Another fun weekend is in the books with the Ski The East Freeride Tour making its annual stop for the Southern Vermont Freeskiing Challenge last Saturday. And, it did not disappoint!
Griffin Dunne and Annie Sullivan took the top prize for men and women respectively as Magic's Black Line tested the field with sugary powder on the upper cliff bands and hard pack mogul skiing on the mid and lower ledges. Ski The East just released a video capturing the action whioch you can view here.
Many thanks to our Alpine Club volunteers and Magic Freeride coaches for pulling this huge event off. As is the case with Magic, no event ever ends on the slopes as the competition then moved to the Black Line Tavern where it merged nicely with our friends from the Out-of-Control Ski Club who celebrated their Winter Carnival at Magic. Stan even threw in some bonus fireworks!
Here's a video from today, with Friday and the weekend looking to be another good one as the weather is warming up a bit into the 30s for a little feel of spring--just in time for the "Get the Girls Out" event celebrating International Women's Ski Day. We made a little more snow on Show Off to help it through the spring weather as we have a number of fun races coming up, some of which every one can participate in (Ski Away SMA Fundraiser on 3/15 and Spring Fling on 3/29), as well as Magic playing host on 3/23 to the Vermont U12 Slalom World Championship. Magic has plenty of snow and the weather has been cold so expect good ski conditions to continue through March and into early April.
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"Get the Girls Out" at Magic on Saturday!
It's Girl Power time on the slopes of Magic. The SheJumps.org charity supports women of all ages getting out and enjoing outdoor activities, and Magic will be hosting just such an opportunity for women to join forces and get out on the mountain together on International Women's Ski Day. There will be fun activities organized by faithful Magic skier Tracy Remelius who is also a regional director of the charity. Registration will take place near the ticket booth and there will be girls group meet-up times at 10am and 1pm at the Red Lift for group runs together. Snowshoers are also welcome! Ticket discounts (including tube park) are available that day (women only!) by saying "SheJumps" at the ticket booth, and there will be apres ski socializing at the Black Line Tavern at 4pm where Hunter Wallace will be playing. More information is here or email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Soon: 2nd Annual "Get Your Irish Up" Big Air Contest March 15th
Let it fly for a fun "apres ski" event on St Patrick's Day weekend in front of the Black Line Tavern Deck from 4-6pm. It's only $15 to register (and there's no charge for good seats on the BLT deck!) see here
Ski Away SMA Fun Day on March 15th
Magic has been host for the last few years to this annual fundraising event in support of the Hailey Mae Foundation seeking a cure for the deadly childhood disease SMA. The Smelsers are a Magic Faithful family and their daughter Hailey Mae was stricken with SMA. The Smelsers created this day to celebrate her all-to-brief life doing something they love to do: skiing. There will be a race on Show Off and a mini extreme challenge along with silent auction, dinner and raffle at the lodge. For all those interested in partaking and giving, there is more information on the day's events here.
March is a one of the best months for skiing and riding, typically the 2nd snowiest. So we will be on the look out for even more of the white stuff to fall up here. We are certainly set up right now for a good run.
Hopefully we'll see you here this weekend and keep thinking snow for Magic!
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Saturday March 8: Get the Girls Out, She Jumps Charity Event
Saturday March 15: Big Air Contest
Saturday March 15: Ski Away SMA Charity Event, Fundraiser and Dinner
Sunday March 16: Rando Race
Sunday March 23: Vermont U12 Slalom World Championships
Saturday March 29: Spring Fling!
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