Extreme skier-turned-media professional Dan Egan has been named general manager of Tenney Mountain, N.H. Egan previously served as GM at the ski area, which was purchased by a new ownership group last year, from 2002 to 2004.
Egan gained notoriety as a pioneer of extreme skiing who achieved visibility as a longtime staple in Warren Miller films. He started his own media production and distribution company in 1988, taking his skills behind the camera to help produce a variety of ski films, as well as other works, while also working a speaker, consultant, and writer, according to his website. Egan was inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2016.
At Tenney, Egan will take on a new challenge of leading the revitalization of a historically troubled ski area—it has shuttered several times since its first trails were cut in 1959, most recently in 2020. Tenney reopened in February after it was purchased by a new ownership group, Northcountry Development, in April 2022. To date, the team has spent about $1.5 million on improvements to the area, including the addition of 80 new fan guns to bolster the snowmaking system, a new fleet of Prinoth groomers, and lift and infrastructure repairs.
The group also recently received conditional approval from the Plymouth Planning Board for a $30 million base lodge upgrade, with construction expected to start next spring, and plans to significantly expand skiable terrain among other upgrades. The investments lend to the goal to turn the local hill into a destination location, Northcountry manager Steven Kelley told the Plymouth Record Enterprise.
Tenney Mountain is scheduled to open for the 2023-24 season in November, with both chairlifts operational and night skiing. Tenney Mountain is a mountain near Plymouth, New Hampshire. The summit of the mountain, at 2,350 feet above sea level, is located in the town of Rumney, approximately .4 miles west of the top of the Tenney Mountain Ski and Snowboarding Area.