Just when it seemed like consolidation threatened to be the overarching theme of the burgeoning ski season in New England, a few good signs for independent ski areas have emerged, including a couple of revivals.
There’s new life being preached this winter at both New Hampshire’s Tenney Mountain and Lost Valley in Maine, where trail expansion and equipment upgrades will greet skiers and riders beginning this season.
Tenney, which had been closed for eight years until its soft re-opening back in 2018, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this season, while Lost Valley, on the verge of closing itself only four years ago, is introducing nine new gladed areas spread across the mountain.
“The glade areas we’ve cleared are going to be a great addition to the trails at Lost Valley,” ski area owner Scott Shanaman said in a statement. “We now have two intermediate glades, two advanced and five expert-only glades that will be open whenever snow conditions allow. There are some pretty gnarly ledge drops on some of these trails and skiers and riders should use caution and understand the inherent risks of skiing this type of natural terrain.”