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Fantastic last day at Magic!  It was cloudy and somewhat cool in the morning, so it was firm enough to make some quick turns and not lose much speed.  Once the clouds burned off in the early afternoon, the slush monkees came out and it was time to carve deep and long.  I was at Sugarbush yesterday, so I missed the Sunshine Corner wedding and reception,  where the bride and groom invited everyone to join them.  I heard it was quite the day.  I finally got to ride the Miami Vice chair to boot.  Looking forward to a great summer season there and seeing them continue to make more upgrades.
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Getting a kick out of Snoloco hassling Magic about the placement of the new Black Line on Instagram.  According to his calculations there is some skating involved to get to the base?  Magic telling him to use his muscles.

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Brownski Brownski
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Harvey wrote
Getting a kick out of Snoloco hassling Magic about the placement of the new Black Line on Instagram.  According to his calculations there is some skating involved to get to the base?  Magic telling him to use his muscles.
That’s pretty funny. I’m gonna have to take a look at that
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
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Concrete footings set for towers 16 and 15 in the clouds on Pitch Black...

October is a big month here at Magic.

The foliage is peaking, so come peek with us on our new Saturday Fall Foliage rides up the Green Chair to Sunshine Corner where we have cold brews, wine, ciders, beverages waiting for you along with the grill going. There's also cornhole to play and picnic tables set up there with spectacular views of the valley and mountains beyond. The lift runs from 11-4:30 and the weather looks great on Saturday with clear, sunny skies and temps in the 50s. The lift rides are $15 for adults, $5 for kids 3-17, and it's free for our 19/20 season pass holders.

Speaking of Season Pass Holders, we hope more of you become one as it's a great way to support our throwback, indie culture and be a integral part of our passionate ski and ride community here. Our Season Pass pre-season sale only runs through Oct 15th so now is the time to realize those savings on already very affordable passes.

As noted last week, we take a different approach to skiing and the juxtaposition is highlighted by Vail Corp CEO commenting this week on its positive operating results to Wall Street: "With a strong base of high-end consumers, we are continuing to leverage our growing network of resorts and sophisticated marketing strategies to drive guest spending across our Mountain segment." Well, our mountain segment is Magic and we welcome and support all skiers and riders regardless of whether they are high income, luxury travelers or modest income adventurers seeking an affordable but exciting way to experience all that winter and the sport of skiing/riding has to offer. Regardless of whether you travel out West every season for a vacation or just travel locally 15 minutes to get here, every one is equally vital to Magic's community and the future of skiing.

And, we try hard to offer products that fit your needs so you can discover some "magic" whether it's twice a year or throughout the season. As I said, October is an important month here, and our pre-season sale on a variety of  passes, Freedom 4-Packs and Throwback Cards is vital to sustaining this great ski area. While we are really only accountable for our product and service to our fellow skiers, not Wall Street, every dollar spent here goes a long way to securing our future as an independent ski area. And, we thank you all for past and future purchases and involvement with Magic!
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The Work October is also huge here as we continue to make progress toward opening Magic for the Winter season. Montana received record levels of snow in the past week which gets thoughts turning to winter turns here, but frankly, we're happiest when it never dumps too early up here so we can get our work in and save it for when it really starts to count in late November and December. Our indefatigable Ops Crew has been busy with trail work,  the Thompsonburg Brook pump addition, lift maintenance (Red & Green), worker safety regulatory compliance and assisting with Quad lift install. We thank our "Friends of Magic" work crew last weekend for the glade clearing and base lift shack painting! The next FoM Work Day is October 12 and we are looking for a big turnout!

For the new Quad, the setting of concrete footings is continuing this week in hard to access towers (16,15, 14, 8) which leaves 9-13 by next week. Once the concrete cures after two weeks, we expect to stand towers late October/early November. Electrical work for the base terminal shack has begun and will continue next week. While there is still much to do, our contractors are doing everything they can to get the Quad complete sometime around the New Year so it is available for most of the ski season
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The Fun October is also a critical time to imagine all the fun stuff that happens here. The Black Line Tavern has already planned out most of the bands for Saturday Nights here this ski season (Black Line Music Series) and these include some favorites like Saints & Liars, Back in Black, Max Recoil, The Big Takeover, Swimmer, Rebels and more. For this month, we have music on Oct 12/13, an adult Halloween Costume Dance Party on the 26th and then ski season opening night Ullrfest Celebration on November 30th. And, our big triathlon of non-sanctioned extreme events is being finalized for December 31st (Tuck It! radar gunned speed race), February 1st (Road to Ruin mass downhill) and March 1st (Master of the Mountain Freeride/GS Biathlon).

Plus, plenty of apres ski parties together and more Sunshine Corner Snow Bar shenanigans to look forward to!

Hope to see you here for Peak / Peek Foliage at Sunshine Corner on Saturday or the BLT this week for dinner. In the meantime...think peak!

- Geoff
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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