Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We had a sweet opportunity to hit up Jay Peak yesterday, and it truly exceeded all of our expectations. Not only have they received several feet of snow in the past week, but we also had bluebird skies above a sea of marshy clouds, and relatively balmy weather. It was the rare Vermont trifecta that local photographers only speak about in hushed tones, huddled down in their rusty Subarus. Past and current Vermonter Jesse Huffman invited us up to shoot some powder slashes at Jay with photographer Aaron Codling, who moonlights as a night shift park groomer up at Sugarbush Resort. (I don't really know how someone who spends 5 nights a week working till 8 AM can then get the gumption to snowboard all day with a camera bag, so I can only assume he's one of those new fancy vampires that can somehow stand the sun now.) Anyway, we found a bunch of super fun spots, got lost a few times, talked on our mobile phones and ate a big steaming platter of poutine.
On the way out of town we stopped at a sand pit that Huffman had seen on his last trip to Jay. This is where the other dudes strapped on the wooden boards for the first time. The sand pit also did not disappoint...it was steep as a bastard and waist deep. There was even a sweet cornice drop that Jesse was having fun on, another Vermont rarity. So that's one more thing...what's one more than a trifecta? A four-fecta?