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Address

4850 VT Rte 242
Jay, VT 05859-9621
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Overview by Theodore Nusbaum

This mountain is for skiers and riders who believe there isn't any good skiing east of the Continental Divide. There is, and it's at Jay Peak. Jay receives an average annual snowfall of 376 inches, rivaling many Western ski resorts, and the reason for this is a phenomenon known as "orographic lift."

Because Jay Peak sits atop the northern tip of the Green Mountains and nothing but a few fences sit between it and the prevailing winds from the Great Lakes, it receives the brunt of any weather system moving west to east. These storms tend to lift themselves and circulate between the summit and Little Jay, its sister peak a few hundred yards away. The result is 30-plus powder days a season, including a four-foot dump in '98 and a three-and-a-half-foot powder day in April of 2000.

A second reason (as if you needed one) is some of North America's best tree skiing. The glades are cut in the summer by the same guys who groom the hill in the winter, and according to Jay Peak guide Andre Cimon, "These guys know a fall line."

Jay Peak rates its glades from one to six, progressing from the easiest (generously spaced trees and an easy pitch, such as Little Bushwacker) to the most difficult (super-steep chutes with only a tight line through the trees, such as The Face). Everglade is a level-five glade, one full mile in length, with the lower portion easing off a bit to a level three. You can even ski the glades from top to bottom—that's a 2,153-foot vertical of nothing but the best tree skiing in North America.

Seven hours' drive from New York City and three-and-a-half from Boston, Jay offers 76 trails, glades, and chutes; nine lifts (including

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Price
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Average Snowfall
377 Inches
Skiable Acreage
385
Vertical Drop
2153 feet
Terrain:
20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced
Number of Runs
76
Number of Lifts
9
Season
November to April
Related Resources
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Weather for Jay Peak

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 53 F
Forecast:
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 74 Low: 54
Thu - PM Thunderstorms. High: 73 Low: 55
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 81 Low: 62
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 73 Low: 58
Sun - Isolated Thunderstorms. High: 78 Low: 60


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Last Updated: May 14 2014 03:01 PM


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