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Why Jay is WAAY overated - Page 2

post #31 of 38

The tram at Jay will save you the 9 minutes of -25 degree windchill you would endure on the Flyer (the Vermont Freezer as it's known). I like Jay, I learned to ski there and it feels like home. And if it's too far to go for you - then move closer!

post #32 of 38

I've never skied Jay.

 

Jay, Smuggs, Stowe, Bush, and MRG really can't be clumped into a group with the southern resorts like Stratton, Okemo, Mt. Snow, etc. The terrain is just not even close. 

 

I also have an extremely hard time believing Jay has more woods access than Stowe, Smuggs, or Bush. 

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
 

I've never skied Jay.

 

Jay, Smuggs, Stowe, Bush, and MRG really can't be clumped into a group with the southern resorts like Stratton, Okemo, Mt. Snow, etc. The terrain is just not even close. 

 

I also have an extremely hard time believing Jay has more woods access than Stowe, Smuggs, or Bush. 

 

Maybe you should ski Jay first, young Padawan. And if you want to sound more local, try calling it "The Bush" instead.

 

You're mostly right about Northern vs Southern VT areas.  Although you can find challenging BC lines just about anywhere in the state.

post #34 of 38
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Maybe you should ski Jay first, young Padawan. And if you want to sound more local, try calling it "The Bush" instead.

 

You're mostly right about Northern vs Southern VT areas.  Although you can find challenging BC lines just about anywhere in the state.

I'm guessing you say "Tuckerman's" Ravine too..

 

The fact that Smuggs, Stowe, and Sugarbush offer more skiable acres inbounds than Jay should be a dead give away that, yes, they do rival or even have more to woods to ski. I can't speak to Sugarbush's policy on woods skiing, but do know that Smuggs and Stowe have one similar to Jay. If you want to include side country it's probably a wash. Although the hike/skin-to terrain at the prior mentioned resorts doesn't require a slog to get back (expect perhaps for Slidebrook). 

post #35 of 38

Yes.  There was ice in March 18/20, 2015 at Stowe.  But none at Jay on March 19th.

post #36 of 38
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my god I hope you are joking


I totally agree w/ Treewell! LMAO It's a cattle call in those trams, they are horrible. The Snowbird tram reminds me of the NYC subway where I grew up.........Uggh!............ I know month old revived thread...........

 

Oh............ and there is ice everywhere up here now............ depressing! :(

post #37 of 38

But back to thread title....

 

It's pretty simple.  Jay is overrated because the Jay fanboys love the mystique and overrate it.  Same as how the Apple fanboys overrate all things Apple.  Jay's OK, but it's absurd to say that it thrashes Stowe etc.  And the fanboys somehow always manage to discount the negatives, which are substantial - annoyingly runout, very far, very cold.  And yes, I've skied them all.

post #38 of 38

I totally agree w/ you for the most part, but the tree skiing is pretty epic on big pow days if you know the mountain well. Just be sure to take your rock skis as you will leave a healthy dose of ptex in said woods where core-shots abound! LOL

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