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Ski Vermont's First Check In to Win Winner: The Fall Line, 4/9/15

JAYpril Powder
April Powder
What a week! It’s mid-April and resorts were scheduled to be closing their lifts for the season…but that’s not happening just yet. Vermont resorts reported 5 fresh inches of snow this morning on top of Saturday night’s accumulation and, as you can see from today’s powder shot from Jay Peak Resort, conditions couldn't be better. Easter Sunday was downright epic, and if you were lucky to get out on the hill today, this Thursday felt like a throwback to the powder days we had back in February.

Warmer, seasonal temperatures are in the forecast so we can look forward to spring ski and ride conditions this weekend and into next week with some nice sunny days in the mix. But in the meantime, we're taking advantage of an extended stay in powder paradise. 

As the weather changes, so will the conditions. Visit to stay on top of trail counts at your favorite resort and refer to last week’s Fall Line for a list of approaching closing dates.
We Have a Winner!
The challenge is not for the faint of heart: experience each of Vermont’s 19 alpine resorts and be rewarded handsomely. Ski Vermont created its annual Check In to Win program to motivate skiers and riders to explore all of Vermont’s mountains – in one season – and to reward those who made a valiant attempt along the way. Many of you have made great strides to reach the finish line, and we have sent out a ton of prizes over the last 3 winters to those individuals who have logged days at 2, 5, 10 and 15 resorts in the same season.
Heidi the dog helps ship Check In to Win prizes
This season, 15,000 skiers and riders have created 39,000 session sheets on Trace Snow (formerly AlpineReplay) and have been automatically entered into Ski Vermont’s Check In to Win contest. These shredders have earned 4,000 Vermont medals for skiing or snowboarding on two or more Vermont resorts. That’s a lot of days on the slopes!

From this pool of snow enthusiasts, one dedicated skier logged time on each of Vermont’s 19 slopes with Trace Snow and became the very first person to Check In to Win a brand new pair of skis from Rossignol. Congratulations, Jayne!

Jayne had a blast touring Vermont’s 19 resorts and has the lift tickets to prove she’s earned her new Rossi skis
Jayne Johnson is from Milford, New Hampshire, and discovered the competition while browsing early in the fall in anticipation of another epic winter in the Northeast. At that time she had no idea just how awesome this ski season would be.

“I learned about the competition and a new ski app I had never heard about. It sounded like a fun new kind of adventure. We usually go skiing out west at least once a winter, but it dawned on me that I had never skied all there was to ski right here in my own backyard. I started plotting right then and there where the Vermont ski resorts were on a map, which ones I could ski on back-to-back days and how I could go about getting to all of them. I downloaded the Trace Snow app and learned about all the medals they award for doing things like skiing before 9am, skiing more than a mile or getting more than 20K vertical in a day — I was hooked on the idea!”

The biggest reward for Jayne this season was visiting new ski areas for the first time, many of which were smaller areas that offer a local, hometown vibe. She told us “I was especially looking forward to seeing and skiing Quechee Ski Area, Bromley Mountain, Magic Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Cochran’s, Northeast Slopes and Suicide Six.

For her grand prize, a brand new pair of Rossignol skis, Jayne chose the 2016 Temptation 84 (pictured above) with bindings to match. “They’re going to be next year’s model and I’m so excited to get them!” Jayne’s waiting on delivery in the next few weeks and hopes to take out her new skis for the first time at Killington Resort or Jay Peak Resort before the season ends.

With April powder days, mid-winter levels of snowpack, and many Vermont resorts extending their closing dates, there is still lots of time left to earn prizes by logging your ski and ride days on Trace Snow. The prize vault is calling your name, we still have one Burton snowboard to give away to the rider who visits all 18 snowboard friendly resorts (excludes Mad River Glen). Download the app now then go Check In to Win at a new mountain or join the Vermont Most Vertical Challenge to claim bragging rights, and a 2 night ski and stay package for 2 for next season. 

For more details about her trip, read about Jayne’s Vermont adventure in her own words.


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