Whaleback Mountain
Whaleback Mountain
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Submitted on February 2, 2017 by rocket21 (866 Rating866)
Session SessionNight
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions10% open; Loose Granular, Frozen Granular
Glades Glades
Moguls MogulsNone
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)A few features set up in the beginners area.
Run of the Day Run of the DayDorsal
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageI went in for dinner at 6:30, but the food court grill was already closed for the night.
Comments CommentsDid the $20 last 2 hour ticket.
Initially there are three ways down from the summit, merging into one (Spout). The small Magic Carpet/rope tow slope is open as well.
Ambergris was open on natural snow, but a bit tricky due to some dark spots from the lighting. Scratchy in a few places as well.
Dorsal was scratchy in a few places, especially at the bottom where one takes the little chute onto Spout.
Upper Spout was wall to wall, narrowing in the middle, then widening out where the race course starts. This area was kind of annoying as there were race ruts on skier's left and a course set on skier's right, leaving all chairlift non race traffic to go down the middle.
Overall, there was some loose granular on top of the hardpack, but with my rock skis not recently being sharpened, it was hard to get an edge into the hardpack.
There were a few snowmaking piles of snow on The Face, but the actual steeps haven't been touched yet. Two fan guns were parked near the bottom.
Overall, the lighting is a better than last year, though there are still a few dark areas with burned out lights.
Hopefully we get some natural snow soon for Whaleback's sake.
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