails. In the summer, our campground is your basecamp for activities in our Adventure Park that include ziplining, e-bike tours, Segway tours and more.  Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee at the summit of Gunstock Mountain, Gunstock Mountain Resort is the perfect getaway for families, couples, and outdoor adventurers. We are New Hampshire’s Family Friendly Resort.