If you had started getting nervous over the last couple of weeks that Gunstock Mountain Resort — embroiled in a bitter, political battle for control — would not be prepared for the winter season, you can rest easy.
Summer activities (and preparations for ski season) will return to the New Hampshire resort on Thursday, following back-to-back emergency meetings of the Gunstock Area Commission on Sunday and Monday, during which the delegation voted to re-hire general manager Tom Day and the rest of the upper management team that had resigned from the ski area on July 20.
That was conditional upon the removal of Dr. David Strang from the board. Strang, the acting chair, had stated during Sunday’s meeting that he would “be happy to tender his resignation,” under the condition that the county delegation first appoint an additional member of the Gunstock Area Commission. Fellow commissioner Peter Ness had previously resigned on Friday.
On Monday night, the commission voted Denise Conroy, who told WMUR-TV that she was a “relative newcomer to the state,” to the board at a packed house inside the Gunstock base lodge. Conroy’s husband is a ski instructor at the mountain.