Whaleback Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Enfield, NH. We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Whaleback stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Whaleback is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Whaleback Ski Resort.
Whaleback Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Whaleback has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Whaleback is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 85 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 34 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.
Whaleback Ski Resort Elevation
Whaleback Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,800 feet, or 549 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 700 feet (213 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Whaleback has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Whaleback Ski Resort Difficulty Level
38.4out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Whaleback has 85 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Whaleback is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 28% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 72%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Whaleback Ski Resort good for beginners?
Whaleback can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 72% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Whaleback Ski Resort Location
Whaleback Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Enfield, NH.
Enfield, NH 03748 USA
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Getting to Whaleback Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whaleback Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.82000, -71.05000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Enfield, NH to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Whaleback Ski Resort.
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||89 mi|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||137 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||139 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Whaleback.
|Augusta State Airport||AUG||Augusta, ME||71 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||103 mi|
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||106 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whaleback Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Whaleback Ski Resort.
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||55%||28 mi|
|Black Mountain||Rumford, ME||2,150 ft||44%||31 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||38%||34 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||39 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||42 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||43 mi|
|Titcomb Mountain||Farmington, ME||750 ft||32%||45 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||45 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||51 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||53 mi|
|Baie-des-Sables||Marston, QC||1,509 ft||28%||53 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||42%||54 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||, QC||0 ft||0%||54 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||56 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||, QC||1,089 ft||11%||57 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||39%||62 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||63 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||63 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||40%||67 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||70 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Freedom, NH||3,050 ft||50%||70 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||76 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||77 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||77 mi|
|New Hermon||South China, ME||450 ft||31%||80 mi|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||47%||84 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||86 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||87 mi|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||36%||88 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||93 mi|
|Centre de ski Saint-Georges||Saint-Georges, QC||595 ft||43%||93 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||99 mi|
Whaleback Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,800 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||700 ft|
(28% Beginner, 39% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|