Flew back to Boston a couple days ago with just enough time to head to the slopes before a week long special HBS program. We decided to go up to Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. A two-hour drive, and right off the highway in Franconia Notch. A gorgeous drive up — beautiful sunny weather. Unfortunately, just a bit too beautiful. From what I understand, most of Christmas has been a cycle of freeze-thaw for the Northeast… magically transforming fluffy snow into giant sheets of ice. There’s nothing like flying down a mountain at 100 mph and skidding across an ice patch!
In spite of that, it was a beautiful time. Outside of a smaller beginner’s area, the slopes at Cannon definitely seem a bit geared towards the advanced skier. The view from the top of the mountain is particularly gorgeous:
We picked Cannon because it was one of the few ski resorts that had reasonably priced tickets. A half-day college student was only $36, a relative steal compared to the $70-$90 seen on many other area mountains. Skiing gets expensive! I don’t know if I ever appreciate how much it cost my parents when I was a kid… One last photo: