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Over-rated

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Pros: Good tree skiing policy

Cons: short vertical

No one in my group of ski-friends gets the hype with Jay Peak...   First off... the Jay Cloud is a myth.  With all that snow, you'd think they'd have so much terrain open so much sooner and longer than elsewhere in the state and nearby... not so.  Years back they would post the average snowfall on a given day, and the maximum snowfall- presumably from a spot in a snowdrift.  From the max, they would add that up to 350" in a year, the average column was more like 250".  Its bogus.  If you're about snow, hit Le Massif.  Though they've had one or two off years as of late, they understate their snow totals.     Second... while the open...
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My favourite in the East

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Pros: High vert. Good grooming. No phony village at base

Cons: Can be windy. Could use more runs.

I'd say this is my favourite Eastern mountain... nudging past Le Massif when they built the Lookout Mountain pod.   If you like cruising LONG runs, there isn't much that comes close on this side of the Mississippi.  The views from the summit are incredible. When I'm up there I feel like I'm on top of the world. I've actually spotted Mount Washington, two states over from the summit.   My take is that the snowmaking upgrades over the last 10 years have made the Iceface moniker obsolete.  Its never been icy save for the odd patch here and there.  I'm always able to get a solid edge in on Skyward and Cloudspin, which are some of the steepest longest runs in...
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