Cannon Mountain Franconia
Where is it at?
White Mountain National Forest
Off Hwy 3
Tel: 603 823 8800
Where are we going today?
It's snow time at Cannon Mountain, so grab those ski goggles and gloves because we're off to the snow!
Cannon Mountain is a family friendly ski resort in New Hampshire where the whole family can spend a day on the slopes. Skiing and snow-boarding are of course, the popular activities, with routes actually open all year!
If you are a beginner and a bit nervous to hit the slopes straight away, why not take some lessons! They are available for those over 4 years in play style, then proper lessons for those kids over 6.
Cannon Mountain is unusual too, in that they are one of the few ski areas which actually have a dedicated learning and family area! Known as the "biggest little mountain in the area", there are 4 lifts and 13 trails which are designed and built JUST for families like you!
It's a big more of a relaxed experience from the "big mountain" - so its a great way to ease up to the big ski slopes!
Did we tell you about Saturday night yet? No? Well, we should because at Cannon Mountain that's family FUN night! Every saturday there is a mini park open under the lights, and age-appropriate moves for kids! There are even sometimes fireworks and torchlight parades - pretty cool!
Back to the main mountain, there is something for everyone. There are 21% green runs, 47% blue runs and for those wanting that great challenge, there are 32% black or higher. Do you think you have what it takes!
With ski programs for kids, and programs for adults, you really will find something fun for you to do at Cannon Mountain - and hopefully learn a few skills that you can show off next time!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFull day $74.
- ChildrenFull day $61 (ages 13 - 17) and $52 (ages 6 - 12)
- Free Under: 5 years and NH Senior
When can we go?
Seasonal times for various activities
All year round
With a food course, cafe, country store and pub, you will have your choice of foods - from baked goods, pub fare, snacks and drinks.
The Notchview Cafe sells soups and sandwiches. The Country Store has light fare too .
Any Top Tips?
Always check the snow reports before you go..
Doing our bit
They are all about safety, so if you are every unsure, just speak to the lovely staff who are always on hand to help you on your skiing adventure! .
Need a little extra help?
There are adaptive snowsports opportunities, for people with physical or developmental disabilities. Everyone can play! .
Can I get one of those?
There is a sports shop where you can find all the gifts and clothing you need for your trip, and some fun things to take home! .
Non skiing tram rides are at a discounts at $15 and $18 for 1 round trip, so you can still participate if you don't have skis! .
What people are saying?
by jacob stephens
I love this mountain- ive been sking here every weekend in the winter since i was 2 1/2 i love this not crowded mountain. i am on the race team. conditions are great too. ]ove this place!
by Mikayla Smith
Our school: Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, has winter sports. And we go here every Winter. I love it, I know the trails like the back of my hand!
by Shawn Medeiros
Main lift down most of day. Tram running at half speed. Conditions were good, but wasn't impressed with the rest of operation.
by Georgi Chalakov
Best mountain for the value
by A Google User
Awesome challenge. 4,000 vertical feet of terrain. Freestyle park.