Cannon Mountain Snowsports School: Clinics For All Ages and Abilities

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The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain offers special clinics for skiers/riders of all ages and abilities. These clinics include race camps, day camps for children, and special tips to enhance visitors enjoyment of their Cannon Mountain experience.

A season-long racing camp for adults will be offered on Sundays from January 9 to February 27. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., participants are timed in racing gates and get coached by Cannon Mountain's Snowsports School instructors. The course alternates between giant slalom and slalom. The cost for the full season is $175; daily entries into the group will be available for $29 (the price of a group lesson).

Also available are Children's day camps, in which children ages 4-7 and 8-12 are grouped together according to skill level and ability so they can learn at their own pace in a comfortable environment. New this year is 'Hang Time,' a program geared to kids ages 11-14 who want more.

In addition, Cannon Mountain is hosting Afternoon Matinees on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays at 1:30 p.m. For $29, skiers/riders can get tips on the best techniques to help them master Cannon Mountain's Front Five slopes. From kids wanting to work in the bumps to first-timers looking for a women's focus workshop, skiers and riders will get just the help they're looking for from Cannon Mountain's Afternoon Matinees.

Cannon Mountain, in rugged Franconia Notch State Park, NH, offers year-round value and fun for the whole family. With nine lifts and 55 winter trails (some offering the most challenging terrain in New Hampshire), as well as the newly developed gentle Brookside area with nine trails for beginning and intermediate skiers/riders, Cannon Mountain is always worth a visit. Known for the pristine beauty of its setting, Cannon Mountain is operated by the Division of Parks and Recreation of New Hampshire's Department of Resources and Economic Development. For more information on Cannon Mountain, visit or call 603-823-8800.

New this season at Cannon Mountain

With ease of access and value, Cannon Mountain Ski Area offers some of the most exciting skiing in East. With an eye toward increased convenience for potential visitors, the mountain has recently launched a totally revamped website at, with a new online store, ticket sales, special programs, and all other mountain information.

While Cannon Mountain has a reputation for challenging and fun expert trails, the newly expanded Brookside Area offers skiing/riding opportunities for the whole family. The Brookside Triple Chair and Tuckerbrook Quad Chair offer quick access to nine trails with terrain for beginning and intermediate skiers/boarders. The Brookside Learning Center offers all-day and part day programs for all ages and abilities, plus childcare for children six weeks and older.

Also new this year is the Zoomer Club Card, offering frequent skiers/riders significant savings. Available for just $10, the Zoomer Club Card entitles cardholders to a free lift ticket after the purchase of 10 lift tickets. Members also receive discounts at the ski shop, rentals, and other special deals.

There has also been a tremendous investment in the snowmaking system, from renovating and upgrading existing equipment to expanding the scope of the overall operation. Cannon Mountain has increased and in some cases doubled the number of snowmaking guns on many trails, while an addition of a new groomer will help maintain peak conditions on the mountain. Opening Day is set for Friday November 26, 2004.

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