The drama continues to unfold at Gunstock Mountain Resort.
One week after the New Hampshire ski area’s entire management team resigned due to an ongoing feud with the Gunstock Area Commission — a five-member board appointed by the Belknap County Delegation with the responsibility of managing country-owned Gunstock — political sniping has taken precedence over trying to re-open the resort for summer activities.
On Tuesday morning, some 300 people filled Gunstock’s lodge for what turned out to be a raucous meeting. During the gathering, the public demanded the resignations of commission members Peter Ness and Dr. David Strang (the latter of whom former Gunstock general manager Tom Day told New England Ski Journal was the main instigator in the saga). They were calls that promoted Ness and Strang to walk out of the meeting.
On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Sylvia (R-Belmont), who heads up the Belknap County delegation, fought back with the claim that Day, who led the mass resignation during a committee meeting last Wednesday, was facing internal investigation over a 2020 donation to Gov. Chris Sununu’s reelection campaign with public monies. “Using public dollars to support a political campaign is clearly improper and possible violation of law,” Sylvia wrote in a release.