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Light the Nights at Whaleback: amp up your nighttime skiing and riding experience

Campaign Introduction:

Join us in improving night skiing and riding at Whaleback, the Upper Valley’s nonprofit outdoor snowsports destination. First $5,000 in donations matched by a generous local donor!

$15,075

Funds Raised

$15,000

Funding Goal

Aug 2022

Ended

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$15,075

Funds Raised

$15,000

Funding Goal

Aug 2022

Ended

Raised Percent :
100.50%
This campaign was successful! 😃
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Campaign Story

We know and love night skiing and riding at Whaleback. More than 400 children in the Upper Valley learn to ski and ride after school in Whaleback’s educational programs each winter, and Whaleback is the primary training site for several youth alpine and freestyle training programs. Hundreds of young people and adults race in our Thursday night race leagues. On Friday nights, families flock to the mountain to ski and ride under the lights.

But we know available daylight in New Hampshire in winter months is limited, and there are corners of the mountain that can be pretty dark. A safe, enjoyable experience is at the heart of what Whaleback is all about, so we are asking for your support to amp up our nighttime lighting with new, energy efficient lights in a number of key spots along the trails. As a nonprofit, Whaleback relies on the generous support of people like you to keep the mountain operating year round.

Some of the spots we're targeting for lighting improvements are:

  • Upper Lift Line
  • Spout
  • Scrimshaw and Canyon

A generous local donor has agreed to match the first $5,000 in contributions from community members like you.

This campaign is about safer, better lighting, but it’s also a first step forward for Whaleback as we position ourselves to serve the Upper Valley into the next generation. After 10 years as a nonprofit organization, Whaleback is embarking on a major campaign to invest in the next generation. Capital improvements like safer, more energy efficient lighting are just the first step toward making our multi-year strategic plan a reality. Stay tuned for more exciting plans for improvements to snowmaking, lift accessibility and educational programs in the years ahead.

You can help by contributing financially in any amount below. Check out the swag and other rewards we’re offering for donors to this campaign! You can share this link with three people you know will support Whaleback, too. Can’t contribute financially? Consider spreading the word by telling a friend or family member about our upcoming summer events, or inviting them to ski and ride this winter! Have an idea for a corner of the mountain that needs better lighting? Email Executive Director Jon Hunt at jhunt@whaleback.com. If you love night skiing and riding at Whaleback, this is a great way to show your support and help Whaleback continuously improve what we offer.  

Whaleback aspires to be more than just a ski hill. We think places like Whaleback are what living in the Upper Valley special by offering a family friendly, affordable and accessible path to the outdoors. As a nonprofit community-focused facility serving the Upper Valley, Whaleback doesn’t exist without your support. Thank you for being part of this community, and see you soon at The Whale!



Campaign Rewards

$25

Ski It To Believe It Sticker

Show your Whaleback pride with a Ski It To Believe It sticker

Estimated Delivery: September, 2022
2 backers
298 rewards left

$75

Whaleback Mountain T-Shirt

A brand new Whaleback Mountain shirt!

Estimated Delivery: September, 2022
4 backers
96 rewards left

$75

A Whaleback Mountain Trucker Hat

Your very own Whaleback Mountain Trucker Hat

Estimated Delivery: September, 2022
6 backers
94 rewards left

$100

A Single Raffle Entry For One Unlimited Season Pass

This reward gets you a single entry to win one unlimited season pass for you or anyone in your family! If you already purchased your 2022-2023 pass, you may defer this pass to 2023-2024 season.

Estimated Delivery: November, 2022
1 backers
9999 rewards left

$100

A Single Raffle Entry For A "Night Out" On Whaleback!

This reward gets you a single entry to win two day or night ski passes and a gift card to a Salt Hill Pub! A night out courtesy of Whaleback Mountain!

