The goal of the founders of this quaint mountain was to become a year-round playground. They've definitely achieved that goal and then some. This mountain has become a destination for skiers and snowboarders, a place for beginners to learn skill and technique, and remains one of the least expensive mountains to ski nationwide.
There are 30 trails catering to all ages and abilities of skier. The 85 acres of land are some of the most well-groomed and well-cared for trails in the state. The majority of trails are suitable for intermediate skiers (40 percent), there are also a significant portion of trails for beginners (30 percent), advanced (20 percent), and experts (10 percent).
There are only a few lifts needed, as most of the trails veer off a main starting point, and since the resort is not crowded like other resorts, visitors normally don’t have to wait in lengthy lift lines. The mountain features 85 percent snowmaking and 80 percent night lighting, which allows dedicated skiers to get in more runs and longer hours of skiing. They also offer very affordable lessons under the guidance of Olympic skier Evan Dybvig. The lessons range from beginner instruction to tips for expert skiers, all age groups are welcome to partake in private or small group lessons throughout the season.
There are plenty of places to stay, while there is no slope-side lodging there are a plethora of options in the nearby towns of Lebanon and Enfield. From budget motels and hotels to historic inns and private cabins, the area has the accommodation to suit any taste and budget. Whaleback Pub provides après ski food and drinks in a friendly and warm slope-side atmosphere. However, there are also many options in Lebanon, Enfield, and White Water Junction as well. The Salt Hill Pub offers hearty, affordable meals, and a notable array of beers and wine.
This is a small gem of a mountain that provides the big thrills and exciting runs without the crowds. There are 85 acres of land for serious boarders on 30 trails. One major lift takes visitors to a central starting point that breaks off into runs and an ever-improving terrain park.
The terrain park offers riders and freestyle skiers an impressive amount of different rails, boxes, and jibs to explore. The main park is constantly evolving and expert builders are always working on bringing in new and interesting features.
The mountain works to provide some of the cleanest skiing and snowboarding trails in the state. They average more than 110 inches of snowfall annually and proudly boast 80 percent snowmaking capabilities, to ensure riders the best runs possible. This is the place for outdoor adventures, so check them out and learn more about what they do throughout the year. It’s worth it—especially for the price!
The intimate and friendly atmosphere carries over to their lively après ski spot, conveniently located slope side at the Whaleback Pub. The pub offers a rustic charm, free pool and full menu for riders daily.