In the era of mega-resorts and large corporations buying up big mountains, forcing smaller market mountains to close, it is very rare to see a shuttered ski resort actually reopen.
Tenney Mountain, located in Plymouth, NH, was one of the mountains that fell victim to this environment. After operating for nearly 50 years, the mountain changed ownership several times during the 2000s and began to experience financial troubles. The lifts stopped turning for good in 2010. For 8 years, the mountain sat idle. The trails were overgrown, the snow making pipes burst, the lodge began to decay, and the lifts didn’t run.
In 2014, Michael Bouchard, who had previously never skied in his life, purchased the mountain and the surrounding land for $1.25 million. He was convinced that he could resurrect the classic New England ski area, which has 45 trails and over 1400 vertical feet of awesome terrain, back to its former bustling state.
After 8 years of closure including 3 years of painstaking work, documented tirelessly by Bouchard and his team on the mountain’s Facebook page, Tenney Mountain is back! As of Thursday, March 8th, Tenney is officially open to the public. This is extraordinary news for the town of Plymouth, as well as the entire New England skiing community. We are excited to see what the future holds for Tenney, and we can't wait to ski those classic New England trails. For more information, visit SkiTenney.com.