Jay Peak Area

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Jay Peak Area

Submitted By: Dobish on March 31, 2010

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Colorado » Front Range

Marjorie Bowl

There are a couple of different lines down Marjorie Bowl, but the main line follows the ridge line down the fall line.  The top part of this descent is very steep and often directly under a cornice. Proper terrain management is a must. You want to make sure that you have seen the route and you know that the line goes through. The main lines to skiers left are most often filled in, whereas there are alternate routes to skiers right that do not always get filled in.  The apron of the descent pans out and often the snow will change at the exit where it opens up.  Because these are north facing couliors, they are often shaded and the snow is firmer. There are no trees to hold the snow, so be prepared for variable conditions.

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Details

Jay Peak has a cloud where weather does its own thing. There is the Jay Cloud, which dumps snow on Jay Peak when nobody else is getting it. It is blustery, cold, and generally the snow is pretty good. There is access from the mountain, but also from the roads if you are willing to skin for it. As this is New England, there are a lot of trees (except where 2 people decided to clear cut a huge avalanche prone slope) which are pretty tight and steep. Make sure you know where you are going, or it will be a long night out there.

How to Get There

Head north almost to canada. Then go to the "town" of Jay and look for the mountain. Easiest access to the goods is off of the ski resort, but you could go for a tour around that area as well.

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