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Sunday February 19th, 2017 | Updated 12:56 pm
38°F3°C

Cloudy

It's been warm lower on the hill today (around 38F) and conditions are certainly reflective of that. Up top, however, we have remained below the freezing point and trails that were groomed overnight are beginning to firm up a bit. Be cautious launching into the woods, the deeper stuff in there is particularly grabby today. 

Although warm, forecasts have some snow potentially landing on the mountain later on. It's not certain how much we'll get, but we may wake up to 1-3" of fresh snow tomorrow. 

Speaking of trails, we have 77 open for skiing and riding today, serviced by all 9 of our lifts. Upper mountain lifts, excluding the Jet triple which was slightly delayed for grooming, started up at 8:30 AM. Lower mountain lifts started up at their scheduled time of 8:00 AM. As always, last chair for all lifts is at 4:00 PM.

The 1 trail we have closed is Lower Can-Am for our USASA skier/boarder cross event, which wraps up this afternoon. Head on up the Bonaventure Quad to get over there and watch the races. 

If you hadn’t already heard, Jay Peak has the most natural snowfall in New England. At 351”, we are already looking towards one of the best winters ever. In the past 7-days, 47” of new snow dropped, further ensuring an incredible spring to follow. 

***THINKING OF COMING TO THE PUMP HOUSE OVER THE HOLIDAY?*** Please note that the safest way to guarantee admission to the Pump House (other than through a lodging package) is to purchase your tickets in advance online. There is a good chance over the coming holiday weeks that day tickets will sell out early. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Power Funk quintet, Kung Fu, comes to the Foeger Ballroom at Jay Peak on Saturday, February 25th. Get tickets to the show & details HERE.

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1 Day Forecast

Partly sunny
Monday
24°F-4°C

Partly Cloudy

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
0-0 in 0-0 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
0 in 0 cm
Snow 7 Days:
47 in 119 cm
Base Depth
25-54 in 64-137 cm
Season Total
351 in 892 cm
Snowmaking
N/A
Surface
Machine Groomed // Packed Powder
Lifts Open
8 of 9
Trails Open
77 of 78

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Weather by Tim Kelley

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 - 12:49 pm

2-14-2017

Skipping the layer of ice for a week.

Here we are mid week- and not talking about any new ice for a change.There are about five layers of ice buried deep in our 6 foot snow pack now.

This week is just snow, snow, and snow, oh yeah with one blue sky Valentine's Day mixed in. Tuesday was a treasure with sunshine and light wind (after another couple feet of snow in three days.)

Now we are back in the snow, pretty much all day Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday morning. One low-pressure system coming from the north pole, is merging with another system that caused severe weather in Texas. Those two are combining to make for one prolonged snowfall that will add up to another 10 to 20+ inches by early Friday. Each snowy week seems to outdo the previous.

For a time it's not too windy, but as Thursday goes on we do see the wind increase and will be windy Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.

The breeze goes down over the weekend, and the temperature comes up. We are not sure how much sunshine, but it will be comfortable with the high temperature close to 30°. We can hardly ask for better conditions, the phrases 'all-time' and 'epic' are still going about.

We are likely going to take a break in the onslaught of storms for a few days.
It's a tough call on whether we are on the cold side, or the warm side of the front Monday and Tuesday, but it looks pretty quiet.

Then we are back to our mid week challenge, will it snow, or will it ice and rain, and then snow?
I would lean toward it warmer solution, but either way it appears that whatever does fall goes back to snow setting us up for another good weekend next week.

Mother nature is making my job rather easy, as it keeps snowing, and you keep smiling.

From the snowy scenic seacoast of southern New England, Happy Valentine's Week!

-Tim

Who is Tim Kelley?

A native Cape Codder, Tim says "Dad taught me how to read Barometer, Mom taught me how to smile."

He learned to ski at Blue Hill near Boston 4 decades ago. But it was Burke Mountain Vermont where I was exposed to big mountain skiing while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Lyndon State College, class of '87.

Tim has started his weather career at WMUR Manchester NH, then went to WLNE in Providence RI, before settling at his current TV gig, New England Cable News (NECN) in 1992. You can also see his surf and ski reports on SkiTheEast.net, Boardliving.com, and SurfSkiWeather.us.

He says "It's an honor to be part of The Jay Team, look for me in TIMbuktu!"