Dedicated to Preserving Gunstock's History

~Our Mission Statement~

   To preserve the historic ski jumps, buildings, trails and other structures at Gunstock Area and preservation of artifacts and historical matters dealing with the ski industry in Belknap County and the creation and operation of Gunstock Area since its inception.

~The Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society is a registered 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible.~

1938 Poster

On May 8, 2012, the Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society and Gunstock Mountain Resort were honored with a preservation achievement award from the NH Preservation Alliance for outstanding planning, documentation and education.


     In the late 1930's and early 40's, huge crowds flocked to watch jumping competitions held on the new 60-meter jump at the Belknap Mountains Recreation Area in Gilford, NH, known today as Gunstock Mountain Resort.  Unlike the great skiing conditions Gunstock continues to experience this season, thanks to modern snowmaking techniques, the competitions held during the early years were always challenged by a lack of snow. 

     Snow was abundant the year Torger Tokle set the hill record of 251 ft. in 1941, a record that stood for 35 years.  The jump was named in memory of Tokle in March, 1946, after he was killed during the Italian Campaign of World War II.

     The Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society (GMHPS) is currently working to restore not only the Torger Tokle Memorial Ski Jump, but all four historic jumps located at Gunstock.  Please show your support for the work of the Society by  becoming a member or by making a donation to this project!  
     Members of the society are currently busy planning events to be held throughout 2012 to celebrate this special anniversary.  A traditional ski ball is planned for November 10, 2012 at the historic Main Lodge at Gunstock.  Tickets for this great event will go on sale soon!

Board of Directors

Achim Steinbrueck - President
Lisa Kling - Vice President
 Alan S. Glassman - Secretary
Robert K. Arnold - Treasurer 

Contact Us:
Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society
P.O. Box 1307, Laconia, NH 03247
Tel:  (603) 737-4360