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Cannon Mountain

Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603 823 8800
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Skiing, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Named for its gun-like appearance.
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Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Skiing, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Named for its gun-like appearance.

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Maspeth, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

one of the best mountains i ever been on..has so much to offer.. winter time..come on..its a mountain of Bode Miller.. perfect for skiers of any level, but i think its harder than most regular mountains on east coast. dont forget 70+ people gondola to the top.. summer time..take same gondola for great views, and you actually hike up the... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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219 reviews 219 reviews
28 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to Cannon for the first time to Cannon Mountain ski area. It is known as a skiers mountain and I can see why. Plenty of Black Diamond slopes to entertain the more serious of skiers. They were making plenty of snow and had a decent amount of the mountain open, but not the whole mountain. The base lodge... More 

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Omro
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A must see if you're a skier. Lots of choices for every level of skier. The runs are great...the moguls are fabulous!!!

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Newark, Delaware
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Cannot say enough about our ski trip to Franconia and Cannon Mountain. The prices definitely was our main draw but once we arrived we were quite pleased with the choice. Lots of choices for every level of skiing. All of the kids boarded at different levels but were able to spend time together because of all the choices. Continually making... More 

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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The ski area is wonderful, if you like moguls. The windswept slopes provide the best moguls (little humps to bigger humps) of piled snow that skiers use to create excitement in downhill runs. Loved it.

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Bartow, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

While visiting the Franconia NH area, we decided to look at things from a new perspective! From "on high" the White Mountains and the fall colors were spectacular! In addition to a smooth tram ride straight up to the top, the park personnel were very personable and knowledgeable about the surrounding area what to look for in the trees along... More 

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Felton, California
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228 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

About a 5 minute tram ride to the top. We went in early October. Leaves were fading out but still a nice view from the top. Don't think I would do it again though. There is a nice short hike at the top but can be windy and cold. If you are planning on doing the Flume Gorge, you can... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The tram was O.K. but nothing spectacular. Unfortunately the leaves in NH were just about done when we took the tram to the top of Cannon Mountain so the views were pretty unremarkable.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took the tram ride up in October, after buying the Discovery Pass (included the tram and gorge). The leaves were beautiful. Be sure to do the hike around the top of the mountain. It is a very short, easy hike and worth it for the spectacular views. We also went up the observation tower; it was neat to be... More 

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Saratoga, California
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The ride was short and although you could view the valley and mountains below, the Fall colors were not as vibrant as when you see them from the street level. However, there are picnic tables at the top and we had brought our lunch enjoying the outdoors. A bit pricey even with the combo ticket to the Flume.

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