Magic Mountain is my "home mountain" so I am a little biased when it comes to the mountain, but, I still love it compared to most of the other mountains I have boarded on. Granted it is tiny by comparrison, but it's really steep, has lots of great tree runs, and cliffs to jump off of. The "terrain park" ( lol ) is a bunch of hand made rails, that my friends and I actually constructed in our welding lab at school, but they're fun. It's definitley a beginner mountain and I wouldn't say it's a destination resort, but it's got a great family atmosphere for locals and visitors to the area. It's worth your $25 for a lift ticket!