They're a lot of talk about improvements at Magic for next season. With several lifts ready to be installed, (and a better season this year for skier visits). It seems likely we'll see another chair (or 2?) for next season. There's also a rumour about a surface lift being installed. If this is true, we will absolutely need to christen it with eclairs (Poma or T-bar).
Maybe we can webcast the event for IBRAKE?
edited by: sledhaulingmedic, Mar 19, 2003 - 01:32 PM[addsig]
"Don't piss off the locals, Don't make work for the patrol"
Interesting rumor I have seen the lift components in the parking lot The story I heard was a lift from the base near the red chair to Sunrise Corner was going in which would help novices and lower intermediates better negotiate terrain.
A surface lift or chair in the beginner area would make Magic have a great learning area away from the tubers and the likes of me bombing back to the lifts across Video Blvd.
Doesn't Baba Louis have good eclairs (provided you are talking baked goods)?[addsig]
Does anyone else out there think that running a new lift from the base to Sunshine Corner (i.e. same alignment as the old Mid-Mountain Triple circa 1987-1991) would be a mistake? The old Poma triple lift always seemed to be poorly utilized and dumped beginners onto that oft-icy section at the beginning of Wand where it heads into the intersection/merge with Trick, Twilight Zone, and Goniff.
Wouldn't it make more sense to run the lift straight up the Showoff trail from the base and terminating at Wand (where there is currently a race start shack), giving direct access to Kinderspiel, Showoff, Carumba, and just a short stretch of Wand into Video Boulevard? To me I always hated basically skiing from the top of the Mid-Mtn lift down Wand every time just to get to those trails... Also, I always thought that Mystery and Vertigo (the 2 trails that were served by the old triple but wouldn't be served by an alternate routing) ski better as part of a top-to-bottom cruising run rather than a short mid-mountain-lift-to-bottom run, anyway.