Earlier this spring, Magic Mountain tarped off a patch of snow for a major June event. The method, which is actually used by a variety of ski resorts to preserve snow, helped the Vermont ski area host an exciting event last weekend.
Last Saturday, Magic Mountain hosted a Nordic ski race on the lower Show Off trail. The proceeds from the event went towards West River Sports, a non-profit that increases the accessibility of Nordic skiing and youth soccer in the local community.
Other festivities included food trucks, along with live music from Saints & Liars and the Bow Thayer Band. After the event, they opened the remaining snow patch for uphill skinners.
In other Magic news, work is expected to continue this summer on the new Black Line Quad. They’ll be meeting with Pfister Mountain Services to create a schedule for the “final tower alignment, new haul rope installation and splicing, and final tower coms and drive work.” The project, which was announced back in 2018, has been delayed for years due to various issues.
Other off-season projects include maintenance on the Red & Green Lifts, refurbishments to the snowmaking pond pump/motor, new snowmaking pipe to replace leaky portions, and new hydrants to hopefully extend their snowmaking up Black Line. These improvements will help keep Magic Mountain as one of the best Indy Pass partners to visit in New England.
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