Magic Mountain, VT: New “Hike One, Ride One” Uphill Policy

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Magic Mountain in Londonderry, VT just announced an incredible new uphill ski policy: skiers and riders who hike Magic to the summit will be given a “free turns token”, good for a second run on the house.


Press Release from Magic Mountain:

Magic Mountain Announces Hike One Ride One Uphill Skiing Policy

February 2, 2015 Londonderry, VT: The best uphill policy in the ski business just got better! Magic Mountain is excited to announce a first of its kind- an expansion of our uphill skiing policy- which already sets the industry standard. Effective immediately, any uphill skier or splitboarder who successfully climbs the 1,700 vertical feet to our summit will receive a complimentary token good for a single lift ride (limit one per day, valid only same day). Simply announce to the lift operator at the base that you intend to climb up, climb to the summit and our summit lift operator will give you a Free Turns token, which can be redeemed by the previously notified lift attendant for a free ride back up on the chairlift!

Magic Mountain is an industry leader when it comes to supporting uphill skiing. Magic introduced one of the first official (and least restrictive) policies in 2008 and continues that tradition with today’s Hike One Ride One policy. We believe this program embodies our mountain’s community-driven values and supports our mission of offering affordable, classic Vermont skiing, snowboarding and outdoor recreation.

Magic’s Black Line run (

Magic Mountain got over a foot of fresh powder this week, and they’re only expecting more. Today’s snowfall will bring another 3 – 5 inches, followed by 5 – 8 more inches over the next few days.

Snow Report from Magic:

Good morning skiers and riders! Today is another famed powder day here at Magic and we are just as excited as you are to be here with over a FOOT of fresh snow on the trails and in the trees! Today will be partly sunny with a high around 15o however there will be some winds near 10mph adding to the chill! This morning the Red Chair will be open at 9:00am providing access to the mountain’s East and West side terrain.  The rope tow will open up at 9am for anyone looking for a quick warmup before heading to the top.  The Alakazam Tube Park will be opening again on Saturday at 11am and will run until 5:30pm. Thank you to everyone who did their snow dances this week! You helped bring in this bounty! The Black Line Tavern will be open today serving up all of your powder day favorites! From the best hot (and cold) beverages to quench your thirst. To hearty chilli’s and burgers to fill the void from 6 straight hours of riding up and down the Red Chair to get all your lines in before thinking of food! Drive safe and we look forward to seeing everyone down the road less traveled where the steeps, the snow and the friends all make the Magic!

About Magic Mountain Vermont:

Magic Mountain is a unique ski area located in Southern Vermont. Magic offers an alternative to the norm for the region; inexpensive, classic and genuine Vermont skiing experience unlike any other. The mountain’s “east side” features classic beginner and intermediate terrain, complete with expanded snowmaking, grooming and even beginner glades. The mountain’s “west side” offers skiing and riding the way nature intended with steeps, cliffs, and hundreds of acres of glades to explore. For more information about Magic contact or visit our website. Don’t miss the Magic Mountain Ski The East Freeride Tour stop, and be sure to stop into the Blackline Tavern for a shotski and a Vermont craft beer on tap!

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3 thoughts on “Magic Mountain, VT: New “Hike One, Ride One” Uphill Policy

  1. Brilliant idea… more mountains should follow suit, reducing emissions and creating a healthier population. great article.

  2. This post single-handedly convinced me to ride Magic Mountain last weekend and it was the best day I have ever had riding on the east coast. Conditions were superb, the vibe was cool and it was waist-deep in the trees. Great recommendation and article.

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