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Cannon Mountain

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
603 823 8800
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Scenic Drives
Activities: Skiing, Viewing foliage
Description: Named for its gun-like appearance.
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Worcester, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

i am afraid of heights but i rook the tram up to the summit . it was worth being little scared and actually the ride up didn't bother me at all. What beautiful views! make sure you take the trail that goes all around the to and back to the lodge. we rook our lunch and sat off the trail... More

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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were so looking forward to this, and though it's a beautiful place on a sunny day and offers great views, all i can remember is the bugs. First I got bit on the tram uphill, and once we reached the summit they were all over the place. Not sure if these are seasonal bugs, but it is advisable to... More

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sadly despite the sunshine it was hazy, but that did not detract in anyway from the experience of riding the cableway tram up to the summit or the walk laid out around the peak. The tram on the way up was slowed for passengers to admire a black bear wandering the grassy ski runs and despite the haze we had... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The guide up the tram "Jack" was very informative. Talked about the mother bears and cubs and the different peaks. The top has a loop trail to the tower. Take it. It is just awesome with views from rocky cliffs. Not for small kids though. 9 year olds and older would be safest on trail. Listen to the thrush and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The price was right (two for one) for a day of Spring skiing at Cannon Mountain. I took my younger son, who had never previously gone skiing, and we had a great day together. The family ski area was particularly great - a bunch of green runs and three blue runs. We never once stood in line. We rented skis... More

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Long Island, New York, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited in the fall (so no skiing or snowboarding) but we took the Aerial Tram up the mountain. For a small price we bought round trip tickets for a ride up the mountain that will surely be pleasing to your eyes if you're lucky enough to go on a day when it's not crowded or you get close enough... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It's really hard to choose another mountain in NH where I'd rather ski. I've skied at various area around NE a number of times over the past few years, and coming off a great day at Cannon the other week, here's how I'd summarize it. Pros: great terrain (groomers, steeps, glades, bumps, terrain park), crowds (very rare), vibe (laid back,... More

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Arundel, Maine
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We just wanted to go up and watch the skiing and have a snack. The whole mountain was closed at 2:30 on a Monday. WHAT?

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had a great time at Cannon Mountain this past weekend. The staff was very helpful on finding a forgotten helmet. We love the Mountain, but after the first night we switched hotels. Littleton is not far away, and less of a party atmosphere. If you are young and want to party, stay around the mountain, if you want to... More

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Amherst, NH
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166 reviews 166 reviews
38 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Hard to beat this price - free skiing during the week for NH seniors. It's one of NH's premier ski areas as it is, great trails, varied terrain, and for $0 lift ticket, how can you go wrong?

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