Magic Celebrates WinterFest 2013 on February 23rd

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 13 2013 - 10:47 AM

skiing at magic mountain– Black Magic Extreme Challenge is Featured Event, Presented by Woodchuck Hard Cider –

February 13, 2013, Londonderry, VT— Saturday February 23rd is WinterFest at Magic Mountain: a celebration of Vermont winter sports, winter fun and winter fundraising. There will be competitions, a silent auction, great food, music, torch light parade and fireworks–all presented with the help of Vermont’s own Woodchuck Hard Cider.

WinterFest begins with the Black Magic Extreme Challenge, Magic’s home grown competition to determine who is the best skier or rider in southern Vermont when they are put to the test on one of the East’s “gnarliest” trails. The Black Magic Extreme Challenge is also a qualifying event for the Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT), with the top 3 finishers earning automatic entry into the March 2nd STEFT tour event at Magic. All registered participants in the Black Magic Extreme Challenge will receive a shirt courtesy of Woodchuck Hard Cider and have the opportunity to compete for a 2013-14 Magic season pass, tickets and some prize money.

WinterFest is more than just a skiing and riding competition as the Magic community also comes together to raise money to support the youth ski programs at Magic while celebrating the bonds of friendship formed during Winter recreation. The Magic Alpine Training Center holds its annual fundraiser for the children’s developmental (Devo), alpine race and freeride team programs. A raffle and silent auction will be held during après ski with a special buffet dinner prepared for all at the Black Line Tavern. Once the fundraising is over at 7:00pm, Magic is transformed into a festival of lights with a Torchlight Parade down the mountain, followed by a fireworks display in front of the lodge. The party then continues back inside with The Battenkillers continuing to play classic rock music from the Beatles and others.

“Our WinterFest day-long event brings the winter ski community together to share the spirit of the season”, said Jim Sullivan, president of Magic Mountain. “Winter can never last long enough around here and this is a chance to appreciate what makes a Vermont winter and Magic Mountain so special. “
About Magic Mountain Ski Area

Magic is southern Vermont’s only independently owned and operated mountain. Different than the corporate resorts, Magic has stayed true to the original Vermont ski culture. Magic skiers enjoy a mountain emphasizing natural, diverse ski terrain in an atmosphere of shared camaraderie for the sport both on the slopes and in the lodge after a long, rewarding day. Magic has an authentic vibe because, in reality, it still remains first and foremost a ski area, not a “resort”—and a distinctly Vermont one at that. It’s a community spirit that keeps Magic thriving for those committed ski and riding enthusiasts who want to “carve their own trail” and experience real snow and obstacles that mother-nature puts on the hill. And, it’s why Magic skiers love the mountain so much that they have personally contributed to enhancing and preserving it for future generations to enjoy via the Magic Partnership.

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