JAY, Vermont ??вЂќ While many northeasterners are recovering from a weekend of overindulgence, it’s clear that many made it up to the slopes in northern Vermont as Jay Peak set new all-time attendance records for the Thanksgiving weekend.
“The conditions were much better than what I had thought they’d be”, said Paul Morin of Rhode Island. “We figured Jay would have the best of what was available this weekend; we just didn’t think the conditions would be this good.” Morin drove through 2 separate snowstorms, one coming and one leaving, in order to get opening weekend access to Jay Peak.
Generally, the Resort offers skiing and snowboarding beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving and lasting through most of April, thanks in part to receiving more snow than any ski resort in eastern North America. To date, Jay Peak has received nearly 60??? of snow during October and November and long-range forecasts hold promising notes for the rest of the season.
“It’s a long season”, said Bill Stenger, President and COO of Jay Peak. “but it’s sure nice to get off on the right mark. Setting an attendance record across the Thanksgiving holiday has really charged up the staff and we’re excited to welcome guests throughout the rest of the upcoming season.”
Jay Peak receives, on average, 355″ of natural snow each season and augments natural snow with a snowmaking system that has been working around the clock for the better part of a week. Jay Peak plans on expanding terrain, offering trail and glade options in the Tramside of the resort, sometime within the next 7-10 days, weather permitting.