(Full Disclaimer - I was given a ticket by Jay Peak because of my blog. It in no way affects my opinion of the mountain, I just really, really love this mountain.)
The last time I was at Jay Peak I was 17, I think. I went up with my dad for a couple days during spring break. That was 8 years ago. A lot has changed at Jay, primarily around the base of the mountain. A lot has changed with my skiing ability as well, as I am substantially better now than I was back then. What has not changed is the mountain. Jay Peak is just as good, if not better than I remember it being. I was worried my memories of the mountain would not stand up against the onslaught of mountains I have visited this season, but much to my delight, Jay Peak is still my favorite mountain.
|Jay Peak - NH_OPERATOR age 17.|
|Jay Peak - NH_OPERATOR age 25.|
|Waiting for the Gondola.|
|That sign has some character.|
Once we were done checking out that park, it was time to take on the real hard stuff. We cruised over to the gondola, and headed up. The the 'Face-chutes' looked decent from the gondola, so we hiked around, braving the sheer ice to get to where we could clip in. The headwall under the gondola is definitely the steepest thing on the mountain.
|Not too many see this view.|
We finished out the day riding the Flyer Express Quad hitting the North side of the mountain. The 'Beaver Pond' and 'Andre's Paradise' Glades are excellent, combined with the 'Kokomo' Glade results in pretty much an endless glade run, that is taller than some of the smaller mountains I have been to.
GTNS status update! This week I will be skiing Mad River Glen (3/4), Bolton Valley (3/5) and Stowe (3/6) and doing some car camping. If anyone is going to be at any of those mountains on those days please let me know! I'd love to have someone to ride with!
Also if you missed my last post, check it out here - Black Mountain and Bretton Woods Redux
As always, keep on shredding!