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Stinson Mountain
Rumney, New Hampshire

Stinson Mountain as seen from Rattlesnake MountainStanding above Stinson Lake, Stinson Mountain once featured a fire tower and ski trail, both of which are gone. There is currently two trails to the summit - one for hikers and one for snowmobilers.

Trails on Stinson Mountain
Stinson Mountain Ski Trail - Abandoned
The Stinson Mountain Ski Trail was cut to the south of the Stinson Mountain hiking trail in 1934. The ski trail was likely abandoned after about a decade or two of use.
" On Stinson another [Gordon] Langill trail...The Warren CCC, under Federal direction, built this trail. "
E. Bigelow Thompson, 1934

" Stinson Mt. Trail. W. side Stinson Mt. 3.4m. from Rumney Depot (State 25) via Rumney. Length 2.3 m. Max. grade about 18°. Lower part of trail suitable for nvoices, upper half for intermediate and expert skiers. Open slopes with a vertical decline of 1000 ft. at W. base of mountain. "
New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State, 1938, p. 531

" Stinson Mtn. Ski Trail (WMNF) extends E (R) from a point on the Stinson Lake Road 3.4 m. from Rumney Depot, to the summit of the mountain, and is 2 3/8 m. long. "
The A.M.C. White Mountain Guide, 1940, p. 420

1940 AMC Map
1940 AMC Map

The summit in 2009
The summit in 2009

  • New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State. Boston, MA: The Riverside Press, 1938.
  • Thompson, E. Bigelow. "New Ski Trails Are Built by CCC in the White Mountains" Boston Evening Transcript. 9 Oct. 1934.
  • Winter Work: The CCC and New England Skiing Chronology - New England Ski Museum
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