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[FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]Welcome to the NEW, but still RETRO, Magic.[/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496][/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]Thanks to all for their support of the purchase of this iconic throwback ski area gem by SKI MAGIC LLC just two weeks ago. [/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496][/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]We have a big week ahead to determine if we can get open by December 17th, as we'd like to do. STEP 1: Snowmaking. New snowmaking machines were installed on the mountain--HKD Impulse 30' towers on all of Talisman steeps and on strategic locations at Trick/Magic Carpet intersection and Medium/Magic Carpet intersection! Then Monday-Thursday we will be installing new and refurbished pump motors in our main Pump House to give Magic more long-term snowmaking horsepower while connecting our new Variable Frequency Drives to improve the efficiency and control of our horsepower/water output. Our lake pump and new motor/VFD will also be installed this week. So significant capital investment in upgrading the snowmaking system should be ready for testing and then production by late week. That will gives about a week if we get cold temps (looking good right now) to get Magic a way down from the top. Hopefully mother-nature gives us an assist there with natural snow as well. [/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]STEP 2: Lifts. Our work-horse Red Chair Lift has been undergoing maintenance for weeks and had its final line check last week prior to state inspection. Because of the diligence of our efforts, we found two assemblies that need to be repaired. Parts were quickly ordered for manufacture over this weekend and will be air-freighted overnight from the west coast Monday arriving here Tuesday. Every day counts with Opening Day on the 17th so no expense is being spared and if all goes well the Red Chair should be ready if snowmaking and weather cooperate. Now, the extra work on Red Chair this week, means that Black Chair work gets pushed back a bit. Still working to have it ready before the end of December.[/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]We will continue to keep you posted, but every one at SKI MAGIC is busting their behinds to get this special ski area open as early as possible without sacrificing our commitment to safety and doing things right--no shortcuts! In addition, much work is being done on the lodge, so you may see some changes when you get here! [/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]To read more about the purchase by our SKI MAGIC group, click "Read More".[/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496][/FONT][FONT=avenir-lt-w01_35-light1475496]Really stoked for Magic! - Geoff[/FONT]
Not that you have nothing else to do, but it would really be awesome if you could take a few short videos of work in action. Mike Bouchard at Tenny has been doing that as he rebuilds the infrastructure.
Check out these videos:
sure hope charmin ultra soft is in the restrooms
With the up coming weather pattern any chance of a early opening "pow day"?
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I meant for soft wiping material. Wasn't trying to imply it being unclean in any way. As a late comer to the family you guys have done a hell of a lot of good here and Im glad youre in it for the long haul[emoji106]I will assure you there will be no ultra soft TP in the bathrooms...that doesn't mean the bathrooms wont be clean! If it becomes an issue of cleanliness, let DW or myself know and we'll have it rectified! Nobody needs to think we have an outhouse mentality here! lol
We have an amazing work in progress here...with a little patience as we get open I assure you all, we'll have one of the best products seen at magic (all facets) in years! It'll be nice to celebrate the mountain and what it is becoming and not degrade it for all of its shortcomings! This is all from me, a late starter of the magic family...though i cant help myself on a daily basis think of how privileged i am to work alongside such a great group of individuals!