Despite a quiet summer, the ski area is expecting to open top to bottom this winter.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
While things have been quiet at Tenney since its Hornet Double load test in June, the ski area is still expected to reopen with top to bottom skiing this winter.
According to a June article in the Concord Monitor, the area was facing a lawsuit from a former officer. According to a source, legal hurdles are expected to be resolved in the coming weeks, allowing for off season work projects to resume.
Tenney had originally planned to operate on a limited basis during the winter of 2015-16, but did not open for skiing due in large part to the lack of natural snow. The area did make snow on its tubing slope late in the season.
According to a source, Tenney is expected to operate all three pods this year, serviced by a triple chairlift, double chairlift, and platter lift. While there were plans to install a massive new snowmaking system in 2016, a source expects a smaller system upgrade at this time, which could still provide top to bottom coverage. The base lodge is reportedly nearly ready to go with food and beverage offerings being finalized.
There are reportedly still major medium to long term plans for Tenney, including significant ski terrain expansion, non-skiing activities, and a partnership with Plymouth State University.
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. Michael Bouchard's Tenney Mountain Development Group acquired the property in November of 2014.