The lift is now scheduled to be installed in 2017.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In a press release issued today, the Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation announced the proposed west side T-Bar installation at Whaleback "has been pushed to Spring 2017 due to engineering and contractor scheduling conflicts."
$100,000 was raised from donors earlier this year to purchase and install the used T-Bar on the former Poma lift line, serving three short trails. A Hall T-Bar was acquired and delivered from Plattekill, NY earlier this year and is expected to be roughly 900 feet long by 200 vertical feet when installed. As previously reported on NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News, concrete work has not taken place this fall.
Other projects have taken place at Whaleback this off season, including the addition of a novice handle tow, the relocation of a novice Magic Carpet, snowmaking improvements, lighting improvements, lodge improvements, and the addition of a new glade.
Located just off I-89 south of Lebanon, Whaleback has struggled through numerous bankruptcies over its 60 year history. The non-profit Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation took control of the ski area starting with the 2013-14 season. The mountain is served by a 658 vertical foot 1970 Heron-Poma double chairlift, as well as short beginner surface lifts.