Jay Peak is Extending Its Season through April 29

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 16 2007 - 02:17 PM

JAY, Vermont — With yet another classic Nor”easter in the region today, Jay Peak will be the only resort in the East with 100 percent of its terrain open.

Originally slated to close April 22, resort officials are considering extending the resort’s winter operations daily through at least April 29, thanks to nearly 400 inches of natural snowfall this season and counting. Jay Peak will be one of only a handful of major resorts still open.

“We’ve picked up more than 5 feet of snow in the past 12 days and forecasts show that we could be pushing that number to roughly 7 or 8 feet by the time next week, a holiday week here in Vermont incidentally, rolls around,” said Steve Wright, director of sales and marketing for the northern Vermont resort. “This is usually a wind-down period for resort staff. Saying we’re, actually, pretty wound up would be an understatement.”

In the past week alone, Jay Peak has received more than three and a half feet of snow and is poised to break the April snowfall record, set in 1996 with 88 inches of snow. At press time, Jay’s snow total for this month was 64 inches.

Although skiing the mountain feels like mid-winter, late season deals are available including lift tickets and lodging from $99/person per night. For the most current weather, snow and trail conditions or to book a vacation online, visit www.jaypeakresort.com or for reservations call 800.451.4449.