It’s steep and the trails are narrow. It has an abundance of tree runs and cliffs to launch off of. It’s Magic Mountain, and it’s uniquely awesome. As an adult these features may be intimidating. To kids they are fun and exciting, a natural playground at its finest, which is most fun when skied properly and safely.
This year is the dawn of a new era of young skiers at Magic. This year we are proud to announce the creation of a freeskiing team. The three coaches: Matt Tabrys, Jake Kravitz and I have big goals and expectations for this team, our athletes and the future of Magic skiers. What exactly is a freeskiing team you ask? Well, it can be defined a few different ways depending on whom you ask and what mountain they train at. Well our freeskiing team isn’t about learning to grind rails and hit 40 foot jumps in the terrain park. Nope, our freeskiing team is about learning to ski real terrain on a real mountain. Terrain that is steep, rocky, full of cliffs, and terrain that is often the most fun…in the trees. Oh and we love powder! Our goal is to help young skiers learn the skills to ski this great terrain to the best of their ability under the guidance of three very skilled coaches. We are going to be competing in the Ski The East Freeride Tour at various times throughout the year (one stop being at Magic in March) and also compete in our homegrown event The Black Magic Extreme Challenge.
Magic is the type of mountain that should and will breed absolutely ripping little skiers. These young skiers grow up into adults that pass this legacy, this love and this passion onto their own children someday. We couldn’t be more pleased to be able to be a part of helping grow this next generation of Magic skiers.
Director of Magic Freeskiing Program