Estimated Delivery: September, 2022
1 backers
9999 rewards left

$100

A Whaleback Mountain Pint Glass

Your very own Whaleback Mountain Pint Glass

Estimated Delivery: September, 2022
8 backers
12 rewards left

Campaign Contributions

Name Donate Amount Date
Meredith MacMartin $75 August 30, 2022
Jillian Ripa $155 August 27, 2022
Polly Antol $25 August 27, 2022
Julie Obbagy $50 August 27, 2022
Alison Crocker $50 August 27, 2022
Lori Ford $100 August 26, 2022
Ed Boudrot $200 August 26, 2022
Steve Hender $50 August 25, 2022
Michael Morris $25 August 25, 2022
Anonymous $25 August 24, 2022
Thomas Therrien $75 August 23, 2022
Keith Brady $100 August 23, 2022
Daniel Himmelstein $100 August 23, 2022
Catheryn Hembree $100 August 23, 2022
Maxwell Porter $10 August 22, 2022
Timothy Manganello $10 August 22, 2022
Josh Wardell $75 August 20, 2022
Jonathan Brooks $25 August 19, 2022
Emily Rebori $200 August 19, 2022
William Whatley $100 August 18, 2022
Tamsen Snyder $50 August 18, 2022
Becky Pingree $75 August 18, 2022
Steve Greene $100 August 18, 2022
Lois Davis $100 August 18, 2022
Ian Wood $10 August 18, 2022
Angelika Kratzer $200 August 18, 2022
James Ricker $100 August 18, 2022
David Finley $50 August 18, 2022
Matej Kenda $25 August 17, 2022
Daniel Parish $25 August 16, 2022
Sean Aubin $100 August 16, 2022
Anonymous $25 August 16, 2022
Justin Hodorek $50 August 16, 2022
Ben Saunders $25 August 15, 2022
Justin Stark $100 August 14, 2022
Susan AuBuchon $100 August 14, 2022
LISE LAHOOD $500 August 13, 2022
Samantha House $100 August 12, 2022
Brynn Kane $25 August 12, 2022
Rod Glidden $100 August 12, 2022
Amber Porter $100 August 12, 2022
Allan Reetz $100 August 12, 2022
John Saunders $100 August 11, 2022
Peter Brown $10 August 09, 2022
Timothy Canavan $50 August 09, 2022
Seamus King $50 August 08, 2022
Alicia Dagrosa $100 August 08, 2022
Jared Bookman $50 August 07, 2022
Anonymous $75 August 06, 2022
Haley Todd $100 August 06, 2022
Gregory Bower $50 August 06, 2022
Kimberlee Poirier $100 August 06, 2022
Anonymous $50 August 06, 2022
Steven Daniszewski $10 August 06, 2022
Lisa Todd $200 August 05, 2022
Anonymous $25 August 05, 2022
Anonymous $10 August 05, 2022
Danny Moore $50 August 05, 2022
Norman Berman $50 August 05, 2022
Anonymous $25 August 05, 2022
Anonymous $10 August 05, 2022
Jeremiah Kelly $100 August 05, 2022
Anne Farrell $75 August 05, 2022
Mark Fritzen $15 August 05, 2022
Anonymous $10 August 05, 2022
Tim Lin $100 August 05, 2022
Tim Baker $10 August 05, 2022
Anonymous $100 August 05, 2022
Luke Gorman $75 August 05, 2022
John Schiffman $75 August 04, 2022
Cornelia Purcell $100 August 03, 2022
Barbara McKeon $100 August 03, 2022
Nicholas Purcell $25 August 03, 2022
matthew knittle $500 August 03, 2022
Brian Mack $50 August 02, 2022
Tyler Lewis $100 August 02, 2022
Catherine Lacey $50 August 02, 2022
Kris Garnjost $75 August 02, 2022
Adam Dragon $100 August 02, 2022
Mark Moales $50 August 02, 2022
Courtney Farrell $100 August 02, 2022
Jeffrey McPherson $100 August 02, 2022
Devan Tracy $100 August 02, 2022
Kate Lyon $100 August 02, 2022
Charlotte Alberts $100 August 02, 2022
GARRETT CHACE $25 August 02, 2022
Alison Evans $50 August 02, 2022
Kristal Dragon $50 August 01, 2022
Bradley Hastings $100 August 01, 2022
Robert Ruel $50 August 01, 2022
Elizabeth Morrow $25 August 01, 2022
Carolyn Cusick $50 August 01, 2022
Daniella Reichstetter $75 August 01, 2022
Tim Gibson $10 August 01, 2022
Kevin Ramos-Glew $50 August 01, 2022
Sarah Billmeier $200 August 01, 2022
Nicolas Cusick $10 August 01, 2022
Samuel Westelman $50 August 01, 2022
Dick and Carol Clapp $500 August 01, 2022
Khara Benoit $25 August 01, 2022
Anonymous $100 August 01, 2022
Brad Nichol $75 August 01, 2022
Louise Stark $100 August 01, 2022
Clifford Roberts $25 August 01, 2022
Eric Murphy $25 August 01, 2022
Doug Clark $100 August 01, 2022
Asher Johnson $25 August 01, 2022
Jonathan Hunt $100 August 01, 2022
John Connolly $100 August 01, 2022
Judith Barker $10 August 01, 2022
Jonathan Stark $200 August 01, 2022
Stephen Kantor $100 August 01, 2022
Katharine Navins $200 August 01, 2022
Anonymous $100 August 01, 2022
Stuart Winchester $100 August 01, 2022
Anonymous $500 August 01, 2022
The Greenspan Foundation $0 July 26, 2022
Jen Risley $10 July 26, 2022

