North of Concord and northeast of Laconia near Gilford, the Gunstock Cross Country Ski Area has over 50 km of trails over 2,400 acres with 37 km groomed for classic in-line and skate skiing. Plus, there are an additional 12km of ungroomed backcountry trails.
To reach the cross country skiing at the Gunstock Nordic Center from US93, use Exit #20 to SR3. Head northeast on SR3 for about 8.5 miles through Laconia. Turn right heading east on SR11A (aka Gilford Ave) toward Gilford. Continue northeast on SR11A through Gilford as it winds east around the mountains and becomes Cherry Valley Road. The Gunstock Nordic Center is on the right about 3.6 miles past Gilford.
Overall, Gunstock Nordic Center is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in New Hampshire. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Gunstock Nordic Center including Dexters Inn Norsk Ski Trails, Wolfeboro XC, Fox State Forest, Pine Hill XC Ski Club and Hillsborough Recreation Trail.
Local Contacts: NH Tourism (800) 88SKI-NH; Gunstock Cross Country Ski Area (603) 293-4341.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Sun Valley Cottages (603) 366-4945
Luxury Loding: The Inns And Spa At Mill Falls (800) 622-6455
Reference Source: click here http://www.gunstock.com/
GPS: 43.54555, -71.36477
Date Published: 12/31/2015
Date Updated: 9/25/2018
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