Weekend and Vacation Training

Regular training is provided at Gunstock each weekend, over the Christmas vacation and during both the MA and NH winter school breaks

The standard schedule runs from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm; however, we do some time load the lifts at 7 am for "Early Load" training. The Early Loads are used to train on terrain that is not accessible when the mountain is open due to trail crossings. On these days training typically ends at 1:00 pm.

Please refer to the age group pages and Calendar for your athlete's training schedule. Lead coaches send out weekly emails with training start times, training modes (SL/GS) and other important information.

Early Load Training

The following rules are in place for athlete safety. Please review the following rules with your athlete prior to any Early Load training session.

  • Athletes MUST stay on trails designated for training. All other trails are closed and skiing on them is the same as skiing a trail that closed with a rope.
  • Only athletes schedule to train early can load the lift. If U12 are not schedule for early load, then they cannot get on the lift.
  • Parents are not permitted to load early. Exceptions are made for parents helping with course maintenance, taking video, or otherwise assisting coaches.

Anyone breaking these rules will be held out of training and may have their passes pulled.