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Partly sunny
Saturday November 22nd, 2014 | Updated 7:07 am
25°F-4°C

Open Today

We’re more than doubling our trail count today bringing the grand total to 5 thanks to Mother Nature and our hard working Snow Making staff. Beginner terrain like The Boulevard and Chalet Meadows are now open with lift access from the newly opened Taxi Quad. All of the open trails are groomed and ready for early season turns.

The Jet, as well as the Taxi Quad, will open to the public this Saturday & Sunday from 8:30a-4:00p; $39 for Adults, $25 for Juniors.

Once last chair hits at 4:00p on Sunday the 23rd, we’ll take a brief hiatus to prepare for Thanksgiving, and kick-off 7 day operations starting Friday, 11/28.

Join us and NEKCA Food Shelf in assisting those in need.  Bring a bag of canned goods (bag is considered 3 or more items) to Stateside Ticket Booth on Saturday, 11/29 and you'll receive a complimentary pass to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark.

2 Day Forecast

Cloudy
Monday
42°F6°C

Mostly cloudy

Cloudy
Tuesday
48°F9°C

Cloudy

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
3-4 in 8-10 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
4 in 10 cm
Snow 7 Days:
18 in 46 cm
Base Depth
12-36 in 30-91 cm
Season Total
18 in 46 cm
Snowmaking
Tramside Base
Surface
Machine Groomed/ Loose Granular
Lifts Open
3 of 9
Trails Open
7 of 78

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Reporting Revised: A New Way to Snow Report

By Andrew, on Wed, Nov 27, 2013

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What is happening in this week's mixed weather forecast, and how might it develop?

Well, this storm didn’t pan out the way we would have liked, but we’re still thankful it’s not a complete washout.  Luckily, the forecasted inch of rain escaped us and we only have to endure a short period of cold drizzle today.  We did see about four inches of heavy wet snow prior to the rain moving in, and are still forecasted to see a backend hit which will net us in the positive –probably half a foot by morning.  

Recently we’ve been trying to work through our snow reporting process, so you the reader/guest gets the most accurate information in plenty of time to make an informed decision on when or where you’re going to ski or ride.  After working through several scenarios, we’ve landed on a new process that allows us more resources to better report, and affords you more time to plan your ski trip.

Before disclosing details about the new process, it’s best to understand the factors that have been the driving force behind the change.  As Jay skiers and riders, understanding that our mountain experiences weather (snow, wind, cold and cold wind) like no other isn’t any secret, but how the weather affects our operation is a secret to some; well, not really, we just never had a reason to tell anyone.  For instance, the Flyer and Tram are frequently offline due to our prominent Northwest wind, which strikes both lifts broadside.  Typically, any NW wind over 40 MPH will shut down these lifts.  When it’s not a broadside hit, the threshold is slightly higher.  We never like/want to shut down any lift, but have to err on the side of safety and keep you, the guest, in great hands at all times –we take pride in that.

Our Snow Reporter aims to hit the desk at 6 am to begin gathering overnight snowfall data (if necessary) from the midnight grooming crew, then pieces that together with the current trail and lift offerings, ticket rates, events, food & beverage offerings, and current deals.  Other than new snow, information is gathered the night prior, as Lift Maintenance and Ski Patrol arrive after the report is scheduled to go out.  

You’re probably thinking; hey, thanks for all the details, but what does this have to do with me?  

Starting tomorrow night (Thursday, November 28th) through the season, we’ll be sending out evening snow report emails for the following day.  This makes a lot of sense for us and equally for you as we’ll have all ops teams on-site to provide forecasting and be able to provide you with our very best guess on how the following day will look.  Unlike the morning report's hard statistics of what is current, these evening projections serve as an additional avenue to help plan your ski day or reaffirm your plans to catch a matinée. 

What do I do the morning of, you know, to find this so-called concrete information?

Each evening report will include a link to our Conditions & Weather page, but you can directly navigate to our Snow Report through its drop-down tab located at the top-right corner of our homepage (jaypeakresort.com). Our Snow Report information will be updated by 7:45a each morning, as this later time stamp allows for all ops teams to evaluate conditions and provide an accurate report for trail and lift offerings.  Obviously, we will still face challenging weather days where information will change more frequently, but for the majority of ski days this new process should deliver mountain conditions real close to perfect right out of the gate, maybe.  

If you need more clarity on what it is we’re doing, or just want to scream a bit because something is changing, please email Bryan bsmith@jaypeakresort.com.  This was all his idea, but please don’t scream; he doesn’t like that.  

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