Key projects include: 1) Refurbishing and placing into service the base-to-mid-mountain novice and intermediate Green Chair; 2) installing a beginner area “magic carpet” conveyor surface lift for the new Nelson Family Learning Area; 3) upgrading the snow tubing area lighting and replacing the lighting for the main entrance sign; 4) replacing the base lodge exterior deck with a new 30’ by 80’ deck; 5) installing a 12’ x 20’ prefabricated ski patrol building at the summit of the Red Chair; 6) installing a 24’ diameter guest services yurt at mid-mountain (Sunshine Corner); 7) installing and operating an 18-hole disc golf course; and 8) replacing or upgrading approximately 1,500 linear feet of underground snowmaking pipeline (two segments) in the base area.
Magic has another permitting process underway to improve the snowmaking pond, with that major project expected to commence next year. Working with the state of Vermont, the project is designed to protect the quality of the water coming off the mountain’s streams into the tributary system while improving Magic’s access to water withdrawal for its planned future snowmaking needs.
Magic Mountain has been working closely with Tech Environmental throughout the permitting process. More information can be found at www.magicmtn.com.
Magic Mountain Disc Golf
LONDONDERRY- Ski Magic LLC announced that it has opened a new Magic Mountain National Disc Golf Course to the public, with nine holes of an eventual 18-hole championship course. The course layout stretches across multiple ski trails and wooded glades on the lower part of Magic Mountain.
The disc golf course was designed by Tim Garvey and takes advantage of Magic’s natural terrain and ski trails making for a classic New England-style course with some wide open fairways mixed in with tight wooded glades requiring some precise shot-making.
Magic’s course will also play host to a new tournament on September 1 that combines both golf and disc golf for a first-ever golf biathlon. In partnership with nearby Tater Hill Golf Club, entrants will play a fun two-person team “scramble” tournament with nine holes of traditional golf at Tater Hill followed by nine holes of disc golf at Magic. The tournament is open to all with advance registration at $100 per player, and a portion of proceeds goes to benefit the University of Vermont’s Children’s Hospital. The tournament includes prizes and dinner with an after party at Magic’s Black Line Tavern. There will also be competitions at the after party for long disc throw, closest to the line, and a disc putting contest to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital. These post-tournament contests will be open to the public, including those who haven’t not played in the tournament.
The layout can be viewed at www.magicmtn.com/disc-golf. The course is only $5 to play and discs can be rented for $5 at the Pro Shop at Magic’s Black Line Tavern at the top of the lodge. The course is open Thursdays though Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm or dusk.
To register a two-person team head to www.magicmtn.com/disc-golf.