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Mittersill Performance Center

Mittersill Improvement Project and Mittersill Performance Center

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.

In the three years since its official opening, the Mittersill venue has hosted numerous high-profile competitions including the 2017 NCAA Championships, the 2018 Eastern High School Championships and the 2019 National Junior Championship Super-Gs.  

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 (Men and Women)
  • Ski Club Vail
  • University of NH
  • Plymouth State University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard University
  • Colby College
  • University of VT
  • Williams College
  • Babson College
  • USST Western Region
  • Green Mountain Valley School
  • Burke Mountain Academy
  • Waterville/BBTS
  • Profile (NH) High School 
  • Littleton (NH) High School
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Denver

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 the spring 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.  

How Can I Support the MPC?

There are several ways to support the construction of the Mittersill Performance Center.  We are currently accepting donations online through our campaign with Go Fund Me.  If you would prefer to send us a check or are interested in some of the naming opportunites available to key contributors, please dowload a pledge sheet from the link below.

If you are interested in making a Gift of Stock, please contact Thomas Berry at Alpine Wealth Management /UBS Financial Services in Concord, NH at 603-226-1125.



We pulled together and raised $250,000 to meet the Match Challenge. Now, a generous supporter will double that amount, resulting in $500,000 towards the constructions of the Mittersill Performance Center!

This is a huge step forward in our efforts to fund the new MPC, and we are grateful to the following who contributed towards this goal. We could not have done this without you, THANK YOU!

Peter & Paula Ainsworth
The Alphas Family
The Anastas Family
John Angier
The Barnhorst Family
Tucker & Amy Barnaby
Sam & Susan Barnard
Scott Bassett
Brian & Rebecca Bell
Bennett Landscape
Steve & Cindy Berlack
Walter & Grace Bird
Patty and John Bottomley and Family
Yellow Light & Christina Valar Breen
Judy Bringola
Joe Brodeur Jr
Josie Brownell
Kent Butterfield
The Cabot Family
Bill & Martha Callender
The Chandler Family Seth, Robin and Brooke
John Cochrane
Bob & Anita Craven
The Crowley Family
Tyler Crowe
Judy, Megan & Bridget Currier
The Culver Family
Cliff & Gloria Daly
Ivar & Janice Dahl
Joe Dorion & Laurie Brewer
Bill Doyle
The Druker Stockwell Family
The Drummond Family
Jacqueline Trotta
Carl Erickson
Jamie Fagan
The Fay/Edmund Family
The Flock
Floorcraft, LCC
Tracy McCoy Gillette
David & Elizabeth Glynn
Gregg & Marnie Gordon
Judson D Hale Jr
Robert Hall
Rob & Heidi Hamilton
The Harrigan Family
Nola Harrigan
Corey & Becky Hebert
The Hoglund Family
Evan & Rebecca Hornbuckle
Ron Houle & Ann Foster
Ray, RJ & Ashley Humphreys
The Jackson Family
The Joyce Family
Laura Keating
Tom & Mary Ann Lahaise
Richard & Barbara Langworthy
Denis Laurendeau
The Lavallee Family
Cliff & Sara Libby
Ian & Lois Lipton
Anne Marie Luscher
Jeffrey Lyman
Mary MacLennan
Sam Macomber
The George Macomber Family
David & Meghan McPhaul
The MacPherson Fund
Kellie Maguire
Dan Marshall
Chip & Hope Martin
Kevin & Sylviua McCarthy
Morgan McCarthy
The McKim Family
The McLain Family
The McPhee Family
Stacy Meier
The Milne Family
Carrie Mock
Tom Morton
Muddy Pond Trust Fund
Helen & Peter Neal
James Olmsted
John & Susan Omohundro
The O'Neill Family
A. Neill Osgood ll
Henrik & Celia Pedersen
Keith & Tracey Perkins
The Perlman Family
Cecily Peterson
Paul & Susan Phaneuf
Christina Pligavko
Bill Poulakis
Krissy Pozatek
Presby Construction
Eric & Andrea Price
Anna Sofia Protopapas
Jeff Randall
Linda Rebman & Kate Prisby
Matt & Kristina Regan
William Rice
Richard & Linda Rice
Paige Roberts
John Rutherford
Galen and John Ryley
Stephen Samarov
Maria Samihaian
Andrew & Christine Schmitt
Marlene Schwartz
Scully Family Foundation
George & Clair Sherman
David & Mary Sherrill
Kathy Simpson
Garrett & Meghan Smith
Leo Stevens
Dick Tapply
Tim & Megan Tapply
Chris & Wendy Thayer
Chris & Joyce Thoma
Susan Thompson
Matthew Toms
Jeff & Rebecca Trachsel
John & Jennifer Tracy
Audrey & Maggie Trzcinski
Upper Valley Snowsports Foundation
Karl Virgin
Ryan and Kyla Welch
Gary Wheaton
Bob Whittaker
Paolo & Kelly Wieser
Ann Williams
Richard & Leslie Williams
Caleb & Phoebe Winder
Michelle Winning
Thach Winslow
Edward & Danielle Yates
Michael & Leslie Zimmer