Tenney Mountain 2017-2018

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  • NELSBEERNELSBEER advanced
    Posts: 277
    "Mike at Tenney" aka Sir Michael has been pursuing this as a low key project, learning as he has been going. He can apparently afford to do what he has been attempting, unlike other entrepreneurs in the area he has not touted EB-5 and grand hotels in the immediate future. He has a presentable lodge, parking lots, cleared slopes and working lifts. Delivering a fairly genuine 1970's (pre to limited snowmaking) experience might be feasible with a little help from mother nature. He's not going to get rich from it but he may learn his next steps.. and we may get a few days of old school skiing.  
  • flbskiflbski intermediate
    Posts: 89
    Which reminds me of a comment a bank president said when applying for a LOC for a ski retail business, "why should I lend money for a seasonal, weather dependent, economy dependent, labor intensive business with a negative growth trend"......."because you're a nice guy, love skiing, and you were on the Norwegian Nat'l x-c team in 1970".......I got the LOC......
  • tededetedede advanced
    Posts: 154
    Squam said:

    I simply expose the financial realities of a capital intensive , seasonal, weather dependent business model as viewed by an MBA educated financier steeped in ski area management practices. Additionally I carry a certified Professional Skier Union Card. I read too many comments from under educated , under informed amateur skiers to remain silent. This is a teaching moment for me which hopefully brings clarity to the Tenney mess.

    Googling "Certified Professional Skier Union" reveals nothing. Curious how many of your other credentials would stand up to such scrutiny.  Seems like you've got an axe to grind.
  • newmannewman advanced
    Posts: 319
    There should be a card for the certified professional snowmakers union. I'd love to have one for my wallet.
  • CannonballCannonball advanced
    Posts: 181
    tedede said:

    Squam said:

    Googling "Certified Professional Skier Union" reveals nothing. Curious how many of your other credentials would stand up to such scrutiny.  Seems like you've got an axe to grind.

    Yeah, it's pretty obvious that it's not actually a thing.  But if Squam posts up a pic of his card I'd be happy to be proved wrong. 
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 1,235
    tedede said:



    Googling "Certified Professional Skier Union" reveals nothing.

    Au contraire!

    Like you I was compelled to google that, but I found this article, which is enlightening, and although it doesn't speak directly about the union, it includes bonus information on certified professional bowling.  

     Best of all, I am now able to answer the article's opening question with a resounding YES!  

  • CannonballCannonball advanced
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    tedede said:



    Googling "Certified Professional Skier Union" reveals nothing.

    Au contraire!

    Like you I was compelled to google that, but I found this article, which is enlightening, and although it doesn't speak directly about the union, it includes bonus information on certified professional bowling.  

     Best of all, I am now able to answer the article's opening question with a resounding YES!  
    Haha.  I think we all know that there are professional skiers (and bowlers).  Bode Miller comes to mind, as do all of the ski instructors I know.   Still not convinced that anyone is part of Union of "Certified Professional Skiers".  
  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 1,037
    IIRC Squam was previously an anti-Tenny vocal during the legal proceedings, but pretty quiet in between. I too sense an axe to grind.
  • CannonballCannonball advanced
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    obienick said:

    IIRC Squam was previously an anti-Tenny vocal during the legal proceedings, but pretty quiet in between. I too sense an axe to grind.

    It's hard to know. All 12 of his posts are in this thread. So he seems to have a very specific, and very intense interest in Tenney while not have much interest in any other New England ski related topic.
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    obienick said:

    IIRC Squam was previously an anti-Tenny vocal during the legal proceedings, but pretty quiet in between. I too sense an axe to grind.

    It's hard to know. All 12 of his posts are in this thread. So he seems to have a very specific, and very intense interest in Tenney while not have much interest in any other New England ski related topic.

    And every post is something negative about Tenney without any real facts backing up claims.
    - Sam
  • Posts: 2,188
    According to Facebook, there will be a major announcement within a couple of weeks...
    - Sam
  • SquamSquam novice
    Posts: 15
    The major announcement: Tenney will not be opening in 2017, meanwhile Cannon 14 trails, 4 lifts, top to bottom; Loon 16 trails top to bottom, Waterville 6 trails... These areas have 100% snowmaking and mountain experienced mountain staff. Wonderful that Aspen now owns Stratton and Stowe.
  • edited November 2017 Posts: 2,188
    Squam said:

    The major announcement: Tenney will not be opening in 2017, meanwhile Cannon 14 trails, 4 lifts, top to bottom; Loon 16 trails top to bottom, Waterville 6 trails... These areas have 100% snowmaking and mountain experienced mountain staff. Wonderful that Aspen now owns Stratton and Stowe.


    What are you trying to accomplish? Mike and the team at Tenney has worked hard for over three years to return skiing to Tenney. Even if you don't think it will work, how does talking this way about Tenney help anyone? Most people would love to see them succeed, why don't you?
    - Sam
  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 1,037
    Aspen doesn't own Stowe.  What's your deal with your lies, Squam?  And why do you only post to this thread and always negative about Tenney?
  • SquamSquam novice
    Posts: 15
    Happy that Aspen owns Mt. Tremblant and Vail owns Stowe. Making sure you are paying attention!!!!
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 1,933
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • CannonballCannonball advanced
    Posts: 181
    Squam said:

    The major announcement: Tenney will not be opening in 2017, meanwhile Cannon 14 trails, 4 lifts, top to bottom; Loon 16 trails top to bottom, Waterville 6 trails... These areas have 100% snowmaking and mountain experienced mountain staff. Wonderful that Aspen now owns Stratton and Stowe.

