Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Magic Mountain in Londonderry will be ready to greet skiers and snowboarders this winter, and a big degree of magic is because of more than 100 volunteers turned out for three “Volunteer Days.” The volunteers worked on clearing new glades, mowing trails, and putting a fresh coat of pain around the lodge and lifts. “Magic is deep-down a community-based ski area of winter enthusiasts  who are passionate about the enjoyment and fellowship of skiing and riding as a sport,” said Jim Sullivan, Magic Mountain president. By the way, here’s a trivia question for you? How old will Magic Mountain be this winter? Hint – half a hundred.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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