Campaign Updates

  • Wow! Over 50% In The First Day-Let\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Keep Up This Momentum!!

    We are overwhelmed by the love and support from this community.  Thanks to you, we have reached over 50% on the very first day.  We are beyond grateful for anyone who donated, shared or talked about our campaign.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    It is not over yet, we need your help to keep this momentum going strong!  Please share this campaign with your friends, family, loved-ones and even random people on the street!  If we can keep this campaign circulating, we can light the nights at The Whale!

    We want to hear from you!  Shoot me an email and let me know why you contributed to this campaign and what makes it special to you. Alex@whaleback.com

    With Love,

    Alex

    Director Of Business Operations

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  • We Hit 10k! Over 2/3rds Of Our Goal!

    Wow!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    We have surpassed $10,000 donated, over 2/3rds of our final goal!!!  We are filled with gratitude for the love and support you all have for the little mountain that could.  We could not do this without you! Your donations are going to have a direct impact kids, adults and your night skiing/riding experience at The Whale in the very near future!

    Let\'s keep the momentum going by sharing, talking about or sending this campaign to your friends, family, loved ones and any snow sport enthusiast you may know.  We have to reach our 15k goal to improve all the lighting areas in our plan and you can help us do so by getting the word out.

    I am personally so thrilled to see this campaign doing so well and we owe the success to you all.

    Enjoy the weekend! I am melting in this heat and can\'t wait to be standing on the side of Spout in the -10°F weather again.

    With love,

    Alex

    Director Of Business Operations

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  • We hit 75%!

    We have passed 75% of our total goal! Many thanks to anyone who has donated or helped support our campaign!

    We are so close, let\'s get this final push to hit our full goal of 15k- we need your continued support!  Keep talking about, sharing and telling others about how much you love The Whale and what this campaign means to you.

    With your help, we can reach our goal and light the nights at The Whale!

    With love,

    Alex

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  • We are so close! Less than 5% away!

    https://youtu.be/wSnslARld0Q

     

    We are so so close!  Less than 5% away.

     

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and supported this campaign.  Help us reach our goal, we are so close!

  • We Did It!

    We are thrilled to announce we have reached and exceeded our fundraising goal!  We are overwhelmed by the support and love you all have for this mountain.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated, shared or supported our campaign.  We could not have done it without you.  We are so excited to light the nights at Whaleback!!!!

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