|Up a Notch
Tags: Adventure, Adventure Parks, Golden Triangle, Magic, Magic Mountain, New England, southern Vermont, travel, trip s, Vacation, vacation ideas, Vermont, VT, Zip Lines
Posted: August 4, 2013
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August is summer vacation time. And, while we are certainly biased, what better place to take it than Vermont?
There’s our Green Mountains, lakes, quarries, covered bridges, scenic vistas, hikes on the Long Trail (drinks of Long Trail too!), farm-fresh food and dining, classic inns, historical sites, state parks, golfing, fishing, swimming, biking, adventure parks, and hanging out with some of the best people on earth at local bars and restaurants listening to great local music. All of this is available right here in the “Golden Triangle” of Vermont between Bromley, Stratton and Magic.
Here at Magic, we’ve added our TimberQuest high trees ropes obstacle course and zip lines to the mix of Golden Triangle must-visit spots. TimberQuest has been designed to be different than any other adventure activity out there. And, the unique, natural setting of Magic Mountain makes it feel like you have truly escaped for the day. But rather than take our word for it, here’s a link to all the independent ratings/reviews on Trip Advisors from recent guests. I think they illustrate why going up in our trees will take your vacation to Vermont “up a notch” this summer and fall. Happy TreeXing!
See reviews and ratings here for TimberQuest and to reserve time and visit TimberQuest go to www.timberquestparks.com
|1 Down, 2 to Go!
Tags: glades, Magic Mountain, ski, skiing, snowboarding, southern Vermont, tree skiing, vacations, Vermont
Posted: September 24, 2012
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Ready for a lift up the hill on the Red Chair
The first day of fall was also the first day of volunteer projects at Magic. And what a beautiful day it was to gather as a ski community and help prep the mountain for the coming winter season.
At least 40 people came to trim current glades, create new ones, and spurce up the lodge and deck. Thanks to all that came–you truly represent the spirit and dedication needed to keep an independent ski area vibrant in an era of large corporate resort entities.
The first glades crew went up at 9 am to tackle the mountain’s largest glade which is now “officially” on the map: The Wardrobe. It is steep and vast as it lies between both Sorcerer and Talisman. The crew cleaned it up and cleared it out to make the fall line to skier’s-right more accessible. But while the objective was The Wardrobe, the crew hit another great spot, not to be mentioned here, which is not on the official map, making a great new line for the upcoming season.
The first team cutting a new line
At 10 am the next crew headed up to the East Side of the hill to hit glades both on and off the map…”on” being Disappearing Act which now has a new skier’s-right route and “off” being a baby called “Up Your Shirt”. Also on the East Side there was an additional crew of pros weed wacking both Goniff Glade and Twilight Zone–two trails that only “goats” with power tools can handle.
Meanwhile back down below, volunteers were busy painting and repairing the lodge–with plans for a new sound system for the outdoor deck!
So with sun and temps in the 70s as the leaves start to turn, Magic was a hub of work this saturday, while customers also flowed in to challenge themselves in the new TimberQuest tree-crossing obstacle courses. But lest you think Magic is all work and no play–all our volunteers came together at day’s end to share a few cold ones, some food and talk about the new hidden stashes which await the new season. And with that, Day #1 was in the books, with two more Volunteer Days coming on October 6th and 20th.