Cannon Mountain

260 Tramway Drive


Cannon Mountain was the site of the first passenger tramway in North America. The fact that it was built at all is a tribute to the vision of a few men, and the foresight of the New Hampshire Legislature.

From its construction in 1938 to its 1980 retirement, 6,581,338 passengers made the thrilling 2.1 mile journey up Cannon Mountain. The dedication of Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway II on May 24, 1980 marked the end of a 42 year era, and the exciting beginning of a bright new future for Cannon Mountain.

Alexander Bright, a famous skier, conceived the idea of building a tramway in NH during his trip to Europe as a member of the US Olympic Ski Team in 1933. In Europe, Bright had seen passenger carrying tramways and recognized that building one in NH could foster the growth of skiing and summer tourism in the White Mountains.


Alex W

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Beautiful scenery year round. Great for Skiing and hiking

Bardiya Akhbari

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

Such a beautiful spot! Astonishing view!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Beautiful view, not too many tourists so you can enjoy it at your own pace

Patrick S

Monday, May 8, 2017

Great way to see New Hampshire from above, about $20 to go to the top without hiking. Highest bar in the east coast too!!!!

Bobby Thériault

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Beautiful place to see !