Gunstock Mountain

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Gunstock Mountain
Gunstock Mountain (right) as seen from Red Hill
Highest point
Elevation2240+ ft (683+ m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence220 ft (67 m) [1]
Coordinates43°31′32″N 71°22′42″W / 43.5256332°N 71.3784045°W / 43.5256332; -71.3784045Coordinates: 43°31′32″N 71°22′42″W / 43.5256332°N 71.3784045°W / 43.5256332; -71.3784045[2]
LocationBelknap County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent rangeBelknap Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Laconia

Gunstock Mountain is the second highest peak in the Belknap Mountains of central New Hampshire with an elevation greater than 2240 feet (683 m). It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Belknap Mountain, the highest point in the range. It is home to the Gunstock Mountain Resort ski area. The ski resort has been written up in national ski magazines for its views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Gunstock Mountain stands within the watershed of the Merrimack River, which drains into the Gulf of Maine in Massachusetts. The east side of the mountain, on which the ski resorted is located, drains into Poorfarm Brook, thence into Lake Winnipesaukee, the Winnipesaukee River, and the Merrimack. The west side of the mountain drains into the Gunstock River, thence into Lake Winnipesaukee.

Lake Winnipesaukee, with Mount Washington and the snow-capped Presidential Range on the horizon, seen from Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gunstock Mountain has numerous panoramic views of the New Hampshire Lakes Region, here of Lake Winnipesaukee.


  1. ^ a b "Gunstock Mountain, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  2. ^ "Gunstock Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-02-01.

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