Tenney Mountain

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Tenney's revival a few seasons ago was good news to its many fans. Despite the fact that the mountain was shuttered for a season, its comeback best illustrates Tenney's prime asset, location. It's just a few short minutes off I-93, boasts a respectable 1400 feet of vertical, and 48 classic trails and glades.

Terrain
While it doesn't hurt Tenney to have a prime location the predominantly intermediate terrain is also a draw. But Tenney's blue-square trails aren't buffed superhighways in the modern idiom. Instead, the trails follow the natural contours of the mountain, and each trail has a distinctive personality. They run long, too, for the most part. Morning Glory and Edelweiss (the latter is the longest trail at the area) provide a steady turn-after-turn experience from the top, and many other top-to-bottom combinations await. For a step up in challenge the long combo of Forget-Me-Not and Snap Dragon on the southern perimeter of the mountain offer more than a mile of black diamond cruising. Sweet William and lower Sunflower offer additional challenge on the other side of the mountain, and there are several short but sweet steep shots scattered about.

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