Dec 04, 2008
Look up from the base of Jiminy Peak and you may feel you're in the bottom of a deep, dark-colored teacup, with streaks of white running down the inside.
Such is the nature of the steep-sided bowl that makes up Jiminy's terrain. Look a bit left and you'll see the "handle" of the teacup, a separate pod of trails with a little something for everyone (we'll get back to that). The view quite naturally makes you want to see the perspective from the "rim," and Jiminy is happy to oblige, with plenty of uphill capacity. Much of the uphill transport is provided by a six-person detachable chair, which makes the summit climb in five minutes. Two quads, three triples, one double and two surface lifts complete Jiminy's uphill network.
The downhill network - 44 trails, 19 lighted for night skiing - feature long beginner and low intermediate runs, fast cruisers, and more advanced terrain that ranges from the upper intermediate Ace of Spades to the double black diamond Jericho. Moms and Dads with kids in tow (or anyone who wants a leisurely ride down) will appreciate the generous designated "non-speed zones," around the mountain. These include Left Bank, a low intermediate trail that traces the rim of the "teacup". Absolute beginners have a separate area served by two surface lifts, including a magic carpet.
A halfpipe with pipe-dragon grooming and a terrain park have a dedicated surface tow and are open at night.