By Jonny Jay
|Were we skiing on these when it was built?|
The party in the parking lot was in full gear by noon and the Jay Peak management is to be credited with letting it all go full tilt, in Stateside style, while also sponsoring a late afternoon band to wrap things up.
The highlight of the souvenir seekers was revealed when I walked into the seasonal locker room on Sunday morning only to find that the men’s room door – yes that big steel blue one – had gone missing! “Hey honey, look what I got from the lodge!”
I first entered the doors at Stateside in the late 60s, and there are many fine memories of a skier’s mountain with all the basics at hand. Now we are a multi-generational family of stateside groupies, shunning the more sophisticated Tramside cousin. After Monday a new era begins . . . let’s try and stay positive people, even though it looks like the new eating area will be facing the parking lot! Maybe the orientation will allow for a view of the tram, or the mountain, and all will be good again.
And by the way, the skiing is still great with almost anything skiable/rideable, and that’s what we really go for -- see you there.
|Tailgating in full swing|
|There is no shortage of snow at Jay Peak|
|The essence of Stateside|
|It was an all ages event...|
|The spirit of Jay is orange!|
|Do you think he was skiing the next day?|
|Who let the dogs out?|