Over the President’s Day weekend we hit the slopes of New Hampshire skiing Attitash, Wildcat, Sunday River, and Cannon. In this video, drive with us from Bartlett, where we have a log cabin, through the White Mountain National Forest to ski Cannon Mountain.
It was a typical New England weekend with rain, sleet, snow, and wind, and yet you’d never know it in this video. Check it out.
The first mountain you see is Mount Willard (I called it Wilber, sorry!) which is in Crawford Notch. It’s a great hike in the summer especially when the train passes through the Notch along the side of the mountain.
Next, you’ll see us driving through the Notch and passing the visitors center on the left followed by the Mount Washington Hotel on the right. This is where the Bretton Woods agreement was signed in July 1944 where currencies were pegged to gold and the U.S. dollar was seen as a reserve currency linked to the price of gold. You’ll note how well the stock market did when there was some stability on the monetary front until the agreement’s dissolution between 1968-1973.
Cannon Mountain is home to the first passenger tramway in North America. A little history: “From its construction in 1938 to its 1980 retirement, 6,581,338 passengers made the thrilling 2.1 mile journey up Cannon Mountain. The dedication of Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway II on May 24, 1980 marked the end of a 42 year era, and the exciting beginning of a bright new future for Cannon Mountain.” The tram fits 70+1 skiers. That +1 is the operator who makes sure you make it to the top.