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Sunny
Friday February 12th, 2016 | Updated 12:53 pm
4°F-16°C

Sunny.

UPDATE:  Conditions are fantastic today, as of 12:30 Patrol has opened the following trails; Vermonter, Valhalla, Northway, Angel's Wiggle, Montrealer and Catwalk. More ropes are expected to drop, check back later for updated trail count and conditions report.

An impressive 9-11” has fallen over the past 48 hours, giving us 19” for the week. One of those inches came last night and the forecast shows more coming later today into tomorrow. From all this snowfall Patrol has been able to take down a slew of ropes; our current trail count stands at 48.

Snowmaking took advantage of this dry cold air and spent the night on Angel’s Wiggle. Grooming is now pushing out that area in hopes to open on time, however, we could see some delays because of that.

**It’s not the warmest day, a face mask and some hand warmers are advised.**

Today, ski or ride on 48 trails serviced by 8 lifts scheduled to spin. Upper mountain lifts include The Jet, Bonaventure Quad, and Vermont’s only Aerial Tramway, all slated to spin starting at 9:00AM. Lower mountain lifts, The Taxi Quad, The Metro Quad, Stateside Moving Carpet, Tramside Moving Carpet, and Village Double and all scheduled to spin begging at 8:30AM. As always, last chair is at 4:00PM. 

Lift tickets for adults (19+) are $79 and kids 6-18 are $62. Tickets can be purchased at both Stateside and Tramside Customer Service Locations.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

**Jackie Greene plays the Foeger Ballroom on February 20th. Get the details here.**

In case you're driving up here for the first time and plan on using a GPS, be sure to read this.

2 Day Forecast

Snow
Sunday
-15°F-26°C

More snow.

Partly sunny
Monday
-10°F-23°C

Partly Sunny.

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
0-1 in 0-3 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
1 in 3 cm
Snow 7 Days:
19 in 48 cm
Base Depth
20-32 in 51-81 cm
Season Total
112 in 284 cm
Snowmaking
N/A
Surface
Machine Groomed/ Power/Packed Powder
Lifts Open
8 of 9
Trails Open
48 of 78

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Waterpark is Among Great New Improvements at Jay

By ROCHELLE LASH, Special to The Montreal Gazette

August 13, 2012

Heading to Jay Peak Resort? Pack your boots, boards – and bathing suit.

Bill Stenger, Jay’s president and co-owner, has changed the game in ski area development by taking on Mother Nature. Having transformed a down-home, vintage area over the past two years into a snazzy snow and golf resort in the wilds of northern Vermont, Stenger wants more. He intends to guarantee a terrific holiday even if the slopes are bare or the fairways soggy.

With the opening this month of the Hotel Jay and Conference Centre and the Pump House Water Park last month, the resort has created a weatherproof vacation, complete with a tunnel that connects two hotels, shops, restaurants and a super-cool video arcade. Heading in one direction, kids and parents wrapped in bathrobes over bathing suits are flip-flopping to pools and surfing waves. Others bundled up in parkas and boots are trundling over to the slopes and snow parks.

Jay’s main climate-controlled feature is the dazzling Pump House, a $25-million indoor recreation centre. Roughly the size of a football field and several stories high, the Pump House has a capacity for 900 water lovers. Adventurers can’t get enough of the rollicking tube riding, powerful surfing waves and La Chute, a series of thrilling loops for body sliding and chilling free-falls. If that is all too wild, the Pump House mellows out with wading pools, kids’ play areas and the laid-back Big River for gentle cruising, all in soothing water temperatures of about 29C. There’s also a Caribbean-inspired poolside scene with patio tables, private cabanas and The Drink, a bar where the specials are cherry sodas for youngsters and margueritas for grown-ups.

Hotel Jay and the Pump House are only two elements in Jay’s sweeping, $240-million development. Within two years, the area has added slopeside condos; the deluxe Tram Haus Lodge with a spa and the stylish Alice’s Table; the Ice Haus, an NHL-sized arena for year-round skating, ice shows and hockey; and a Nordic Centre. A golf course opened in 2006.

The centrepiece of the new resort is Hotel Jay, a huge contemporary timber lodge, steps from the ski lifts and loaded with family features. The video arcade whirrs and jangles like a mini-Vegas for kids. The family room is a quieter play area with a crafts corner and televisions, and the daycare centre’s busy schedule includes movies, educational games, reading and naps. Hotel Jay also is resurrecting the ski-ride week with nightly happenings: a welcome reception on Mondays, snow-groomer rides on Tuesdays, tours of a maple farm on Wednesdays and a party for the ski school graduates on Thursdays.

Hotel Jay’s 172 studios and one-to-three-bedroom apartments can accommodate 800 guests, many times more than the capacity of the old resort. They’re functional, bright and convenient, with minimalist contemporary decor, spacious balconies, inviting white duvets, Murphy bed and bunks for the kids and compact designer kitchens for “cooking in.” Or, families on a modest budget can fuel up at Mountain Dick’s Pizzeria. Inching upscale, the Foundry Pub & Grille serves hearty beef stew, burgers, flatbreads and après-ski cocktails like the Fever Toddy, a steaming brew of maple-infused bourbon distilled in the mountains of Vermont.

The investment in the Pump House already has paid off. Even with a lamentable snowfall around Christmas-time, Jay’s lodging increased by one-third over last year, due to the wildly popular water park. Still, the resort’s roots are in snow sports and Stenger’s plans include an overhaul of the skiers’ chalet at Stateside next year and a new mountain face, the West Bowl, with 22 new trails, three lifts and another hotel, all by 2016.

In summer, Hotel Jay’s guests will frolic in the new outdoor swimming pool. The Foundry will serve al fresco on café terraces and the Pump House’s retractable roof will roll back for an open-air beach party, all depending on good weather. Even if Mother Nature doesn’t co-operate, Bill Stenger will prevail.

© Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette

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