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Cannon Mountain Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 15th February 2008

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

If you want a glitzy resort experience with groomed courderoy, a lot of super fast lifts and family friendly terrain, you need to look elsewhere. Although Cannon has been "tamed" recently, its still a throwback area to the olden days of skiing. Its not beginner friendly, due to limited green circle terrain. The green circles on the main mountain are Blue's elsewhere. If you wan't a unique experience and are a very good intermediate or an expert, this place is worth a trip. First: Very few intersections and cross trails. Second: Its a steep mountain, You can crank on any level trail. Third: Exceptional gladed skiing for experts. Fourth: You'll see rocks, so accept it or stay home. Fifth: No such thing as a double black diamond. All expert trails are Blacks, which range from a moderate pitch (Taft Slalom)to insane, jump rocks, out of bounds, but in bounds (tramline), which at age 50 I am nearing the end of my ability to ski. Sixth: For reasons I cannot figure out snowboarders never seem to be more than 5% of the people. Seventh: Lift lines this year, even on saturdays have been minimal or non-existent. Haven't been able to ski past 2:30 yet. Eighth: If it were any closer to the interstate it'd have to be in the travel lanes, as its literally 100 yards to the parking lot. In short, my wife and I love this place because there is no area in New England closer to a natural ski experience. You may find, ice, a bush and some rocks, but if you like natural snow and trails that change from hour to hour, its At times you feel like its 1980 again. The Tram? 6 minutes, over 2,000 feet of vertical and my favorite lift in America except for the trams at jackson Hole and Snowbird. Finally: If anyone can find a place where the skiers are friendlier let me know. In the tram cafeteria, if there are 8 people at a table, assume its 3-4 groups of strangers having a blast together.

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