The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone and Magic is preparing to welcome the Magic faithful and new guests back for our favorite season of the year.
While many resorts around us have already opened, Magic moves to a slightly different beat. Our budget is not as big so we have to plan carefully the timing for beginning snowmaking operations. Then, of course, there is the seemingly inevitable start-up issues. Originally, we planned for a 12/1 start to snowmaking but were set to move that up to 11/24 with promising cold weather. Then a major pipe issue arose that caused a delay from Saturday. It now looks like we are back on track and ready-to-go for the start of the big blow before that original 12/1 date. This will have us on track to open by 12/15. Earlier than last year. So until then, come up and enjoy skiing and riding at our southern Vermont neighbors.
Speaking of our neighbors, we are set to welcome other Vermont resort season pass holders this season at Magic with our new “Change-of-Pace” pass policy. Any Vermont ski area season pass holder can come ski and ride Magic at a $10 discount off regular weekend ticket prices ($59 adult price reduced to $49!) just by showing their pass at our ticket window. It’s our way of welcoming those from Stratton, Bromley, Okemo, Mount Snow and other areas to a different ski and riding experience. Magic has a lot to offer in terms of challenging steeps, interesting 1960s-era trails for all abilities, greater emphasis on natural snow conditions, extensive glade and off-piste adventures, lower skier density on trails, top-to-bottom 1700 foot vertical runs and lifts, and our famous community “vibe”. And, for those who love their own home hill elsewhere, Magic can serve as an exciting diversion to refresh one’s skiing and riding soul.
As well, Magic will also be laying out the welcome mat for new visitors brought by our own Magic pass holders and card holders. “Share the Magic” weekend will be on January 26th and both our visitors and the Magic faithful who bring them will be rewarded with special prices and discounts, with our new guests treated to a tasty and fun Magic apres ski dinner party. It’s our way of having new families and friends come experience what makes Magic special: the people who come here and the great time we have together on the mountain. So make plans to bring a new family to Magic as we welcome the start of winter!
Don’t forget that this is the last week we sell Magic 3-Packs for only $129. We look forward to opening day soon and seeing every one here. Think Snow!