Cannon will be offering active military servicemen and woman all-day lift tickets for $50, and half-day lift tickets for $40, a savings over the $66 and $44 regular rates.

 "This is a way we can give back to those who have done so much for our country," said Greg Keeler, the ski area's marketing director, in announcing the special deals in a release.

 "The really big savings are on our regular season passes," Keeler said. "We have special rates for both New Hampshire resident and nonresident active duty and retired military personnel."

Nonresident active duty or retired military personnel season passes are $349.50 for adults aged 19 to 64 and $199.50 for seniors aged 65 and older.

New Hampshire resident active duty or retired military personnel passes are priced at $262 for adults or $149.50 for seniors. The only catch is that today, Dec. 14, is the deadline for this type of pass, so act fast.

Cannon is off I-93 in Franconia Notch State Park, N.H. The Cannon Mountain Tramway (for advanced skiers/snowboarders) and New England Ski Museum are located at Exit 34B, while the Peabody Base Lodge and Tuckerbrook Family Area are located at Exit 34C.

Cannon Mountain has 72 trails, nine lifts, and terrain for all ability levels. Cannon has the longest vertical drop and the highest lift-served terrain in New Hampshire, and boasts the state's only aerial tramway.