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Who skied Jay on Sunday, March 19?

post #1 of 14
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I am exhausted from skiing the surprise powder day we got!

And to think we almost skipped it because Saturday started out decent but turned into a wickedly windy day, with wind whipping snow off portions of the mountain so they actually had to close lower Goat. : The woods were definitely skied out by the end of the day and we thought, "Only a miracle will make the skiing good on Sunday." Well, we got our miracle and it was GREAT on Sunday. Jay got about 7-10 inches overnight so we had freshies from the get-go. And it snowed most of the day, adding up to several more inches. In the woods, snow was DEEP, someplaces up to your chest (makes for good wipeouts!).

People were hooting, hollering and giggling so much, it filled the mountain air!

I am betting today is another fantastic day! They got 4-6 inches overnight and it's snowing (even snowing at my house near Lake Champlain). Plus, it's a Monday...

Thatsagirl
post #2 of 14
I am thinking of driving down to Jay this afternoon for a couple of days. Do you think the conditions should still be good? How are crowds midweek?
post #3 of 14
I DID! I DID!

It was fantastic! And after having skied there on Saturday, which was other-worldly, Sunday was outstanding! Deep powder in the woods and fresh tracks all day!

That was my first trip to Jay, so I was dissappointed just a bit on Saturday. However, Sunday sold me! I'll be baaaaack!
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Originally Posted by booch
I am thinking of driving down to Jay this afternoon for a couple of days. Do you think the conditions should still be good? How are crowds midweek?
I think you are picking the perfect time. Conditions should hold up well, it's supposed to stay cold. The forecast is calling for snow showers every day through this upcoming Sunday. That will certainly help keep snow fresh. During the week, Jay is very quiet. The locals will be out in full force in the morning before going to work on the days it snows. But you should pretty much have the mountain to yourself.

This is what we were skiing yesterday:
http://www.jaypeakresort.com/page.asp?intNodeID=16138

Thatsagirl
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kim
I DID! I DID!

It was fantastic! And after having skied there on Saturday, which was other-worldly, Sunday was outstanding! Deep powder in the woods and fresh tracks all day!

That was my first trip to Jay, so I was dissappointed just a bit on Saturday. However, Sunday sold me! I'll be baaaaack!
Kim, it was so great meeting you Saturday! And I am so glad you go to ski Sunday because THAT is what Jay is all about! Such a lucky first visit for you!

Thatsagirl
post #6 of 14
TAG

You are making me angry ;-)

It snowed here in S.Vt Saturday evening and all day Sunday too

You can't even tell! :-(

Location Location LOCATION

Tears in my beer.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cgrandy
TAG

You are making me angry ;-)

It snowed here in S.Vt Saturday evening and all day Sunday too

You can't even tell! :-(

Location Location LOCATION

Tears in my beer.
I am so sad to hear this. I had hoped everyone was getting a measurable amount to help the season last a bit longer.

Thatsagirl
post #8 of 14
do you think it'll hold up for this weekend (i'm thinking of a trip up there)? it snowed like crazy there late last week and you say saturday wasn't that good? with the snow they got on saturday night into sunday, that had to give them 36+ inches for the week.

i was there a month ago and was a little disappointed. grant it, it was good for the northeast once you got off the top, but it certainly wasn't the jay peak i was used to and expecting. the top of the moutain had the biggest sheet of ice i've ever skied on.

ohh, decisions, decisions.....
post #9 of 14
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BR, even though Jay had all that snow over the past few weeks, it was followed by a warming period with rain and much of it melted. Basically, before Wednesday's storm, we were back to what we had in the end of Feb., which wasn't much (just like all of New England). So the snow we just got Wed.-Thurs. got skied down by Saturday afternoon to what was underneath it, which in some places was nasty ice and in some places was rock, tree stumps, grass, etc. (last week was school break for Ontario so there were a lot of people skiing after the new snow fell too). Of course, there was also some very good snow, and in fact most parts of the mountain had very good snow, but if you hit that other stuff, well, yikes! To top it off, Saturday was very windy in the afternoon and it blew off a lot of the new snow in several key places on the mountain (like under the Flyer where the old green used to unload) and they had to close off the terrain below it because it was dangerous in some parts. However, the new snow we got overnight into Sunday, and throughout the day Sunday, improved everything so much, you'd never know you were on the same mountain! Then they got more snow last night and it's snowing today (still snowing at my house here near Lake Champlain too). So, with the forecasted snow and cold temps, I think the mountain is going to hold up well for awhile now. At least through the upcoming weekend.

By the way, we locals thought all of Saturday was pretty darn good after the freaky weather we've been having, but some people don't like skiing variable conditions and so it's important to point out that Saturday was in some minds just "decent." But Sunday? I don't think a single person there would say it was anything less than fantastic.

Thatsagirl
post #10 of 14
So your a local huh? Does that make me a flatlander! Aren't you supposed to be off in BC somewhere? Are you a flatlander there? We are currently assessing our skiing options for the weekend and Jay is included in that assesment as is Stowe and Mad. Mad would need like 12 more inches to be viable though since the wind keeps working it over. I heard they get snow up at Jay sometimes.
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
So your a local huh? Does that make me a flatlander! Aren't you supposed to be off in BC somewhere? Are you a flatlander there? We are currently assessing our skiing options for the weekend and Jay is included in that assesment as is Stowe and Mad. Mad would need like 12 more inches to be viable though since the wind keeps working it over. I heard they get snow up at Jay sometimes.
Yah, you're a flatlander, don't you know that southern VT is really part of Massachusetts? But that's OK because I'm not even a Vermonter since I wasn't born here and neither were any of my family members. We leave Sunday for Big Mountain and Fernie, and I'll bet they'll not only think we're flatlanders, they'll think we're East Coast gapers too. It's all good!

I think you'll be happy anywhere in Northern VT, the resorts are getting good snow. Yippee! But, you know, since we'll be gone, that means Jay will be dumped on...it happens every time (while we were in Crested Butte, Jay got a 2 foot snowfall and a 3 foot snowfall). Everyone should plan to come north for the next two weekends.

Thatsagirl
post #12 of 14
50-50 on making the trek to Jay this weekend. I dont want to drive all the way solo, but if one of my friends is willing, I will be there. Rumor has it they got some snow this week...
post #13 of 14
I skied it. It was amazing!!
post #14 of 14
I spose itll be a good time for some jay peak backcountry...I'm headin up tomorrow. save some snow for me!
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