Tenney to Suspend Operations, Refund Season Passholders
The area may reopen on select holiday weekends if natural snowfall permits.
Thursday, December 31, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In a message recently posted at SkiTenney.com, the New Hampshire ski area announced it has suspended operations citing "concern for the health and safety of all, and with the consideration that we are a small privately-owned business with limited resources."
According to the message, all season passholders will be issued a refund.
Though little had been posted Tenney's Facebook account during the 2020 off-season, some routine lift and slope maintenance was performed. The area may reopen this winter on "selected holiday/vacation weekends when it makes financial sense."
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.
Tenney stated that, "This is an especially painful decision for us as a small business, but one that we believe will ensure public safety and the mountain’s long-term sustainability."
Tenney is the third chairlift ski area in New England to suspend operations following COVID-19 shut downs. Ski Blandford and Granite Gorge previously announced they had suspended operations.