- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. Ski Team will begin training next year at Cannon Mountain’s Mittersill ski area in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

The Caledonian Record (https://bit.ly/1vY3Z0K ) reports that the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association reached an agreement with Cannon, the Franconia Ski Club and Holderness School to use Mittersill starting next season.

The ski area is currently spending about $3 million dollars on snowmaking and other improvements including widening of trails.

Eric Harlow, USSA Eastern region alpine director, tells the paper the area will become a world-class training center.

Mittersill was closed for more than two decades before reopening in 2009. It offered back-country skiing with limited grooming and, until next year, no snow-making.

Mittersill will be one of four USSA training sites, joining ski areas in Idaho, Colorado and California.

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