Cannon Mountain Ski Resort is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, near the town of Franconia. The resort is around 2.5 hours from both Boston, MA and Portland, ME.
Cannon Mountain gets a little less than 200 inches of snowfall per season, but like most "ice coast" resorts, the snow is not the powder many skiers seek out. The ski season at Cannon Mountain typically runs from mid-November to early May, and the resort does not offer night skiing.
We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Cannon Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Cannon Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Cannon Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Cannon Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Cannon Mountain has a total of 97 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Cannon Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 192 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 78 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.8 square kilometers.
Cannon Mountain's slopes see on average 160 inches (4.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet every year!
Cannon Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Cannon Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,080 feet, or 1,244 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,180 feet (664 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Cannon Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Cannon Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
56.8out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Cannon Mountain has 192 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Cannon Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 52% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 33% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Cannon Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Cannon Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 67% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Cannon Mountain Ski Resort Location
Cannon Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Franconia, NH.
Franconia, NH 03580 USA
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Getting to Cannon Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cannon Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.15000, -71.69000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Franconia, NH to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Cannon Mountain Ski Resort.
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||77 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||128 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||136 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Cannon Mountain.
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||47 mi|
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||76 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||76 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cannon Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Cannon Mountain Ski Resort.
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||14 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||16 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||24 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||25 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||27 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||29 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||31 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||36 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||50%||41 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||42%||44 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||47 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||55%||49 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||38%||51 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||52 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||52 mi|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||38%||56 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||57 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||58 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||60 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||61 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||62 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||64 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||65 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||65 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||66 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||66 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||68 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||39%||70 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||71 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||72 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||79 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||17%||80 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||, QC||0 ft||0%||80 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||81 mi|
|Titcomb Mountain||Farmington, ME||750 ft||32%||83 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||40%||85 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||85 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||86 mi|
|Black Mountain||Rumford, ME||2,150 ft||44%||87 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||89 mi|
|Gunstock||Kingston, NH||2,300 ft||47%||91 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||92 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||93 mi|
Cannon Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,080 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,900 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,180 ft|
(15% Beginner, 52% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||160 inches|