At the last week’s NBSB at Cannon, we discussed current and past slogans for Cannon Mountain. Riverc0il from TheSnowway was fond of the late 1990s slogan; Cannon – It’s A Blast! A place on words for the name of the mountain that is named after a rock feature resembling a cannon at the summit of the mountain.
This week we feature the Winter 1997-98 brochure with the 1996-97 Trail Map. These would correspond to my first visit at Cannon on Easter Monday 1997 and following visit the following season.
What is Cannon?
Cannon : It’s A Blast
– 2,146 Vertical Feet Of Sheer Exhilaration.
– 60 Years of Pure Skiing.
– The Tram Takes 70.
– To The Summit In 8 Minutes Flat.
– Come Have a Blast!
Known as the birthplace of American skiing, Cannon Mountain is celebrating its sixtieth year of high-adventure winter fun and remains one of the best mountains in the country to experience pure skiing. Carved out of time-stopping turns and stomach-dropping steeps, this mountain seems to be custom-made for skiing and boarding on the edge.
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Back in the 1997, lift tickets were $37 on weekends/holidays and $28 midweek. This is time when the Peabody chair was an old double, not an Express Quad. Prior to premier Tuckerbrook Family area, before the steep Tramline, Kinsmen’s Glade as well as a few other on the map glades. It was also when Mittersill was a lost ski area with no liftserved skiing.
1996-97 Trail Map