Jay Peak

830 Jay Peak Rd Jay, VT 05859 http://www.jaypeakresort.com
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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.

Jay Peak

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
  • Everglade
  • 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.

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Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 3968

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 1815

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 20

Total Runs

Total Runs: 78


Intermediate: 40

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 385


Advanced: 40

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 3


Expert: 0

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No


1 Comment

  • Got to Jay Peak last week. Lots of glades for all abilities. Very windy at top making icy conditions at the top and wind chill was extremely cold. Nice place, but prefer the resorts more south in New England.

    Nelson Paquet said Reply

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