LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Time always seems to move a bit faster as the calendar demarcates another year in the books. This New Year’s Eve, it’ll be going even faster as Magic Mountain Ski Area holds the second annual Tuck It! The event comes out of the gate Monday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. It tests pure speed. It’s a straight-down-the-course, radar-gunned event with competitors in an all tuck position to achieve the highest miles per hour. Hosted by Coors Light and sponsored by Bern Helmet and Silo Skis.
“Tuck It! was very successful last year in its inaugural event with speeds in excess of 70 mph,” said Geoff Hatheway, president of Magic Mountain. “A pure speed event had not been done in decades out east, and we’re happy to bring it back. This year the prize money is up to $1,000 for the overall winner and we expect 80 mph to be broken. We thank our sponsors Coors Light, Bern, and Silo Skis for kicking off the trilogy of extreme events on New Year’s Eve.”
The course starts on Lower Black Line with a speed zone radar-gunned section on Hocus Pocus – all viewable right from Magic’s base lodge and deck with live-feed video available in the tavern. There will be a MPH read-out display for each speed racer for all spectators to see from the radar-gunned section.
Overall first place prize is the winner’s trophy, $1,000 cash, plus a pair of new custom-designed Silo Skis ordered to winner’s specs and Bern prizes. Overall second place is $350 cash, Bern prizes plus, and a Freedom 4-Pack of Magic tickets. Overall third place is $150 cash, Bern prizes, and a Freedom 4-pack of Magic tickets.
Then there will be medals and prizes for male and female winners in each age category: 10-14, 15-20, 21-29, 30-49, and 50-plus – and one snowboard category with a new snowboard as top prize.
The awards ceremony will take place during après ski on the deck and rolls right into New Year’s celebration at Magic, which includes live music at the Black Line Tavern, dinner, DJ, and dancing at night followed by midnight fireworks to toast the New Year. All are welcome to participate in Tuck It! Registration is limited to the first 100 skiers and riders. Registration is available at www.magicmtn.com/events-1/tuck-it-2.
The two other upcoming “unsanctioned” extreme series events are:
- Road to Ruin, a mass-start downhill hosted by Two Roads Brewery Feb. 2, 2019
- Master of the Mountain, an extreme freeski or ride and Giant Slalom Biathlon, hosted by Miller High Life, March 2, 2019
More information on the new, still retro Magic Mountain can be found at www.magicmtn.com, or call 802-824-5645 to speak with Geoff Hatheway.