ROEMER FORECAST FOR THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AM
6-10"--80% chance; 10-15"-- 40-50% chance; >15" 25%
Look for aggressive terrain expansion, snowmaking and natural snow over the next 48-72 hours. For this weekend, we'll have more than a dozen trails, 4-5 lifts, The New England Telemark Festival and 2 fully operational base lodges. We look forward to skiing and riding with you!
Another Alberta Clipper is queuing up and even conservative forecasters are calling for up to 10" by Friday morning. Stay tuned updates!
DON'T LET FEAR AND COMMON SENSE STAND IN YOUR WAY
Posted: Dec 07, 2006 - 4:07 AM GMT
Edited: Dec 07, 2006 - 4:43 AM GMT
Then I guess you've never been to Jay. Good luck in Jersey (AKA Killington). All they have is machine-made snow, yuck.
well, all jay will have 'open' is machine made snow trails, any pow that falls is going to get mowed on jet and haynes. not that a foot of blower powder is much to go off trail for, but let's focus on open terrain here. kmart def has jay beat for open terrain.
jay peak has updated their site to scale back the estimate to only 6-10" with no mention of roemer's crazy long shot of 15"+ at 25%.
There are very few New England ski areas that I haven't been to, and yes, I've been to Jay. However, unless I lived within an hour of Jay, I don't think most reasonable people would find their few open runs to be worth the trip.
I live 2.5 hours from Killington and found their 16-open runs to be well worth the drive last week. If you limit your trips to Killington to before Christmas and to after March 1, I think you'll find the "objectionable crowd" to whom you refer to be absent.
However, unless I lived within an hour of Jay, I don't think most reasonable people would find their few open runs to be worth the trip.
This Saturday is the first NET telemark festival of the year, at Jay, so for that reason alone it's worth the trip, regardless of snow. However, this crowd is rarely referred to as "reasonable people." I think we'll have plenty of fun.