Locally owned and operated Whaleback Mountain in New Hampshire continues its effort to raise additional funds for the Westside Project. This 2016 Challenge and Westside project includes - Whaleback will add a used surface lift on the lower West Side of the mountain, where one previously existed. The existing Learning Center will be reconfigured. We will also install a dedicated snowmaking loop using mostly existing infrastructure and improve the lighting on Lower Face, Blubber and Lower Ivory, all this summer & fall. This will reduce the acreage required to open from the current 25 acres to just 5 acres, meaning that we can open in 3 days of optimal temps, rather than the current 10 days it requires. This will allow us to get on snow earlier in the year and remain open throughout a terrible winter such as the one we just endured.
This challenge has been extended for 3 more weeks and here is a status update as well. To accomplish this we need to raise $100,000 from the community, in order to receive the (drumroll, please!) $200,000 Challenge Grant pledged by a pool of Whaleback supporters! Your $100,000 will cover the cost of the surface lift and installation; the $200,000 from the Challenge Grant will cover improvements to snowmaking, new lighting, required summer maintenance to the chairlift, needed machinery repairs, upkeep, operating expenses, etc.
That's right, 2:1 Match for Every Dollar of Your Gift
We are down to 3 weeks left in our Fundraising Challenge and we are at $60,480 of our $100,000 requirement to see the West Side project through to completion. The T-bar will be delivered this week and we are chomping at the bit to proceed with full engineering and permitting.
Be part of Whaleback history and consider making a tax deductible donation to your community mountain and help UVSSF continue to provide a safe, affordable and convenient snow experience for children, families and individuals. Donations can be made online at www.whaleback.com/donation or by mailing your gift to UVSSF, 160 Whaleback Mountain Road, Enfield, NH 03748.