Located in northern Vermont near the Canadian border, Jay Peak is a highly rated family resort with some of the best terrain in the eastern U.S. Jay Peak has a varied terrain giving skiers and riders a great mix of beginner to advanced trails and the resort has many amenities including a waterpark, hockey rink, and restaurants. But Jay Peak is known for their snow and amazing glades.
Being just south of the Canadian border, Jay Peak is a little hard to get to. You’ll need to drive down some back roads to get there. Also, the mountain can get very cold and windy. But, Jay Peak’s location produces huge amounts of snow for the area (300+ inches annually). This coupled with a large snow making infrastructure allows Jay Peak to cover a majority of the resort leading to its high ratings for snow.
People rave about their amazing tree skiing. Their high rating for terrain variety and challenge is why hardcore skiers come to enjoy their chutes, glades, and steeps. The challenging terrain coupled with the family amenities makes Jay Peak a popular place. Some people feel if can be expensive. But, with all that it has to offer, it is a great value and worth the money.
Jay Peak Tips:
- If you are going with kids, be sure to take advantage of their indoor water park. The resort has lots of specials that include lodging, skiing, and water park admission.
- Jay Peak can get very cold and windy. Dress appropriately.
Jay Peak Notable Trails:
- The Jet
- Upper Exhibition
- Upper River Quai
- Beaver Pond
- Staircase Glade - Of all of the glades, this one is noteworthy. It has a 50-degree pitch and it’s tight. Hard to believe this is a trail. If you can handle this, you can handle anything.
Jay Peak VT Feb 2015No fancy edit today, no music just a bunch of clips from the trip.
February 2014 Jay Peak VT Chris in the GladesFebruary break riding in the glades of Jay
Jay Peak Skiing 2015Family vacation 2015 to Jay Peak - music by Imagine Dragons
Tuckerman's Chute @ Jay PeakTuck`s chute is located next to the Face chutes, and is sketchier trail than expected especially with the amount of powder they got (around 8 inches), but other than that it was still fun! Please comment, like, and subscribe! Music : Outro, M83
Jay Peak 2015Fun family trip to Jay Peak, VT.
JAY PEAK Backcountry boardingGopro video riding the glades and runs at Jay Peak resort in Vermont using the Gopro helmet mount and pole
jay peak skiing terrain parkskiing February 17-19 2015 at jay peak "Deorro-Five Hours", sound recording administered by: Believe Music Ultra Music
Jay Peak 21 FévrierFun fun fun :)