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Posted: Feb 02, 2007 - 9:02 PM GMT

I've pretty much stayed out of the Magic arguments on this board, and plan on keeping it that way.

I have my opionions/feelings about the place just like most folks do.

Let's just say most of the feelings have stayed positive.

All I know is seeing photos like this have got me making plans to purchase a couple of Magic lift tickets the second half of this season.



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Posted: Feb 02, 2007 - 9:12 PM GMT

Thanks for sharing the photo. It looks like Talisman got buried with snow making.
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Posted: Feb 02, 2007 - 10:05 PM GMT

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Thanks for sharing the photo. It looks like Talisman got buried with snow making.



Magic has been in great shape this week. With Talisman opening tomorrow (Saturday) and some snow tonight (It's already started), there might even be a line.
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Posted: Feb 02, 2007 - 11:07 PM GMT

wow, that is quite a sight. gotta give it to the new owners, they have really turned magic around. even when they blew in the past, i don't think they ever buried a trail that deep.

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Posted: Feb 03, 2007 - 12:59 AM GMT

Looking Good!


I can honestly say that I've haven't seen that much man-made snow at Magic in almost 20+ years!!!!! Keep up the good work!

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Posted: Feb 03, 2007 - 1:05 AM GMT

Talisman has got to be one of my favorite trail in the northeast... never knew exactly why. It isn't the steepest or toughest, maybe it's just the right pitch... and moguls are usually very impressive. Wish I were there.
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Posted: Feb 03, 2007 - 3:30 AM GMT

magic should be great all weekend! can't wait!

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Posted: Feb 03, 2007 - 3:28 PM GMT

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Talisman has got to be one of my favorite trail in the northeast... never knew exactly why. It isn't the steepest or toughest, maybe it's just the right pitch... and moguls are usually very impressive. Wish I were there.


My favorite has to be Sorcerer. It's steep and narrow and has a special rhythm to it.

Wizzard will also open today.
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Posted: Feb 04, 2007 - 2:23 PM GMT

Seeing that Magic is rebounding nicely under the new ownership with improvements made on and off the mountain including their website which is being updated daily is very refreshing and positive. Is there any update on the Green Chair or future improvements for the coming Summer? Also, I'm curious as to why the whole west side was never opened last year? Was is because of erosion or problems with the snowmaking? I remember the snowmaking lines being old on that side of the mountain, which might explain the use of the HKD's on Talisman, which seems to be a perfect fit for them. The old pipe might not be able to handle the air pressure for the ground guns.

Does anyone know if they connected or extended the snowmaking lines on from the bottom of Middle Wizard (at the bottom as you turn skier's right back towards the base area) to Talisman? The pipes just seemed to end in the wood at that point.

It is great to see areas such as Magic and Crotched making comebacks. It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the coming years for Magic. They are a diamond in the rough, which just needs some polishing and investment to succeed.
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Posted: Feb 05, 2007 - 1:53 AM GMT

Great turns to be had at Magic all weekend! The snow was the best manmade snow I have ever seen there. The racing all weekend kept the place lively and the bar rocked until 9.
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Posted: Feb 05, 2007 - 11:42 AM GMT

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improvements for the coming Summer? Also, I'm curious as to why the whole west side was never opened last year? Was is because of erosion or problems with the snowmaking? I remember the snowmaking lines being old on that side of the mountain, which might explain the use of the HKD's on Talisman, which seems to be a perfect fit for them. The old pipe might not be able to handle the air pressure for the ground guns.

If I'm not mistaken, their ground guns are almost all Areco/Hedco, which do not use a base air compressor (but rather an on-board). It might be possible that they didn't have a big air compressor last year or had problems with it, limiting them to their fan guns?

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Posted: Feb 05, 2007 - 4:31 PM GMT

Was there for the J4 race on sunday and the skiing was great but very cold.
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Posted: Feb 05, 2007 - 5:39 PM GMT

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[quote]improvements for the coming Summer? Also, I'm curious as to why the whole west side was never opened last year? Was is because of erosion or problems with the snowmaking? I remember the snowmaking lines being old on that side of the mountain, which might explain the use of the HKD's on Talisman, which seems to be a perfect fit for them. The old pipe might not be able to handle the air pressure for the ground guns.

If I'm not mistaken, their ground guns are almost all Areco/Hedco, which do not use a base air compressor (but rather an on-board). It might be possible that they didn't have a big air compressor last year or had problems with it, limiting them to their fan guns?[/quote]


The Arecos are only used to mid-mountain where there is electric. The whole mountain (snowmaking trails) uses compressed air. Talisman on the west side was open last year. Wizzard after Talisman/Sorcerer was closed. I think part of it had to do with the lack of a pipe on part of Wizzard. I know they added a section this fall.

The last couple of years they've been adding fixed HKDs to supplement the ground guns whatever they're called. Looks like they make snowmaking a lot easier.

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