Gunstock Adventure Park at Gunstock Mountain Resort closed Thursday and will remain closed until further notice after the resort’s entire management team resigned Wednesday night.A sign at the ticket office Thursday notified people that the park was closed.”Coming up here, I was super excited looking at the mountain and how beautiful it is, but we’ll find something else to do, I guess,” said Kalie Walker, who was visiting from Florida.Tom Day served as the president and general manager until Wednesday night, when he and the senior management team resigned. Commissioner Gary Kiedaisch also resigned at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Gunstock Area Commission.”We didn’t want to do this,” Day said.But he said managers felt they had to resign because of what he called the overreach of the Gunstock Area Commission, a five-member board appointed by the Belknap County delegation.”The biggest problem we had, we feel that we deal with everything with honesty, integrity and respect with our staff,” Day said. “We asked to be treated that way also. We don’t feel as though that was happening. They also said they had the right to come in and do what they wanted.”Members of the commission met with Gunstock employees Thursday afternoon. News 9 spoke with Commissioner Jade Wood, who declined an on-camera interview, but said the commission’s No. 1 priority is the staff. Wood also applauded employees for their hard work. “This area commission that oversees Gunstock just doesn’t see the value,” said Gov. Chris Sununu.Sununu said he doesn’t blame the Gunstock managers for walking, and he said the commissioners and Belknap County state representatives should be removed from the board.”The people of Belknap County have all the opportunity in the world, whether it’s through elections or a recall effort,” Sununu said. “Change that team. Bring that management team back in.”In a statement to News 9, state Rep. Norm Silber of Belknap County District 2 criticized Sununu’s “unwarranted interference.””The unwarranted interference in this county matter by the governor, without complete accurate information and factual data, is not completely unexpected in light of the longtime strong connections between him and his family with Kiedaisch, which is repeatedly touted by Kiedaisch,” Silber said in the statement.In the statement, Silber called the resignations “the result of a well-orchestrated and well-financed campaign of disinformation to divert attention from soon to be release (sic) reports from the financial and legal auditors engaged by the Gunstock Area Commission, which reports are expected to be very damaging to the reputations of the resigned commissioner, many of the resigned former staff, and the governor himself.”In a statement to News 9, Rep. Gregg Hough of Belknap County District 3 said he is “deeply saddened by The Governors Shameful and Baseless attack on me.”Hough’s statement continues saying, “It appears that membership in the elitist power circle is far more important than facts and law are to his Excellency. As I recover from the house fire that resulted in the loss my home and the death of my mother-in-law 15 months ago, I have worked tirelessly to serve the people of my district, county, and state.””I have served on my county delegation as required by law. I have voted on candidates for positions to be filled because of either resignations, or gross negligence in overstaying appointed terms. The delegation voted to appropriate 1.3 million dollars to gunstock for a parking lot, and approximately $200,000 for an air-conditioning system, all while gunstock boasted 9.5 million in banked reserves. These are the only two legal requirements pertaining to gunstock of me, and I fulfilled them,” Hough said in his statement.Staff members said refunds will be given to anyone who has booked tickets for any of the adventures. They said they hope things will smooth out for tomorrow and the weekend.Anyone who purchased tickets for the adventure park can email [email protected] or call 603-293-4341, ext. 0, or 603-737-4388. The park is typically open during the summer months and offers zipline tours, scenic lifts and a mountain coaster, among other attractions.

Gunstock Adventure Park at Gunstock Mountain Resort closed Thursday and will remain closed until further notice after the resort’s entire management team resigned Wednesday night.

A sign at the ticket office Thursday notified people that the park was closed.

“Coming up here, I was super excited looking at the mountain and how beautiful it is, but we’ll find something else to do, I guess,” said Kalie Walker, who was visiting from Florida.

Tom Day served as the president and general manager until Wednesday night, when he and the senior management team resigned. Commissioner Gary Kiedaisch also resigned at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Gunstock Area Commission.

“We didn’t want to do this,” Day said.

But he said managers felt they had to resign because of what he called the overreach of the Gunstock Area Commission, a five-member board appointed by the Belknap County delegation.

“The biggest problem we had, we feel that we deal with everything with honesty, integrity and respect with our staff,” Day said. “We asked to be treated that way also. We don’t feel as though that was happening. They also said they had the right to come in and do what they wanted.”

Members of the commission met with Gunstock employees Thursday afternoon. News 9 spoke with Commissioner Jade Wood, who declined an on-camera interview, but said the commission’s No. 1 priority is the staff. Wood also applauded employees for their hard work.

“This area commission that oversees Gunstock just doesn’t see the value,” said Gov. Chris Sununu.

Sununu said he doesn’t blame the Gunstock managers for walking, and he said the commissioners and Belknap County state representatives should be removed from the board.

“The people of Belknap County have all the opportunity in the world, whether it’s through elections or a recall effort,” Sununu said. “Change that team. Bring that management team back in.”

In a statement to News 9, state Rep. Norm Silber of Belknap County District 2 criticized Sununu’s “unwarranted interference.”

“The unwarranted interference in this county matter by the governor, without complete accurate information and factual data, is not completely unexpected in light of the longtime strong connections between him and his family with Kiedaisch, which is repeatedly touted by Kiedaisch,” Silber said in the statement.

In the statement, Silber called the resignations “the result of a well-orchestrated and well-financed campaign of disinformation to divert attention from soon to be release (sic) reports from the financial and legal auditors engaged by the Gunstock Area Commission, which reports are expected to be very damaging to the reputations of the resigned commissioner, many of the resigned former staff, and the governor himself.”

In a statement to News 9, Rep. Gregg Hough of Belknap County District 3 said he is “deeply saddened by The Governors Shameful and Baseless attack on me.”

Hough’s statement continues saying, “It appears that membership in the elitist power circle is far more important than facts and law are to his Excellency. As I recover from the house fire that resulted in the loss my home and the death of my mother-in-law 15 months ago, I have worked tirelessly to serve the people of my district, county, and state.”

“I have served on my county delegation as required by law. I have voted on candidates for positions to be filled because of either resignations, or gross negligence in overstaying appointed terms. The delegation voted to appropriate 1.3 million dollars to gunstock for a parking lot, and approximately $200,000 for an air-conditioning system, all while gunstock boasted 9.5 million in banked reserves. These are the only two legal requirements pertaining to gunstock of me, and I fulfilled them,” Hough said in his statement.

Staff members said refunds will be given to anyone who has booked tickets for any of the adventures. They said they hope things will smooth out for tomorrow and the weekend.

Anyone who purchased tickets for the adventure park can email servi[email protected] or call 603-293-4341, ext. 0, or 603-737-4388.

The park is typically open during the summer months and offers zipline tours, scenic lifts and a mountain coaster, among other attractions.

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