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   New Hampshire: Gunstock Mountain Resort: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
Alpine Ridge at Gunstock Mountain Resort
Alpine Ridge Details
Alpine Ridge
Status:Proposed
First Season of Operation:2010s
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Expert and intermediate terrain
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Not to be confused with the original Mt. Rowe development of the Belknap County/Gunstock recreation area, the Alpine Ridge ski area operated on the northern side of Mt. Rowe from 1965 until the mid 1980s. Initially starting off as a surface lift area, a 363 vertical foot Hall double chairlift was installed in 1971.

After adding two quad chairlifts during the 2000s, Gunstock is looking to continue to expand. In addition to expanding non-ski revenue, the area is also looking to expand ski terrain and base facilities, both of which the former Alpine Ridge property could offer.

It is thought the new complex would feature a chairlift, base lodge, and possible overnight accommodations. The complex would likely be accessed from the main mountain via connecting trails with the Penny Pitou chairlift complex. It is thought the quasi-abandoned Fletcher Hale Trail would be incorpoated into the new complex.

It is not known if or when this complex will be developed.


A 2010 rendering of the proposed Alpine Ridge expansion
A 2010 rendering of the proposed Alpine Ridge expansion

The former Alpine Ridge base area (2010)
The former Alpine Ridge base area (2010)

The upper portion of Alpine Ridge (2013)
The upper portion of Alpine Ridge (2013)

The Fletcher Hale Trail (2013)
The Fletcher Hale Trail (2013)

The Fletcher Hale Trail (2013)
The Fletcher Hale Trail (2013)

The Fletcher Hale Trail (2013)
The Fletcher Hale Trail (2013)

Gunstock Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Alpine Ridge2010sProposed
Cobble Mountain1938-39Abandoned
Gunshy Area1980-81Open
Gunstock Mountain1962-63Open
Pistol Area1970-71Open
Southwest Pistol2010sProposed
Tiger AreaOpen
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Last updated: April 3, 2014

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