Resort Guide 2018: East #18
“Steeps, trees, and no frills. They tend to not smooth out the bumps or try to make it easy for everyone, but that’s part of the signature old-school hardcore skier vibe.” - SKI Magazine Reader
Cannon loyalists did something remarkable that drives home just how easy a mountain it is to fall permanently in love with: They raised $4 million and handed it to the state (which owns Cannon) to finish the major improvements on the Mittersill section. Why so loyal? The place is special. “One of the hidden gems of New England!” Of course, at 4,000 feet in elevation it does get a bit more wind and cold than some other places. (But more snow, too.) In reality, though, guests do beg for a few things, like improved lifts (and a tram that operates all week instead of just Thursday through Sunday), better base accommodations, and more snow. The latter they will get: The mountain debuts improved snowmaking this winter that will increase production by a whopping 50 percent.
Hike over to Mittersill from Upper Cannon. In the days of chairs to everywhere, there’s something special about hiking up over a spine to what feels like a distant land. And great news: It’s an easy enough hike for the whole family.
Completion of the $1 million Mittersill Improvement Project, which includes snow guns and lines for the Taft Training Slope, along with a new Valar
T-bar to serve it.
Poutine at the Cannonball Pub.