Magic Mountain opens ownership to skiers

first_imgMagic Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort,Magic Mountain, a classic ski area located in southern Vermont, has announced that it is officially selling shares of the mountain effectively offering ownership opportunities for skiers, snowboarders and enthusiasts of the mountain. As the second ski resort in New England to ever offer ownership to its pass holders and customers, Magic Mountain shareholders will enjoy an equity position in the mountain, season pass discounts, reduced ticket prices, and voting rights in operational decisions.  Modeled after the Mad River Glen ski area co-op, the opportunity for individual ownership aims to increase customer loyalty, and fund significant upgrades to the resort. After reviewing the success of Mad River Glen, we realized that we had a tremendous opportunity to allow loyal fans of Magic Mountain to invest in something special and participate in saving and reviving a classic Vermont ski area, said Jim Sullivan, President, Magic Mountain.   In addition, this offering makes perfect business sense from a capital growth perspective in this current economy where it is difficult to garner support from large investors.  This opportunity brings the dream of owning a piece of a ski mountain and having a say in how it is run to individual ski enthusiasts and in particular those who love Magic and what it represents.Magic Mountain aims to raise $3 million and invest it in the snow-making system, as well as upgrades to lifts, grooming equipment and the main lodge.  The resort is now issuing 1,000 shares priced at $3,000 per share, which will enable the setting up of an LLC whereby the new share holders will own 60 percent of the mountain.To purchase shares of Magic Mountain and review the current business plan, click here: http://www.magicmtn.com/alpineupdates.php(link is external)Magic Mountain is also hosting an open meeting for anyone interested in being a shareholder on Sunday, July 5.  To learn more about this meeting, click here: http://www.magicmtn.com/event.php?day=05&month=07&year=2009(link is external)About Magic MountainFounded by Swiss born ski Instructor, Hans Thorner, in 1961, Magic Mountain is a classic southern Vermont ski mountain located in Londonderry, VT.  Known for its challenging terrain, old-style slopes and woods/glade skiing in a low-key, family setting, Magic Mountain is the ideal ski destination for purist skiers and snowboarders.   To learn more go to: http://www.magicmtn.com/(link is external) Source: Magic Mountain. LONDONDERRY, VT June 29, 2009last_img read more

