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02-11-2014 09:47 AM
9won4
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Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
The face chutes, Tuckerman's and the ridge are rarely open/rideable, unless they get a nice dump.

It not unusual for it to be -30F with wind chill (sometimes without) on the summit. Frankly, it's usually not worth the wait for an extra 300-400 feet of vert.

What do you mean, risky?
Disagree with the Chutes, tuckermans and ridge being un ride able less a big dump. Jay is my mountain of choice. We hiked the tramside T-giving weekend when only stateside was open, and ran out all three runs + many more obviously all day. Hairy?? Yes! unrideable NOT A CHANCE!!! (rock board was required).

AVY Gear not nec. Ride in a pack of three minimally, If you plan on riding BIG JAY (Back side) make sure your skills are up to par. and be ready to hitchhike back to the resort. Also dress accordingly. as stated -30 windchill can be expected on the freezer (aka) the Flyer. If you are in to Great riding, Amazing glades, hidden powder stashes JAY IS THE WAY.

I would suggest hooking with a local as most of the known lines will be tracked out pretty quickly, If you know the mountain there are great hidden powder stashes to be found that generally aren't shared . Just be sure to keep your bearings out of bounds....... Jay has the most liberal "If you can see it you can ski it" policy on the East, which makes for great riding but also novice riders getting in over their heads.

Also regarding lodging. look into Grandpa Grunts if you want the full experience or my buddy Ahman has a place called sheady Acres with 4 amazing cottages which are much more cost effective than staying on the mountain!

Closures, wind hold, I wouldn't be concerned. Less that "F"'d up Ice storm it hasn't been much of a problem this year and generally only the Tram and flyer get affected. THERE ARE MANY WAYS UP THE MOUNTAIN

Enjoy!!
02-11-2014 08:15 AM
eli783 Jay and stowe have about the same vert. I would say if u want the best all around resort feel go to stowe. If u really are about shredding n shredding hard hit up Jay or sugar. If I had to choose between the two it's Jay. Take a few bros into the sidecountry and you should have the trip of your life.
02-08-2014 12:46 PM
Soul06 If you are intent about heading to Vermont, want a big mountain feel and are apprehensive about going to Jay then why not Stowe or Sugarbush? They aren't nearly as known for glades as Jay is but they have some great trail riding and steeps. Plus both have more vert than Jay.
It seems like you went from Jay all the way down to Okemo, Killy and the rest.

As for Sunday River, went there a couple of years ago. Love the place. No crowds even on a Saturday. Tons of area. And best of all they have been seemingly getting dumped on out there this year.
02-04-2014 04:48 PM
a4h Saint
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Originally Posted by eli783 View Post
I'll go to SR one of these days just for the bucket list but ur right about the peak, ridiculous amounts of snow. Last time up, forecast called for 4" we got 14". Was so bad we got snowed in and had to stay another night.
I definitely would not be complaining there. Heck I'd stay another 2-3 and just tell the boss its awful!
02-04-2014 03:24 PM
eli783 I'll go to SR one of these days just for the bucket list but ur right about the peak, ridiculous amounts of snow. Last time up, forecast called for 4" we got 14". Was so bad we got snowed in and had to stay another night.
02-04-2014 03:15 PM
neednsnow
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Originally Posted by eli783 View Post
Sunday river always look appealing. Is it worth the drive up considering in coming from nyc? Basically could go to stowe, Jay or sugar for that commute time. Is there anything really worth checking out at Sunday river?
SR has much more acreage and a little more vert than JP. However, the snowfall at JP is a Northeast anomaly! They always get snow and average more snowfall than many resorts out west. JP average is over 350, whereas SR has less than 200 inches per year.

Better chances for a great pow day at JP. Decisions Decisions!
02-04-2014 02:57 PM
eli783 Sunday river always look appealing. Is it worth the drive up considering in coming from nyc? Basically could go to stowe, Jay or sugar for that commute time. Is there anything really worth checking out at Sunday river?
02-04-2014 02:51 PM
neednsnow Agreed with these guys. Jay is a good time. If you're looking for another North East Option, check out Maine.....Sugarloaf and Sunday River.

That being said, get out west. Price can be tolerable, especially in Utah and the comparison between Utah and VT is night and day!
02-03-2014 05:01 PM
a4h Saint Thanks guys!
02-03-2014 12:45 PM
poutanen My fave runs are of the Freezer lol (yes I was there once with -20 deg weather and WIND coming up the right side!)... and into the glades on the front.

Tons of fun terrain at Jay. We've debated about flying into Montreal just to ride Jay again one of these years...
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