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  1. #691
    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    Thanks for the update ... can’t wait for the season to begin!! How is the yurt progressing?
    That's a good question, maybe JamicaMan or Do Work will chime in on that. My GUESS is they have their hands full this fall (Green Lift, Carpet Lift, water pipe, new compressor(s), prepping Red & Black for inspection, and all the behind the scenes stuff us tourists have no clue about) and that it will be a spring install setting up for next summer.
    2017/18 =
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

  2. #692
    No yurt until next year, our plate is more than full right now. I can't wait to dial in Sunshine corner though, what a great place to have!

  3. #693
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    Quote Originally Posted by Do Work View Post
    No yurt until next year, our plate is more than full right now. I can't wait to dial in Sunshine corner though, what a great place to have!
    Let us know, and we can help next year!

  4. #694
    Quote Originally Posted by Do Work
    No yurt until next year
    Aw darn. As John Cougar Mellencamp would say ... “yurts so good”


  5. #695
    Check out Magic Facebook page for some shots of Volunteer Day and some NEW glades being cut. Rumor has it several new glades/trails on map for this season pushing Magic to over 50.

    Meanwhile the mountain was a beehive of activity: the mountain goats were weedwacking the steeps (once done 100% of the mountain will be cut and ready for snow); TWO excavators were working on tubing area for new underground power and comms, lighting, and better configuration for the tubing lift; Red was being worked on presumably for an upcoming inspection; and the Magic Carpet lift line was in mid stage of being excavated.

    Rumor has it the Carpet lift comes this week and the work on the all import snowmaking water lines in the base begins. Looks like Do Work will be welding away soon!

    Amazing that all this work the new owners have done has been done in LESS than one year of ownership....
    2017/18 =
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

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    It's very impressive how much has been done in such a short amount of time! The "Wow" factor is going to be huge this winter. Looking forward to spending a few days there this year!

  7. #697
    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    Check out Magic Facebook page for some shots of Volunteer Day and some NEW glades being cut. Rumor has it several new glades/trails on map for this season pushing Magic to over 50.

    Meanwhile the mountain was a beehive of activity: the mountain goats were weedwacking the steeps (once done 100% of the mountain will be cut and ready for snow); TWO excavators were working on tubing area for new underground power and comms, lighting, and better configuration for the tubing lift; Red was being worked on presumably for an upcoming inspection; and the Magic Carpet lift line was in mid stage of being excavated.

    Rumor has it the Carpet lift comes this week and the work on the all import snowmaking water lines in the base begins. Looks like Do Work will be welding away soon!

    Amazing that all this work the new owners have done has been done in LESS than one year of ownership....


    All correct- we are now over 50 named runs, with MANY more tree runs all over. The new trail map will certainly share some nice flowing trees so that those who may not be super educated about our trees can still ski them top to bottom. It's all about inclusiveness! The mountain's silviculture program is really coming together and the benefits will be huge.

    The tubing area got a complete redo this season including new and properly trenched/piped and buried lines for all electricity and comms. It also got 3 new light posts, to be adorned with super bright LEDs which will service both tubing and the new terrain park area which was the old learning handle tow lift. It also got a bunch of new drainage ditching and culverts, as well as new tubes (now including smaller kid tubes too!) and enough padding and bags for a third lane. The only thing left to do in either area is to regrade the ground a bit more to minimize the amount of snow needed to open, which will likely come next year (no time right now)

    I have been welding like a maniac also- we've got new pipe welded in from the bottom of Carumba all the way to the East/West valve by the black chair, and the condo parking lot is being dug up as I type this to reroute the lines as efficiently as possible... I can promise you though- the sheer volume of poor construction, rotten pipe, hilariously constructed neck-downs, no-reason corners on pipe that create inefficiencies are mind blowing. While it's a real head scratched as to why they're all there and done in such a way, it's all coming out now, and will be no more than a bad memory in a relatively short time. Basically though, we should be looking at a 25-30% higher volume and pressure on all of our water lines to go along with the huge boost in air with the new compressors- which are now fully aftercooled also. Our old diesel units put out air that was around 110-115 degrees, whereas these put out air @ +3 degrees over ambient- which will provide a MASSIVE jump in marginal temp snowmaking abilities as well as overall production.

    The Nelson Family Learning Center is getting very near completion. We have already received the lift itself. Final grading work on the upper section is being hammered out now, and the rest is just installation & electric. It's going to look AMAZING, and the decision to culvert and bury all the drainage has given a ton more room over there to work with as well as a very clean and spacious look. I am super excited to see that in action!

    There are so many more simultaneous projects going on that it's hard to even know where to stop talking about them, I could be here all day yapping about it. Alas, I've got to get back into the pumphouse- lots to do and lots of routing pipe work do be done!

    Really though- thanks for the kind words everyone, all our guys are working super hard over crazy hours and nothing is going easily but it's coming and these are the most important changes we could possibly be making. Every single day the mountain is looking better and better. I can't wait to show everyone the final result, and I have never been more optimistic about Magic's capabilities and it's bright future. Cheers to all of you for believing!

  8. #698
    hell yea, way to go
    ~the stars turn, and a time presents itself~

  9. #699
    sounds pretty great especially the new woods and updated map

    Hoping for a good snow season, I'll be swapping Saturdays for Thursdays
    2017/2018:
    [Mount Snow: 11/27]

    2016/2017: * = powder day
    [Berkshire East: 1/16, 2/10] [Bolton Valley: 1/1, 2/5*, 2/19] [Burke: 12/17*, 1/28*] [Heavenly: 3/5*, 3/11] [Jay Peak: 1/29*, 4/9] [Jiminy Peak: 11/26] [Killington: 12/4, 12/10, 4/8*, 4/15] [Kirkwood: 3/8] [Mad River Glen: 2/25] [Magic: 2/13*] [Mt Rose: 3/7*] [Mount Snow: 4/3] [Northstar: 4/10] [Okemo: 11/23] [Pico: 1/7*, 2/18, 3/19] [Smuggler’s Notch: 1/22] [Stratton: 2/4] [Stowe: 1/21] [Sugarbush: 1/2] [Telluride: 3/27, 3/28*] [Whiteface: 2/12]

  10. #700
    If anyone doubts the difference aftercooled air makes, I felt a whole trail go from snow to rain (different Mtn) when our aftercoolers shut down. That's huge.

    Also, as a relative novice in the trees I'm excited to try some of these new glades. This is shaping up to be a fantastic year, and I've really enjoyed the detailed updates.

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