Cannon Mountain’s Annual Instructor’s Training Program

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 26 2005 - 03:41 PM

FRANCONIA NOTCH, New Hampshire ??” Cannon Mountain’s Snowsports School will offer its annual Instructor’s Training Program beginning on Saturday, March 12, 2005. The four-day program, held over two consecutive weekends, is a great value for aspiring instructors and good skiers seeking to get better.

The Instructor Training Program runs on Saturdays and Sundays for two consecutive weekends with at least four hours of training a day. The total cost, including lift tickets, is $195, space is limited. Course conductors include some of Cannon Mountain’s top trainers, led by Technical Director Bill Cunningham. The Cannon Mountain staff trains extensively to improve in both individual skills and coaching ability. Participants should have the ability to ski most anywhere on the mountain. “This does not mean you have to be a fantastic skier,” says Snowsports School Director Jack McGurin, “just having a desire to learn and improve is more important.”

Some program participants have joined the Cannon Mountain staff after getting a taste for what a skiing lifestyle can be about, says McGurin. Being a coach is not for everyone, but helping people get into the sport, especially children, is very rewarding.” Some participants join the program just out of curiosity to see what they don’t know. According to McGurin, “a lot of information about skiing is shared in an easy way, and Cannon provides a scenic backdrop that is hard to beat.”

Cannon Mountain’s instructor training program runs on weekends beginning March 12th and ending March 20th, 2005. Reservations can be made through the Cannon Snowsports School by calling 603-823-7722, ext. 787.

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, visit or call 603-823-8800.