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Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Magic Mountain that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Magic Mountain stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Magic Mountain review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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Alton Yarbrough
I don't think its cool to charge 70 bucks when there's only one lift open, especially how slow they move.... Full Review
Good for less crowd
Slow lifts
5 months ago
clifhirtle
New peak lift in 2019-2020 season opens up more terrain and should reduce lines on busier snow days that plagued pay seasons. still one of the of the best mountains in mid-VT of you don't want to sit in lines all day long or fight with others for snow... Full Review
New peak lift in 2019-2020 sea...
3 years ago
susan murphy
My family has been skiing here for well over 30 years and we all love the warm and friendly atmosphere at Magic. The kids all went through the race program and it was terrific. The mountain has had their ups and downs but have a fantastic management group now in place. It is clear this group believes in investing in improvements unlike past management. I believe they are here for the long term. If you are looking for glitz, glamour and fluff this is not the ski area for you but if you want down-home fun, challenging terrain, and fair prices then you have found your home.... Full Review
a great family mountain where ...
if you want wide, flat trails ...
3 years ago
Wyatt Nowak
My family has been coming to this mountain for years, with both myself and my father teaching skiing at Mount Snow. As great as Snow can be, going to a mountain dedicated to the art of natural Vermont skiing is always a fantastic time. Staff is helpful, and ski patrol will always help you find the best trails of the day. Be warned advanced/expert terrain at this mountain really means ADVANCED/EXPERT. These trails are steep, narrow, rocky, and dangerous. Extremely rewarding to the skilled skier, but a trip to the aid station for the cocky one. Test the greens and blues before venturing to harder trails if this is your first time at this mountain. Overall, Magic is a welcome breath of natural, classic Vermont skiing compared to the Killington, Stowe and Okemo vibes.... Full Review
All the pitch, natural skiing,...
Older lift system, not for peo...
3 years ago
Billy Elcide
Great people, great mountain. Mad River and Magic, the best in Vermont.... Full Review
Steeps, bumps and glades
3 years ago
Cynthia Jean
This is my favorite mountains in Vermont and one of the oldest. Very nice slopes - very nice people. Really great place. Not far from two quaint towns, Londonderry and Chester, that have most anything you need.... Full Review
3 years ago
Magic Mann
100% best New England resort... Full Review
3 years ago
Magic Mann
100% best New England resort... Full Review
3 years ago
Daniel Lewis
There's an awesome old-school mountain here with mostly original trails (no regraded mile wide fields) that wind through woods full of marked and unmarked glades. The lodge is cozy and for a ski area has good reasonably priced food, but the Black Line Tavern is the crowning jewel there. Magic doesn't over groomer, but there's always fresh till on most of the beginner and intermediate runs, with enough beginner bumps around to be fun but not obtrusive. For more advanced skiers, expect to find everything - Magic isn't afraid to let you ski some of the best woods, steeps, and bumps in SE VT but there are also tilled runs. Note that they have less snowmaking than a mega resort, but much more than they had five years ago - don't expect 100% trail count for Christmas without lots of natural. But when they get natural, it's fantastic, not least because I was skiing nearly untracked trails easily until noon on a 30" dump with a serious liftline. By serious liftline, I mean 10+ chairs waiting, because Magic caps lift ticket sales and has fixed grip lifts - this keeps the hill uncrowded and honestly if they had a detachable 75% of skiers or more couldn't ski all day. There's a reason this place is called Magic. Because it is magic. If you ski in the NE, if you want a classic mountain experience, if you don't need a bubble chair and a spa to have a good day on the hill, ski Magic and find out for yourself.... Full Review
Terrain variety, challenge, gr...
Small park, no night skiing, n...
4 years ago
Fran Walker
We're happy to be back at Magic and thankful for new ownership keeping this fun mountain alive. We skied here again on Sat, March 10, the day after the 27" snow bonus. We parked behind the shops just down the street from the base lodge because all lots were already full at 10AM, along with a sign saying the mountain was at capacity. We got in with our pre-purchased tickets, put on our ski boots and got in the Red Chair line. For most of the day for us, line waits at the Black & Red lifts were 15 to 20 min, maybe once up to 25. But compared to what we heard others chatting about, our waits were much shorter than those at Stratton and Snow and other Central/Southern resorts. Such a big difference at Magic where the slopes are NEVER crowded, even if the lines can be slightly slow and where other skiers & boarders seem to be more skilled, friendly and don't run over slower skiers. Great lift crews and base lodge service, it's always a treat to ski Magic. ... Full Review
Challenging and Fun
Out-dated lifts that don't fit...
4 years ago
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