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    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    Finally got to Magic for a few runs on New Years Day, including a couple with JM. Wow they were so close to having some solid skiing over the holidays. The late sale - the last affect of the previous knucklehead regime - hurt for sure. But even with all that they offered some good, challenging, old school variable skiing with the most honest snow report around. Show Off was simply prestine, deep base and edge to edge carvable groomed skiing. If they had a couple more days the upper mountain would have been the same. As it was they did a good job connecting Upper Carpet to Medium and Up Your Sleeve, both of which had leftover powder shots plus the overnight 1-2" blown in (lower UYS was actually really sweet by any standard). Lower Carpet was groomed natural, thin but very skiable. Vertigo had shots to skiers left. Kinderspiel was also very nice and skied like a typical mid winter day.

    Trick was trickier, as the snow that was made was variable up top, though still skiable and skill enhancing. Lower Trick had been groomed and skied very well if thin in spots. The section of Wand connecting to Show Off was in mid season form.

    Per Dave, Red is "purring like a kitten" and certainly felt smooth to me. Apparently Black is close to being load tested, and the beginner handle tow was back running with several customers.

    As for snowmaking, there were new HKD's everywhere- land guns and portable towers scattered about, with tower guns on Trick, Magic Carpet and Medium (and off in the distance on Tali). A couple of Ratniks too for good measure. According to JM they just got a 3rd leased compressor, so I would expect some serious snowmaking later this week when true arctic air returns.

    Overall, the 'statistics' of skier visits and open terrain etc vastly underestimate the amount of progress. And I haven't even mentioned BLT....

    If there's a picture here it's Up Your Sleeve.....

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    UYS looks great and I can't wait to get up there in February! Would love earlier but we have a couple weekends planned and then our week in Bartlett end of January.


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  2. #282
    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    Finally got to Magic for a few runs on New Years Day, including a couple with JM. Wow they were so close to having some solid skiing over the holidays. The late sale - the last affect of the previous knucklehead regime - hurt for sure. But even with all that they offered some good, challenging, old school variable skiing with the most honest snow report around. Show Off was simply prestine, deep base and edge to edge carvable groomed skiing. If they had a couple more days the upper mountain would have been the same. As it was they did a good job connecting Upper Carpet to Medium and Up Your Sleeve, both of which had leftover powder shots plus the overnight 1-2" blown in (lower UYS was actually really sweet by any standard). Lower Carpet was groomed natural, thin but very skiable. Vertigo had shots to skiers left. Kinderspiel was also very nice and skied like a typical mid winter day.

    Trick was trickier, as the snow that was made was variable up top, though still skiable and skill enhancing. Lower Trick had been groomed and skied very well if thin in spots. The section of Wand connecting to Show Off was in mid season form.

    Per Dave, Red is "purring like a kitten" and certainly felt smooth to me. Apparently Black is close to being load tested, and the beginner handle tow was back running with several customers.

    As for snowmaking, there were new HKD's everywhere- land guns and portable towers scattered about, with tower guns on Trick, Magic Carpet and Medium (and off in the distance on Tali). A couple of Ratniks too for good measure. According to JM they just got a 3rd leased compressor, so I would expect some serious snowmaking later this week when true arctic air returns.

    Overall, the 'statistics' of skier visits and open terrain etc vastly underestimate the amount of progress. And I haven't even mentioned BLT....

    If there's a picture here it's Up Your Sleeve.....

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    Wow the 2 inch refresh went a long way.


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  3. #283
    I'll be going there with my ski club in a couple of weeks. Very muck looking forward to it.

  4. #284
    Great reports from the last few posters. Using my Freedom Pass due to my Magic season pass I went to Dartmouth on Saturday. Wonderful on a natural snow base that was too low for the inversion plus new natural. I caught a snow snake in the last three turns of a tree run on the Holt's Ledge side and dislocated my damn right shoulder. First injury in 30 years. So if you see a grizzled old guy with lop sided pole plants next weekend at Magic, that's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicsnowboard View Post
    Wow the 2 inch refresh went a long way.


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    Saw your TGR post. Bummer. Hoping for a quick recovery!
    My couch might pull out but I send it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicsnowboard View Post
    Wow the 2 inch refresh went a long way.


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    Skiers right on the lower section of UYS was very very nice and basically untouched other than me on Sunday.



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  7. #287
    Speedy recoveries to MSB and Joe. Let's make 2017 a healthy ski season for every one. But, the BLT is not a bad place to heal...


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  8. #288
    Quote Originally Posted by JamaicaMan View Post
    Speedy recoveries to MSB and Joe. Let's make 2017 a healthy ski season for every one. But, the BLT is not a bad place to heal...


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    Just returned from the hand specialist, broke the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal in-line. Looks like there will be no need for surgery. Big props to Magic ski patrol who made me a splint asap and prevented any further damage!

    If all goes well I should be back on the hill in six weeks. In the meantime, I'll be at the BLT.



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    Damn. Glad it's only six weeks. Hopefully you get lucky with a faster recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicsnowboard View Post
    Just returned from the hand specialist, broke the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal in-line. Looks like there will be no need for surgery. Big props to Magic ski patrol who made me a splint asap and prevented any further damage!

    If all goes well I should be back on the hill in six weeks. In the meantime, I'll be at the BLT.


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    That is good news! Hand surgeries are hell.

    Side note, talk about dodging a bullet. Instead of 1"+ of rain and starting from scratch, 2-4" of sloppy cement last night and the quick dropping temps make one hell of a needed base.
    My couch might pull out but I send it.

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