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Public Information and Comment Session on Future Improvements to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway


The Division of Parks and Recreation is hosting a public information and comment 
session on what the future holds for the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in 
Franconia Notch State Park at 6 p.m. on February 18, 2022, at the Peabody Lodge, 
Cannon Mountain Ski Area, Franconia Notch State Park

The session will start with a presentation by agency staff to provide background 
information, current status of the Tramway, and possible options for the state to 
consider moving forward. After the presentation there will be time for questions and 
comments from the public. Those who are not able to attend in person are invited 
to review the presentation on our State Parks website Comments and 
questions can be submitted to, or by March 1, 2022. 

NH State Parks has agreed to follow the Franconia, NH Town Ordinance requiring 
face coverings, so masks will be required. The numbers of attendees will be limited 
by the State’s life safety code. 

In June of 1938, the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway was dedicated as the first in 
North America. Tram II was licensed in February 1980. The aerial tramway is one of 
the most important and leading daily spring-summer-fall attraction in the White 
Mountains region of New Hampshire. The Aerial Tram services ski area clientele 3-4 
days per week during the winter season, providing supplemental access to 
Cannon’s 4,080’ summit. After 40 years the primary systems such as the cars 
themselves, the hanger arms, the carriage trolleys, the electromechanical 
componentry, the motor and braking systems need to be replaced. Each of these 
systems has an estimated remaining lifespan of 3-5 years. 
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