April 13, 2015 (Jay, VT)- Jay Peak Resort has received the most snow of any resort in the continental United States. With 357 inches of snow to date, only Alyeska Resort in Alaska has received more. The plentiful snowfall has led to Jay Peak being the only resort in Vermont to be 100% open.
“We typically receive about 380 inches a season, so it’s going to wind up being close to just an average year,” remarked JJ Toland, the resort’s Director of Communications. “But we received almost 200 inches of our total between January and February so it got deep quickly. Plus, the cold kept the snow light and dry which made for some exceptional powder days.”
Toland said the resort picked-up another six feet in March and has received 22 inches so far this month.
“It’s been winter up here right up until this past weekend when we saw our first goggle tans of the season. People have been loving all of the snow, but it’s time for it to stop. It’s time for 60-degree days, big bumps, and beers on the deck,” Toland continued.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures at Jay Peak to be in the 50s and 60s though Friday with a chance of showers on Tuesday and then sun for the rest of the week.
Jay Peak plans to be open for seven-day-a-week operations through April 26. They will be closed April 27 to May 1 and will reopen for skiing and riding May 2-3. There is a chance they may reopen again the weekend of May 9th.
For the latest resort information visit jaypeakresort.com.