Tenney Mountain Ski Area goes up for auction Dec. 15.

The venerable New Hampshire resort owes $170,000 in back taxes.

A notice on the Web site of Joseph Finn Co. Inc., auctioneers, lists the property that is up for auction as 445 acres of the ski area, and two parcels of undeveloped land next to the ski area totaling 425 acres.

A story in the New Hampshire Union Leader quotes Mark Burzynski, president of the 80-member Tenney Village Condo Association and president of Tenney Mountain Association -- the maintenance company for Tenney -- saying the owners have failed to pay annual association fees totaling almost $100,000.

Plymouth Tax Collector Linda Buffington told the newspaper that Tenney owes $170,000 in back taxes, as well.

Tenney is owned by Frank Nocito of New York. It has been run under lease by White Mountain Explorations, a company that also runs adventure trips widely across the region.

White Mountain Exploration's Web site is current, but the Tenney Mountain Web site has not been updated since last spring.

Tenney operated six of the last seven years.

The mountain has 48 trails, parks and glades, two fixed-grip chairs: a double and a triple, and a vertical

Tenney has just been added to the list of closed ski areas on NELSAP, the New England Lost Ski Areas Project.

More information: Auction; White Mountain Exploration; NELSAP Tenney Mountain.