Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire - Ski Mag

You’re not a true New England skier until you’ve punched your Cannon Mountain card. That’s because Cannon is everything great New England skiing should be. The Tram, an experience in itself, brings you to Cannon’s glades (befriend a local to show you the way!). 

Over at now lift-accessed Mittersill, you get a taste of the backcountry skiing of yore (now with snowmaking). Cannon’s base area is a bring-your-own-tuna sandwich locale (there’s also a bar and food available for purchase, if that’s your thing). And stunning views from the top of Franconia Notch and Mount Lafayette complete an idyllic Northeastern skiing experience. 

Is it cold sometimes? Sure. But you cannot call yourself a true skier if you don’t know how to dress for that

Average SnowfallAcresLiftsTrails

160"

282

10

95

COME FOR THE....

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE 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. 

READ MORE:

Related

Resort guide 2018 Loon Mountain Overall

2021 Resort Guide East - No. 20: Loon Mountain, N.H.

Smooth, well serviced, and easy going skiing in New Hampshire.

SKI1016_RGE20_Wildcat

2020 Resort Guide East - No. 20: Wildcat Mountain, N.H.

Long runs and spectacular scenery trump cold winds and tough terrain.

resort guide 2018 bretton woods overall

2020 Resort Guide East - No. 9: Bretton Woods, N.H.

You won’t find crazy steeps at Bretton Woods, but the scenery alone is worth a visit.

2021 Resort Guide Stowe

2021 Resort Guide East - No. 13: Stowe Mountain Resort, Vt.

The Vail acquisition gives an influx of capital and skiing stoke, remaking the face of the famous East Coast resort.

2021 Resort Guide Sunday River

2021 Resort Guide East - No. 10: Sunday River, Maine

Where the snowmaking and grooming are second to none.

Resort Guide 2021 Wachusett Mountain

2021 Resort Guide East - No. 9: Wachusett Mountain, Mass.

A landmark of Massachusetts, and one of the great training mountains of the East Coast.

2021 Resort Guide Sugarloaf Maine

2021 Resort Guide East - No. 12: Sugarloaf, Maine

Inject a little adventure into your Eastern ski vacation

2021 Resort Guide Stratton Mountain Vt.

2021 Resort Guide East - No. 14: Stratton Mountain, Vt.

Manicured trails and fine dining combine with high quality terrain parks and tree skiing at this Vermont resort.