OK – Trip Report; Cannon Mountain 3/25/03:
Another time-warp experience! I knew something was different when we ambled into the Peabody Base Lodge just before 10 AM, and there were already a number of people drinking beers at the makeshift bar.
It was great fun re-experiencing those old New England classics like Paulie’s Folly, Avalanche, Zoomer (all had good bumps) and Taft Slalom (‘Thin Cover’). And riding the Tramway again was quite quaint!
As far as conditions were concerned, it was about 50 degrees at the base, 40 at the summit, and the wind (as usual) was blowing like crazy. The snow was sort of ‘Spring Crud’ and there were a lot of bare sections. I’d say they have about 2 more weeks before they wind up the season. If you want to go, do it soon! Don’t know about Mittersill – I think they’re not reopening it until next year(?) Anyway, conditions were better near the top.
All in all, though, a nice way to celebrate what would have been my Dad’s 80th birthday! Oh, and my son got to see, “The Old Man of the Mountain,” for the first time and was - somewhat surprisingly - duly impressed!