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Old 09-19-2011, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm from Long Island NY, about 7 hours away from Jay Peak, We went last year but got rained out the week before. All of their natural snow melted; random January warm spell plus rain. When is the best time to actually make it there to have bountiful amounts of powder?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You aren't going to get bountiful amounts of powder on the east coast but probably the best amount of snow there will be late december ish
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You aren't going to get bountiful amounts of powder on the east coast but probably the best amount of snow there will be late december ish
They get about 375" per season, that's almost as much as Big Sky and Whistler. I went fist week January since they already had about 50" of snowfall since the beginning of December and were fully open (77 trails) but the east coast warmed up for 2-3 days and rained. Jay lost almost all of their terrain but 17-20 trails.

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Would say Feb and March.

Check in this thread and you should see some stuff from that time frame.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/mee...om-2012-a.html
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They get about 375" per season, that's almost as much as Big Sky and Whistler. I went fist week January since they already had about 50" of snowfall since the beginning of December and were fully open (77 trails) but the east coast warmed up for 2-3 days and rained. Jay lost almost all of their terrain but 17-20 trails.

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really jeeezzz im moving to connecticut next yr and the vermont resorts like killington r 3 hrs away so if they really get that much it would be rad! Why are so many resorts on the east coast so icy then :S
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really jeeezzz im moving to connecticut next yr and the vermont resorts like killington r 3 hrs away so if they really get that much it would be rad! Why are so many resorts on the east coast so icy then :S

Smuggs, Jay and Stowe get the most snow out of any others. It has to do with lake effect snow fall and up-sloping.

Killy only gets 250" a year and its crunchy 250" cause of all the man made. Jay should be about 5 hrs depending where in CT you are. I'm right across the sound on Long Island ny but need to go around NYC to get on top US-91( an 1 1/2-2 hr drive) to head up north into VT.
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i just realized that jay's 5 hrs and 45 mins away that means killington gets alot less ughh
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They get about 375" per season, that's almost as much as Big Sky and Whistler
this is a very misleading statement that makes a false comparison.

pretty sure the only reason anybody rides the east coast is because they live there or get paid for a contest. never been, never plan on going, ill admit that up front. hey even crap snow is better that no snow right? hell i've ridden some pretty piss poor overglorified corn fields in the midwest just sayin...
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this is a very misleading statement that makes a false comparison.

pretty sure the only reason anybody rides the east coast is because they live there or get paid for a contest. never been, never plan on going, ill admit that up front. hey even crap snow is better that no snow right? hell i've ridden some pretty piss poor overglorified corn fields in the midwest just sayin...
Agree'ed crap snow is better than ice or no snow.

Please explain how its misleading if you have yet to go there.....If you look at snowfall yearly avg for jay its 375" while Big Sky is 400" and whistler is 401". Mean while snow to rain ratio at jay is 30:1 and due to the way that the weather treks across northern vermont and across the vermont/canadian boarder once it hits Jay peak it causes major up-sloping causing the storms to cycle over the peak itself.

the east might be crunchy as a mother fucker but we have our gems and jay is one of them.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i just think that comparing snowfall amounts between whistler and jay peak seems like a misleading way to use one to understand the other.

i dont mind being wrong i just imagine that they arent very similar in any way.

HOWEVER i bet riding when u guys get those big ass dumps that shut the whole coast down for 3 weeks is pretty fuckin awesome!
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