The highest ski mountain in New Hampshire, actually owned by the State, and boasting a long and illustrious history. Cannon operates New Hampshire's only cable car and has a reputation for exciting expert terrain whilst maintaining gentle slopes for beginners.
While Cannon Mountain has a justifiable reputation for challenging and exciting expert trails, the Tuckerbrook Family Area offers skiing and riding for the entire family, with the Tuckerbrook Quad and Brookside triple chair and Tuckerbrook quad offering quick access to thirteen trails with terrain for beginning and intermediate skiers/boarders. The Brookside Learning Centre offers all-day and part-day programs as well as childcare for children ages six weeks and older. Efficient chairlift connections serve the mountain from Peabody Base Lodge and the famous 70-person cable car will whisk you to the summit in just eight minutes. The ski school arranges a wide range of classes including special tuition on the resorts famous 'Front Five' steep trails. There are special midweek ticket deals for women and groups for senior skiers to join. The rest of the mountain offers some of the more challenging terrain as well as glades. Cannon Mountain's historic roots are evident in the classic New England design of the older trails, which tend to be somewhat narrow and winding. Mittersill offers 86 acres of natural backcountry terrain. Served by double chair from its base, this backcountry area has been a favourite with locals for years and can also accessed by a short walk from the Taft trail from Cannon’s summit. 2-hour guided tours on Mittersill are offered for intermediate and advanced skiers from Cannon on Saturdays and Sundays, conditions permitting.
Daycare is available for children aged six weeks and older by the hour, half day and full day. There's a range of ski school classes for children aged three years and up in different age groups. Daycare for the youngest children on skis (aged three to four) includes a ski lesson with rental equipment. 'Cannon Kids' for children aged four to seven, and 'Mountain Explorers' for eight to twelve year olds ensure children are fitted with equipment, grouped according to age and ability, provided with lunch and snacks, storage for equipment and colour-coded ski racks, and are available for half or full day sessions.
The Cannonball Pub in the base lodge boasts a friendly bar and table service fare at affordable prices, with dining also on the sunny deck outside. For a quick bite there is also a self-service cafeteria. Away from the mountian, there's a lot of choice for dining in and around the nearby town of Lincoln, from traditional New England fare to continental cuisine, from pizza to spicy ethnic dishes. Many hotels also offer dining, and among the many options are the Profile Dining Room at the nearby Indian Head Resort offering family dining, a casual atmosphere and a kid's menu, or sample some of the best steaks and Rib-Eye in the area at the Open Hearth Steak-House at Woodward’s Resort. And don’t leave New Hampshire without sampling a bowl of creamy Clam Chowder.
There is a wide choice of night spots to choose from in the region, with something for all tastes. CJ's Penalty Box at the Kancamagus Motor Lodge on Route 112 in Lincoln is the area's only Sport's Bar. Gordi's Fish & Steak House on Kancamagus Hwy in Lincoln is known for its great après ski. As with many establishments in the area you can spend the whole evening there as there's an excellent pub menu too. Try prime rib, lobster, fish, steak and throw in the salad bar to keep feeling healthy. Serious apres skiers will take a trip to the Woodstock Inn, home to the Woodstock Station (the town's original train station, now attached to the rear of the main inn) which serves a casual 148-item menu for lunch and dinner. Variety, hearty portions, and nightly entertainment have turned the Station into the locals' hot spot, with weekly karaoke nights and live bands at the weekend. As if that's not enough, the Woodstock Inn Brewery is also on-premises. The seven-barrel micro-brewery offers six freshly brewed ales at all times. The attached Brewpub is a cosy room where locals and travellers socialize over pints, often watching the brewers at work perfecting their handcrafted ales, porters, and stouts. Truant’s Tavern in North Woodstock is a popular spot at the weekends, with a choice of bars serving into the small hours.
Cannon is big on its ski race training and ski technique, but boarders get equal treatment. and Apart from the exciting natural terrain to enjoy, there are three freestyle areas which include a half pipe.