Whaleback Mountain
Whaleback Mountain
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Submitted on December 17, 2017 by newenglandskier13 (272 Rating272)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeSeason Pass
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions25% open; Packed Powder, Powder
Glades GladesExcellent powder in the glades and good cover! Just watch out for a few exposed rocks
Moguls MogulsNone
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Park set up near base area
Run of the Day Run of the DayThe Barnacles
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageExcellent giant cookies and hot cocoa!
Comments CommentsThere was plenty of leftover powder today at Whaleback! Today was the second day of the T-bar's operation and they were still working out the kinks. The lift deroped twice, once for an hour in the morning and again around 2:00. The second time they decided to shut it down for the day. However, these deropements gave plenty of time for a few hikes to the upper mountain trails. The T-bar was an excellent ride and was smoother than many I've ridden. I also took a few rides on the new beginner tow which was interesting because it was like a handle tow combined with a platter pull. It seemed like a good lift for those just starting out and I could figure out four basic ways to ride it. Everything was open off the T-bar, including glades which had untracked powder well into the afternoon. Lower Face had some ungroomed manmade snow of excellent condition which made for some fun turns. The upper mountain trails had enough snow to be open, but they were not prepared to open the chairlift this weekend. The trails still had over a foot of dry powder and I skied Dorsal Glade, Jawbone, Blowhole and Upper Face on the upper mountain. It was a very cold day, but there wasn't any wind and it was sunny. They were making a lot of snow in the morning and it made a cloud around the mountain, but they shut off the guns around 11:00. Crowds were minimal and there was never a wait of more than a minute to get on the T-bar. It was a great start to Whaleback's season and I look foreword to returning when the chairlift opens!

Here's a bit of video I took today of the T-bar making its signature Hall sounds :
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