Magic Mountain, VT

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5 thoughts on “Magic Mountain, VT

  1. somebody January 28, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    Red should have more vert than black, it ends higher, and the two chairs start at the same place.

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  2. skitheeast May 16, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    The old black chair was named Blue Chair when it was first installed because the Pohlig triple chairs were blue. When it was retrofitted in 1985 with Yan triple chairs, it was renamed (and repainted) Black Chair. The old Sun Corner and Green chairs were left standing from 1991 until 1995, when they were sold to Berkshire East (where it operated as the Summit triple) and Mt. Tom (which went out of business in 1998), respectively. The T-Bar you have listed was named Showoff T-Bar because it ran up the Showoff trail. It was also the only lift on opening day in 1960.

    As for the Timberside lifts, they were both constructed when Timber Ridge was a separate ski area. The Timberside T-Bar listed was known as the Tempest T-Bar, later Timber T-Bar under Magic, and was the first lift at Timber Ridge. I am pretty sure it continued to run through Magic’s closing in 1991 and that it is still partially standing. The Timberside double listed was known as Showcase Chair, later Timber Chair under Magic, and it was left standing for only one year after liquidation until it was sold to Smuggler’s Notch in 1992, where it operates as Mogul Mouse’s Magic.

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    • Somebody May 17, 2020 / 2:22 am

      We do actually have a picture of the triple chairs when they were at Killington, although I can’t tell what color they were because the image is very low quality.

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    • skitheeast May 17, 2020 / 3:07 pm

      I should note that I made a typo. The original Blue Chair had Pohlig double chairs, not triple chairs. They were added in the 1985 Yan retrofit.

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  3. Andy September 23, 2020 / 6:45 pm

    Magic had recently Tweeted that the spliced cable on the new lift was going to be magneticly tested. Magnetic inductive testing of cables is designed to ensure safety of aerial cableways by detecting wire fractures caused by wear and corrosion to carrying, traction and hoisting cables. … Usually the decision as to whether a cable can continue in service is decided on the basis of radiography images.

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