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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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Local Business Sponsors:

Jay Village Inn & Restaurant, 1078 Route 242, Jay, VT 05859


Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection31

With 300 miles of trail to keep track of it can be hard to know exactly what to expect on a specific section of trail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Using Twitter we are hoping to help skiers out on the trail communicate their experience to skiers at home using specific hashtags for trail updates. The format is #CTsection(#). When planning an adventure you can view current updates by visiting the specific section page on the Catamount Trail website, or by searching twitter for the appropriate section you hope to ski. Below are updates for Catamount Trail Section 31… #CTsection31.