Cannon Mountain, NH

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17 thoughts on “Cannon Mountain, NH

  1. milanyvr September 19, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Anyone know what happened to that 1938 tram?

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    • Teddy's Lift World September 19, 2019 / 10:05 am

      It was removed in 1981 after running parallel with the Tram II for a few years. The two cabins remain in different locations throughout the state.

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  2. reaperskier January 21, 2020 / 3:50 pm

    Peabody and Zoomer were roebling double chairs.

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  3. Meir K. February 17, 2020 / 7:25 am

    Who was Berry Metal Corp. ? Are they related to Pullman Berry?

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    • ne_skier October 19, 2020 / 6:34 am

      I believe it is Pullman Berry. Little is known about them.

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      • skitheeast October 20, 2020 / 5:01 pm

        Berry Metal is a steel and iron company based in PA. They merged with Pullman in 1968. Most of the chairs are branded as Pullman Berry.

        As a side note, the chair listed as Gremlin was branded as a Pullman Berry chair, not a Berry Metal chair. It was also named Hong Kong, not Gremlin. Other notes for the spreadsheet are that Banshee was installed in 1962, Lower T-Bar was installed in 1953, Peabody was installed in 1962, and Zoomer was installed in 1962.

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        • Joseph Miele November 5, 2020 / 3:45 pm

          I believe that the lift was named after the Gremlin trail which it served. A lot of lifts were only recently given names based on the names of trails or areas which they served, including defunct ones. I thought I read somewhere that the lift was so unreliable that it was nicknamed “Hong Kong”.

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        • Charles Olson January 19, 2022 / 3:53 pm

          The lift was originally the New Peabody Chair and because it was so unreliable in its early years, the joke was that it had been made in Hong Kong (that being the notional source all of poor-quality products in the mid-1970s), so everyone called it the Hong Kong lift. Eventually Cannon made the name official, and I could have sworn they changed it to Gremlin at some point in the 80s, but it’s shown as Hong Kong on every trail map I’ve found up to its last year. I have a very faint recollection that the name change never made it onto the map.

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      • Myles Svec April 19, 2021 / 11:01 am

        Info about pullman berry and Paul Hunziker

        Pullman-Berry (1971-1972): In the last years of Pullman, the company sold one of its divisions to Berry Metal of Pittsburgh, PA. The owner knew Hunziker and got him on board together with Otto Weber. They started designing lifts that likely were a mixture of BACO’s, Hunziker’s and Staedeli’s design. The lifts were made in Harmony, PA. After Hunziker’s accident, a former co-worker of Hunziker stepped in to finish the remaining contracts and Pullman-Berry decided to stop selling lifts. Even though the decision was already made, likely two more lifts were sold in 1972 that had a different design, e.g. for the bullwheel.

        Taken from here
        http://www.skilifts.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=11167

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        • Tyler Baroody November 27, 2022 / 6:18 pm

          What happened to the New Peabody/Hong Kong/Gremlin Chair, the Middle T-Bar, and the Zoomer and Peabody doubles?

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  4. Tyler Baroody January 3, 2021 / 6:49 pm

    The Mittersill T-bars were installed in 1946 and 1959.

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  5. ThisSnowyKid November 1, 2021 / 8:15 am

    The lower T-bar now resides at Titcomb Maine as #2 T-bar

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  6. Henry October 16, 2022 / 8:56 am

    Was this the first tram in the us? For a ski resort?

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  7. Tom White October 16, 2022 / 4:15 pm

    Yes, the original tram was the first. I believe it was built in 1938. The current tram began operations for the 1979-80 season. Here’s a few lines from NewEnglandSkiHistory.com:

    In early 1935, legislation surfaced to start construction of an aerial tramway on Cannon Mountain with appeals to the Federal government for funding.

    In June of 1937, Governor Francis Murphy signed a bill for a $250,000 tramway project. That August, a $246,975 contract was awarded to American Steel & Wire Company. Work began soon thereafter, with the Civilian Conservation Corps assisting with related facility developments.

    While the new lift was to debut in May of 1938, weather related delays pushed the official opening back to June 28th (members of the press were given rides on June 20th).

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  8. Bill Aalerud November 2, 2022 / 8:52 am

    Where did the two upper t-bar lifts at Cannon go? Were they salvaged and installed at another mountain, or mothballed?Does anyone have a t-bar from Cannon they would consider selling?

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