Hereâ€™s a flurry of ski news to keep you cool till snow flies. Jay Peak was bought by long time President Bill Stengerâ€¦.this is good news as the resort is now US owned â€“ after 3 decades of Canadian control by Mont Saint Sauverâ€™s conglomerate. Stenger put Jay on the map by opening huge acreage of glade skiing which has become Jayâ€™s calling card. Stenger and his private investors plan to dump upwards of $100 mill on new lifts, snowmaking, and an on-mountain hotel. Exciting news for this northern Vermont resort that typically gets dumped on with about 400 inches of â€œJay-cloudâ€ snow.
Sunday Riverâ€™s new Chondola is churning along; the installation of this hybrid lift from South Ridge to North Peak will offer skiers and riders a choice â€“ a 6-pack chair ride or the comfortable confines of an 8-passenger gondola. All on the same cable â€“ cool! Ramped up snowmaking, night skiing, and a new North Paw trail cap off the $14 mill in capital at The River thanks to Boyne.
Killington gets a new lift to the tune of $8 mill, replacing the old Skye Peak Quad will make for better access between Bear Mountain and Skye Peak. The new Skye Peak Express reduces ride time from 13 to 5 minutes. Itâ€™s been a decade since the Big K has seen a new lift. Killington will celebrate 50 years this season.