Eight days after purchase, Whaleback ready for a splash
Lake Sunapee Bank sold the 100 acre ski area that included the lifts, trails and all buildings to the Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation (UVSSF).
"The local club is planning a touch light parade on New Year Eve," added Schiffman
Whaleback made substantial improvements including a renovated kitchen, new well and replacement of the old septic system. A new deck is also being built.
"We are approximately 25 percent through our capital which is good since we started on Oct. 1," said Schiffman.
The new general manager is Dick Harris, who brings 30 years of experience to Whaleback, including his time as general manager at the Balsams.
Whaleback's total capital improvement budget is $2.4 million and $400,000 is for operating reserves. Donations are still being accepted.
Tax deductible donations can be made to UVSSF or Whaleback Project and sent to: UVSSF, PO Box 606 Lebanon, NH 03766.
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