Cannon Mountain Review

by: psuguy43094 - Nov 8, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Challenge, Accessibility

    Cons: Icey, Windy, Poor Après Ski, Hard

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

We went to Cannon in the middle of March and lucked out with weather as the day before they got a couple inches of the white stuff. There was nice weather but since it was a weekday, the Tram was closed. The wind and cold on the upper mountain and the Cannon Express lift (which was actually a slow fixed-grip quad making the ride slow and COLD) were unbearable. The Upper Lower Hardscrabble Trails were awful. They had no snowmaking or grooming on them and there were huge patches of ice everywhere. People were falling left and right on this trail so we avoided it from then on. The front five trails off the Zoomer lift were nice as they were not crowded and offered some nice short steeps and cruising. The grooming here is not anything to get excited about but the Time Zone trail next to the terrain park was great because it was never used. People thought it was closed because there was something at the top of the trail which blocked part of the entrance to the trail. Since it was actually open it still had fresh groomer tracks and we skied it many times. Cannon was a a good day trip mountain with challenges and cruisers. Although the Après was awful, it was a nice mountain which anyone would enjoy.