Rumors have been circulating since the fall sale of the defunct ski area.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In the nearly two months since Tenney Mountain Development Group (also known as TMDG) acquired the defunct Tenney Mountain ski area, rumors have flying about possible on site work and a potential reopening. While some rumors suggested the chairlifts have been inspected, a State of New Hampshire official confirmed that no such inspection has taken place, though ongoing maintenance has been reportedly conducted and the double chairlift has been spun.
Based upon a site visit on January 10, no visible recent work has been performed on the lifts or overgrown ski trails. There did, however, appear to be activity in the base lodge.
The area's two chairlifts remain idle (with chairs still attached) and the ski trails heavily overgrown with nearly half decade old brush. Significant work will be required to reclaim the ski trails, rebuild the snowmaking system, and get the existing four lifts inspected and operational.
While the controversial Groton Wind Farm was constructed near the top of the ski area, it is not expected to have any direct impact on potential operations. From a skiing experience perspective, afternoon shadows cast by the audible turbines reach nearly a third of the way down the trails. A recent downslope clearcut between the turbines and ski area may also impact wind at the top of the Hornet Double.
Tenney Mountain Development Group was registered as a New Hampshire company on October 17, 2014, as a business to conduct 'Recreational and Development' activities.
On November 21, 2014, TMDG acquired the defunct ski area via quitclaim deed for $1.25 million.