Tenney Mountain in New Hampshire Making a Comeback With Opening
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If you grew up skiing in New Hampshire, you likely know Tenney Mountain.
Tenney was "built in 1960 by Sam Hall, a World War II veteran of the fabled 10th Mountain Division, a skiing unit of the U.S. Army, and thrived for a quarter century but then suffered years of turmoil under four owners before shutting in 2010," according to a Concord Monitor article.
It is, was, and always will be a smaller mountain with a lot of nostalgia and first-time runs. Tenney is the mountain many people from the Granite State learned to ski on. It is also the mountain many Plymouth State alumni have spent time at during their drunken college years. It's got narrow runs, some harder terrain, a great pub, and the local feel of New Hampshire.
The bottom line is that it's a New Hampshire traditional and a family-feel mountain.
Massachusetts businessman Michael Bouchard bought Tenney Mountain in 2015, then sold it last year to another Massachusetts businessman, Steven Kelly, according to Concord Monitor.
Between both attempted owners, millions of dollars were spent to get Tenney back up and operational.
Unfortunately for New Hampshire skiers and local Tenney lovers, Tenney closed their lifts during the pandemic and was never able to reopen.
Just last weekend, Tenney was able to open for the first time during the 2022/2023 season, and really for the first time since 2020 (excluding some backcountry stuff).
Get out and enjoy the classic Tenney Mountain. If you don't want to drive all the way up north, it is the perfect place. Forget the crowds and support a New Hampshire classic.
It's now officially open.