Volunteers give second life to Vermont ski area
Volunteers’ time, funds revive Magic Mountain
Things are looking up for the struggling Londonderry, Vt., resort, where the trails are narrow and 10-year-olds ski unsupervised all day. An effort to turn the mountain into a cooperative is expected to hit its goal of nearly $1 million this season. A second chair lift is up and running, snow-making equipment can now reach half the trails, and the amount of tree skiing has doubled, largely thanks to volunteer crews.