    I was at Cannon today. They are doing a great job, but 14 trails is a marketing fantasy world. I'm looking at Loon as I write. They are also doing a great job but they do not have 16 top to bottom trails so I don't know where you got that from. Neither of them have 100% snowmaking. In fact I'm not sure of anyone who does (except maybe the mall in Dubai).

    But why are we taking about these places in this thread anyway (not to mention Aspen and Stowe!!!)?? They are apples to elbows when it comes to comparisons with Tenney. I'm rooting for Tenney to succeed, but not because I'm expecting them to have better snowmaking, or grooming, or terrain than Cannon or Loon (or Aspen and Stowe). I'm expecting them to eventually offer what those places can't: a small, family vibe at lower cost.

    You're probably right that Tenney will continue to struggle. I hope you're wrong. Either way, I don't understand how anyone can find so much joy in their struggles. I hope you got as much joy at wherever you skied today. Where was that by the way? And how was it?
  • riverc0ilriverc0il advanced
    Posts: 286
    Squam might as well compare McIntrye to the likes of Cannon, Waterville, and Loon. The fact is Tenney isn't aiming to reopen as a major destination resort. It should more appropriately be compared to Big Squaw, Whaleback, and Ascutney which are previously lost areas that reopened as community areas with minimal infrastructure. Even when it was open, Tenney wasn't competing with Cannon, Waterville, and Loon but rather against other mid-sized areas like Pat's, Ragged, and Gunstock. 
  • becca_mbecca_m advanced
    edited November 2017 Posts: 135
    Squam seems to be an anti-Tenney troll for whatever reason - was he the one who took advantage and was/is in the lawsuit AGAINST Mike@Tenney??????   If I ask the ski-magic-8-ball, "SIGNS POINT TO YES"

    by the way, yes, today Cannon was EXCELLENT!!!!!
  • edited November 2017 Posts: 2,188
    becca_m said:

    Squam seems to be an anti-Tenney troll for whatever reason - was he the one who took advantage and was/is in the lawsuit AGAINST Mike@Tenney??????   If I ask the ski-magic-8-ball, "SIGNS POINT TO YES"


    by the way, yes, today Cannon was EXCELLENT!!!!!

    I would have thought so myself, but I'm pretty sure that guy is in jail now. Maybe they're buddies.
    - Sam
  • SquamSquam novice
    Posts: 15
    Any thoughts about skiing Tenney during Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa this year? Been out of country, so would love to hear about current conditions. Thanks for your help.
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 1,933
    Go for it! Just bring your rock skis and skins or roller blades. They've gotten 4" in last 7 days and 5 total this season.
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,000
    Squam said:

    Any thoughts about skiing Tenney during Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa this year? Been out of country, so would love to hear about current conditions. Thanks for your help.

    Shoulda stayed out
  • bubblecufferbubblecuffer advanced
    Posts: 278
    Any news on Tenney other than troll B.S.?

    I went to the FB page and there is a comment from Michael Bouchard regarding state lift inspection - 

    "Watch for it, within the next 10 days... just need to finish up the Haul Rope inspection and we are good..."


  • riverc0ilriverc0il advanced
    Posts: 286
    That FB post is good to hear. Strong December snow here in central NH. I suspect if we get snow this coming weekend, they'll be able to open most of the mountain without even making any snow. Though if they want to groom, they'll probably want to blow on their main groomer runs... I don't know if we have quite enough natural to groom and till without digging up a few rocks.
  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 1,037
    Tenney is rolling with a groomer right now per FB
  • becca_mbecca_m advanced
    Posts: 135
    he definitely invites uphill travel (prior to lifts running) - hoping to get there to skin up soon!!!!

  • newmannewman advanced
    Posts: 319
    If they still have an old fashioned packer for the grooming things won't get so rocky and dirty, like using a tiller. It would be cool to be able to ski there no matter what it's like. IMHO
  • bubblecufferbubblecuffer advanced
    edited January 7 Posts: 278
    This was posted on Facebook today - 


    "Our director Jeff and assistant director Josh from ski patrol are skiing today. They are planning our trail safety and setting up Ski Patrol program. They both have been Ski Patrollers at Tenney in the past before it was closed and have extensive knowledge of the terrain.

    Chairs for the Hornet Double Chair lift to summit should be complete by the end of next week! It’s coming together! Stay tuned but our hope is to have the Hornet spinning for public by the end of the month!"


  • RemskiRemski advanced
    Posts: 387
    Tenney is putting the finishing touches on the base lodge this week. Kitchen appliances are being installed and a new tile floor behind the bar plus straitening out the bar plumbing.
    Perhaps the place will open this season but without snowmaking we better get there as soon as it does because one blow torch event will probably force them to close.
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