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Jay Peak Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 3rd July 2008

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

I am always amused when I read the reviews on this website because I believe that they must be written by the PR Department or employees of the resorts. Example: the numerous people here giving Jay Peak a 5 for Apres Ski. HAH!!!! are the facts on Jay Peak. I have been there several times: CONS *Possibly the most remote place in the world. *Absolutely brutal to get to (especially in a storm). *No Apres Ski because there is nothing there! Really: OTHER THEN THE MOUNTAIN THERE IS NOTHING THERE! *Snow totals are fantasy. Do they receive more snow then most of the other Vermont resorts? Yes. But not so much more that it really matters. I was there two years ago the morning after a "a massive foot and half dump." In truth: if they had 8 inches it was a lot. *Single digit temps plus wind are the norm in Jan/Feb. *Beginners face the classic dilemma of the mountain being either too hard or too easy. PROS *Best terrain in the East and probably the only one which gives you a Western USA "Big Mountain" vibe. *Best glades in the East. Many of them are on par with the best in the Sierras, Rockies, etc. *Gondola ride is picturesque and just plain cool. *If you ride mid-week you will have the mountain to yourself. Summary: Eastern skiers should try it once or twice for the terrain/glades but you can enjoy a better all-around experience in the Southern vermont resorts.

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