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Winter Storm Stella Delivers to Jay Peak

by Kirsten Dobroth | March 16, 2017

If you found yourself on the East Coast over the last few days, Vermont’s Jay Peak was the place to be. The resort was pounded with snow during Winter Storm Stella, leaving 52 inches (according to Jay Peak’s website) over the past 48 hours, and — get ready for it — 98 inches over the past week. That’s a lot of snow, and quite frankly, those of us west of the Continental Divide are jealous, where temperatures in the mid 60s (at least in Colorado) are supposed to linger for the next week.
If you’ve never skied Jay Peak, it’s located a stone’s throw from the Canadian border in Vermont’s Green Mountains, and it’s the eight largest ski resort in New England … and, the folks up at Jay Peak are having one heck of a winter. The resort has recorded 467 inches for the season, which is pretty absurd considering there are plenty of resorts out west that wish they put up those numbers. And this week’s snow isn’t over — more snow is expected into today (Thursday), with more on the way early next week. And while many of us weren’t there to experience such an awe-inspiring powder day, we have video proof that it happened (warning: major FOMO will ensue after watching this).

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