the Tiny Alpine Village of Mittersill That We Can See from Our Living Room
Bob Jensen at Trinity University
About 10 miles from our cottage on the slopes of Cannon Mountain is the tiny
alpine village of
Mittersill. It has no shops or stores, but it does have an alpine hotel and its own ski lift
up to the the Cannon Mountain ski trails. In the daylight the village does not show up without a telescope.
This is a picture our daughter Maria took from our living room in the summer.
It's difficult to see Mittersill in the light of day
At dawn Mittersill disappears from site when we look toward Franconia Notch
We can begin to see Mittersill from our living room at sunset as shown below
At night Mittersill comes into light
This is Mittersill's chairlift
In the village there's an Alpine Resort with a time-share hotel.
This is the timeshare hotel
Even the playhouse has an alpine look
Mittersill Alpine Resort
Located in scenic Franconia Notch. Enjoy the many nearby historical sights and outdoor activities in the heart of NH's White Mountain National Forest. Minutes from all area attractions, including nearby hiking and bike trails, and the Cannon/Mittersill Mountain Ski Area.
Built in 1945 with authentic Austrian style, Mittersill Alpine Resort combines Old World charm with modern conveniences. The Resort is nestled in a quiet, private, exclusive Alpine village. Experience the beauty of the North Country, relaxing & quiet, a perfect location for a quality, self-directed vacation or weekend visit.
Founded by the Baron Hubert von Pantz in 1945, Mittersill Alpine Resort and the Village has a Tyrolean heritage and traces its roots directly from the aristocracy of Austria. In 1964, the Main Inn was expanded into the grander scale Resort of today. In 1969, the Baron sold the Resort to relatives and retired to Austria.
In 1979, the new owners began to convert the interior of the Resort from hotel rooms to the more modern style of units featuring full kitchens. In 1993, the unit owners gained direct control of the management of the Resort.
Today, Mittersill Alpine Resort, offers non-smoking accommodations that include selected hotel rooms, spacious one and two bedroom units with full kitchens.
Mittersill Alpine Village History
Mittersill was the brainchild of Austrian Baron Hubert von Pantz and two friends. The village roots go back to the 1936 Mittersill Club in Austria. Mittersill Castle (Schloss) is one the most noted sites in the Austrian Alps. In 1939 the Baron escaped Hitler's Austria. In the United States (Lake Placid) the Baron learned of a new cable car for skiing that was installed on Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. He fell in love with the Cannon Mountain area because it was so much like his former home among mountain lakes and peaks in the Alps. He started the development of Mittersill Village that opened for business in 1946 with a hotel and a few chalets. New chalets that were added over the next twenty years were all required to fit in with the beautiful alpine ambiance. The history slide show will take you back in time when the Baron eventually returned to Schloss Mittersill in the Alps.
Mittersill on Cannon Mountain is now a delightfully scenic mountain village that should be visited if you are in Franconia Notch. I recommend a sandwich and a drink in the village's alpine hotel. It's very quite up there except in the height of the skiing season. The village is about ten miles from our cottage and has no shopping except for inside the hotel. Fortunately growth of the village is now blocked by water and sewage limits that stifle thoughts of further development. All the existing chalets look like they were moved in from Austria. From Mittersill you can look westward for great views of our Sunset Hill Road backed by the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Also see http://www.cannonmt.com/mittersill.html
Due to Mittersill being bounded by state park land and sewage restrictions, Mittersill will never be expanded. It is and will remain a very small alpine village on the slopes of Cannon Mountain.
All the houses in Mittersill are alpine-style houses
The building at the top of Cannon is the terminal for the tram
The tram is open summer and winter
This photograph was taken from the west side of the mountain
Bob Jensen's photographs from the tram and
along the rim trail atop Cannon Mountain
Mittersill Castle in Austria --- http://www.schloss-mittersill.at/
Also see http://www.mittersill-tourismus.at/
Bob Jensen's Photographs of These White Mountains
Set 1 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Tidbits/Mountains/Set01/MountainsSet01.htm
Set 2 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Tidbits/Mountains/Set02/MountainsSet02.htm
This set includes White Mountain hiking trail photographs
Bob Jensen's Favorite Pictures of Mt. Lafayette 10 Miles Distant
With nine pages quoted from Bill Bryson's traumatic climb up Mt. Lafayette
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (Anchor Books, 2007)
History of The White Mountains --- Set 01
History of The White Mountains --- Set 02
History of The White Mountains --- Set 03 (Franconia Notch)
History of The White Mountains --- Set 04 (Crawford Notch)
History of The White Mountains --- Set 05 (Pinkham Notch)
History of The White Mountains --- Set 06 (Kinsman Notch)
More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and
Over 70 Historical Photographs --- http://photos.whitemountainhistory.org/AlbumHomeView.aspx
Blogs of White
Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---
the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at
Are their trails in our White Mountains of New Hampshire that have ice in summer as well as winter?
See "The Ice Gulch, Would I do it Again" by John Compton, August 5, 2011 ---
Okay, you might ask, is there really ice in the Ice Gulch, even in August? Yes, there is! The next photo shows one small patch of ice. There were many larger patches, but they were at the bottom of some of those deep gaps that I mentioned above. I took some photos, but none of them really turned out, even with using a flash to illuminate these dark, dank, deep spots.
White Mountain News --- http://www.whitemtnews.com/
On May 14,
2006 I retired from
Trinity University after a long and
wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was
generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My
wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---
Jensen's Blogs ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations
address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West
Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm
Bob Jensen's Home Page --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/