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Jay Peak conditions/predictions?

Hey all

I'm sitting here wondering whether or not to pull the trigger and book a chalet near Jay Peak for Mar.10/11 weekend.

I love the hill and know the place, but.... the deposit is non-refundable. It's almost a month away and the weather is not cooperating.....rain, + temps recently and more in the longer term forecast. The base depth and general conditions seem to be about what they are around here (Ottawa) and I don't feel overly confident that we'll have anything left in a month.

Should I forget the reservation and play it by ear?

What's it like up there recently?
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Cant really comment too much on Jay but I was at Stowe this past weekend and the conditions were pretty good considering the season we've been having.
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Now it's good to go.
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^ Agreed. They just got dumped on this past weekend it's still snowing up there. 50+ inches and I think they're expecting another foot over the course of the next few days, so plenty of fresh snow up there right now.

I plan on going up this coming weekend, 3/3. Anybody else going to be there?

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Heading up St Patty's day weekend, anyone suggest a good cheap hotel CLOSE by???
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was just there this past weekend. there was some mixed precipitation (mostly snow) and then temperatures warmed up to near 40 once it stopped, thank god. it picked up another 2-3 inches overnight and by the time i left sunday. snow conditions on the trails were pretty much packed/groomed powder which is expected. some trails have had all their snow blown off by now which kind of sucks. if you enjoy riding glades, they're still in really great shape.

it's gonna be a little iffy this week considering they're gonna be hit with warm weather on thursday and friday. this is going off weather.com so the conditions once you're on the mountain may be different.
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Heading up St Patty's day weekend, anyone suggest a good cheap hotel CLOSE by???
My friend and I are going that weekend too. There really aren't many lodging options close to Jay Peak, and all of them are expensive.
1. Hotel Jay is right at the resort and had one room left for $700 (2 day, 2 person tickets, inc) so we obviously passed on that.
2. We booked the last room available (a suite) at Jay Village Inn which is about 5 miles away from the resort. The cost was about $400 for 2 nights, tickets not included
3. Another option is Snowline Lodge, very close to the resort (<1 mile).
4. Further away (30 minutes in Newport VT) is Motel Derby at about $100/night.
5. The cheapest option, but even further is the Pine Crest Motel & Cabins for about $70... a little too far and remote for us.
Good luck.
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there's snowshoe tavern that is relatively cheap, a buddy and i stayed there twice and each time it came out to be about $40 a day each. it's about 15-20 minutes away from the mountain with a supermarket right across...only problem is that it'll probably be the most ghetto place you'll ever stay in.
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there's snowshoe tavern that is relatively cheap, a buddy and i stayed there twice and each time it came out to be about $40 a day each. it's about 15-20 minutes away from the mountain with a supermarket right across...only problem is that it'll probably be the most ghetto place you'll ever stay in.
Dammit, I wish I had found that one during my search before I made reservations that can't be cancelled! Oh well... one for the bookmarks! Thanks for the tip
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Dammit, I wish I had found that one during my search before I made reservations that can't be cancelled! Oh well... one for the bookmarks! Thanks for the tip
no problem! but trust me when i say the rooms are REAL ghetto...i mean, picture a motel 6 without a working TV and that'll give you a good idea of how it is. if comfort's not a priority, it's a good spot.
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