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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    I’d think it’ll be great. More options, fresh snow that’ll drop some more ropes and the beers will definitely be cold.
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Preach!! The layer cake of issues can compound quickly to make even the simplest functions absolutely brutal. Funny to think how huge an effect something as simple as an enclosed valve house and some simple safety drains have, but their importance cannot be overstated. Steve if I hit the...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Thank all of you for your positivity! I really can't say enough good things about this whole team- from the front office to patrol to lifties and the snowmakers... Everybody is working so hard to make this season work and it is TRULY been a team effort in ways I can't even put into words...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Sleeve only has one pipe, but it *crosses the trail underground* at approximately the Sunshine Corner valve house heading east, it doesn't parallel the trail. I can only assume that it fed the Timber Ridge side, as that was the approximate location of the old connector, but I don't know for...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    We are hoping to do Sorcerer next week as the faster way down and another new trail we haven't made snow on in about 20+ years but I have to make a trip up it with the snowcat and my work basket to add in some hydrants as many of the old ones were harvested by Ops of yore, and the plugs are now...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Super steep after the initial rollover, with a small 6ish foot send skier's left right at tower 14- but two big non-mandatory cliffs on skier's right starting about halfway between tower 13 & 14. Probably 10-15' in height with decent landing pitch. Also the very last boulder on skier's right...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Always a pleasure. We definitely dialed back on a few things such as the Dam, but we shifted that focus to bolster our ability to adapt to whatever comes of the uncertainty ahead and improve the reliability of existing infrastructure for the most part. This handle tow project is a total bonus...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Understandable concerns, and I'll try to address them all directly. Final details of the Quad are being worked on as we speak, and there is no reason whatsoever to think that it won't be completed for this season. The Dam was pushed off until next year as it was a large CAPEX project...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Y'ALL SEEN THE NOOZ? People are picking up what we're putting down in a big way. https://skiing.substack.com/p/magic-announces-record-pass-sales?fbclid=IwAR1J3mLtAsi5JjSj5S5Ax8itIWaxjYDPxfsXXY62UPt-JG-ikGvxaLVLoUY
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Totally, and about 8 pages of other projects, details, changes and guidelines that will definitely improve our adaptability. The fact that we are an operationally smaller mountain can present challenges of course, but it's also a huge tactical advantage in times like these. We're also the only...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Our crews are all over our normal maintenance, required testing and advancements for next season and doing great. With our small and highly trained workforce, safe working conditions are easily maintained and the guys have been slaying their work. We have put an astronomical amount of effort...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    I'm lobbying for some kind of "Golden Valley" deal. I feel like Magic/Stratton/Bromley collectively sharing the same valley has been under-marketed forever. Together we offer more than just about any one spot and I'd love to see that pushed more for the incredible opportunity for a second home...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Lol actually here in real life all the die hard followers have completely accepted them. Nice to see you're still such a pleasurable person though, Hugh. Never change, buddy- and do let us know when we've finally earned the privilege of your patronage again, it would be a blast to meet you...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Those are called "Trailside". They sell fast and are going up in value quickly. I know of one (one of the only "standalone" units that doesn't share a hallway or ceiling/floor with neighbors) it is FSBO and I think they area asking somewhere in the $115k area if my memory serves me correctly.
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    While this is true right now, every year we add capacity. By year 10 you won't be able to say that anymore, so invest now while the market is low due to the uncertainty you identified if that's what you want to do. Lots of deals off the beaten path. Also, the closer you get to those...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    This is more correct than I ever want to fully articulate. If stress and contingency deployment was money I could buy Bezos and get back Gates as change.
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Thanks for all the kind words everybody, we are chugging right along despite many setbacks due to the lift builders basically destroying all the snowmaking pipe they came in contact with during the build. Doesn't take much when you've got an #85k dozer pulling a #40k concrete sled around, and...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Every trail needs different amounts- and for different reasons. Showoff sees probably 24" or more because of the sheer volume of races on it throughout the season, but we only put about 18" on Tali for those races strictly for monetary reasons. We've been dialing in really tight this past...
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    The NEW Magic Mountain

    One thing I want to point out that I haven't seen anybody excited about is the fact that the footings are being left- and there's a couple on Black Magic in particular that will provide an EPIC booter once covered in snow- we are talking MAJOR sendage! Can't wait to see that get stomped on a...
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