Volunteers give second life to Vermont ski area Volunteers’ time, funds revive Magic Mountain ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Magic Mountain Six years ago, the Vermont resort lost half a million dollars. Now, signs of improvement are abundant. Magic Mountain Chairlifts had a reputation for being unreliable, but the main lift has been repaired. A second lift, idle for three years, is running again. Magic Mountain The turnaround has been fueled by tight-knit community of Magic skiers, 252 of whom have plunked down $3,000 apiece to become shareholders. Magic Mountain Volunteers have been active in the restoration, even painting chairlifts at the 200-acre ski area. Magic Mountain Volunteers have been rewarded with an expansion of off-trail skiing trails, to 60 acres.