As mentioned on the Smugglers’ Notch feature last week, many of my ski days as a High School kid were done with the help of the Murray Hill ski excursions. Although I had discovered Jay Peak prior to those days, easy bus travel from Montreal helped me appreciate this ski area.
This week features the Trail Map and Skiers Guide from 1982-83. Exterior to the Ski Area Advertising was starting to be used on ski maps and brochure at that time; note the Dodge, Comtrex cold medecine and predominate Camel tobacco ads.
Jay Peak was at that time:
30 long, long trails
a 60 passenger Tram (the only one in Vermont)
Here a few more quotes:
A 60 passenger Tram and 5 other lifts reaching up to an elevation of 4000 feet.
Ski Magazine ranks the UN trail, for example, as the fourth in North America for its consistent steep pitch.
…Some come for the endless variety of long, rambling trails; but just as many prefer the faster, steep-pitched run. Some like our superior snow conditions, with an average annual snowfall of 275 inches and a sophisticated grooming system…
How much did it cost back 29 years ago?
Ski Week with 5 nights’ lodging, 5 dinners, 5 breakfasts, 5 days of lift tickets for Quad was $305 per person. An All-Day Lift ticket was $20 for one day and 5 1/2 Day Holiday was $80.
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Previous Mad Addict’s Attic features on Jay Peak: