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Jay Peak Resort - January 22, 2015 - Peak Experience!


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Peak Experience!
Jay Peak, Vermont, U.S.A.

In my 3 years of snowboarding, I finally hit my highest peak. And I really mean both in elevation and in extreme boarding. Standing at 3820 feet, Jay Peak is something to look at!

We got to the resort on Wednesday and took advantage of the waterpark. It’s big enough to spend an hour or 2 there, or half a day if you have kids. But this is not why we went there; it was just included in a groupon special we got. Thursday was the day we were all waiting for…

Getting up at 7:30 so we did not missed a thing, and to be ready and on the slopes at opening. First bunch in the Tram ride, the result? What an excitement to see the summit for the first time and immaculate trails! What else can you ask for! The area received about a foot of snow in the previous days and the slopes were just begging to be explored. We sticked to the main trails in the morning and by the afternoon, going down paths I never even dared doing, namely; Valhalla!

Heaven to Viking Warriors, this powdery grove is for expert only. Valhalla begins with a series of steep chutes that open up and lead to the Northway trail. It is accessible by the Vermonter which is the main trail from the top and the one with the best view. Small tip, try the Bushwacker first. The Bushwacker is a great warm up before exploring steeper glades, it offers the option of cruising a groomed trail running throughout the glade or creating your own path in the trees. This glade begins with a fairly steep pitch, and eventually levels off gently on to Uller's Dream run out.

When the Tram is not at the base, jump on the Flyer Express Quad, it will take you almost to the top and gives access to a majority of the same trails. Going from one side of the mountain to the other is fairly easy with the multitude of slopes available to you, at the same time, turning this crossing into a pleasant long ride.

I’m still under the spell of Jay Peak and already planning to go back in the first week of March, do I need to say more!

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