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  1. #21
    jay always opens jet only early season. staffing issue i guess? and when only the jet is open, you can pretty much always hike to the bonnie and flyer, barring mountain ops that will keep the hiking routes closed/unsafe. and when only the bonnie and jet are open, you can hike to the flyer.

    its a short easy hike up a groomer path from the bonnie to the flyer. some of the best conditions i have ever skied have been early season at jay when you need to exert a little bit of effort to get to the goods.

    i take the entire situation as a feature, not a defect.

  2. #22
    I ski at Jay Peak about 6 times per season, and I often go the entire season without taking a tram run.
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    I met a couple buddies up there the week before Christmas I think 3 or 4 years ago. They stayed all week, but I made a long weekend out of it.
    The Tram didn't run all week. Every day was a different excuse it seemed. Then finally the real answer was that it was broken and would be fixed next week - you guessed it - just in time for the Christmas crowds.

    How can you have something you know needs repairs all off-season and early season and just not bother to fix it until the crowds start to show up?
    What evidence do you have that Jay Peak knew of the need for repairs during the “off-season” ? You know the tram runs all summer long, right? https://jaypeakresort.com/summer/tram-ride

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    jay always opens jet only early season. staffing issue i guess? and when only the jet is open, you can pretty much always hike to the bonnie and flyer, barring mountain ops that will keep the hiking routes closed/unsafe. and when only the bonnie and jet are open, you can hike to the flyer.

    its a short easy hike up a groomer path from the bonnie to the flyer. some of the best conditions i have ever skied have been early season at jay when you need to exert a little bit of effort to get to the goods.

    i take the entire situation as a feature, not a defect.
    Being required to HIKE at a RESORT with LIFTS is a 'feature'? You and I have different views I guess. This isn't like hiking to a back bowl or hiking to something in the BC... we're talking about groomed runs (or un-groomed from fresh).

    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    What evidence do you have that Jay Peak knew of the need for repairs during the “off-season” ? You know the tram runs all summer long, right? https://jaypeakresort.com/summer/tram-ride
    The snow report leading up to it had been saying the Tram was not running and in need of repairs for quite a while. I guess I don't have direct evidence though. Somehow, someway, magically, the Tram was fixed in time for Christmas week though... I might just be being bitter and have had bad timing.

  5. #25
    The tram is the worst part of Jay. Iconic until everyone realizes how much it sucks to ride and wait in line.
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  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    jay always opens jet only early season. staffing issue i guess? and when only the jet is open, you can pretty much always hike to the bonnie and flyer, barring mountain ops that will keep the hiking routes closed/unsafe. and when only the bonnie and jet are open, you can hike to the flyer.

    its a short easy hike up a groomer path from the bonnie to the flyer. some of the best conditions i have ever skied have been early season at jay when you need to exert a little bit of effort to get to the goods.

    i take the entire situation as a feature, not a defect.

    How do you get back over to state side if they aren't spinning the metro? Hike up to that and ski over?

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    The tram is the worst part of Jay. Iconic until everyone realizes how much it sucks to ride and wait in line.
    The opportunity was there to replace it a few years ago rather than spending millions to fix it (and run it at a reduced capacity to boot). The receiver isnt in business to spend a few extra million to actually improve the place though. C'est la vie.
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  8. #28
    I also always avoided the tram except for an occasional Valhalla run. But last year I was there on a shitty misty foggy day (with perfect cream cheese conditions), place was empty, and I lapped it all afternoon because the chutes were perfect. There were a few times I rode it solo. Really fun day, but as rare as they come crowd wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    The opportunity was there to replace it a few years ago rather than spending millions to fix it (and run it at a reduced capacity to boot). The receiver isnt in business to spend a few extra million to actually improve the place though. C'est la vie.
    Given Act 250 is now in place and seeing the summit of Jay, I still have no idea what on Earth they could replace the Tram with. The tram terminal is literally bolted to the side of the rock face summit. No other type of lift terminal would allow such and the summit would need to be extremely leveled for a detachable terminal to be installed on it. I don't see a viable alternative to the Tram, you would be talking well over $10 million to install any other type of lift in my opinion. That is a tough investment.

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  10. #30
    I tend to agree. If anything, maybe install a short, summit double chair like the one that was once there. I bet that would be a cool lift to ride giving a great vantage point of people skiing the face chutes.

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