Jay Peak plans to take Vermont ski season into May

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 26, 2010 1:25 pm

The forecast of a late-season Vermont snowstorm has prompted Jay Peak Resort to extend its ski season into May. After likely new snow that could pile up to more than a foot early in the week, the resort plans to open again on Thursday, April 29, and stay open through Sunday, May 2. Other ski areas in Vermont have closed for the season.

Varied terrain for all ability levels will be open off the Jet Triple and Metro Quad  lifts. Tickets will be $39 for Adults and $29 for Juniors and include lunch in Tower Bar. The ski area is also running a lift ticket and lodging special for $69 per person.

Located near the Canadian border in Jay, Vt., Jay Peak is known for an average annual snowfall of 376 inches that ranks it first among resorts in the East and even in the upper echelon of ski areas in the West. Nevertheless, the area generally stays open just to mid-April. With more than 385 skiable acres, Jay Peak has a vertical drop of 2,153 feet.

(Photo courtesy of Jay Peak Resort)