There’s an original Vermont skiing-first spirit at Magic, born over 50 years ago, but now renewed. Magic connects deeply with those who come here for two big reasons: its awesome terrain and its authentic community vibe. It’s why Magic not only endures but now offers skiers and riders a true alternative to today’s corporate-style resorts.
Magic is a mecca for skiers and riders who want to challenge themselves on its legendary expert trails and off-piste glades. These are real black diamonds, with real snow, real steeps, and real obstacles to overcome. Magic’s original 1960s-style trails deliver an interesting and fun experience at all ability levels.
It’s Magic’s skiers and riders who create a spirited community like no other. It’s a laid-back, friendly vibe where friends and families commune at the Black Line Tavern to tell stories; where volunteers pitch in to help clear trails and create new glades; where many have invested in Magic’s future; and where new winter friends are made every season.
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Vermonters call it the January Thaw and it’s notorious, wreaking havoc on the carefully honed snow base that ski areas begin nurturing in November. After a couple of weeks of frigid, blustery weather after the holidays, the mercury began to rise during the second week of January, topping out in the mid-fifties the Friday of … Read MoreRead More
After I first visited Magic Mountain Ski Area with my family two years ago, I wrote that it was the best kept secret in southern Vermont. I’m pretty sure that’s not true anymore, given that the resort won the first place 2016 Liftopia Best in Snow Award, which showcases the ski areas that skiers and riders are most passionate … Read MoreRead More
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My family returned to Upper Pass Lodge in February 2017 to discover with delight that almost nothing had changed. I’ve updated a few things in this post to reflect the differences, but really it’s basically still the same family-friendly, wonderful place to stay. Whether you’re skiing at Magic Mountain Ski Area next door (you can … Read MoreRead More
“Don’t write about this place!” My new friend Steve’s voice echoed back up the hill at me as we dove, skis first, into a deep stand of pines worthy of a Robert Frost poem. Our kids, all boys, were somewhere up ahead dipping and swerving around the trees. I’m not sure who felt younger, them or … Read MoreRead More
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Total Trails: 43
Terrain Parks: 1
Total Acreage: 190 skiable acres
Vertical Drop: 1700 feet
Average Annual Snowfall: 13 feet
Night Skiing: Yes
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