The snow is gone, the temperatures are spring-like, and there are thunderstorms--so we know summer is not too far away. And, the unofficial start to summer is already here with the Memorial Day holiday weekend. It seemed like just yesterday we were all bombing down Talisman.
Well, to get us ready to do it again next season, after some much needed rest, the Operations Crew is already hard at work addressing key projects to have Magic up and going at peak performance:
Both the Red and Black Chairs are undergoing full maintenance earlier than ever with a "punch list" of projects so they BOTH are fully operational for Opening Day. The cables have already been inspected and are in good shape. The Red Chair's electrical motor is being re-built so it will be in tip-top condition. The Black Chair will have all its chairs removed and worked on this summer so they will be swinging freely again this winter! All lift projects will be completed so state inspections can take place in the fall, well in advance of Opening Day.
Magic made more snow last season than anytime since its reopening, and it's one of the reasons we were skiing both the East Side and West Side into April. The plan is to take it up a notch for next season. Pipe repair work will begin shortly, with plans to add Sorcerer to our list of snowmaking trails! Magic will also be working with the new Magic Faithful Club to approve the funding of additional higher efficiency snow guns so we can put more snow on the hill earlier, and in a more energy efficient manner. Other projects to help the system will be completed this summer along with a plan developed to add to pumping capacity over the long term. With the help of our Club Members' commitment, the future looks snowy at Magic!
If you'd like to join the independent Magic Faithful Club to help contribute to Magic's future, all are welcome at any time. Club Info here
TimberQuest opens this weekend!
It's going to be a great summer at Magic and the folks at TimberQuest have been prepping and building for this weekend. There's an entirely new course added this spring and if you are here for Memorial Day Weekend, make plans to "totally unplug and completely re-charge" by challenging yourself on any of the TimberQuest courses from beginner to advanced. The reviews since it opened last August have been "5 Stars" and it's the most fun you can have on our hill without skis or boards on. There are more than 75 features to overcome and 20 zip lines to ride over all the courses. The fun begins on Saturday at 10:30. And, you can reserve your times and purchase in advance right here.
After your Quest is completed successfully, be sure to stop by the deck as the grill will be going and there will be a beverage or two available outside from the Black Line Tavern. For more information and to sign-up for special TimberQuest mailings, please visit the TimberQuest website
Summer Season Pass Rates click here
While the "Early Bird" has flown, summer season pass rates are now here which will still save $50 per pass over regular rates. All of Magic's summer pass rates are under $500, about half the cost of most resorts. And, with affordable rates and our work on better lift operations and more snowmaking, our goal for you is to "live long and prosper" on the slopes of Magic. (That's what they call a cooperative advertising tie-in to the release of the new Star Trek movie--though, next time I'll have to work on getting Magic some money for that...)
More Upcoming Summer Events
A week of music and fireworks is coming with the The Frendly Gathering music festival at Timber Ridge on June 28-29 with a special Pre-Party held at the Black Line Tavern on June 27th. Lots of bands on multiple stages, camping, swimming, you name it! This will be followed by our annual Independence Day celebration on July 5th for the Town of Londonderry with a cook out and The Battenkillers playing all night. But there's more, as the music and fun continues with a night of classic rock and dancing on July 6th with The Butties playing The Beatles at the BLT!
The seasons will be flying by and winter will be here again before you know it. But, we've got a busy summer ahead and lots of fun experiences for every one at the mountain. So try and take some time to relax and enjoy it with us here in beautiful Londonderry Vermont. Have a great Memorial Day weekend holiday as we pay homage to all those who died in uniform protecting our freedom and liberty.
- The Magicment
Take the road less traveled, it will make all the difference
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TimberQuest Opening 5/25
Frendly Gathering June 29th-30th
Independence Day Celebration July 5th
The Butties at Magic July 6th
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