Cannon

Cannon Mountain

  • Flight Type: Ridge and Thermals, potential XC site.
  • Only time to fly: After the snow is gone and before the ski season starts.
  • USHPA Rating Recommendation: H3/P3
  • USHPA and NEPHC membership is mandatory.
  • Launch: East facing.
  • Elevation : 4080 foot summit (1244m).
  • PG LZ: Approved Landing Area or Franconia Airport
  • HZ LZ: Franconia Airport
  • Franconia Airport : 1B5 is on Route 116. Unicom frequency is 122.8.
  • Orientation(s):NE – N Wind preferred at 8-10 kts
  • Take off: Ski Slope Launch
  • Airspace: There is an airport approximately 2.5 miles away so there are occasional low flying aircraft in the area.
  • Hazards: The launch site is right under Yankee MOA areas 1 and 2. Airport hosts a large number of soaring gliders as well.

Rules and Regulations:

  • You must be a current NEPHC member.
  • LAND AT THE APPROVED AREA OR AT THE FRANCONIA AIRPORT.
  • DO NOT CROSS THE TRAM LINE.
  • Register in the NEPHC Book in the base lodge.
  • If you have already registered in the past, you need to sign in before you can fly.
  • Buy a one-way tram ticket or hike up.

Directions and parking:

  • 93 North to Cannon Mountain
  • Exit 34B – Cannon Mountain Tramway
  • Park anywhere in the parking lot.