Fred--I was at Jay Saturday and Sunday this weekend as well. The snow Saturday was just awesome! I experienced two "firsts" this weekend at Jay. 1--my first honest to goodness powder day at any Eastern mountain; and 2--glade skiing in the East. The snow was coming down so hard Saturday, and as it was my first time at Jay, I stuck to the marked trails--no matter; every trail had a nice layer of powder. (I was told that the Jay web site listed 14"-18" of new for Saturday; not sure about that , but it was easily a foot). Sunday we had snow showers, but the visibility was much better, so my son and I skied in the trees the whole day. Great fun, really nice glades.
I don't know Wolf Creek at all, but do know Alta and don't think that Jay compares favorably to Alta in any department except lifts (and acceptance of snowboarders--my sons both snowboard, and will never be able to ski Alta with me; no problem at Jay). But comparing Jay to Alta doesn't make much sense for someone like me living on the east coast. Jay is a 'drive-to' resort for me; while Alta is a 'fly-to' resort. When my sons and I are looking for a 'drive to', Jay is going to be at the top of our list, even though it is a long haul.