Registered: July 2002
Location: Rock Haven Lake - West Newfield, ME
Phelps Slope, Belknap Mts., Recreation Area, Gilford, NH. "One of the most popular of the several ski slopes at the million dollar Belknap Mts. Recreation Area which is less than 100 miles from Boston and 7 miles from Laconia, NH on Route 11A".
From the gunstock website, "
Gunstock wasn't always about snow, lights, lifts and action. It took the vision of the Belknap County Legislators in 1935 to propose the "Belknap Mountain Recreation Area."
On the heels of the Great Depression, Belknap Mountain was born of the WPA's (Works Progress Administration) New Deal program created during President FDR's administration.
The project took three years to complete and employed 300 local workers. Amenities included ski trails, a single chairlift (one of only three in the east), rope tows, cross country trails, toboggan runs, sliding hills, a ski jumping complex, a campground, picnic area, base pond, nature trails and a base lodge and smaller buildings build to timber cut and stone quarried on-site.