JAY, Vermont ??вЂќ Spring flowers are starting to bloom in the city but it’s still winter at Jay Peak. On Monday night an end-of-the-season storm left three to four inches of new snow on the mountain. Skiers and riders are enjoying packed powder conditions and sunny skies.
Above average snowfall in both February and March (81″ and 83″, respectively) meant great skiing and riding mid-winter and has left the mountain with a solid base and edge-to-edge coverage in April.
“We had a lot of snow and beautiful conditions in February and especially March”, said Bill Stenger, President of the Resort. “And all that natural snow mid-winter means an extended spring skiing and riding season at Jay Peak.”
Jay Peak has nearly 100% of its available terrain open (72 of 76 trails) and will be running 7 of 8 lifts this coming weekend. Only the moving carpet will be closed ??вЂњ not due to conditions but because that area has been excavated and prepared for Jay Peak’s Pond Skimming event which will take place this Saturday, April 9th.
Guests can take advantage of Jay’s April conditions on the cheap with the mountain’s No Fine Print package. Until the end of the season, guests can pay just $99 US/$129 CAD per person, per night for slopeside accommodations in Hotel Jay. This rate is based on double occupancy and includes one night lodging, a 1-day lift ticket, dinner & breakfast, free daycare for kids 2 to 7, and free lodging and lift tickets for kids 14 and under (kids 6 and under eat free too).
Jay Peak will be open until the end of April; stay tuned to jaypeakresort.com for updates regarding conditions, trail counts, and closing plans.