Best mountain in the East

by: acctman12000 - Nov 24, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Powder, tree skiing, expert terrain, big mountain

    Cons: Hard to get to, canadian cold, no night life

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2008

Full review

Been to Jay twice. Really enjoyed it both times. It is a long drive from NYC metro, about 6 hours. But it is a western style mountain. Because of the lake effect, they pick up more snow than many western resorts and about twice as much as anywhere else in Vermont. As a result there is powder everywhere. And along with MRG offers the best tree skiing in the East by far. And lots of expert terrain. Because Jay straddles the canadian border, it can be bitterly cold during mid winter and there really isn;t much night life to speak of, but after a day skiing powder, that doesn;t seem to be a problem. Definitly a throwback resort to the days when the mountain and the snow were the most important things in skiing rather than the anemities. Definitly worth the trip, especially when it begins to thaw out up there in late march.