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Tenney mountain reopens under new and highly capable management this month, after years offline.

 

If you haven't read the interview of Sir Michael Bouchard. The man is brilliant, sensible, pragmatic and appears to have the financial means to pull this off. For a non-skier, he has amassed a tremendous knowledge of ski operations, his scientific background serves him well, his foresight, his relationship development with town and local organizations is well-done. Incredibly transparent. Plan to meet this fellow soon. He's no fool, still out to make a profit, by leveraging his real estate, but understanding that skiing is his #1 attraction. Cooperation with skimobile clubs, nordic operations and inviting in local businesses to help with equipment and offer other attractions will bring lots of money into the community from payroll to local businesses. I commend him and have high confidence he will succeed.



http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com...hp?storyid=333

 

Exciting news! For everyone in the Boston area, Sir Michael Bouchard, CEO, Tenny mountain will be at the ACE Ski and Board Club meeting this TUESDAY, December 8th at the Chelmsford Elks Lodge, Chelmsford, Mass. 7:00 pm. All are invited, no admission! The story on how he ressurected Tenny is described in a recent article, attached. SEE YOU THERE! http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php…


For directions and more information on the ACE Ski and Board Club, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aceskis/ , or Web http://www.aceskiandboardclub.org/

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I think the meeting in Boston is going to be great fun.  From watching the videos that Sir Michael has been posting on the Tenney FB page, he's very grounded.  Signs off as "Mike of Tenney" with a very strong Boston/North Shore accent.  What was funny recently was hearing the same accent from John on Dec. 1, another senior member of the MAST Holdings LLC.  John teased that day that Mike had slept late.  He signed off as "Not Mike, but John 'cause Mike's still in bed."  Not the usual interaction you would expect a President and CEO.

 

For those interested, I've been following the story at Tenney for a while in this thread.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/143521/tenney-mountain-in-nh-to-re-open-for-2015-16-closed-since-2010

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Tenney mountain reopens under new and highly capable management this month, after years offline.

 

If you haven't read the interview of Sir Michael Bouchard. The man is brilliant, sensible, pragmatic and appears to have the financial means to pull this off. For a non-skier, he has amassed a tremendous knowledge of ski operations, his scientific background serves him well, his foresight, his relationship development with town and local organizations is well-done. Incredibly transparent. Plan to meet this fellow soon. He's no fool, still out to make a profit, by leveraging his real estate, but understanding that skiing is his #1 attraction. Cooperation with skimobile clubs, nordic operations and inviting in local businesses to help with equipment and offer other attractions will bring lots of money into the community from payroll to local businesses. I commend him and have high confidence he will succeed.



http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com...hp?storyid=333

 

Exciting news! For everyone in the Boston area, Sir Michael Bouchard, CEO, Tenny mountain will be at the ACE Ski and Board Club meeting this TUESDAY, December 8th at the Chelmsford Elks Lodge, Chelmsford, Mass. 7:00 pm. All are invited, no admission! The story on how he ressurected Tenny is described in a recent article, attached. SEE YOU THERE! http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php…


For directions and more information on the ACE Ski and Board Club, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aceskis/ , or Web http://www.aceskiandboardclub.org/

Did you learn anything new at the meeting that isn't on the Tenney FB Page somewhere?

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Did you learn anything new at the meeting that isn't on the Tenney FB Page somewhere?


Indeed.  tickets are likely to be $29 this year.  Mike will be happy if 300 people come this year.  It is expected that breakeven will take 2 years.  He named the investors (see the video).  He plans to build an ampitheater.  His focus for the forseeable future is local, Similar to Berkshire East.  Two groomers leased, one purchased.  No change to the trails - remain narrow and curvy.  Snow guns have purchased to fit the needs of the trails today.  Fan guns will only be used at the base and learning area.   Back side of the mountain is where development may occur.  He has a very deep bench of ski resort advisors who helped prioritize tasks and advised on strategy.   Open by Christmas is the hope.

See the video I took of the Q&A session.  Web site will emerge from work he is doing with YouTube to feed data to a web site YouTube will host.

 

https://youtu.be/fi3TA4gaTjg

 

 

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Thanks for sharing the video.  It's very refreshing to listen to someone so down to earth and practical about a very complex project.

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