Winter Storm Results: Jay Peak, Vermont

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 2, 2009 11:00 am

They’re called Nor’easters.  And if you’re from the East Coast, you know all about them.  These storms are big and mean.  Nor’easters will shut down any and all travel and make the local TV weather man a star.  Nor’easters can cause widespread damage, but the ying to that yang, these storms are magic for ski area snow packs. 

Jay Peak received over three feet of fresh snow in the past week.  All hail the Nor’easter!  Jay Peak averages 355 inches of snow a year.  Let that number roll around in your head for a moment.  Many years, Jay will receive more snow than anyone east of the Sierras.  The infamous "Jay Peak Cloud" hovers over the mountain dumping snow on many days, while the surrounding areas are clear.  Combine that with your occasional Nor’easter and the 355 number starts to make sense.

With a big snowpack assured throughout February, the time is now to ponder your return to Jay Peak’s Mountain Mardi Gras.  There’s no snow in New Orleans!  Take your Mardi Gras to the next level by adding two planks to your costume.  February 23rd-28th, Jay Peak’s Mountain Mardi Gras equals good food, good snow, and good times.

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