Magic Mountain, Vermont

Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain. Where skiing has a soul.

Magic Mountain in Londonderry is a true renaissance of the original Vermont mountain area experience. Many skiers and riders ‘in the know’ consider Magic to be one of southern Vermont’s last unspoiled winter destinations. The area has been making improvements every year since reopening in 1997. Don’t be fooled though, Magic is by no means the new kid on the block.

The mountain was originally developed in 1960 by Swiss instructor and film producer Hans Thorner, whose intent was to capture the feel of a Swiss alpine village in Vermont. Fortunately, the area still maintains that charm, which for most visitors, is a refreshing change from the scene of the more crowded and expensive mega-resorts. Mr. Thorner chose the site after conducting an extensive survey of possible mountains in central and southern Vermont and it’s easy to see why as you make your approach from route 11. Its steeps, trees, and cliffs on the upper half seem to daunt even the most skilled on the snow. The mountain has become the ‘Best kept secret in Vermont.’ The ski and snowboard area offers some of the most challenging terrain in the East and serves up tons of specials and prices that simply can not be beat.

Although the area is renowned for its expert terrain, beginner and intermediate skiers/riders love the 1960s style trails on the easier "East Side" with plenty of runs that are maintained with meticulous grooming and snowmaking. The area prides itself on its learning and development programs for all levels. Furthermore, the AlaKazam Tubing Park is enjoyed by young and old alike and operates under the lights on Saturday and holiday nights until 8:00 PM. Magic offers the convenience of one central base lodge that makes it easy for groups and families to meet if they choose to go separate ways for a few turns. And, after a great day on the slopes, Magic's spirited community of skiers and riders partake in one of the best apres ski experiences to renew and make new "winter friendships". Magic Mountain will nourish the minds, souls and bodies of skiers and snowboarders allowing the individual to continue to expand their skill set and have FUN, no matter if they are out on the mountain for the first day or their thousandth.


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Mountain Statistics for Magic Mountain
Base Elevation: 1,150 ft (351 meters)
Summit Elevation: 2,850 ft (869 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,700 ft (518 m)
Skiable Area: 195 acres (79 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 150 in (381 cm)
Longest Run: 8,575 ft (2,614 m)
Snowmaking: 75 %
Number of Lifts: 4
Uphill Lift Capacity: 3,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Surface Lifts
1 Double Chair
1 Triple Chair
Number of Trails: 43
Trail Ratings for Magic Mountain
Easiest: Easiest 30%
More Difficult: More Difficult 30%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 40%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Magic Mountain
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes