Alpine Updates
 
Date: 4/12/14 Volume No: 8
Issue: 32
 
     

Magic Faithful,


We thought about it. Just one more Saturday in April. But last Sunday was such a beautiful day--with many crazy capes flying down the hill--that it was a fitting day to end the season. A fun flock of season pass holders showed up, but with few tickets sold, we just couldn't justify another weekend as most folks turn their thoughts to other spring sports and activities.

 


But, what a nice season it turned out to be. The 2012-13 season was a record year since Magic's resurrection in the late 90s, and the final numbers will be very close to that record again.


And, we have you, our Magic Faithful, to thank for enthusiastically embracing this mountain and spreading the word to those seeking a different experience than what mainstream corporate skiing has become. Whether as a season pass holder, Magic Card holder, 3-Pack purchaser, weekend ticket buyer or new "Throwback Thursday" lover, you have all helped support the growth of our little neck of the woods in southern Vermont. And those supporters include the Town of Londonderry, which has held a few events here, and our local inn owners such as the Upper Pass Lodge and Blue Gentian on the access road.


There is more work to do on the "road less traveled" to continue to improve our most important job: getting more folks out enjoying this great natural resource for as long as possible during the ski season. And, our community of skiers and riders will be playing a critical role. Jim Sullivan will be sending a note out to the Magic Faithful Club outlining next steps and key projects for club-funding to improve the quality of our offering. This will heavily, but not exclusively, be focused on snowmaking so we can open more trails earlier than ever in the coming years. Our season now consistently extends into early April, but we want to improve the front-end before the natural snow begins to fall consistently. 


Of course, beyond the bigger capital expenditure projects, there are many summer maintenance tasks that operations will soon be engaging in to ready the mountain for next season. And we can't thank Travis and his crew enough for the dedication and perserverance they demostrated this winter. Aging infrastructure always presents unique challenges, but the quality of the snowmaking, grooming and lift operations just keeps getting better year after year through some very tough winter conditions. So a huge THANKS guys!


We have a running joke around the Black Line Tavern that the more beer you buy the more we can make snow. While it's meant to be funny, it is also the reality of a community-focused ski area where there are no deep corporate pockets to tap into. Everything our skiers and riders do to support this place both financially, and in the many volunteer works, all goes to the betterment of the mountain--there's certainly no big bloated corporate overhead here. So thanks for buying a shotski, some stickers and t-shirt, dinner at the BLT--even if you skinned up the hill--getting a ski lesson, joining our celebrated youth race or freeride programs, having your skis tuned at the Red Line Ski Shop or simply inviting a friend to ski here or sharing a post on facebook--it all does make a difference!

 

 

Speaking of making a difference:

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2014-15 Magic Season Passes Now on Sale: Early Bird Savings!


- Save $100-$150 over summer and regular season rates if buy before May 1


- Save $400-$700 (per pass!) versus nearby resort passes


- New! A Magic season pass comes with one (1) free ticket to visit our similarly independent friends at Plattekill Mountain Ski Area in the Catskills and Sipapu Ski Area in Taos, New Mexico.

 

- No Black-Outs ever for our affordable season passes


Check it all out here 2014-15 Magic Season Passes and be a part of the growing Magic Passholder Family next season! Passes really do help fund our summer maintenance for lifts and turning on the snowmaking guns for winter.

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We hope you enjoy the warm weather that is coming. Remember to think of us this summer for your outdoor adventure with our TimberQuest Park. We will again be hosting the Town of Londonderry Independence Day Fireworks, and the Frendly Gathering concert festival will be happening at Timber Ridge again at the end of June.


We do miss every one already but it won't be long till we're all back here again. Thanks for making Magic happen this season!

 


- The Magicment 


Take the road less traveled, it will make all the difference



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