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Saturday April 19th, 2014 | Updated 4:38 pm
35°F2°C

Cloudy

Today was yet another taste of winter- tomorrow looks to be more like spring. Temps are forecasted to get into the 50s at the base with mostly sunny skies. 69 trails are on tap serviced by all 9 lifts planned to spin. First chair for Lower Mountain lifts is planned for 8:00 with Upper Mountain lifts slated to follow at 8:30a. As always, last chair is at 4:00p. 

Lift tickets can be purchased at both Stateside and Tramside Customer Service locations; $69 for adults (ages 19+) and $55 for juniors (ages 6-18).

Don’t forget, next year’s Judge Season Pass is on sale now. For those that purchase now, you’ll get to ski or ride the rest of this season, as well as all of next year. Early rates expire May 12th; click HERE to learn more or call Customer Service at 802-327-2321 to purchase today. 

Upcoming Events:

Annual Tailgate Party: Saturday, April 19th at Stateside with live music from the Tall Grass Get Down

Late Night Splash: Saturday, April 19th starting at 9:30p in the Pump House Indoor Waterpark

Sunrise Easter Service at the summit: Sunday, April 20th at 6:00a; Tram starts loading at 5:00a. 

Click HERE to get all the details on all upcoming events. 

2 Day Forecast

Sunny
Sunday
50°F10°C

Sunnny

Cloudy
Monday
55°F13°C

Warm & 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:
6 in 15 cm
Base Depth
20-40 in 51-102 cm
Season Total
315 in 800 cm
Surface
Machine Groomed / Spring Conditions
Lifts Open
9 of 9
Trails Open
69 of 78

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Weather by Tim Kelley

Sunday April 13th, 2014 - 11:19 am

It was inevitable, a warm rainfall passing Jay Peak Report early this week is causing our snowpack to become ripe. A ripe snowpack is one that is no longer able to absorb rainfall, because the snow is saturated. Saturated, or Ripe, snow is much more vulnerable to flooding if warm wet weather occurs. Though we still have a few feet of snow in our higher elevations, the streams are breaking through down low. That means our boundless tree skiing is retreating upward. The trails are still covered for the most part from side to side. And tree skiing is not over, it's just shrinking.

The gusty south wind and warm air of our dry Monday, and wet Tuesday, changes dramatically with a serious Tuesday afternoon cold front. Rain will change to snow Tuesday night and keep going for 5-7 hours, that means 5-7 inches of summit snow (maybe down low too) for Wednesday Morning (have you noticed that it snows just about every Wednesday?). Cold windy weather will quickly calm down with sunshine and light wind for Wednesday afternoon. High pressure from Canada brings March like temperatures and beautiful classic spring skiing for Thursday and Friday. This should be great sugaring weather too, with cold nights and mild afternoons.

Our weekend weather looks interesting. After a bit warmer air and rain showers later Saturday, we may see enough cold and moisture for more snow Saturday night and Sunday. There are sings that we will receive more snow the second half of April than we did the first half. You see all that snow falling out west this week, it may be ours next week. Either way, there is still plenty of snow, and a cooler pattern is just around the corner.

Thanksgiving skiing was great, it seems fitting that Easter should be the same (with a lot deeper snowpack).

Best,

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 is 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!"