This is a sport where many resorts throw impressive numbers, statistics and ‘est’s’ at you (longest, deepest, bestest…) and while we certainly have our fair share of numbers and accolades, about-Jay Peak is definitely something that can be difficult to quantify within the world of numbers.
Our approach to skiing and riding is pretty simple; approach the business of skiing and riding from the perspective of the skier and rider. That is, make big mountain skiing and riding affordable (and that market share will always trump yield). Have enough in the way of bell and whistle to compliment the skiing and riding, not replace and detract from it.
That commitment should be rewarded. Early openings and late closings are important. And that first Tram always trumps last call.
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Ski instructor Kory Gozjack strolled into the Stateside Hotel & Base Lodge and greeted my daughter like a dear old friend. “How are you, Phoebe?” he asked, crouching down to meet her at eye level. My 8-year-old beamed and smiled right back. “Pretty good,” Phoebe answered. After my husband and I briefed Gozjack about Phoebe’s … Read MoreRead More
The mamas scoured Vermont summer events at ski resorts and hand-picked our tops family-friendly ones across the state. From food fests to outdoor music, lawn games, to yoga – there is something for everyone! June 20, Wanderlust at Stratton Mountain Wanderlust Festivals are all-out celebrations of mindful living that bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, … Read MoreRead More
My mother isn’t a skier. So when I put tiny (yet somehow still oversized) boots on my one-year-old in our ski-in/ski-out condo at Jay Peak, she shook her head in disapproval, and said “You’re torturing the poor kid.” I flashed her my “Love you, Mom!” grin and happily suggested she might be wrong. My father … Read MoreRead More
Lodging choices at Jay Peak Resort are plentiful. Families can stay in condos, cottages, townhouses or hotel rooms and suites. Each type of accommodation is unique in its own way. You can stay on the mountain, close to the golf course or just a short walk to either. Some units have full-sized kitchens, others have kitchenettes. … Read MoreRead More
In the last decade, ski resorts have evolved to become so much more than destinations for skiing and riding. They now offer many alternate activities to keep families entertained both on and off the mountain. You will find tubing hills, ice skating rinks, rock climbing walls, spas, and more. No longer do ski weekends have to … Read MoreRead More
Bringing my dad on a ski trip is kind of an oxymoron. The man hates cold and snow more than just about anyone else I know and I blame his aversion to all things winter for my learning to ski so late in life. On the flip side my dad loves to travel and is … Read MoreRead More
What could be a better way to get excited for ski and snowboard season than to visit Vermont’s mountains during peak foliage? Due to the high population of sugar maple trees, Vermont puts on the best show of fall color this side of the globe. Not only is it one of the most beautiful times … Read MoreRead More
Staying In case you hadn’t noticed, Jay Peak has experienced some growth in the last few years. Actually, a lot of growth. This season they added the Stateside Hotel making it the third new property to open in just the last four years. This affordable option for families is adjacent to the Mountain Kids Adventure Center … Read MoreRead More
Total Trails: 76
Terrain Parks: 4
1 Hi-Speed Quad
Total Acreage: 385 skiable acres
Vertical Drop: 2153 feet
Average Annual Snowfall: 31 feet
Night Skiing: No
Total Terrain: 20 km
Tracked Terrain: 10 km
Skating Terrain: 10 km
Night Skiing: No
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