The aerial tramway is one of New Hampshire’s most spectacular rides. The tramway brings visitors to the 4,080′ summit of Cannon Mountain in approximately eight minutes. On a clear day, visitors will enjoy views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada, and New York. At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, and restrooms.

The first passenger aerial tramway in North America began operation on this site in 1938. Almost seven million passengers were carried to the top by the first tram. Take a scenic eight minute ride in one of two enclosed cable cars to the 4,080 foot summit of Cannon Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the distant valleys and mountains. Each tram car has a maximum capacity of 80 persons and ascends 2,180 feet vertically. Walking trails to a summit observation tower leave from the tram station.

In the winter, Cannon Mountain is a favorite among skiers, with 97 trails and slopes for all abilities. Cannon is the home of the New England Ski Museum which is located near the base of the tramway.


Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway New Hampshire
260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580, United States



  • Open May 28 – October 17 (subject to change)
  • Daily: 9am – 5pm
  • (First Tram of the day is at 9am)


  • Ages 13+ round-trip ride: $25
  • Children ages 6-12 round-trip ride: $20
  • Children ages 5 & under: Free w/ adult


Contact Details

General Information: 603-823-8800

Area Lodging Reservations: 877-504-8070

Fax Number: 603-823-8088


Official Website: Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway New Hampshire


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