Cannon Mountain's history is steeped in skiing legend and lore. Rising at the western edge of New Hampshire's magnificently beautiful Franconia Notch State Park, the granite-domed mountain has been the playground of skiers since the 1930s. Here, the country's first down-mountain ski trail was cleared in 1933, the first aerial tramway was built on the mountain and the first professional ski patrol was established. More than a dozen members of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame--whose contributions to the sport include historic racing feats, the development of ski techniques and designing countless ski areas across the country and around the world--have called Cannon their home hill. Join author and longtime Cannon skier Meghan McCarthy McPhaul on the slopes of this historic mountain.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.42(d)|
About the Author
Meghan McCarthy McPhaul has been skiing at Cannon Mountain since she was a small child in the 1970s. After spending five years in the mountains of Colorado, she returned to the East and began a career as a small-town newspaper reporter, earning accolades and professional journalism awards while working on the side as a ski coach. She continues to write for local and regional publications, and her work has recently been included in two collections of essays: Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing and Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country. For more information, visit www.meghanmcphaul.com.