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 https://www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/improving-state-parks. Comments and questions can be submitted to, TramComments@dncr.nh.gov or email@example.com 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.