Could Tenney Open This Winter?
After suspending operations late last year, there are indications that the mountain may reopen.
Sunday, February 14, 2021,

Tenney Mountain, February 14, 2021
Tenney Mountain, February 14, 2021

Following multiple small snow storms and with two potential storms in the forecast, there are indications that Tenney Mountain may operate this winter after all.

In December 2020, Tenney became the third chairlift-served New England ski area to suspend operations since COVID restrictions were imposed last spring, citing "concern for the health and safety of all, and with the consideration that we are a small privately-owned business with limited resources." In its closure posting, Tenney announced it would be refunding all season passholders, but left the door open for possible operations on "selected holiday/vacation weekends when it makes financial sense."

Though no snowmaking or trail mowing activity has been visible, other maintenance has continued, as the Hornet double chairlift is now displaying a New Hampshire tramway registration valid through the end of this spring. Meanwhile, grooming activity has started in recent days on multiple trails served by the Hornet double chairlift.

Tenney Mountain, February 14, 2021

Dozens of skiers and snowboarders were seen earning their turns on the slopes today, while a Tenney staffer was inspecting trails via snowmobile.

Tenney Mountain, February 14, 2021

Located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, Tenney first opened as a small ski area on December 26, 1960. The Hornet double chairlift was installed four years later, making Tenney one of the larger areas in the state. The area dealt with numerous bankruptcies in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, leading to a multi-year closure starting in 2010.

Tenney Mountain Development Group purchased the area in November 2014 and started a multi-year project of rehabilitating the lifts and lodge. The area reopened during the second half of the 2017-18 season and continued to operate, generally dependent upon natural snow, through March 2020.

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