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Jack Frost 2022

gittist

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Has anyone skied Jack Frost (PA) this season?

If so, are vaccinated non skiers allowed in the lodge Mon - Thursdays?

I know what Vail says, but what are they doing?
 

PAabe

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All I remember reading re: lodge is vax card may or may not be required to enter lodge depending on how many extra Roundtop or Liberty employees they have relocated there that day
 

gittist

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So we took the risk and drove the 1.5 hours to Jack Frost. The atmosphere was much better than what we experienced at the Vail ski area that is on the other side of the Susqhehanna the day before.

Keep in mind that we visited on a WEEKDAY. Weekends are a totally different story.

Upon arrival we were enthusiastically greeted with a hello, how may I help you and good information.

JF has split the main lodge into two. The passage right after the food court and before the rest rooms on the way to customer service has been blocked off. To what end no one seemed to know.

The only way in is through gate control which is at the slope-side door where you’ll be greeted by two older ladies armed with tazers (just kidding) that will ask for your vaccination card. If you have one you’re free to enter and go anywhere. Those with season passes get a sticker on your pass. If you don’t have a vaccination card I think you’ll be told that your only food options are upstairs at the $it down. I don’t know if there are toilets upstairs. If there aren’t any you’ll have to exit the building and go in by the customer service door.

For those who need to change into ski clothes you’ll need to do it in the smaller original bathrooms with wet floors of questionable origins or go outside and back into the other half of the building to use the larger bathrooms.

There are less tables than pre-covid but now people won't be tripping over each other as much.

Now for the not so good. In line with Vail Resorts policy for a “great customer experience” they have removed all of the cubby holes for bags, there is a big sign when entering that forbids any bags in the building, eliminated the wi-fi and the general feeling we got seems to be similar to the feeling you’d get right after being told to ‘have a nice day’ as the police person gives you an expensive speeding ticket.

We understand the no-bags on or under the tables on weekends and holidays when it’s crazy but no bags and no dry place to change is XXX!

At this point we’ve canceled four New Hampshire trips to ski at Vail properties (two last year and two this year) and avoided ALL Vail owned Pennsylvania properties last year. I’ve been a Vail season pass holder for several years but I think that will be ending with this season.

The skiing was actually decent considering the weather we’ve had this year.
 

gittist

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I didn't ski at all. The doors to the lodge were locked upon arrival so I couldn't change. When we found someone we were told that my wife 'Probably couldn't stay in the lodge longer than 15 minutes" so we went home. I'm not sure I want to say where it was.

One other point I failed to mention about Jack Frost is that their lifts are really slow, at least on a weekday.
 

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For those who need to change into ski clothes you’ll need to do it in the smaller original bathrooms with wet floors of questionable origins or go outside and back into the other half of the building to use the larger bathrooms.

There are less tables than pre-covid but now people won't be tripping over each other as much.

Now for the not so good. In line with Vail Resorts policy for a “great customer experience” they have removed all of the cubby holes for bags, there is a big sign when entering that forbids any bags in the building, eliminated the wi-fi and the general feeling we got seems to be similar to the feeling you’d get right after being told to ‘have a nice day’ as the police person gives you an expensive speeding ticket.

We understand the no-bags on or under the tables on weekends and holidays when it’s crazy but no bags and no dry place to change is XXX!

Under Peaks JF had a free bag check. They did accept tips and I gladly tipped them well for the convenience and keeping all the bags off of the tables and chairs.
Skied Shawnee today. Lodge is like normal. Booted up inside. Plenty of room over lockers or on shelves upstairs in the lodge for bags. Grooming and lifts were excellent. Vail sucks.
 

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I didn't ski at all. The doors to the lodge were locked upon arrival so I couldn't change. When we found someone we were told that my wife 'Probably couldn't stay in the lodge longer than 15 minutes" so we went home. I'm not sure I want to say where it was.

One other point I failed to mention about Jack Frost is that their lifts are really slow, at least on a weekday.
Why wouldn't you want to say where?
 

jimmywilson69

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Yeah weird I'm guessing it was roundtop but technically all 3 of the southern resorts are on the otherside of the Susquehanna

I have no idea what the lodge situation is at Roundtop as I never use it so I'm curious
 
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