I have had the privilege to ski both of these areas at very different times of the year.
I hit the ridges at Jay on the warmest day of skiing I've ever witnessed. Me and my friends stopped like halfway down one run, lugged our gear into the woods, found a cliff overlooking the whole mountain, and ate our lunches there cause it was so nice out.
The ridge at Jay can be super sketchy but also super fun. It's steep but nothing most good skiers couldn't handle. What makes it sketchy is the trees, rocks, dirt, etc. Had it been a wide open run, I would've made maybe 3 turns the whole way down, but the natural obstacles made each run through last about 20 minutes.
The liftline headwall at Smuggs is incredible. I got lucky enough to hit in on the biggest pow day two seasons ago (a friend and I drove up the night of the storm for a one day trip). One of the best pow runs of my entire life, I was skiing Armada El Reys in 2+ feet of powder without an issue.... that's how steep it was.