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By: Jamie Edwards

Get to Know Cannon Mountain Ski Resort (NH)

Cannon Mountain Ski Resort is located in Franconia Notch State Park and is considered to be one of the top winter resorts in New Hampshire. It has 282 skiable acres, 81 glades and trails, and 10 lifts. The winter season at the resort starts at the end of November and lasts until the middle of April.  
Getting There
The distance between the resort and New Haven is 245 miles, which is about 4 hours and 15 minutes of drive time. In order to get there, you need to take the highway Interstate 91 North towards Bradford. After about 209 miles take an exit 16 and keep driving along the highway Vermont Route 25 for another 35 miles.  
Lift prices:  

  • Weekdays and weekends: Children (6-12) – $60, youth (13-17) – $69, adults (18-64) – $82, senior (65+) – $60 
  • Half-day: Children (6-12) – $45, youth (13-17) – $55, adults (18-64) – $60, senior (65+) – $45 
  • 2-day pass: Children (6-12) – $99, youth (13-17) – $123, adults (18-64) – $149, senior (65+) – $99 
  • Season pass: Children (6-12) – $429, youth (13-17) – $529, adults (18-64) – $829, senior (65+) – $529 

General information 
The resort with the first tramway in North America was opened to the public in 1938 and has been one of the favorite destinations for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. However, there is also some terrain added during the last couple seasons for advanced skiers and beginners.  
Even though the skiing season at the resort is from November to March, there are other things to do throughout the year. In the summertime, visitors can do hiking, fishing, biking, and boating. The resort has a well-developed infrastructure with upscale lodging, fancy restaurants, stores, spa, winery, ice skating, and outdoor heated pool. 

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