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Current Weather

Mostly sunny
Thursday March 30th, 2017 | Updated 2:50 pm
31°F-1°C

Mostly sunny & soft.

*** All 9 lifts spinning***

Sunny skies dominate the landscape this morning, as we gear up for sunny day on the hill. Temps are currently hovering around 31F at the base, but forecasted to hit 40F by lunch time. Soft turns as we work on our goggle tans; what’s not to like?

We’re planning to see all 9 lifts spin today, servicing all 78 trails & glades. The one trail currently marked closed is Green Beret, likely due to the headwall being a little firm this morning. We’ll let it sunbake for a little while longer before dropping the rope. And to that point, any ungroomed natural snow trails will likely be a little firm this morning, so enjoy that second cup of coffee and hit those trails in the afternoon.

First chair for Lower Mountain lifts is planned for 8:30 AM with Upper Mountain lifts scheduled to follow at 9:00 AM; last chair for all lifts is at 4:00 PM.

Looking forward, snow (yes, snow) is forecasted to hit us starting tomorrow night into the weekend. How much you ask? Well, our weather guy is calling for upwards of half a foot on the ground by Saturday morning. The snow this late in the game is usually pretty wet & heavy, which is just the snow we want to see this time of year; it helps fill-in all the nooks & crannies to ensure late season skiing & riding.

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1 Day Forecast

Snow
Friday
34°F1°C

Snow.

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
1-2 in 3-5 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
3 in 8 cm
Snow 7 Days:
10 in 25 cm
Base Depth
30-60 in 76-152 cm
Season Total
466 in 1184 cm
Snowmaking
N/A
Surface
Spring Conditions // Machine Groomed
Lifts Open
9 of 9
Trails Open
78 of 78

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The Mountain

If you've been to Jay Peak, you know our reputation is deserved—the most snow in eastern North America and a liberal in-bounds policy that ensures you can enjoy it. 78 trails, slopes and glades wait for you but the nooks and crannies are what really set Jay Peak apart. If you haven’t been here, come experience the reality behind the legend. From the far-out corners of the backcountry, to the close-at-hand convenience of The Zone learning area, there’s a little something for everyone at our larger than life mountain. Poke around and make some moments of your own.

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Hours of Operation - Lift Services

Monday-Friday 9 AM – 4 PM (lower mountain lifts open at 8:30am)
Weekends8:30 AM – 4 PM (lower mountain lifts open at 8am)

When we can, we'll also run on the early schedule through major holidays.  Check the Snow Report to confirm.

Call the automated snowphone (802) 988-9601 for lift openings and weather updates. As a backup, call (802)-988-2611 to get a live body on the other end.

By the Numbers
Terrain385 acres
Gladed Terrain100+ acres
Summit Elevation3,968 feet (1,209 meters)
Base Elevation1,815 feet (553 meters)
Vertical Drop2,153 feet (656 meters)
Lifts9 (1 Tram, 4 Quads, 1 triple, 1 double and 2 surface lifts)
Natural Snowfall377” (950 centimeters)
Manmade Snowfall80% coverage
SeasonMid-November to Mid-May
Skiable Terrain385+ acres, 50 miles of trails
Trails78 - 20% Novice, 40% Intermediate, 40% Advanced
Longest TrailUllr’s Dream at 3 miles
Popular Advanced TrailsThe Jet, Upper Exhibition, Upper River Quai
Popular Advanced GladesBeaver Pond, Timbuktu, Valhalla
Popular Novice GladesMoon Walk Woods, Bushwacker, Kokomo
Popular Scenic TrailVermonter
Parks3 (Riglet Playtime Park, The Jug Handle and LZ
Resort Lift Capacity12,820 people per hour

Jay's Woods Policy

Explore all of the glades within the Jay Peak boundary but make sure you have:

  • The required advanced skills
  • A couple of partners
  • Common sense
  • Don't enter glades/woods after 3pm

Backcountry

Many people equate Jay Peak with tremendous backcountry and they're right; the backcountry that surrounds the ski area is some of the best you'll find. It's also potentially dangerous. Know before you go. Be smart. Note: when we talk backcountry we mean off property/outside the skiing & riding boundry.  We usually refer to inbounds woods as glades or woods.

  • None of the backcountry terrain feeds back to the resort so plan to organize a ride to get back.
  • Watch for hazards. The woods are littered with rocks, stumps, fallen trees and other objects that can damage you and your equipment.
  • Ski and ride in groups of three. If someone gets hurt, you'll need one person to fetch help and the other to stay with the injured. Radios and a cell phone should both be carried.
  • No backcountry after noon (12pm). We don't ever sweep the backcountry. Getting lost sucks. Getting lost at night really sucks.
  • Have a meet-up plan. Pick a spot to reconvene if your group splits up. Not skiing in groups of three is dumb. Not having a meet up spot is extra-dumb.
  • Wear a helmet. We won't make you but the best (and smartest) already have them on.
  • Respect your ability level. If you're wondering whether or not you should attempt something, err on the side of “no”.
  • Pay attention to the signs; they're there for you. Yes, you.