by Paul Maraschiello

After weeks of above average temperatures and little or no snowfall, northern Vermont residents awoke Thursday morning to a winter wonderland, again. Snow showers began Wednesday afternoon and intensified overnight leaving Jay Peak Ski Resort with over a foot of fresh new powder. When I found that out, I decided to head up to Jay Peak and sample some of their powder. So head up to Jay Peak and look for the SkiBumNews.com on the back of my jacket and ski with the Editor of the best ski publication on the Internet.

"We knew that at least one more good storm was on the way for the end of the month," commented Chris Veillon, Communications & Public Relations Director. This was purely an elevation related storm where local towns experienced a dusting to two inches and the closer you reached the base village of Jay Peak, the deeper the snowfall was.

"With April fool's day just 2 days away, many Internet users in southern New England thought that the resort was pulling a fast one. But within hours of opening at the resort, a classic powder shot was posted to the "Photo of the Day" page on Jay's web.

This is classic Jay Peak weather where we get bursts of snow late in the season. Jay Peak is known for the abundance of snow it receives each year, especially this year as we have surpassed our yearly snowfall average with 421" (1050 cm) stated Veillon. "The new snow will help deepen the moguls for Jay Peak's annual "Spring Mogul Bash" this Saturday. Over $2000 US in cash and prizes is up for grabs. Competitors from all over the province of Quebec and New England will be battling it out on the Exhibition Trail under the new Green Mountain Flyer Chair.

Snow is expected to continue through Thursday evening and into Friday afternoon with an additional 4-6" (10-15 cm) possible, " said Veillon.

So I decided to head up to Jay and check out their snow. If you are looking for a