Tenney Mountain 3/18/2018

in Trip Reports Posts: 2,349

After a number of years of anticipation I was finally able to ski Tenney and it was worth it! It was a cold bluebird day with lots of snow on the ground. Temperatures were in the single digits and teens with moderate winds. There were a good number of people there, especially in the afternoon, but it was never busy and very little was scraped off. Everything that had been cleared of brush was open and cover was excellent with a deep base of packed powder and powder. Trails not cleared yet were being poached regularly, but there were plenty of options without ducking ropes. There were multiple woods areas which were skiable and there was plenty of deep, untracked powder left.



The open terrain has a lot of variation and the mountain is very fun to ski. The Hornet Double and Platter Pull are open. The platter pull is slightly separate from the main mountain and serves a beginner run and the tubing park. The terrain off the double is mostly middle intermediate to low expert, but there are also low intermediate and middle expert options. The runs vary greatly and most switch from wide to narrow multiple times. Glades areas such as Hornet Glade and Hemlock Glade are relatively clear and skiable. It is great fun to ski there and it is one of my new favorite mountains.


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imageHornet DoubleimageBase LodgeimageBase AreaimageHornet DoubleimageHornet DoubleimageHornet DoubleimageHornet DoubleimageHornet DoubleimageHornet Double Above HornetimageHornet Double Above HornetimageShooting StarimageMorning GloryimageVenus Fly TrapimagePlatter PullimagePlatter PullimagePlatter PullimageAt the SummitimageOff Piste PowerlineimageHornetimageHornet GladeimageShooting StarimageVenus Fly Trapimage
- Sam
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Comments

  • Posts: 1,105
    Beautiful pics!!
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 2,116
    Wow they did it! And so did you. Great report
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited March 19 Posts: 2,245
    I've been waiting such a long time!
    And such a blue sky to too
    That Hornet lift looks low in that one pic, under 14'?
  • Posts: 2,349
    ciscokid said:

    I've been waiting such a long time!
    And such a blue sky to too
    That Hornet lift looks low in that one pic, under 14'?


    Definitely, more like six or seven feet at the lowest point.
    - Sam
  • bubblecufferbubblecuffer advanced
    Posts: 301
    How was the speed of the Hornet?  Also, did you ski any expert trails to the skiers right or Hornet?
  • Posts: 2,349

    How was the speed of the Hornet?  Also, did you ski any expert trails to the skiers right or Hornet?


    The Hornet seemed to run at about the same speed as the Red Chair at Magic, probably 400 or 450 fpm, and the ride time was about the same.

    I didn't ski any of the expert trails to skiers right, except Hemlock Glade. They looked like a number of people had ducked the ropes and skied them and looked like they had decent cover.
    - Sam
  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 1,102
    I timed it at 450 last weekend.
  • bubblecufferbubblecuffer advanced
    Posts: 301
    obienick said:

    I timed it at 450 last weekend.

    I am thinking this is quite an improvement over the previous standard operation, which had to be more like 350, perhaps less.  We have discussed this before in gut wrenching detail on this board but I don't have any data.
  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
    Posts: 368
    Great report - shared on our NELSAP Facebook page 
  • Posts: 2,349
    NELSAP said:

    Great report - shared on our NELSAP Facebook page 


    Thanks!
    - Sam
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,245
    Anyway Rick B you can retrieve your report from Tenney just before it closed, about 10 yrs ago. Your report got me interested in Tenney, that and my sister in law raving about it when I stayed at her parents Ashland/Plymouth condo in '05
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