Schussing down the slopes at Cannon Mountain in NH in April!
Schussing down the slopes at Cannon Mountain in NH in April is prime skiing in my book. Cannon Mountain, home of Olympian Champion Bode Miller, is infamously known for its gusting winds, icy “loud powder” and frigid conditions. The brave souls venture out there around Christmas time and into January and February. However, if you are inclined toward more mild conditions, the best time to ski at Cannon Mountain is in April. As a senior sixty-five or older, you can get a full day pass for $53 and stay at the iconic Franconia Inn for a reasonable off season price. The Franconia Inn is an amazing place that treats its guests right. They truly take the time to make your stay the best it can be and show you all of the activities, cultural destinations and sights in Franconia New Hamphire. And if you fall in love with Cannon Mountain you may want to consider moving there as senior residents of New Hampshire can ski for free during the week. You can also find the Franconia Inn just off Route 93 on Easton Valley Road, shortly after you pass the Robert Frost Museum. If you have time, take the less traveled right turn into his woods. You can explore Robert Frost's old stomping grounds while reading his poems posted along the trail.
Why ski in April when the snow is falling off the steep slopes? While the April trade-off might include some slushy and maybe even some green patches, the upbeat fine culture of Cannon Mountain will keep your spirits high. You will likely see some skiers in tee shirts, maybe even some bare-chested snow boarders. And if you get tired of skiing or fed up with the spring conditions, you can always enjoy a cold beer or the great Cannon tunes and vibes outside. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a live band from your picnic table. So dress in layers and bring your shades!