Jay Peak to Continue Seven-Day-A-Week Operations Through May 1

Staff Writer

April 18, 2018 (Jay, VT)- Jay Peak yesterday announced that it will remain open for seven-day-a-week operations through May 1. The announcement comes as a series of late-season snow squalls pushed the resort’s snow totals to 370 inches. Jay Peak officials had originally planned to close for midweek operations starting April 23 and going to weekend-only through May 6, but consistent winter-like weather changed their thinking.
“Honestly we don’t like to play the opening/closing/re-opening-for-the-weekend game if we can help it,” said Steve Wright, Jay Peak’s General Manager. “It confuses the guest and, given the snow we have, there’s no reason to be closed. Our season passholders, locals and employees all want to have at it. We can run the place efficiently enough to justify operating.”
The focus of spring operations will remain on the Stateside area where it has been historically, with all Tramside services having closed April 17. The Jet Triple, Taxi Quad and Stateside Carpet will all spin through Sunday, April 29. The Jet will be the only lift spinning through May 1. Jay Peak plans to close at the end of the day May 1, and reopen for one last weekend May 5-6, weather dependent.
Wright said there are still a number of on-hill events for people to enjoy before things wind down for the winter. The annual right-of-spring Pond Skimming will be held this Saturday on the Lower CanAm trail. Registration will be at the ski school desk in the Stateside Base Lodge. Sunday sees the first Schlamm Jam. The new event, designed to celebrate the surrounding communities and raise money for local causes, will feature a silent auction, live music and invited local food vendors. And the annual Tail Gate Party will be held Saturday, April 28.