Join us in improving night skiing and riding at Whaleback, the Upper Valley’s nonprofit outdoor snowsports destination.
Whaleback Mountain and the Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation will partner with The Local Crowd Upper Valley to run a crowdfunding campaign in August. This campaign will help raise funds for new energy-efficient lighting on the mountain to enhance nighttime skiing and riding for hundreds of Upper Valley youth and families.
More than 400 children in the Upper Valley ski and ride after school in Whaleback’s educational programs each winter, and Whaleback is the primary training site for many youth alpine and freestyle training programs. Hundreds of young people and adults have raced in our Thursday night race leagues.
“Night skiing and riding is such an essential part of the experience at Whaleback,” said Jon Hunt, Whaleback’s Executive Director. “If you’ve been here recently you’ll recognize there are a couple of dark spots as you cruise down the mountain at night. We’ve already received a very generous matching gift of up to $5,000 to help us kick this campaign off. We hope you’ll join us in August and help make this a successful campaign so we can light up the Whale.”
This campaign is about safer, more energy-efficient lighting, but it’s also among the first of several upcoming capital improvements to make its multi-year strategic plan a reality.
A generous local donor will match the first $5,000 in contributions to this crowdfunding campaign.
The campaign will offer a limited number of rewards to individuals who give at certain financial levels. For example, donate $75 and receive your own Whaleback trucker hat. Donate $100 to be entered to win an unlimited winter season pass or a “Night Out at Whaleback” package, which includes two day or night ski passes and a $100 gift card to a local restaurant.
Individuals can contribute to this crowdfunding campaign regardless of where they live. The campaign link is https://uppervalley.thelocalcrowd.coop/campaign/light-the-nights-at-whaleback/.
Light the Nights at Whaleback is the latest crowdfunding venture by The Local Crowd Upper Valley.