Plymouth ski area is one step closer to reopening.
Saturday, December 5, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Tenney Mountain's Eclipse Triple passed its New Hampshire Tramway Board load test on Friday, putting the ski area one step closer to reopening.
32,500 pounds of water was pumped into trash bag lined boxes that were placed on the chairs to simulate a fully loaded lift. Tensioning and brakes were successfully tested, including a rollback scenario similar to what happened at Sugarloaf last season. According to Tenney Mountain's Facebook page, the lift passed the tests and is now certified by the state to operate this season.
Tenney still has three lifts awaiting state certification, including the Hornet Double chairlift. Snowmaking is only expected to take place on terrain serviced by the Eclipse Triple and two surface lifts this season.
While the pipelines on the Eclipse side of the mountain are now functional, snowmaking has yet to take place at Tenney this year. The area has been aiming for a December 15 opening.
Located just outside of Plymouth, New Hampshire, Tenney Mountain ski area first opened in 1960. After repeated struggles in recent decades, the 1,400 vertical foot ski area closed in 2010. Bouchard's Tenney Mountain Development Group acquired the property in November of 2014.