Gunstock Freestyle Association is a non-profit seasonal coaching program for freestyle skiers and snowboarders ages 7-17 based at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH.
We train in small groups while also working individually with each rider establishing a detailed plan to help each athlete achieve their specific goals. Through professional analysis and proper coaching, combined with a positive learning environment, we leave each rider satisfied with their progress, while ensuring they had a great time in the process. Last season we had 7 coaches on staff with almost 40 members from NH, MA, and ME. with 11 GFA athletes qualify for USASA National Championships held at Copper Mt, CO.
Two runs through a course consisting of at least 2 sets of jumps + 2 sets of rails. Show us your best tricks, but land clean, because the highest overall score wins!
Style reigns supreme in this event. Courses consist of a selection of rails and boxes. Be prepared to hike, to get as many attempts as you can fit in before the clock runs out!
Boarder & Skier Cross
Four to six competitors race side by side on a winding, undulating course that includes gates, whoops, jumps, and banked turns. Top two move on to the next round.
A U-shaped sloping channel used by snowboarders and skiers to perform aerial maneuvers. *Halfpipe training takes place when visiting nearby resorts with constructed pipes.
Our Progression Team covers the basics of freestyle skiing and snowboarding with the focus being self progression. The coaches ensure the progression is at a suitable pace based on the athletes abilities. We offer both 1/2 weekend and full weekend programs.
Our Competition Team is geared for more experienced and dedicated freestylers with the focus on competition in the USASA series working towards a goal of making National Championships and obtaining corporate sponsorships.
- Choose to attend either our Saturday or Sunday sessions. While we allow for some flexibility, you must choose at the start of the season which day you will attend for the season.
- Get better faster, hang out with your friends more, and get more out of your season pass by attending both Saturday and Sunday sessions all season long.
- Full weekend sessions, an extra hour of training each session. and get to visit other resorts by competing in the USASA NH Series. Want to go pro? This is the program to get you there.
The History of GFA
The original version of GFA started around 2002, back when Steve Lee (Head Coach) was working for Gunstock as the Terrain Park Manager. It started as lessons available through the resort’s Learning Program, but it was quickly discovered a more goal-minded season-long program was desired. Steve, along with several parents in the area, created a non-profit entity that offered seasonal coaching with a focus towards competition. In 2007, the program was reborn as the Gunstock Freestyle Academy with Coach Steve and only 7 skiers and snowboarders on the team. Since then, we have become the fastest growing of the 5 Gunstock affiliate programs. We currently have 8 coaches and 40+ members per season. Last year, 11 GFA athletes qualified for USASA Nationals held at Copper Mountain, CO. with multiple podium winners! Now entering a new phase and renamed as the Gunstock Freestyle Association, we are preparing for continued growth and expansions to our offered programs, like the addition of our Boarder/Skier Cross training team and the current development of a media training program for young photographers and videographers.
Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Progressing With GFA Today!
Gunstock Freestyle Association
P.O. Box 7252
Gilford, NH 03247