I'm coming up from the Berskhires, Massachusetts to Jay Peak early tomorrow morning and am looking for someone to ski with. I'm an "advanced" skier and will be looking to get some early runs in in the trees, but sort of prefer not to ski alone.
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Jay Peak was pretty phenomenal. I got on the lift at 8:36am and enjoyed about 6" of powder in the AM and the glades were great fun. The temps never softened the snow and the snow was powdery all the way to my last turn at 4:30pm. The snow is still 4' deep in spots in the glades, and only a very few well worn spots revealed stumps/sticks or other nasty things under the snow. Well worth the 8 hours in the car.
Pretty unlikely that they would have lift components on a truck come in the day before a lift goes down. Although the Bonaventure lift does seem to have its share of problems. I think that is part of the reason they were planning on replacing it with the Powerline 6.
I begrudgingly entered the line for the tram on Sunday because the guy I was skiing with had never been to Jay, and "wanted to do it" (as did both of our boys). Once in line he had second thoughts after doing a rough count and realizing that only 40 at a time get on. There was probably a 4 car wait outside of the building (I'm not sure how many were queued up inside). He came to his senses and we bailed. (Not to mention that their hope was to ski Vermonter!). I'm sure the view with the bluebird sky was fantastic, but still not worth it.
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