|Cranmore Mountain Resort|
|Longest run:||1 mi|
|Lift system:||4 chairs: 1 Quad, 1 Triple, 2 Doubles, 5 Surface Lifts|
|Web site:||Cranmore Mountain Resort|
Coordinates: Cranmore Mountain Resort is located in North Conway, New Hampshire. Conway is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 8604 at the 2000 census New Hampshire ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The term ski lift can refer to many different types of uphill transport in three main classes Lift systems and networks The network lifts at a Ski A chairlift (technically an elevated passenger ropeway is a type of Aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating Steel cable loop strung Snowmaking is the production of Snow by forcing water and pressurized air through a "snow gun" or "snow cannon" on ski slopes A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. North Conway is a Census-designated place (CDP in eastern Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. New Hampshire ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Currently, it is one of New Hampshire's most successful ski resorts.
It was founded in 1937 by a group of businessmen, led by Harvey Dow Gibson of Fryeburg, Maine, who wanted to establish North Conway as the ski capital of the world. Fryeburg is a town in Oxford County, Maine, USA. The population was 3083 at the 2000 census The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean Picking land on Lookout Mountain, they began the construction of a small ski resort there.
Cranmore probably would have faded into obscurity if it weren't for Hitler and the German annexation of Austria, where Hannes Schneider had created his ski school. Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Johann Schneider ( 1890 - April 25, 1955) or Hannes Schneider was an Austrian Ski instructor of the first half of the twentieth Schneider was an outspoken critic of the Nazis, and they stripped him of his title in 1938. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German Gibson arranged for Schneider's release to the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Schneider and his entire family left the train and walked under an archway of ski poles, held by 150 schoolchildren enrolled in the Eastern Slope Ski Club Junior Program. After lunch, Schneider made his first turns at his new home. "Well, Herbert," Schneider said to his son, "It's not St. Anton, but we're going to love it here. " From that moment on, Schneider and Gibson worked to build Cranmore into a premier ski resort destination.
(As legend has it, Schneider saw Mount Washington and said "Ah! The mountain!". Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at. )
Invented by George Morton of nearby Bartlett, the Skimobile opened in December of 1938, only two years after the first chairlift in the world was installed. Bartlett is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. A chairlift (technically an elevated passenger ropeway is a type of Aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating Steel cable loop strung After visiting the chairlift installed at Belknap Mountain in Gilford, New Hampshire, Morton realized he disliked his feet dangling in the air as he rode. Gunstock Mountain Resort is a sports complex located on Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, New Hampshire, and is owned by Belknap County. Gilford is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Drawing his inspiration from the San Francisco cable cars he had heard about, Morton decided to develop a ski lift that ran on tracks. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city A cable car or cable railway is a Mass transit system using rail cars that are propelled by a continuously moving cable running at a constant speed Morton's son, Parker, had recently graduated from the Wentworth Institute in Boston, and his engineering training was critical for the lift's design. Wentworth Institute of Technology is a design and engineering college located in Boston Massachusetts. Morton and his son tinkered with a number of designs for their new lift. Originally, Morton planned the lift to allow skiers to ride the lift while wearing their skis, but he feared lines would grow too long. Morton's daughter began helping the development by sitting in different positions at the dining room table while carrying her skis. Finally, the design was completed, and the trestle was laid. The cars were built in Massachusetts and shipped to Conway for painting by the Mortons. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Following a hectic summer of trial and error in the Mortons' shop, 150 cars painted red, white and blue carried skiers halfway up Cranmore Mountain that first winter.
The Skimobile was a revolution. The 1,800-foot lift offered skiers unparalleled speed. On New Year's Day, 1939, it carried 1,065 passengers at a rate of approximately 255 skiers per hour.
Although the Skimobile arrived at Cranmore the winter before the Schneider family, the new lift was critical in implementing Schneider's first suggestion, which was to expand to the summit of the mountain. In 1939, a second trestle was added, and the Skimobile made its first trip to the summit of Mount Cranmore; more than 200 people visited the summit that day.
The unique lift quickly became an attraction unto itself, and the resort began running the lift during the summer. The scenic rides continued until the Skimobile was finally laid to rest in 1988. The high-speed quad that replaced the Skimobile, the Skimobile Express, bears its name in reverence to Morton's invention.
YouTube video of the Skimobile in the 1960's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD5OGCRFHd4
These days Cranmore Mountain has around 40 acres (16 ha) of skiable terrain with a vertical of 1,200 ft (370 m). There are 41 trails: 36% novice, 44% intermediate, and 20% expert. There two terrain parks and 6 glades.
The memory of Schneider and Gibson lives on with trails named after both, as well as the Meister Hut at the top of the mountain. Skiing and boarding here is popular with weekenders from Boston and the coast as well as New York City. The City of New York Cranmore is also popular with the British: a number of UK companies are now offering holidays in North Conway. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Cranmore is located approximately 120 miles north of Boston and is accessible off of Route 16 in North Conway, NH. New Hampshire Route 16 (abbreviated NH 16) is a 14975 mile long north–south highway in the U
9 Lifts: 1 High Speed Quad 1 Triple: 2 Doubles: 2 Tubing Surface Lifts: 2 Magic Carpets: 1 Rope Tows: