I am debating between going to either Magic Mountain or Mount Snow this Thursday. I can go with free passes to either place, and I have the day off work. Mount Snow is more of a sure thing- I’ve been there many times. I know they have snow. I’ve never been to Magic and I’m not sure if there’s enough open terrain or snow to warrant spending the day there. I also don’t want to ruin my new skis on rocks. Any input?
Seriously, if you are more concerned about hitting some rocks than you are about the incredible fun you are missing if you just stick to well covered snowmaking trails....well, IMHO, you are missing out, or have your priorities wrong or something. It’s only pTex! Maybe I’ve been lucky, but in all the time I’ve skied the likes of Magic, Platty, and thin covered natural snow trails everywhere, the most I’ve needed is a base weld. The extra $20 or so for that on the next tune up was well worth it for all the incredible, soft, sometimes gnarly skiing it has bought me. Ski bases are made to be skied on, hard, not pampered!
With all but a handful of expert trails expected to be open, a few inches of new snow yesterday and today, and 3-6 Wednesday night, it should be Magic all the way!
That said, let me ask.....have you been to either before?
When my teenage son got back from a trip last year to Mt. Snow (and Stratton) with his friends his first observation to me was....”Dad, Vermont skiing sucks.”
I’ve skied those mountains before, and in keeping with the Brownski sentiment....it’s all good, because skiing is fun. But I did tell my son I’d take him to do some real Vermont skiing (of which Magic qualifies).