Spunky little Magic Mountain is making a name for itself as the new adventure capital of Vermont.
VERMONT’S MAGIC MOUNTAIN IS RECLAIMING ITS REP AS ONE OF THE EAST’S ADVENTURE MECCAS. FIND OUT WHY.
It’s the Thursday before closing weekend at Southern Vermont’s Magic Mountain, and I’m ordering a beer with the ski area’s president, Geoff Hathaway. It’s been a long and busy winter; Hathaway really deserves this beer. But first, an electrician dressed head to toe in Carhartt moseys towards him with something to say.
“Ya’ lost element one on the first hot water heater and two is startin’ to fail,” he explains. "Must’a blown when the power went out last night.”
Hathaway patiently listens to the electrician, then goes back and forth with him to determine a solution. Meanwhile, I watch in fascination. It’s not typical for the president of a ski area to deal with a busted water heater, but things are done a bit differently at Magic. I recall the sign I saw earlier on the access road on my way to the mountain: “YOU’VE OFFICIALLY TAKEN THE
Chest deep and loving it beneath Magic Mountain's iconic Red Chair during one of last winter's storms.