Gunstock Mountain Resort general manager Tom Day last week informed the Gunstock Area Commission of his decision to retire, ending a very eventful four-year run in the position.
Day said he has offered to remain in the position until a replacement is hired. “Over the next few months, I will work closely with the commission and their search committee to assist with the selection process and transition plan. It’s hard to say how long that will take, but we are starting the search right away and, ideally, we’ll have someone in place by this summer.”
Day began his career in the ski industry in 1978 as a lift attendant at Waterville Valley Resort, eventually working his way up to director of mountain operations. In 1997, he was named vice president and general manager of Waterville. After leaving Waterville in 2010, he served in several executive roles, including chairman of the board of Dome Industries and general manager of the Hooksett Welcome Centers. In January 2020, Day returned to the ski industry, stepping into the role of Gunstock’s general manager just two months before the COVID-19 outbreak. The subsequent shutdown impacted resort operations for the next two years and radically changed the existing business model for Gunstock, with record-breaking results.
“There were many challenges when I first got to Gunstock to make us fiscally successful,” said Day. “But the team that was in place was ready to put the pedal to the floor. With a combined vision for success, we were able to really make a difference. I will miss all the employees and will work hard to make sure my replacement shares the same goals as the current team.”