Jay Peak, VT Has Gotten More Snow Than Any Ski Resort in UT, WA, OR, CA, ID, or MT

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Jay Peak on January 31st, 2015.  photo:  tim fater
Jay Peak on January 31st, 2015. photo: tim fater

Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont has gotten more snow this year than any ski resort in Utah, California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or Montana.  Whoa.

It appears that only Wyoming and Alaska have gotten more snow than Jay Peak this year.

Jay Peak has gotten 223″ of snow this winter.  Alta has gotten 193″ of snow this winter.  Both are respectable numbers, but it’s crazy to see that Vermont is getting more snow than Utah, right?

Jay Peak snowfall numbers showing 223" of snow this winter.
Jay Peak snowfall numbers showing 223″ of snow this winter.

It’s been a crazy year in the west with the West Coast and Utah experiencing high temperatures, low snowfall, and more rain than anyone would like to admit.

Alta has gotten a very respectable 193" of snow this winter.
Alta has gotten a very respectable 193″ of snow this winter.

Jay Peak in Vermont, on the other hand, is have a banner year.  They’ve already gotten 223″ of snow and it’s only early February…

Jay Peak claims that they get 377″ of snow per year.  That’s a ton for the East Coast.  Jay Peak gets the most snowfall on the East Coast.  They got 419″ of snow in 2007/8.

Jay Peak, VT on February 6th, 2015.  photo:  jay peak
Jay Peak, VT on February 6th, 2015. photo: jay peak

Jay Peak is likely in the top 5 for snowfall totals in the USA right now.  Wow.

Tahoe people, maybe it’s time to move to Vermont?  (Don’t Tahoe Vermont!)


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13 thoughts on “Jay Peak, VT Has Gotten More Snow Than Any Ski Resort in UT, WA, OR, CA, ID, or MT

  1. I’m a lifelong Vermont resident and can attest Jay gets more snow than anywhere in Vermont. I just skied Jay this past weekend (April 26th) and they had gotten a foot of fresh snow. I was off where there was no man-made snow and my pole went through to my wrist. There was at least 4-5 feet of snowpack still and it’s almost May.
    I’m not meteorologist, but I think what happens is that storms come over from the Adirondacks, cross Lake Champlain, and the flat Champlain Valley, and then “catch” on Jay Peak, which has a very high elevation, and just dump everything. It’s a total snow pocket. It’s just awesome. I’ve skied there on 100% natural snow in May.

  2. Snow or no snow…doesn’t matter. Most can’t ski it because you haven’t found a balaclava that will keep you warm enough yet. That will prevent a Tahoe exodus. Same reason its not tracked out at 11am, flatlanders are in warming there toes. BRRRRRR……

  3. I hear Brian Williams was reporting the snowfall numbers as he jumped out doing flips from the helicopter, .. True story..

    1. boo hoo, I have to disagree. I remember a ski report from Jay during that time that said, and I quote, “We’ll sell you a ticket today, but we’d rather not.” It went on to say just pull the covers over your head and stay in bed. Jay has the most accurate (and humorous) ski reports I’ve seen.

  4. The real scoop is Vermont doesn’t have any snow and people should be going elsewhere. It’s all ice here, nothing but ice.

  5. Baloney. Jay is dry, ya kooks. Sunapee and Mt Snow have all the goods. I skied Jay’s Peaks 55 years ago – I know what I’m talking about.

  6. You really have to take JPs snow totals with a truckload of salt. Yes they do get the most of any east coast areas but they do some pretty good inflation of the numbers. I was there in early January a few years ago and they reported over 100″, but if you weren’t on man made it was rocks and dirt.

    1. That has a lot more to do with fluctuating early season temperatures than inaccurate reporting. Jay was at almost 100″ by Christmas this year, but the base got washed away when it rained all the way through the holidays. And believe me, the pre-Christmas skiing was stellar.

    2. I’ve lived at Jay Peak my entire life and am pretty sick of people who claim our numbers are inflated. If you go to the upper mountain on any given snowfall you will understand that they are pretty right on. Sometimes they are a little high, but more often, they are a little low.

    3. You’re totally right, Jay exaggerates to the fullest. From what I’ve seen this season I wouldn’t be surprised if Vermont’s southern mountains have more than Jay..being an employee there I see first hand what’s on the ground and what’s reported, and they are two different stories.

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