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post #31 of 52

Same schit, different day

post #32 of 52
What's the water story for snowmaking?
Wasn't that a big deal in the past?
post #33 of 52
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Same schit, different day
You must be a great person to hang out with. So positive and upbeat.
post #34 of 52
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Same schit, different day
You must be a great person to hang out with. So positive and upbeat.


Could be commiseration (e.g. "It sucks that all the best things have to suffer, doesn't it?").  Hard to say.

post #35 of 52
Check his posts. He has an issue with Magic.
post #36 of 52
So what happens at these trail days? Do people get lift tickets in exchange for work or what?
post #37 of 52
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Check his posts. He has an issue with Magic.

Hm. From what I can tell, Magic's no Vail, but isn't that the point?
post #38 of 52
Exactly. Very bare bones but incredible raw skiing and a community vibe unlike any place I've skied.
post #39 of 52
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So what happens at these trail days? Do people get lift tickets in exchange for work or what?
No, your reward is the contribution to the collective good, new friends that will seem like old friends, and tree lines that only volunteers know about.
post #40 of 52

Found this over on Alpine Zone.  It's dated July '14 so not current, but It details the convoluted ownership history of Magic since it's reopening.

 

http://www.powder.com/stories/magic-mountain-changes-ownership/

post #41 of 52

Just wanted to bump this back up.  It's been a long time since I've stopped by, but with the season approaching I just wanted to clear up a few things that seem to be prevalent assumptions I don't feel are really fair to Magic or the person believing them.  

 

 

Yes there was an attempt to buy out current management/ operating company.  The existing company did not want to sell and so rejected offers.   

 

Contrary to common belief though, this does not mean there will be no influx of capital for this season.  The existing operating company has actually gotten a few well-heeled investors to financially back expanded operations this season so things are looking great.  Work has been going on with both chairs all summer to make sure we will have both running and in tip top shape as well which is key.    

 

Other big changes to the hill for this year are a new Ski Patrol Director that is about as cool and rippin' of a skier as they come and a new Ski School director who is bringing a bunch of his ace instructors with him from a certain Catskill area mountain.  The changes they will make will be felt daily and in MANY areas.  

 

There are also 3 brand new tree skiing runs strategically placed to be easily found and enjoyed by all.  This is in addition to the dozens of tree runs already there that are spotlessly clean thanks to the volunteers' ridiculously hard work this summer.  

 

Last but not least there area  few really REALLY big surprises that management has up their sleeve for this season and while I'm not allowed to ruin the surprise, let's just say "stay tuned for big things".    

 

 

It has been a really tough summer for me personally, but I am headed into the winter feeling great about the hill.  It was confusing for a while there but I am EXTREMELY excited to see all the improvements and new staff coming together as the season materializes.  Physically and operationally the hill is in better shape than it's been, well, possibly ever and I for one am more stoked than ever to get up there and stay there.  

post #42 of 52
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Just wanted to bump this back up.  It's been a long time since I've stopped by, but with the season approaching I just wanted to clear up a few things that seem to be prevalent assumptions I don't feel are really fair to Magic or the person believing them.  

 

 

Yes there was an attempt to buy out current management/ operating company.  The existing company did not want to sell and so rejected offers.   

 

Contrary to common belief though, this does not mean there will be no influx of capital for this season.  The existing operating company has actually gotten a few well-heeled investors to financially back expanded operations this season so things are looking great.  Work has been going on with both chairs all summer to make sure we will have both running and in tip top shape as well which is key.    

 

Other big changes to the hill for this year are a new Ski Patrol Director that is about as cool and rippin' of a skier as they come and a new Ski School director who is bringing a bunch of his ace instructors with him from a certain Catskill area mountain.  The changes they will make will be felt daily and in MANY areas.  

 

There are also 3 brand new tree skiing runs strategically placed to be easily found and enjoyed by all.  This is in addition to the dozens of tree runs already there that are spotlessly clean thanks to the volunteers' ridiculously hard work this summer.  

 

Last but not least there area  few really REALLY big surprises that management has up their sleeve for this season and while I'm not allowed to ruin the surprise, let's just say "stay tuned for big things".    

 

 

It has been a really tough summer for me personally, but I am headed into the winter feeling great about the hill.  It was confusing for a while there but I am EXTREMELY excited to see all the improvements and new staff coming together as the season materializes.  Physically and operationally the hill is in better shape than it's been, well, possibly ever and I for one am more stoked than ever to get up there and stay there.  


This is great news!  Thanks for keeping us up to date.

post #43 of 52

How are conditions now, and expected for week of Feb 15 at Magic Mountain, Londonderry, VT? We are expected to be there then and justifiably somewhat nervous. We were at Berkshire East Jan 31 and snow was great but that's a mountain with the best operations comparable to anywhere in terms of snowmaking, and then there was this summer spell this past week in the NY, MA, CT, VT corridor so please anyone in the vicinity - any terrain intelligence-info-update appreciated. 

post #44 of 52
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http://www.magicmtn.com/snowreport.php

 

Snow (3-6") is forecast here. Don't know what Magic's expecting.

post #45 of 52
Considering that area of the world had inches of rain a week ago, conditions are probably...challenging.
post #46 of 52
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Considering that area of the world had inches of rain a week ago, conditions are probably...challenging.

Was there a week ago. It's scary bad. Everything is super thin where there is any snow. They are several storm away from opening natural terrain if they ever get there. There's always next year.

post #47 of 52

Thank you folks, looks like Race Slope quite functional for kids, the rest is well from what you report unskiable! Oh well...will head to Bromley or Stratton or something, as Mad River Glen has the same problem as Magic I can venture a guess. 

post #48 of 52
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Bromley's functioning again, I hear, though they suspended after the rain.  Stratton's pretty brutal (the daughter of a friend's friend broke her pelvis there a couple of weeks ago)  but probably no worse than anywhere else down here. According to one whose name is unmentionable, Stowe's doing well, and expecting more snow.

post #49 of 52
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Bromley's functioning again, I hear, though they suspended after the rain.  Stratton's pretty brutal (the daughter of a friend's friend broke her pelvis there a couple of weeks ago)  but probably no worse than anywhere else down here. According to one whose name is unmentionable, Stowe's doing well, and expecting more snow.

Thank you. Got live reports about Stratton from Tuesday, good conditions, nice freshies and skiing well. As we head into a polar winter for a couple of days, and then snow-rain in the forecast, things should hold up in Southern VT is my hope. Feb is supposed to be colder, I mean by long range forecast not historical expectation. So hopeful and encouraged all things considered. Stowe too far if I am not mistaken, we are centered around Magic.

post #50 of 52
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I've skied Sunapee mostly these last weeks, and it's been ok.  Our last decent snow (Friday) helped soften the base — or made it possible to ski the base, anyway.

post #51 of 52
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Posting here & NE thread — talks resume: http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php?storyid=426

post #52 of 52
Everytime they talk about"more snowmaking" . I don't know if they have the water.
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