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Scattered flurries
Tuesday March 31st, 2015 | Updated 6:09 am
30°F-1°C

Scattered Flurries

Heavy snowfall last night left 2-3” of snow before tapering off; winter is still alive and well here in Northern Vermont.Today’s forecast reads partly sunny skies with chance of flurries throughout the day. Snow conditions on-mountain will be a combination of fresh cordoury on our Machine Groomed trails and untouched lines in our glades. Enjoy.

Ski or ride on  78 trails & glades today, serviced by all 9 lifts planned to spin. First Chair for lower-mountain lifts is slated for 8:30AM with the upper-mountain scheduled to follow at 9:00AM. As always, last chair for all lifts is at 4:00PM.

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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

Mostly sunny
Wednesday
29°F-2°C

Mostly Sunny

Cloudy
Thursday
40°F4°C

Cloudy

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
2-3 in 5-8 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
5 in 13 cm
Snow 7 Days:
11 in 28 cm
Base Depth
50-70 in 127-178 cm
Season Total
334 in 848 cm
Surface
Machine Groomed/Packed Powder
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
Parks4  (The 180,  The 360, The 720, Playtime Riglet Park)
Vermont’s only Aerial TramTransports up to 60 people from the Tramside base to the 3,968-foot (1,209 meter) summit in 7 minutes
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.

For more information on Jay Peak’s backcountry, see our Backcountry Policy page.