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'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties Sale of operating company spells end of Mueller era at resort

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts, which last spring bought the Stowe Mountain Resort, has ventured further into the Vermont ski industry with agreements to purchase both the assets of the Okemo Mountain Resort and the rights to operate it. With this deal, the Mueller era at the Ludlow mountain which […]

Magic 'Best in Snow' again, continues work on upgrades

Magic ‘Best in Snow’ again, continues work on upgrades

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a foot of snow last Tuesday was an auspicious sign for the Magic Mountain ski area just days before opening, as its new owners continued to refurbish and upgrade the 57-year-old ski area in their second season of operation. But the news that came this […]

New Magic Mt. owners offer ski, snowboard Freedom Pass

New Magic Mt. owners offer ski, snowboard Freedom Pass

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC This season, Magic Mountain will join the 12 other independent  ski areas from Maine to Alaska who offer the Freedom Pass, which allows skiers and snowboarders who buy a season pass at one ski area to ski the others for free. “We believe in making skiing affordable and the Freedom […]

UPDATE -- 2016 Chester Winter Carnival schedule changes

UPDATE — 2016 Chester Winter Carnival schedule changes

UPDATED Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 Due to the anticipated wind chill, the Winter Carnival Committee is postponing Saturday night’s events. These include the sculpture fire, bonfire and skate party at Cobleigh Field. The bonfire and skate party will now be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 27.  The Broom Ball Tournament on Sunday, […]

Okemo resort introduces kids' snowmobiling tours; USDA grant helps Windsor snowmobile club get modified groomer

Okemo resort introduces kids’ snowmobiling tours; USDA grant helps Windsor snowmobile club get modified groomer

LUDLOW Okemo Mountain Resort has added kids’ snowmobile tours to its lineup of winter activities for families visiting the ski and snowboard resort. Pint-sized Polaris snowmobiles travel at a maximum speed of 8 mph. Each 15-minute tour consisting of up to four riders takes place on a specially designed course at the Jackson Gore Paleo […]