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Whaleback Ski Area, New Hampshire

Covering Every Season with Fun

Whaleback Mountain has a special place in the hearts of many locals and visitors alike. Whether you've been skiing or riding here since high school or happened upon the mountain while visiting on a ski trip, the memories you make here will last a lifetime. The friendly staff create an encouraging and fun atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to learn or improve on their shredding skills.

With 85 acres boasting 30 trails, Whaleback has something for everyone. Beginners can enjoy a smooth ride up the magic carpet, while the more adventurous can hit up the terrain park with plenty of kickers, boxes, and jibs to excite even the most jaded dare devil. Whether you're taking the Summit Chair up 1,800 feet to the summit to show off your skills on Upper Face or maybe just a cruiser down Ivory Run, there's something for every ability level. And with 39% blue trails, it's also a great place to work on your skills while having fun with your friends and family.

Whaleback Mountain LLC was created in 2005 by Evan Dybvig 2 – time Olympic mogul skier, Frank Sparrow, Myles Cotter-Sparrow, Dylan Goodspeed of Zero Gravity Skate Park, and Richard Dybvig- Architect.

The mission of this group is to create a year round action sports facility. In the winter, Whaleback is a ski and snowboard resort, with classic New England skiing and riding mixed with action sports features. In the summer, Whaleback hosts a wide variety of sports and camps for paintball, inline skating, skateboarding, pit bikes, BMX, mountain bikes and a skate park in Hartford, VT.


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Mountain Statistics for Whaleback Ski Area
Base Elevation: 1,100 ft (335 meters)
Summit Elevation: 1,800 ft (549 m)
Vertical Drop: 700 ft (213 m)
Skiable Area: 85 acres (34 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 110 in (279 cm)
Longest Run: 5,280 ft (1,609 m)
Snowmaking: 80 %
Number of Lifts: 4
Uphill Lift Capacity: 0 per hour
Types of Lifts: 3 Surface Lifts
1 Double Chair
Number of Trails: 30
Trail Ratings for Whaleback Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 28%
More Difficult: More Difficult 39%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 23%
Experts Only: Experts Only 10%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Whaleback Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Restricted Areas: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Half Pipe: Yes