Letter: Help Save Whaleback 

To the Editor:

By now you may have heard the exciting news that the Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation has plans to re-open Whaleback Mountain this winter for the 2013-2014 season. Just last week, the foundation moved forward by hiring an experienced general manger, which is very encouraging news for winter-sports enthusiasts in the Upper Valley. The re-opening of our beloved Whaleback is exactly what many of us in the community were hoping for. With this said, the foundation is still in need of community support in raising $100,000 by Oct. 22 in order to help cover the significant expenses required to open the mountain.

Whaleback has been a winter home for many families and has provided us with a fun, safe and affordable snow experience. The mountain has welcomed all — from individuals to school programs and from beginners to experts, including future-Olympians who have learned to ski and snowboard here for generations. If you want to see that continue, please consider making a donation to keep these local traditions alive! No donation is too small. The sheer number of donors will be important and will demonstrate a true community desire for the mountain to continue. For more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation online, please visit www.whaleback.com or mail your contribution to Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 606, Lebanon, N.H., 03766.

We can make this happen!

Nicole Hall Hewett

Save the Whale Group



Whaleback Names Manager, Must Raise $100,000 to Open

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Enfield — Ski industry veteran Dick Harris has been hired as the Whaleback Ski Area’s new general manager by the Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation. The nonprofit organization, which has been leasing Whaleback over the last year and has agreed to pay Randolph National Bank and another owner $640,000 for the properties, is in the midst of a public effort …