The Cannon Mountain Ski Area New Hampshire is located in the midst of the beautiful White Mountain National Forest. It is easily one of the top ten ski resorts in New Hampshire and an argument can be made for putting it closer to the top three. It is certainly one of the most challenging and exciting ski resorts in the state with black diamond ski runs comprising over a third of all named slopes. The Cannon Mountain Ski Resort is a great place for all inclusive ski vacations. There is a nice selection of lodging options in Cannon, Loon Mountain, and nearby Bretton Woods, where you will also find an awesome ski resort. There are often ski packages available to the Cannon Mountain Ski Area that include discounts on area accommodations. You will also find dining, a sports equipment and repair shop, lessons, and lot of fun activities and attractions for the entire family onsite.
The top elevation at the Cannon Mountain Ski Area New Hampshire is 4,186 feet with a bottom elevation of 2,000 feet and a vertical rise of 2,186 feet. This part of New Hampshire receives around 150 inches of snow annually and the resort has the ability to make snow to cover the grounds if necessary. There are nine lifts total that service the 72 trails spread out over 178 acres at the Cannon Mountain Ski Area. The lifts not only provide prompt service, allowing you to get back onto the slopes in short order, but they also offer amazing vistas of the snow covered White Mountains and the gorgeous surrounding landscape. One of the great things about skiing or snowboarding at this resort, or essentially any other in the state of New Hampshire, is that you will be within easy driving distance of many other fine and reputable resorts. Loon Mountain, Bretton Woods, and Waterville Valley are three resorts that are all less than twenty miles away from the Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
After a long day of shredding the slopes you can sit back and relax with a nice drink at the Cannonball Pub. This is the perfect place to enjoy time with your friends in a cozy environment. Families will be happy to know that there is a great ski school that offers expert instruction to kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. You need not worry if you are a first-timer out on the slopes. The important thing is getting out there and starting. The Cannon Mountain Ski Area New Hampshire has a little bit of something for everyone. There are enough runs for beginners to have a great time at 17 percent of the total, 48 percent are for intermediates, and 35 percent are perfect for the experts.
Although there are no lodging options right on the slopes, the easy access to a wide range of accommodations close by makes staying in the vicinity of the resort a breeze. The Franconia Notch area features tons of vacation rentals including townhouses and two- to six-bedroom condos. The Indian Head Resort and the Comfort Inn and Suites are also very close to the resort and many times work with the Cannon Mountain Ski Resort on offering patrons discounts and incentive deals.