GILFORD, New Hampshire — In celebration and conjunction with the Thompson Ames Historical Society, Gunstock announces a Remember When evening, Friday July 6th, 2007 from 4pm to 7pm, and Saturday Morning from 10 am to 1pm. We are inviting residents, fans, and members of the Gunstock family to see the archives of 70 years of Gunstock History.
“When I arrived at Gunstock, we discovered a historical treasure in the attic, representing the growth and change of Gunstock. With the help of Diane Minton, from the Thompson Ames Historical Society, we have categorized all of the photos and now want to identify some of the people in them before we lose that link to our past.” Says Bill Quigley, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Gunstock will be interested in recording any history with brief video interviews guests willing to share their memories. Historical photos will be available to view, and copies will be scanned at a nominal cost for you to take home a piece of this history. Also, on hand, will be the introduction of, “First Chair Ale”, brewed in conjunction with Smuttynose Brewing Company to celebrate our anniversary.
Gunstock Mountain Resort will present a host of events and celebrations throughout the year. Gunstock has not only been a great winter sports destination, but has been a meeting place and playground for generations of families, and offers year round activities as well as concerts, events, and a great place for outings, weddings and meetings.
The historic base lodge is a wonderful place to celebrate that special event, and the Panorama lift glides you to the top for the most spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Gunstock will have a running show of the history of the mountain since construction by the WPA in 1935-1937. Information will be available that evening regarding season passes, and events for the summer.
Gunstock, located in Gilford New Hampshire, is one of the state’s largest recreation areas. The first ski area in New England to have a chairlift, Gunstock boasts 1400 feet of vertical, over 220 acres of skiing, and 300 campsites during the summer, spectacular views of the Lake Winnipesaukee at every turn. It is also the host of major events such as the HillClimb during Laconia Bike week, The Laconia Nationals, RibFest, CraftFest, Soulfest, TimberMan Triathlon and Oktoberfest, running for almost 30 years.