As you know, Magic folks try to keep it simple and real. Here it’s all about the sport of skiing, riding and the fun that comes with hanging out with a bunch of highly stoked winter fanatics. Nothing wrong with fancy amenities, we just happen to think the 1700 feet of vertical “amenities” is what it’s all about. And, we feel very few things should get in the way of accessing Magic’s amenities. So the parking lots are close by, the one lodge is centrally located, the crowds at lifts and on the slopes are non-existent, and our prices are affordable.
No doubt most of this industry has gone increasingly upscale in its appeal, but we need to remember that families, college kids, new entries into the work force, military, and seniors all deal with economic issues which can put skiing out of reach for many on a regular basis. So we again kept our regular lift ticket prices the same as the last two years and our season pass prices are still below $500, with no black outs! (Almost all major resorts are now well beyond $1000 for unrestricted season passes. )
And what do you get here for $439?—a pass that pays for itself in just 7 ski days so every day after that is “free”; all-access to southern Vermont’s best terrain from boundary-to-boundary; opportunities to bring guests at reduced rates on Sundays and earn Magic bucks for each new visitor (more to come on this); backstage passes to the most fun, relaxed après ski scene around at the Black Line Pub (well, we really don’t have a backstage); “on-top-of-the-ground” parking just steps from the lodge (how many steps will depend on how early you get here, but no matter what, no shuttle bus required); and, cushioned seats on two bottom-to-top “express” chairlifts covering the 1700’ vertical in well under 15 minutes—just enough time to rest and actually have a conversation with your skiing partner or to meet someone new. Is there more for the $439? Well, that’s up to you, but most have found a second home here—their winter home, with their winter friends. So a Magic Pass sure does seem like a pretty good deal.