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Opening Day Finally Arrives at Many Natural Areas
A combination of COVID-19 issues and poor snowfall has kept many areas idle thus far this winter.
Saturday, January 30, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com

Tenney Mountain, January 30, 2021
January 30, 2021


As the 2021-22 season reaches its midpoint, some ski areas are opening for the first time, while others remain idle.

Finally Opening
Quoggy Jo is tentatively slated to open tomorrow, depending upon how today's grooming session goes. The northern Maine area typically opens in December, but lost its early season snowpack in the Christmas deluge.

Lyndon Outing Club is also slated to open tomorrow. The northern Vermont area typically opens in January.

In New Hampshire, Mt. Eustis opened last weekend for the first time this season. Nearby Mt. Prospect is expecting to open tomorrow.


Natural Snow Woes
Other natural snow areas such as Baker Mountain and Mt. Jefferson in Maine have yet to operate, with no opening day announced. Big Squaw recently posted a photo of a snow gun, suggesting it could open soon. Veterans Memorial in New Hampshire is also awaiting opening day.

Tenney Mountain, January 30, 2021
Tenney Mountain, January 30, 2021


Operations Ceased
Three chairlift-served areas suspended operations in 2020. Ski Blandford pulled the plug in March, unable to be financially viable in recent years. Granite Gorge followed later in the year with the passing of owner Fred Baybutt. More recently, Tenney Mountain cancelled its season in December on account of being "a small privately-owned business with limited resources."



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  • Mt. Prospect Ski Club on NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
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  • Mt. Prospect Ski Club on NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
  • Lyndon Outing Club on NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
  • Quoggy Jo on NewEnglandSkiHistory.com


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