Dartmouth Skiway & Whaleback 12/31/2017

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Two ski areas today, Dartmouth in the morning and Whaleback in the afternoon. Dartmouth was not operating the Holt's Ledge Double due to the extreme cold, but Winslow was still relatively busy. Everything except Jughandle was open on Winslow and there was excellent cover. Upper Chivers, Herman's Highway, Thomas, and Pass-Fail were groomed, while the rest was left natural. It was very cold and wind chills were around -20. Around noon I left Dartmouth and ate lunch at Whaleback, before skiing there in the afternoon. It was slightly less windy and far less busy there, but the snow was still excellent. Most of the terrain on the east side is now open which brings them to around 50% open. A hidden layer of crust is still preventing them from opening more terrain.

Dartmouth Skiway:

Winslow Mountain QuadimageWinslow Mountain QuadimageWinslow Mountain Quad and Upper ChiversimageCum LaudeimageThomasimagePass-FailimagePost DocimageMDimageNRO GladesimageBig Woodsimage

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View From the Summit DoubleimageSummit Double and FaceimageSummit DoubleimageSummit DoubleimageSpoutimageSummit DoubleimageSummit DoubleimageScrimshaw and CanyonimageFaceimageBlowholeimage
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Comments

  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
    Posts: 1,127
    Nice pics. The summit bullwheel at WB is pretty unique
  • edited January 1 Posts: 2,344

    Nice pics. The summit bullwheel at WB is pretty unique


    It is, and I believe the entire lift is pretty unique. Does anyone know of another Poma double like it?
    - Sam
  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 1,102
    Did the Whaleback double used to have a floating bullwheel?
  • Posts: 2,344
    obienick said:

    Did the Whaleback double used to have a floating bullwheel?


    Good question, I don't know the answer.
    - Sam
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited January 1 Posts: 2,245

    Nice pics. The summit bullwheel at WB is pretty unique


    It is, and I believe the entire lift is pretty unique. Does anyone know of another Poma double like it?
    Similar Nubs riding it again with Ibrake4tbars and Conrad and Ted in 3 weeks

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  • newpylongnewpylong expert
    edited January 1 Posts: 659
    The WB double never had a floating bullwheel.
  • bmwskierbmwskier expert
    Posts: 521
    Wow! Great shots! Whaleback should contact you to use them in publicity!

    "Making ski films is being irresponsible with other people's money, in a responsible sort of way..." 
    Greg Stump
  • bubblecufferbubblecuffer advanced
    Posts: 301
    What a great report.  Thank you.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,245
    bmwskier said:

    Wow! Great shots! Whaleback should contact you to use them in publicity!


    Why do you think Rick pays him the big bucks?
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