JAY, VT Dec. 27 04 - Citing the benefit of geographic positioning and just plain good fortune, Jay Peak, located in Northern Vermont, is digging out from another regionally specific storm. "We got hammered again," said Bill Stenger, President of the resort. "This storm hit all of New England in varying degrees, but we seem to have benefited like no place else."
With over a foot of new snow on the ground and forecasters calling for the possibility of several more inches throughout the holiday week, Jay Peak has been able to open 75% of its trails and famed gladed terrain. "It takes a fair bit of natural snow to get all of our glades open," said Stenger. "The fact that most of them are already open - before the first of the year - is testament to just how much snow has already fallen."
Jay Peak has received over 100 inches of natural snow so far this season and has added several hundred hours of snowmaking across 80% of the mountain. "We're always between a rock and a hard place with condition reporting," said Kim Hewitt, Communications Manager for the resort. "Sometimes telling folks how much snow we really get is a conflict of personal interest; we want the snow to ourselves."
While the holiday period tends to bring more skiers and snowboarders to the region, Jay is always much less congested than other resorts in New England. Jay's boundary-to-boundary skiing/riding policy disperses people across the entire mountain so that Jay's trails and glades never feel crowded.
Visit jaypeakresort.com for more information on Jay's current conditions and total snowfall this season.