Published DateGILFORD — At the February 21 Gunstock Mountain Resort staff meeting, on behalf of the Gunstock Ski Club, local business owner Hayden McLaughlin of Belknap Landscape Company showed appreciation to Gunstock Mountain Lift Mechanic Alex Savage.
Savage, along with Gunstock Technicians Chris Carson and Jim Grant, worked all night, successfully repairing and reinstalling a motor critical to the Tiger Triple, an 1800 person per hour Doppelmayr lift servicing the downhill race course. With almost 200 competitors arriving the next morning for the planned race, Savage and his teammates avoided course relocations and race delays with their exemplary efforts. In gratitude, McLaughlin presented Savage a thank you card with a Fratello's Italian Grille Gift Certificate, thanks in part to the generosity of Fratello's Chris McDonough.
Gunstock Ski Club offers children and young adults ages 6-18 the opportunity to compete in organized Alpine training and ski racing program, McLaughlin the U18 coach for the Gunstock Ski Club.
Hayden McLaughlin of Belknap Landscape Company, U18 coach for the Gunstock Ski Club, thanks Gunstock Mountain Lift Mechanic Alex Savage for his effort in repairing and reinstalling a lift motor which enabled the club to hold its scheduled downhill race in February. (Courtesy photo)