Cannon Mountain Resort Guide

The Cannon Mountain resort summary is: Cannon Mountain has 2 lifts within its 72 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 654m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 72 trail at Cannon Mountain.



Cannon Mountain Resort Guide

The Cannon Mountain resort summary is: Cannon Mountain has 2 lifts within its 72 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 654m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 72 trail at Cannon Mountain.

Vertical:

Top: 1274m
Arrow
654m
Bot: 620m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

72
21%
47%
32%

Hectares of Ski:

72
Snowmaking:90%

Cannon Mountain Lifts:

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Total lifts = 2
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Visiting Cannon Mountain

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Cannon Mountain.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    3 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Manchester NH
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    (603) 823-8800

Cannon Mountain Features

The terrain at Cannon Mountain includes::

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
    2
  • X-Country
    0.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Cannon Mountain resort?

Cannon Mountain in Northern NH (in the United States) is located in Franconia Notch State Park. The mountain first opened in 1938, with the first tramway in North America. More terrain has been added for beginners and low intermediates during the last several seasons. Cannon Mountain is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (1 tram,6 chair lifts,2 surface lifts) that offers skiers an impressive 654 metres (2146 feet) of vertical descent. Cannon Mountain has 180 acres of terrain and 60 trails with a total length of 37 kilometers (23 miles). Cannon Mountain is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There is no cross country ski trails at Cannon Mountain. Cannon Mountain is located in Franconia Notch State Park, in Northern NH. The mountain first opened in 1938, with the first tramway in North America. More terrain has been added for beginners and low intermediates during the last several seasons.

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Explore Cannon Mountain Location Map

Interactive Cannon Mountain trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Cannon Mountain Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
12
15
clear
Middle Lift: 
14
10
clear
Bottom Lift: 
13
5
clear

When's the snowiest month to visit Cannon Mountain?

FebruaryAverage: 4.2 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Cannon Mountain is week 1 of February. There are typically 4.2 snowy days during this week with 25cm of snowfall. Check out the Cannon Mountain Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Cannon Mountain

Overall: 3.6 Based on 7 votes and 8 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.8
  • Off-piste 4.4
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 2.7
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Lazlo from United States writes:

Biggest and most challenging mountain in NH. It has a reputation of being icy and cold, because it's often icy and cold. It has a north face so that's what you get. With that you also get incomparable views, incredible terrain, low attendance, tons of snow, and the most challenging terrain in NH.
This place is like no other because it's owned by the state, not a pvt. company. Employees are park rangers so don't expect resort treatment, you will not be coddled. It's run like a state operation so there is no urgency or sense that anyone is trying to earn your business. This is a no frills, no fluff, no BS place. People here still wear wool and the attitude is typical New England taciturn.
Nestled in Franconia Notch, there's no more majestic setting. The Notch has it's own WX system and it can be snowing in there and sunny and 40 degrees just 5 miles south. It gets more snow than anywhere nearby. The often windy conditions make for frequent "free refills". When hitting fresh powder, you can find your tracks filled in on the next run. With all this heartiness it is still the best learning area that no one seems to know about.
The Tuckerbrook section is designated for learners and is accessible yet isolated. It has it's own lift and 6 trails that no advanced skiers go near so the learner has no concerns with traffic. It's also the best value in NH with 2 for 1 liftix on Tues and Thurs.
In short, the biggest, baddest, boldest, most unforgiving and most glorious mountain in NH.

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