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    Sorry, a state run mountain does not work with a skier's schedule of first/last. We take it for what it is and enjoy the hell out of it when we can.

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  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by bootladder View Post
    Sorry, a state run mountain does not work with a skier's schedule of first/last. We take it for what it is and enjoy the hell out of it when we can.
    Yes, you're right. The potential is there, but the state will never take the risk. In a way, this makes Cannon even better in a Cannon kind of way. I have driven by Cannon a couple of times going to Sunday River when Cannon has a foot or more powder in the spring and is closed.
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    Don't get me wrong, freeski, I love Cannon the way it is and the way it is evolving. State run is good with me.

    Early/late season runs can be climbed to if that is your goal (however it is not entirely legal if you read the signs and literature).
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  4. #84
    I just said could......could have, should have. We all know it will never happen.

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    I just said could......could have, should have. We all know it will never happen.
    It did once a long time ago, I think. or maybe I am losing it.
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    Forgot the year but I would say somewhere in the 90's Cannon opened Oct 31st..I have that ticket somewhere.They up/down loaded from the tram.I would not think the tram would cost more than the detach to run,just the opposite.The tram would only run every 15 minutes to 1/2 hour for 7 minutes vs nonstop for the chair.I also have a ticket from May.The only times I remember them open in those 2 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIKSKIER View Post
    Forgot the year but I would say somewhere in the 90's Cannon opened Oct 31st..I have that ticket somewhere.They up/down loaded from the tram.I would not think the tram would cost more than the detach to run,just the opposite.The tram would only run every 15 minutes to 1/2 hour for 7 minutes vs nonstop for the chair.I also have a ticket from May.The only times I remember them open in those 2 months.
    Hmm.. I thought the tram was longer, but on the trail map it says it's only 100' or so longer. You might be right, maybe the tram would take less electricity. For late season it would be great to blow 30' of snow on Profile (Cannonball) Superstar style, but yea it won't happen. I like the way the state runs Cannon. It's nice they don't try and squeeze every dime out of the mountain. Also, I think the Mittersill expansion is positive.
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  8. #88
    I really think the weather of that part of NH is misunderstood. Franconia Notch in general and especially the area towards the north and west of it, are in a downslope area. It is typical for it to be 6 or 7 degrees WARMER there than elsewhere around it during certain weather patterns. Sure, when it's a stiff northwest wind it's colder, but that's atypical of early fall. I actually think Loon, Burke and Bretton Woods, places that are protected from downsloping and where elevation would still be favorable, would beat out Cannon on opening early most years just based on minimum temperatures below 32 in a standard early fall pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiRaceParent View Post
    I really think the weather of that part of NH is misunderstood. Franconia Notch in general and especially the area towards the north and west of it, are in a downslope area. It is typical for it to be 6 or 7 degrees WARMER there than elsewhere around it during certain weather patterns. Sure, when it's a stiff northwest wind it's colder, but that's atypical of early fall. I actually think Loon, Burke and Bretton Woods, places that are protected from downsloping and where elevation would still be favorable, would beat out Cannon on opening early most years just based on minimum temperatures below 32 in a standard early fall pattern.
    But the elevation at those other three isn't 'favorable' relative to Cannon. They are ~800-1000' lower. The past 2 weather events are a perfect example: some snow at Cannon, no snow on either side of the notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannonball View Post
    But the elevation at those other three isn't 'favorable' relative to Cannon. They are ~800-1000' lower. The past 2 weather events are a perfect example: some snow at Cannon, no snow on either side of the notch.
    Agreed but natural snow isn't likely going to get you to open first.

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