Lakes Region Disabled Sports is a non profit program providing recreation and fitness for individuals with disabilities in a safe, supportive, independent, and fun environment at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH

LRDS aspires to promote understanding and acceptance without limitations or boundaries for individuals with disabilities.  
Our instructors and volunteers are trained to work with the diverse abilities of our students.  
Each year we provide hundreds of lessons for individuals with physical, sensory, cognitive and learning challenges.

Our Values

  • We cultivate volunteerism
  • We foster understanding and acceptance of disabilities
  • We strive for independence
  • We encourage diversity
  • We listen and learn from everyone
  • We nurture personal development with quality training and instruction 

what we can do for you

(...and what you can do for us)


  • 1 ½ - 2 hour private lessons are available daily, you may book a half-day or a full-day.

  • The program operates seven days a week from late December thru March, even during holidays and school vacations.

  • Pricing is available upon request based on student needs and equipment requirements.


  • Reservations are recommended to ensure the availability of an appropriate instructor and of specific equipment.

  • Reservations are especially important during holiday and school vacations.

  • Walk-ins will be accommodated if instructors and equipment are available.

  • For information and scheduling, call (603) 737-4365 or e-mail us at

Lakes Region Disabled Sports is a 501(C)3 non-profit program.  

Your donations keep the program running, provide professional enrichment for our volunteers and allow us to purchase adaptive equipment.

Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to: 

Lakes Region Disabled Sports
PO Box 1307
Laconia, NH 03247

LRDS is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Professional Ski Instructors of America certified snow sports school.

Finding us

  • The address for your navigation device is: 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249

  • I-93: Take exit 20 in NH, turning onto US Route 3 North / NH Route 11 East towards Laconia. Follow Routes 3/11 approximately 6 miles. Just past the Belknap Mall, bear right following Routes 3/11 (Laconia-Gilford By-Pass). Take the second exit, Route 11A in Gilford. Turn right at end of exit ramp. Follow Route 11A east approximately 6 miles to Gunstock Mountain Resort. Entrance is on the right.

  • From I-95 (North of Boston and NH Seacoast): Take exit 4 onto US Route 4 West / NH Route 16 North (towards NH Lakes). Continue on Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike) to exit 15W. Follow NH Route 11 West towards Alton. Stay on Route 11 around Alton traffic circle and through Alton Bay. Approximately 6 miles north of Alton Bay, turn left onto Route 11A (Cherry Valley Road). Take Route 11A west approximately 5 miles to Gunstock entrance on left.

  • Once you are at the resort just follow the signs for Adaptive Sports.  We are in the green building adjacent to the handicapped parking lot.  If you have a lesson and do not have an accessibility placard or plate to use the lot we can issue a temporary permit.

For lodging, visit and click Lodging & Lakes Region link in the upper right hand corner.

Contact Lakes Region Disabled Sports
Locally at 603-737-4365
Toll Free at 1-800-GUNSTOCK ext. 165
Email us at