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NO. R-34.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the Jay Peak Resort on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.


Offered by:  Representatives Perry of Richford, Randall of Troy, Allard of St. Albans Town, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Branagan of Georgia, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Cross of Winooski, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Gervais of Enosburg, Heath of Westford, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kilmartin of Newport City, Larocque of Barnet, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Marcotte of Coventry, Marron of Stowe, McAllister of Highgate, Morley of Barton, Nease of Johnson, Nitka of Ludlow, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Rodgers of Glover, Shaw of Derby, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Symington of Jericho, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton and Young of Orwell.

Offered by:  Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Starr of Essex‑Orleans District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District.

Whereas, every season, thousands of skiing enthusiasts flock to the Jay Peak Ski Resort located on Jay Peak, and

Whereas, this most northerly of Vermont’s ski resorts is strategically situated in a meteorologic ideal location that receives more snow than anywhere else in New England, and

Whereas, this abundance of snow often enables the resort’s management to extend the skiing season for weeks beyond the official start of spring, and

Whereas, in 2005, this wonderful skiing, and now also snowboarding, venue celebrates a half-century of providing Vermont’s finest powder for its thousands of devoted enthusiasts from both sides of the international border, and

Whereas, the story began in 1955 when a group of Jay area citizens decided that Jay Peak offered the ideal terrain and geographic proximity to the Montreal metropolitan area for a successful alpine skiing location, and

Whereas, as an initial step, the resort’s founders constructed a Poma lift and a small number of ski runs in the area now known as Stateside, and

Whereas, during the ensuing decades, Jay Peak’s popularity increased as new trails and lifts were added, and

Whereas, today there are now 76 trails and glades, eight lifts, including Vermont’s only aerial tramway, and a challenging 2,000‑foot vertical drop, and

Whereas, Jay Peak Resort will soon become a four‑season vacation destination with the opening of an 18‑hole championship golf course, and

Whereas, a jubilee celebration in honor of the resort’s 50th anniversary was held on Saturday, January 8, 2005 and featured a reception, dinner, dancing, a fireworks display, and special guests Harold Haynes, Jay Peak Resort’s founder; Eva Foeger Duvillard, daughter of Walter Foeger, the resort’s first general manager; Bill Stenger, the current general manager; and Jacques Hebert, chairman of Mont Saint-Sauveur International, the present owner, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Jay Peak Resort on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and extends best wishes for the future, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bill Stenger at the Jay Peak Ski Resort.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont