A History of Cannon Mountain: Trails, Tales and Skiing Legends

A History of Cannon Mountain: Trails, Tales and Skiing Legends

by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609490430
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Pages: 130
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.

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