I came from Woburn. I was able to get to Tenney in 1:40 on a Saturday midday. Woburn is :20 north of Boston. So if you're in Boston, you can get to Tenney in 2 hours. It's closer than you might think!

Their recent comeback has people asking: Is Tenney Mountain good? I’m here to say it is, and give you some reasons why.


As I shared in this piece on my four favorite family-friendly mountains, I spent the better part of an entire decade hosting apres-ski parities all over the White Mountains. At last tally, I’ve hit the slopes and lodges at the following: Pleasant Mountain, Black Mountain, Crotched Mountain, King Pine Ski Area, Wildcat Mountain, Attitash Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods Ski Area, Waterville Valley, and Cannon Mountain.


In most of these trips up the piste, I’ve had my kids alongside in the chair lift. So I can speak not only from the perspective of a grizzled, intermediate-level snowboarder, but also as a dad who’s watched his kids grow up on skis. Now, while I didn’t have them with my on my first trip to Tenney, I can guarantee I’ll be bringing them along for the next visit.


Is Tenney Mountain Good? It Sure Is: Here’s Why

Tenney Mountain is located in Plymouth, NH. Granite State natives started making their way down the mountain in the 1930s, and they were joined by their neighbors to the south when train service opened from Boston to Plymouth in 1932. In the 1960s, Tenney had grown to the largest ski area in the region. By the ’90s and ’00s, they were experiencing some harder seasons, but fortunes have turned thanks to a multi-million dollar revitalization program that started in the 2022-2023 season.


Thanks to the generosity of my old radio station, Boston’s indie617, I was able to score a free lift pass to Tenney at one of their Coors Light Drafters parties–the very same parties I used to host. I put that pass to use on a Saturday in February for my first trip to Tenney. Let me tell you all about it. And if you want to find out more, hit their website.

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