For many Cannon Mountain skiers, Mittersill was known as the shuttered ski area, accessible from Cannon via a short hike and great for some backcountry-style turns.That all changed in 2009 when the State of New Hampshire officially gained access to the Mittersill slopes. In 2010 a newly installed double chair restored lift-access skiing the area for the first time since 1984.In 2014, FSC working in partnership with the Holderness School and the State of New Hampshire embarked on an $4 million improvement project aimed at making Mittersill into a world-class alpine training and racing venue. The project included trail widening, the installation of snowmaking to the area and the addition of the Valar T-Bar. By the time Phase 1 of the project was completed, the site had been named an official U.S. Ski Team Training site, the first of its kind on the East Coast. Since its official opening, the Mittersill venue has hosted numerous high-profile competitions including the 2017 and 2021 NCAA Championships, the 2019 US Ski & Snowboard Alpine Junior Nationals Super-G and the 2018 and 2020 Eastern High School Championships. Mittersill was designed to raise the bar for ski racing across the Eastern Region and these organizations have also enjoyed training time and camps at the venue:
US Ski Team Europa and NorAm athletes, Ski Club Vail, University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Colby College, University of VT Babson College, Williams College, Green Mountain Valley School, Burke Mountain Academy, Waterville Valley Academy, Profile (NH) High School, Littleton (NH) High School, University of New Mexico
The final element of the Mittersill project is the construction of the Mittersill Performance Center. The Center will be located at the bottom of the Taft Slalom slope and will offer a fantastic view of the Mittersill race courses. Fundraising for the MPC has begun with the goal of breaking ground on the site in August of 2020. The Center will become the new home of the Franconia Ski Club providing not only a place to boot up, but a space that more fully meets the needs of athletes to warm-up, watch training videos, and tune skis; essential activities for optimal performance. The building will be open to the public and is designed to be fully-accessible to all abilities.
A limited number of fixtures are available to designate YOU as a key contributor to the MPC!
Have your name, or the name of someone you’d like to honor, on:
Tuning Stations -- $10,000 level. Name one of the three state-of-the-art tuning stations in the MPC.
Lunch Tables -- $5,000 level. Each of these lunch tables will feature a tasteful plaque with the name of the donor or an “In Memoriam” tribute name.
Donor Recognition on MPC Plaque -- $1,000 level. All contributions of $1,000 and up will be recognized on a beautiful plaque commemorating donors to the MPC.
*The above items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please respond quickly with your interest