Hornet – Tenney Mountain, NH

This cool base-to-summit Stadeli opened in 1964 and is one of the only such lifts in the United States without a drive terminal building surrounding it.
The top station is a typical return bullwheel setup.
Unloading ramp.
Upgraded controls.
Mostly lattice towers with a few tubes mixed in.
Stadeli sheaves.
Tower 18.
This lift has a very consistent pitch along its entire 6,000 foot length.
Middle section of the lift.
Upper part of the line.
Lower lift line.
View up.
Near the base lodge.
Unique compression setup.
Towers 1 and 2.
Loading area with a hidden counterweight.
Lift overview.


3 thoughts on “Hornet – Tenney Mountain, NH

  1. Max Hart December 10, 2018 / 11:33 am

    This lift was overhauled in 1986. The drive terminal was replaced and some of the line gear was replaced. Grips and chairs were also replaced (the lift originally had center-pole chairs).


  2. Joe Blake December 4, 2019 / 10:46 pm

    That drive looks like the industrial design team was two dudes and a coke party with Listen Like Thieves on the boombox and the fabricator was Joey, second cousin to dude #2, with an aluminium stamp and some tin snips. And I like it. Like, a whole lot. “Hey, here’s the story: forget about your troubles in life. . .”


    • Will December 5, 2019 / 5:49 pm

      Yeah they were probably really coked out while designing it. (Please don’t delete our comments Peter)


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