Will Ronaldo stay? 12 players who were DENIED transfer after asking to leave

first_img 12 2. Gareth Barry (2004) – Even though he signed a new contract the previous summer, the academy product was eyeing up the Villa Park exit door after six years of service. David O’Leary’s side finished an impressive campaign in sixth place and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup – but Barry still slapped in a transfer request. However, Barry was forced to remain in Birmingham before Manchester City came calling five years later. 1. Patrick Vieira (2001) – After ending the 2000/01 season empty-handed, Vieira made it clear where he saw Arsenal within the standings of European football. The Gunners captain said: “As far as I’m concerned, the matter is resolved. I am leaving Arsenal and I have made that perfectly clear.” But despite consistent interest from Real Madrid, Vieira was talked into staying before eventually departing for Juventus in 2005. 12 12 12 3. Steven Gerrard (2005) – The Liverpool legend’s failed transfer to Chelsea is arguably the most famous on this list. Six weeks after picking up the Champions League, Gerrard made clear his desire to leave Anfield after growing frustrated with his side’s failure to challenge for league titles. Jose Mourinho’s invitation to join the freshly crowned champions for a fee of £32million seriously tempted Gerrard – but a fierce backlash to the impending transfer forced Gerrard into a rethink. 10. Luis Suarez (2013) – Following a controversy littered career at Anfield, Suarez added to the furore surrounding him by demanding an immediate exit from Anfield. Claiming boss Brendan Rodgers had ‘failed to keep his promise’ of allowing him to leave, Arsenal emerged as frontrunners for the forward and offered £40,000,001, in an attempt to activate the Uruguayan’s release clause. But Suarez eventually apologised, before coming within touching distance of winning the Premier League title. 11. Morgan Schneiderlin (2014) – Following a mass exodus of players at Southampton – as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs – Schneiderlin appeared to be the next asset about to be stripped from St Mary’s. With former boss Pochettino eyeing a reunion with the French midfielder, Schneiderlin assumed he would be allowed to seal a move away like many of his teammates. The Saints resisted, though, as Schneiderlin vented his frustrated on Twitter, saying: “6 years of an amazing journey #saintsfc DESTROYED in 1 hour !!!” 4. Dani Alves (2007) – The Sevilla full-back was one of European football’s hottest properties following his exploits with the Andalusian outfit in the UEFA Cup. Chelsea fans thought they had signed the Brazilian for a €30million fee, before finding out it was flat out rejected. Alves said at the time: “I want to continue growing as a player and if that has to be somewhere else, then it will be somewhere else.” Suitably irked at being forced to stay in Sevilla, Alves watched his then manager, Juande Ramos, jump ship midway through the season. 6. Franck Ribery (2009) – The French midfielder may look back on the summer of 2009 with a tinge of regret. With Real Madrid determined to lure the world’s best attacking talent to the Santiago Bernabeu, Zinedine Zidane tried to get Ribery to move clubs and join Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain. And despite declaring, “I have made up my mind, I want to leave. It will be Real or nothing,” Ribery ended up staying in Munich. Trophies followed in Bavaria, but Madrid never revived their interest and Ribery missed out on a dream move. 12 8. Luka Modric (2011) – After failing to secure Champions League qualification, Modric decided it was time to force through an exit from White Hart Lane. The Croatian attracted serious interest from Chelsea, with the player himself naming the Blues as his first choice ahead of his expected departure. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy insisted the player would not be sold – even turning down a £40million bid – as Modric helped the club to a fourth place finish before moving to Real Madrid in 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Real Madrid in a bid to force through an exit from the Spanish capital.The 32-year-old has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of 14.7million euros over image rights payments – allegations which he has strongly denied.Ronaldo would likely have a select number of clubs willing to accommodate his wish, should he leave the current European champions.But what if Los Blancos force him to stay? Here, talkSPORT looks at 12 players who were denied transfers after making clear their desire to leave the club.  7. Wayne Rooney (2010) – Manchester United’s star striker shocked the footballing world after declaring his desire to leave the club. Citing his concerns about his employers being able to attract top names to Old Trafford, there looked to be no way back for the Red Devils’ talisman. However, in an equally surprising move, Rooney went on to sign a new and improved five-year contract at the club. The decision paid off for both parties as further trophies arrived and Rooney became the club’s record goal-scorer. 9. Christian Benteke (2013) – The Belgian forward emerged as one of the Premier League’s most fearsome strikers after bulging the net regularly under Paul Lambert at Villa Park. Interest soon followed, with Tottenham proving to be the most serious in their admirations for the target man. But despite previously making clear his desire to leave, Benteke eventually signed a new contract. 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 5. Rafael van der Vaart (2007) – The Dutchman tried everything he could to force through a move from Hamburg to Valencia – even being pictured holding the shirt of the LaLiga side. After seeing a €14million offer turned down, Van der Vaart pulled out of a European game after supposedly injuring himself while playing with his one-year-old son. The ploy was a tactic to ensure he was not cup-tied, but the trick failed to pay off, as the playmaker remained in Germany for another season before joining Real Madrid a year later. 12. Saido Berahino (2015) – One of the most sorry transfer sagas to have occurred in recent years involved West Brom youngster Berahino. Following a breakthrough season in the Premier League, he was soon attracting interest from Tottenham. Spurs were willing to pay up to £22million for the striker, but the Baggies held firm as chairman Jeremy Peace insisted the player was going nowhere. He kept true to his word, but he probably wishes he hadn’t, as Berahino barely featured for the club before leaving for Stoke City in 2017.last_img read more