Tenney Mountain
Tenney Mountain
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Submitted on February 26, 2023 by rocket21 (1358 Rating1358)
Session SessionMorning
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions60% open; Powder, Packed Powder
Glades GladesDid not venture in, but adequate base for the upper elevation glades (were brushed out this fall).
Moguls MogulsNone
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)None
Run of the Day Run of the DayVenus Fly Trap
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageCafeteria is open all day (including breakfast). Pub (now an open design) opened at lunch time and had good food. Neat looking HKD tap.
Comments CommentsUnexpected powder day at Tenney. Snow started just before opening and kept up into the early afternoon, dropping 2-3" of nice powder.

The web site says there are half day ($69) and full day ($89) tickets. At the window, they said half day is only available in the afternoon, but still sold a half-day morning at the advertised price. Web site says the lift opens at 8:30, but Facebook says 9.

Area was well-staffed and the employees were very friendly.

Two lifts spinning - Hornet Double to the top and the Platter down low (serving both the tubing park and terrain park/novice slope). Never a line. Clocked the Hornet ride at 15 minutes. Long ride, but the runs are longer than most in New England.

Pretty much everything between Morning Glory and Sunflower/Pitcher/Shooting Star was open (except for a few portions of the lift line). Many of the trails were at least partially groomed. Only Shooting Star (and maybe a portion of Pitcher) had seen snowmaking on the main mountain. A few trails listed as open on the snow report were roped closed (such as Sweet William and Snap Dragon).

Snowpack was decent on the upper mountain, but a little thin in places on the lower mountain (occasional pucker brush/rocks poking through); made the right choice by going with rock skis rather than the nice ones. Of the steeps, Sunflower was decent, while Shooting Star Headwall was a little thin down the middle (but deep powder on the sides).

Constant refresh of powder all morning made skiing great. Areas of untouched powder from Thursday's storm as well. Had just about every run to ourselves. Lucked out, especially for the intra-vacation weekend.

Eclipse area will reportedly open as soon as they can get the load test completed for the triple.
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