Tenney Mountain
Plymouth, NH
1960-2010, (closed a couple of times 1990's-2000's), now closed

Introduction ~ Historic Photos and Trail Maps ~ Recent Photos


Tenney Mountain, located in Plymouth, NH, was a ski area that offered a variety of terrain - mostly twisting intermediate runs, from 1960 until 2010, though there were several closures, ownership changes, and struggles during that time. At the time of its closure, it offered skiing on a 1400' drop, with a double chair to the summit, a triple, and a platterpull.

The author skied here several times - once in 1993 and again in the late 1990's, and very much enjoyed the skiing. The trails were fun, followed the contours of the mountain, and were quite varied. Liftlines were non existent.

There are rumours of a possible reopening, but nothing concrete - so unfortunately, don't get your hopes up yet.

More information on the history of Tenney can be viewed at New England Ski History Website.

More updates will be added to this page in the future.

Historic Photos and Trail Maps

The summit Stadeli double chair in 1968. This chair was the only lift to the top, and originally featured a center pole design. They were later replaced with more comfortable Borvig chairs.
This 1986-1987 trail map shows the layout of the mountain. Little has changed since then. The expansion area to the upper right was never finished, though most of the trails were cleared. They have since grown back in.

As a carnivorous plant grower, I was always pleased that some trails were named Venus Fly Trap and Pitcher!

Tenney's trail map in 2004, showing a wide variety of glades and mostly intermediate trails.

Recent Photos

Many thanks to Don Grohman, who took these photos of Tenney in January of 2015, showing the state of the lower portions of the mountain. Click on each for a larger version.

Platter pull lift terminal / bullwheel on lower trails(This Way / That Way twin trails) leading to Condos on the left. Lift attendant building on right. These were also
terrific beginner trails.
Tenney base lodge, slope in front allowed skiers to ski to Hornet chair. Looks like it has been kept in ready to use shape.


View from lower area near proposed snow making pond. Note the condos and trails
in the middle. Also note the wind turbines which line the ridge along the ski area
ridge. 24 of these line Tenney and Fletcher Mountains just north of Newfound Lake. The towers are visible from Interstate 93 at Exit 26. Average height is 400 feet. 


Base Camp area. Above ticket cupola- starting to grow in. At one time Tenney converted this into a snow tubing area.



Eclipse triple chair (Borvig) Hall's Meadow & Eclipse trails (right) and Chickadee (left). HORNET chair -  a Stadeli double. Left of base lodge, Looks ready to go!!! lower HORNET TRAIL (black diamond trail) near Hornet lift, base lodge deck to right.

If you have photos of Tenney please let us know.

Last updated: Jan 19, 2015

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