Cannon – 1/27/13

My first skiing haiku regarding our weekend at Cannon:


A cold, bluebird day
Great conditions and no crowds
Can't wait to go back




All joking aside, this was my first trip to Cannon and can now say it sits in the top 3 of my Favorite NE ski areas. No open glades so I can't speak to it and Mittersill was not really in play due to coverage but, despite being stuck to groomers, it was great. I think we skied just about everything that was open. Their "Front 5" were in fine shape. I think the only one we stayed away from was "Zoomer". (snowmaking + a bunch of never-ever's made for bad decision making) Surprisingly, the snow on Jasper's Hideaway was awesome....soft, carvable, and really enjoyable.

It was never "crowded". There were tons of empty chairs and the only lines we waited in were for the Tram. No real wind issues and the cold wasn't as awful as it could have been. (thermometer was reading 1 degree at the base but it felt warmer)

Why it took me so long to get over there I will never know. Luckily, my group was spending the night in Franconia so the drive wasn't as punishing as it could have been. (seems to be around 3 hours one way)

Too cold to take pics. I only have the obligatory shot looking up to the summit from the base.

The Cannonball pub has one of the best beer-lists I have ever seen at an Apres spot. :beer:

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