I’m in northern VT for the weekend on my way to several days in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Left my office in northern NJ at 6 pm last night. Stopped to send some e-mails at the best highway rest stop in all of North America: the one on northbound I-81 in Guilford VT, just before Brattleboro.
By 11 pm, while driving past White River Junction, I was falling asleep at the wheel, so I pulled off, drove into a church parking lot, cranked the seat back and fell asleep. Woke up at 3 am, and I’m pretty sure that it was near zero outside, and not much warmer inside the car. In my 20s, I used to do the sleep-in-the-car routine occasionally, but I’m getting too old for this crap. It’ll take me two spa treatments for my neck and back to recover.
A tale of two ski areas today: extremely soft, dry snow in the woods, connected by scratchy boilerplate (left from the rain 12 days ago) on the groomers and mogul trails. While a certain pessimistic NYSB’er who shall remain nameless (Jason) was calling BS on Jay’s report of 20 inches since Monday, I can tell you that the snow in the woods certainly looked and felt like it.
But that wasn’t the whole story: there is still icy styrofoam wherever people have skied a lot (both on-piste and off), so you had to step daintily in places.
6 comments on “Jay Peak, VT: 2/6/10”
With that much snow, the Dip must have been in good shape? or maybe too steep with the crust under it?
Looks pretty tasty to me.
“Stopped to send some e-mails at the best highway rest stop in all of North America: the one on northbound I-81 in Guilford VT, just before Brattleboro.”
Absolutely the best! Open 24/7. Next time, pick up a free copy of Vermont Sports (http://www.vtsports.com/).
Bill jumping in with the product plug. 😉
Yep, I sat in one of those ultra comfortable wooden rocking chairs next to a wood stove for half an hour, while mooching off their WiFi. Felt very civilized.
You slept in Chateau de Ford on Friday night?
45 yrs old and employed, now thats hard core..lol
Wrong — it was Chateau de Kia! Waking up at 3 am freezing and with a stiff neck and back… priceless.
Oh well, things have changed for the better. I think that you’d agree with tonight’s accommodations.