Whaleback Core Team

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  • All 2021 Programs have been suspended due to COVID-19.  Ski you next year!
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Join the CORE Team!

Freestyle, FreeRide and Development Ski & Ride Programs for ages 5 and up. 

Affordable season long fun!

The Core Team is a Freestyle, FreeRide and All-Mountain youth development and competition ski and snowboard program operated by the Whaleback Mountain Club, separately from UVSSF.  Whaleback Mountain Club is a registered non-profit organization that is comprised of local families who embody the spirit and values of the Core Team and love for snow sports.  We operate with the support of Whaleback Mountain to offer affordable, season long programs.    Our goal is to develop athletes in a fun and nurturing environment and inspire enthusiasm for winter sports.  We ski and ride as teams encouraging each individual to progress to the best of their ability, whether as a recreational skier/snowboarder or as a competitor.

  • Affordable Seasonal Programs for youth ages 5 thru 17, novice to competition levels
  • Competition teams include: Freestyle, Freeride and Snowboard
  • Development teams include: MiniCore, MiniCore Plus, DEVO and Jr. Freestyle/Freeride
  • Multiple Child Discount and Flex program allows you to build a program and schedule to suit your athlete and family’s schedule and budget.
2021 Season Suspended due to COVID 19

Due to COVID 19 all club activities and programming have been suspended for the 2020-2021 season.  We plan to return next season offering all programs for the 2021-2022 season.  Check back periodically for updates.

by posted 12/17/2020
2021 Core Team season decision

Dear Core Team Families,


I hope you are all enjoying the holidays.


We are writing to you today to provide an update on the 2021 Core Team season. In addition to our normal pre-season planning activities, we pieced together new COVID-related procedures and felt we had a solid plan to offer a safe program this winter. As registrations began to roll in, however, we fully realized the impact of the expected enrollment reduction and travel restrictions. Although we attempted to piece together a viable budget and team structure, in the end it became apparent we could not offer or staff an affordable program in a fiscally responsible way. Reluctantly and with heavy hearts, the Whaleback Mountain Club Board of Directors officially voted to cancel all club-sponsored programs and activities for the 2021 season. All Core, Core Devo, Minicore Plus, and Minicore registration fees will be fully refunded to club members. In addition, the mountain will refund the difference between the Training Pass and a standard unlimited season pass.


This year has seen one challenge after another for all of us. USSA has had major challenges scheduling freestyle events and at least one large mountain cancelled their weekend ski team program, as well. On the bright side, however, Whaleback Mountain is doing well and looking forward to welcoming skiers soon. Our club shares a common mission with the mountain, who works to provide a family-friendly, affordable skiing and riding experience. Please consider their ski school programs this winter.


We are already looking forward to the 2022 Core Team season. The Board is committed and will be ready to return to all aspects of our program. Year after year we receive feedback about what a great atmosphere this is and how much fun your athletes have. It’s what we’ll miss the most. In the meantime, please wish for lots of snow and get out there to ski and ride. We’ll see you on the hill.


Best regards,

The Whaleback Mountain Club Board of Directors


Jon Ames – President

Brian Carriere – Vice President

Jessica Irwin – Treasurer

Stephen Kantor – Secretary

Rebecca Reed – Program Coordinator

Keith Bergeron

Renee Davis

Dan MacMartin

Colin Skinner

by posted 12/13/2020
WMC-2021 Registration and Season News

Hello Core Team Families!

What a strange year it's been! We are all looking forward to some snow and getting out on the hill with our great club! Whaleback Mountain is moving full steam ahead with their plans for 2020-2021 and the WMC Board of Directors is excited to get moving.

We have some very important changes for this season. We're going to be outside as much as possible: show up ready to go, join your team, stay separate on the lifts, wear masks while not on the hill, and have fun! Please read the details below and on the web site.

  • SEASONS PASS: Athletes must purchase a Training Pass from Whaleback Mountain  www.whaleback.com. Please pick up your pass BEFORE our first day, which is TBD.
  • COVID-19 POLICY: Our policy was created using SkiNH and Whaleback Mountain policies. There are important responsibilities for parents/guardians, coaches, and athletes. Please read. Core Team Covid Policy
    • The Core Team will have designated adults responsible for COVID-related processes, compliance, etc.
    • Only people from the same household/travel party may ride the lift together.
    • Parents or guardians are required to ride the lift if athlete requires.
    • Athletes will be screened upon arrival and get ready to ski at their vehicles (not inside). No bags in lodge and the Core Team will significantly limit lodge time.
    • We have a refund policy for the season that is also documented on the web site.
  • SATURDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE: Core and Core Devo programs will run from 9am-1pm, without a lunch break. We are encouraging pocket snacks and doing this to avoid the lodge.
  • COACHES AND CITS:  be sure to register, www.whalebackcoreteam.com.


Let's go!


by posted 11/20/2020
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