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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I mean, pick your model. There are some where it could change to snow by 5am, by 6am, and some by 8am. It's really a crap-shoot. I am encouraged that it seems to be moving quickly, but whenever it starts, snow has to get on the ground before skiing improves.

    As for the driving though, that I disagree with you on. On a good day, Vermont does a poor job with its' roads, and this one's going to be a real overnight ****show and a half!

    ????? Are you talking Z times ? Temp will go below freezing in Burlington around midnight and a couple of hours earlier in Montreal.



    As to Vermont road conditions, they do better than Quebec in a snowstorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    ????? Are you talking Z times ? Temp will go below freezing in Burlington around midnight and a couple of hours earlier in Montreal.

    As to Vermont road conditions, they do better than Quebec in a snowstorm.
    More like 9pm or 10pm, which means road surfaces will be freezing, and after a poopload of rain and sleet to boot. Wont be fun, IMO.

    If that's true, may I never be driving in Quebec in a snowstorm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    More like 9pm or 10pm, which means road surfaces will be freezing, and after a poopload of rain and sleet to boot. Wont be fun, IMO.
    But we should be in full snow mode by 6AM. I actually have a good feeling about this storm.

    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    If that's true, may I never be driving in Quebec in a snowstorm!
    On the other hand, everyone has snow tires and has some experience with winter driving conditions. No New-Yorkers trying to go up 242 with bad all-season tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    As to Vermont road conditions, they do better than Quebec in a snowstorm.
    I completely agree with this, and feel that VT does a much better job than most when it comes to winter road conditions....Especially taking into consideration how much of the state is dependent upon winter sports as a source of tourist income.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    On the other hand, everyone has snow tires and has some experience with winter driving conditions. No New-Yorkers trying to go up 242 with bad all-season tires.
    Right on
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    I always have been pretty impressed with the job VT does on taking care of roads in the winter. Then again, you also have to give them some time and can't expect things to be good within minutes of a storm ending.

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    I've done the drive from Burlington to Jay and it is fairly flat, through farm country until you reach Montgomery Center and the last 5 or so miles head up 242 to the resort. That said, with the rain, then a fast freeze with sleet and snow on top the roads may be slick. I once drove a similar weather pattern up to MRG and it was doable but a bit sketchy.

    If the top is closed but Bonnie and or Jet are open it can still be worth it. Once spent an entire windy, stormy day skiing the side country off the Jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullsend22 View Post
    This might be a silly question but how is the drive from Burlington to Jay Peak? I am going to be in Burlington this weekend and am thinking about hitting Jay on Saturday. I am seeing snow potentially falling an inch an hour starting at 3am. How treacherous is the route? I have a AWD BMW but not sure of the terrain heading there. Thanks!
    Do you have winter tires ?

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    All Season tires with 30k miles on them already. Car performs decent in the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkSnow View Post
    I completely agree with this, and feel that VT does a much better job than most when it comes to winter road conditions....Especially taking into consideration how much of the state is dependent upon winter sports as a source of tourist income.
    It really depends on where in the state you are driving. Some areas are taken care of much better than others. And let's not forget that Vermont does not have a clear roads policy like other states have. Vermont has a "safe-roads-at-safe-speeds" policy.

    In my experience, New Hampshire does a MUCH better job with their roads than my section of Vermont.

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