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Jay Peak/Bolton Valley

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Wanted to start a thread about these two places to see what people thought of them and if they new where some secret stashes of pow are. I know at bolton if you follow mountain bike trails of the wilderness lift there is some awesome untracked pow. Oh, Does anyone know where the Pumphouse chute is at jay? (it's not on the trail map)
post #2 of 15
Jay's great when the tree skiing is good otherwise it's just OK
Bolton is basically a snooze-fest

Good luck getting "secret stashes" complete with directions on this site.......
post #3 of 15
The best way to the best snow at Jay is to go to the right off the Tram going towards Ullr's Dream, then just below the !#$$@!% your cut in at the $&^* and after you drop past the @#%^^% you hike up a short bit to the ^&*&% then it is nothing but open trees and deep pow to the bottom, but make sure you have someone waiting for you with a car at 105 else it is a long walk back to the base lodge.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Stache, you seem to know your way around jay. do you know where the pumphouse chute is?
post #5 of 15
I taught at Jay for two seasons from '86-'87 & '87-'88.

Last year for the old red double chair and 1st year for the "new" Bonaventure chair.
Mickey helped me get my Associate Cert in Spring of '87.
Bill Stenger showed me what a truly GREAT manager/CEO/example should be.
post #6 of 15
The general consensus of getting the secret stash reports on any place let alone Jay, is similar to the Maxwell Smart line..........."I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you"
post #7 of 15
Dude, its called the pumphouse chute... Why not just look for "the pumphouse" and then check if there are an chutes near by?

You can order a map here for cheap
http://store.usgs.gov/

Or just go to google earth and start explorzerizing.

At the very least send some begging and pleading PMs.

And for what its worth, not to mention that there are plenty of Bears / Mags / Divas / ??? who ski Jay and might be willing to hook up with you to show you around in person.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Dude, its called the pumphouse chute... Why not just look for "the pumphouse" and then check if there are an chutes near by?
I love names for "secret" places.
post #9 of 15
I know Bolton isn't anything special but the goods are there if you want them. When I was in college we used to go night skiing with headlamps in the woods and had some rowdy nights while the snow was falling and everybody else was in bed dreaming of the Pow turns they would get TOMORROW!
post #10 of 15
Yeah - that'd be a great thread - greatest names for runs on resort and off.

I think you'll have to do some extensive research, maybe even hire a mountain guide (or just find a few folks to ski with who've been there

btw - Bolton is kind of a snowtrap. It might be snoozy to some but it's also a fun place that gets its share of pow if the last few years are any indication.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by ct55 View Post
Yeah - that'd be a great thread - greatest names for runs on resort and off.
Like this one
Best name for a run
or this one
Probably a silly question about ski run names


Both are prime for a good bump
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
When you get off the tram and turn left at jay, there is a big rock/cliff with stairs on it. Where do they lead to? How steep is it.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by newenglandskier View Post
When you get off the tram and turn left at jay, there is a big rock/cliff with stairs on it. Where do they lead to? How steep is it.
Look out the window of the tram to the left when you are going up. That is the terrain the stairs access.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
extreme bump. how is the face of jay doing this year?
post #15 of 15
Once you get O.B. from Timbuktu, I always found some real good pow on Corona Highway. My friend got into too much and got a ride back from a pickup truck on 242. I remember Timbuktu always being a little crowded, but out of bounds is definitely sick.
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