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Endless winter at Jay Peak

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  May 11, 2011 12:10 PM

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Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer, may be only a little more than two weeks away, but just in case you haven't completely switched the dial on the seasons, Vermont's Jay Peak will re-open Saturday morning for one final weekend of skiing and riding.

Yes, there's still plenty of snow, as Jay received some 400 inches this past winter, and as an added bonus, skiers and riders can also golf this weekend at the resort's championship golf course. It is the first time that the ability to "ski and tee" has been offered at Jay Peak.

For $39 skiers and riders can purchase a lift ticket that also includes lunch, or $59 will net you a day on the hill, plus nine holes of golf.

May 15 will mark the latest date that Jay Peak has ever run its lifts. It is also the only ski area that remains open in the East.

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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.

Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.

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