In early April, the NH House passed a bill that includes a major change for NH seniors over 65 who have been skiing for free at Cannon on weekdays. The companion bill had already passed the NH Senate. However, the legislative process is not finished yet. The change would mean paying 1/3 for a midweek day ticket and 2/3 on weekends. There would be a $136 midweek season pass for seniors. The bill also includes allowing higher rates for weekend and holiday admissions to all NH recreational areas. Cannon is state-owned and run.
The stats from 2015-16 for free senior days was about 2000 tickets for a value of about $110,000. Wonder how much the numbers would go down? The cost for a day would be $25 for someone who didn't get a season pass.
Lost revenue could spell end for senior citizen discount at Cannon Mountain
Lawmakers are weighing whether to eliminate one of the perks of growing old – free weekday skiing.
After a fiery debate Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would let the state charge seniors to ski at Cannon Mountain.
Currently, New Hampshire residents over 65 can ski there for free on weekdays. . . .