Don't undere-estimate little hills.

by: Alumnus - Nov 5, 2008

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Small locals hill, if you're used to big resorts.

    Cons: Small locals hill, if you're used to big resorts.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2005


Full review

If you live in South-Central Idaho or are traveling through, give Magic a try. Easy to get to, homey/historic day lodge (part of it from circ. 1938) and good people, staff & locals. Ski all the groomed runs and then ask a local for directions to their favorite powder holes and they'll probably take you. Short to medium runs, some will get your attention and keep it, some good cruisers and a few that could use a guide. Don't overlook the old mountain formerly serviced by the still standing T-Bar, lots of hidden treasures.

Intermediates and advanced will enjoy, beginners will be challenged but once comfortable will manage any other hill with confidence (I learned here over 40 years ago and swear by this!). For kids with a little imagination, the whole place is a big terrain park.

No two mile runs or mega steeps but a high probability of a good day skiing many laps (do 30 or you're a sissy), most ending right at the next chair ride without standing in line. Regretably I've missed a couple of seasons since my last visit. I work for Sun Valley but I do my best to take a day off work each year to visit Magic, its worth the effort!

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