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Section 31: Jay Pass to Canadian Border


The first half of this section is a 1000-foot descent through the woods between Jay Pass and Jay Village. It is north facing and generally accumulates great snow (early/late season skiing). The second half is a mix of snowmobile and backcountry trails on flat, open terrain from Jay village to the Canadian border.

12.3 miles

This first half of this section can be difficult and strenuous if you are breaking trail in the usually very deep snow. Farther along there is a series of tricky gullies to navigate. The CT between Jay Village and the Canadian border is easy to ski because of the nearly flat terrain and broad snowmobile trail. Snowmobile traffic can be heavy on weekends so be sure to be alert and ski single file on the side of the trail.

Catamount Trail Section 31 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~1.3mb)
Catamount Trail Section 31 – Written Description (.pdf ~90k)
Shuttle Directions Section 31


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