For a second straight weekend, Jay Peak is planning on hosting its final weekend of the season. Except, much like last weekend, it might not be the final weekend at all.
Having closed for midweek skiing and riding, the Vermont ski resort will run the lifts again beginning Saturday morning (8:30 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday) with the Jet triple. Visitors can expect about a dozen trails with a mix of machine -groomed and natural surfaces, according to Wednesday’s snow report.
And there could still yet be more.
“We still have eyes on the following weekend as well,” the report reads. “We’re considering running the Jet on May 14th and 15th, but this will be predicated on weather. Stay tuned for updates.”
Jay has reported receiving 307 inches of snow this season, a good amount of that during the last two months. Jay, located a stone’s throw from the Canadian border, has so much snow remaining that it was skiing on close to 100 percent of its terrain during the final week of April.
Compare that to Killington Mountain Resort, which has reported receiving 216 inches of snow this season in central Vermont. Yet, even with the 100-inch difference in the reports, Killington could be skiing into June. The glacier the resort annually creates on Superstar remains in great shape, and on target for the final few weekends of the spring season.
Killington, which also shut down operations during the week, will re-open to the public on Friday morning. It will, most likely, be the final ski resort to close in the East, but Jay is giving the self-proclaimed King of Spring a run for its money.
Weather in Vermont this weekend is calling for highs in the 60’s, with a potentially blissful, bluebird day awaiting on Sunday.
Eric Wilbur can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.