Winter Operations Updates

Anyone else out there dreaming of winter?

It's on our minds for sure. Will things be different this winter? Yes, some things. What won't really change however, are many of the ways you make Cannon Mountain yours. Your line through the trees, your favorite view, the snow, your Cannon family and all of the fun ways down the mountain. The things that you love about Cannon. The things that make us all Cannon. The mountain will be here in in its iconic setting in Franconia Notch State Park. It’ll snow naturally, and we’ll make snow and groom. We’ll get you up the mountain and you'll choose your favorite ways down. Whatever the route, we know you'll find the fun and we'll be here to get you the best possible experience like we always do.


Between now and opening day, we'll be working on details for any operational and necessary changes, given the current challenges. We've been hard at work with SKI New Hampshire and our fellow members, along with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) on crafting guidance for ski areas, and we’ll be following the guidance approved by the New Hampshire Governor's Task Force on Reopening.


Measures we’ve already implemented in NH State Parks that will carry through to Cannon in winter:

- Use of face coverings in specified areas

- Limited capacities in buildings

- Social distancing measures inside and out

- Enhanced cleaning protocols ski-area-wide


Subject to approved guidance, these measures are likely to be implemented:

- Selling day tickets online and in advance only

- Selling rentals and lessons online and in advance only

- Prohibiting bags and gear in buildings

- Limiting day ticket sales during certain times

- Reducing the number and types of discounted products


Many people are asking if we will require reservations for passholders and limit visits. We do not currently have plans to do that and would prefer not to. We may in the future, choose to limit the number of additional passes we sell, but we hope to be able to let passholders visit without restrictions. Much of this is very fluid right now and ANY of it is subject to change, but our plan will solidify in the coming weeks as we keep working towards winter. We’ll post additional info as we have it to keep you in the loop and keep Cannon on your mind. Oh, and our planned opening day is just over 10 weeks away. November 27, 2020.

As plans evolve, this page will be updated. Check back often!