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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.


Naomi Miller

Monday, June 11, 2018
One of the most favorite hikes!!! We went on a hard trail and were so impressed by views and surroundings. Highly recommend for anyone who likes outdoor activities. You can hike that mountain on several trails and choose difficulty that suits you, just make sure to bring a map with you if you are taking the hard on.

Ewa Kubiak-Thornton

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
what a great ski resort wow was for sure amazed how friendly and helpful everyone is. I sign up my kids for a half day ski class and they sure love it. we hope to be back in the future. great stop and spot

Josue Acaron

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Has a nice tram. When u get to the top u can see the whole area. Wheelchair accessible up until the cafe. Cannot go up the tower with wheelchair.

Vadim Rojevsky

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Love it. Must visit on clear day together with Flume Gorge

Michael Meyer

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Beautiful scenery in winter. Start from Lafayette campground parking lot. Hike Cannon mountain then continue to hike Kinsman north and south. View breath taking panoramas from outlooks near summit. Bring your microspikes and hiking poles. Prepare to swing like monkey from trees or slide down on your butt for steep inclines. Decent trail management with ladders, steps, and bridges.

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