by Jonny Jay
Well I had to go, today being the last day before Covid 19 invades Jay. Got there about 9:30 with lots of parking. Didn't see any other vehicle from Quebec and only a few Ontario plates. Very weird. Anyway then I look up and see that the Jet isn't running nor is the Bonnie -- good coverage still but it rained yesterday and now it is cold so they shut it down! Just my luck, the day we are here and no one else is allowed in! I did a run on each of the open chairs -- Taxi quad, Snail and Village, emptied the locker, and was home by 11. Conditions were good as it had been groomed and nobody there but the edges were very firm and uninviting.
So I kept looking for a sign about the closure (there is a good letter from Steve Wright on the website) but there was not a sign anywhere on the mountain or lodge. So at the end, before I emptied the locker, I checked in with Stateside ticket staff to see if the mountain really was to be closed for the season. The answer was yes so I suggested that a sign on the ticket window might help those who don't check the Jay website every few hours. "Oh that would be a lot of signs and we only made the decision yesterday." Then I suggested that a marker pen and some paper might work but decided to give up as it was too much for the millenial . . .
Supposed to get colder and maybe even some new snow -- probably be an awesome spring!