New Hampshire's Tenney Mountain has annoucned that it will suspend operations. Tenney Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area in Plymouth, New Hampshire, located on Tenney Mountain. It closed in 2010 after operating for 45 years, but reopened for ski operations in March 2018.
Dfter numerous bankruptcies, on October 17, 2014, a company named Tenney Mountain Development Group (TMDG), headed by Michael L. Bouchard, was registered in Windham, New Hampshire Two months later, TMDG purchased the area for 1.25 million dollars.In February 2015 it was reported that the construction company working with TMDG had "presented plans" to the town of Plymouth, and that both of the chairlifts had been run recently. After telling the Plymouth Planning Board that it planned a series of developments around a refurbished mountain, the mountain opened for snow-tubing on February 17, 2018. Tenney Mountain officially re-opened for lift-served skiing and riding on March 8, 2018.
In a statement they said:
Dear TENNEY Mountain Supporters,
These are uncertain times, with ever-changing recommendations, rules, and regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are to keep each other safe and healthy. This uncertainty has been on the mind of TENNEY Mountain Management for months as we have been working, with fingers crossed that the pandemic would end, to ready the mountain for the 2020-2021 season. While new advancements make us hopeful that the situation will improve in the coming months, we have to work with the current reality that we are all facing.
Therefore, with concern for the health and safety of all, and with the consideration that we are a small privately-owned business with limited resources, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at TENNEY Mountain for the 2020-2021 season. With Mother Nature’s help, we will open only on selected holiday/vacation weekends when it makes financial sense. 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. We Appreciate your understanding and support as we continually make safety a priority here at TENNEY Mountain.
Please note: All Season Pass holders for the 2020-2021 will be issued a refund ASAP.
While we believe it is critically important to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing, we also realize that many are still venturing out for fresh air and exercise. To that note, we are officially CLOSED this season, but you are allowed to use the mountain at your own risk. We ask that you adhere to and remember the following policies if you visit TENNEY while we are closed.
1. TENNEY Mountain is fully closed. This includes all mountain and restaurant operations.
2. There are NO emergency personnel on the mountain.
3. You choose to hike or skin up at your own risk. We asked that you are responsible when you do so.
4. There are no vehicles, ATV's, etc. allowed on the mountain at anytime.
5. Please practice safety when venturing on the mountain and bring a fully charged cell phone.
6. Please follow CDC recommendations with social distancing.
7. If you choose to bring your dog with you, please clean up after them. 8. Please do not leave any trash on the mountain. We ask if you carry in, you carry out. 9. Have fun, and as always, SAFETY FIRST!
Stay strong, The TENNEY Mountain Team