Jay is cold cold cold and very very windy, that said now let me tell you why jay is great, We visited smugs, sugar and jay in this trip and it right after the big storm that dumped like 50" in each resort. By the time we got to jay most of the snow was blown of the trails except in the glades, jay was the resort that got the most snow in the storm but due to the wind had the least snow in the slopes. The thing about jay is the trails and glades, they probably offer the best terrain in Vermont a lot of variety for everyone, and the best glades I have ever rode. The crowds were there but you don't feel them since they get dispersed in the mountain. If you mind to ride long or the cold weather this resort is amazing, just make sure you have plenty layers, we had to buy some over there, don't under estimate wind chill of -15 F, the forecast was calling for high 20's F but somehow in the summit it was incredibly cold. The food is cheap, the service is amazing, and the views are incredible, people are friendly and Canadians are are not as rude as New Yorkers that ski south Vermont. Ski Jay You will love it.