Jay Peak

4850 VT Route 242, Jay , VT (Driving Directions to Jay Peak)
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Last Updated: 9/29/2014 8:39 PM

Jay Peak Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 15 Beginner
  • 30 Intermediate
  • 31 Advanced
If you've been to Jay Peak, you know what pulls you. The most snow in eastern North America and the most liberal in-bounds policy anywhere.

If you haven't been here, though - well, read on.
Located in Northern Vermont only a few miles from the Canadian border, Jay Peak has a different perspective on the sport. Up here, ... the mountain reigns supreme and our unparalleled gladed terrain and abutting backcountry attracts some of the best skiers and riders around. We make big-mountain skiing and riding affordable for all through a number of discount and value-added programs. Our lodging is virtually all ski-in/ski-out, we open early, and are always one of the last in the East to close.

Lots of resorts treat skiing and riding like an amenity. At Jay Peak it's both bread and butter. Sure, we have great lodging, a golf course and some interesting development on the way, but it's all a distant second behind skiing and riding.

We have 76 trails, slopes and glades for you to explore and that's just what you'll find on the map. In between, the nooks and crannies, are really what sets Jay Peak apart. Have fun exploring and find something that moves you.

And if the most snow and best gladed terrain in eastern North America isn't enough to entice you to make Jay Peak your home mountain, you'll also have access to, literally, millions of dollars worth of on-mountain and service related improvements including a significantly improved snowmaking system which should get you on snow sooner and keep you out later into the spring.
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Jay Peak Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Jay Peak Operations

Status

Open for Fall Activities

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 76

Weekend Hours

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Jay Peak Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,815 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

2,153 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

3,968 ft

Jay Peak Ski Pictures and Photos

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Jay Peak Reviews & Tips (69)

Rode on Saturday 3/22 after they got dumped on (15") the day before. POWDER EVERYWHERE!! On top of that, there was another 3-5" that came down during the day Saturday. Winter can't stop and won't stop! The only negative on the day was that high winds (70+ gusts at the top) kept the tram shut down all day and Bonaventure down for about half the day. That didn't matter though, there was plenty of fresh for everyone. The trees were great all day too. Even with the winds, it was still one of the best ski days of the season in my opinion!
Jay Peak review written Mar 24 2014 - 03:05 PM
 
Brian Advanced Snowboarder
Fiddlehead is on tap for 5.50...not too shabby.
Jay Peak review written Mar 10 2014 - 04:17 PM
 
Charlie Beginner Skier
We skied the week at Jay and the skiing is great if the chairs are running. However, I have a strong suspicion Jay management is keeping lifts closed and stating it is for wind reasons when it is really due to a low number of riders. Friday, February 21, only jet and beginner chairs were open and everything else was closed for wind reasons. However, Saturday, February 22, was much much windier yet every lift and the tram were open. I have a feeling Jay is being fraudulent in closing lifts yet selling tickets without informing customers. And with the Liftopia tickets, you are extra SOL. Jay peak has a lot if work to do regarding customer service and training staff, but shutting down lifts to save costs is just bogus. Does anyone else suspect this?
Jay Peak review written Feb 22 2014 - 10:12 PM
 
Joseph A Advanced Skier
Visited on 2/18. Hard to detail much about my trip since most of the lifts were closed due to wind. And of course the only ones open were old and slow. Didn't know conditions until you got to mountain as it was fine down by Stowe and even then the TVs were not accurate about the lifts (said 6 of 9 were open). Were stuck with Liftopia tickets so would not recommend using this for Jay if your schedule is not flexible. Would like to go back sometime and see what all the hype is about.
Jay Peak review written Feb 22 2014 - 09:05 AM
 
Armand Intermediate Skier
Jay skiing terrain is great . Glades and steeps are great. However, can't get to a lot of the terrain due to wind holds restricting to beginner chairs or jet chair. The bigger challenge at Jay is the operations and the staff training. Lots of apologies from the staff because they can't make your life easier due to terrible systems or just because they are poorly trained. Getting tickets issued every morning was a long process; 10 minutes per transaction and only 2 agents selling tickets; brutal! The you have people coming I and getting upset because their online reloads failed and now they have to stand in line as well. Shame the staff, the operations, and the management are so poor. Even though the skiing is great for an expert skier, not sure I would come back because of these headaches that cost time. So many other places I can go to have a great time.....and have no headaches.
Jay Peak review written Feb 21 2014 - 09:45 PM
 
Joe Advanced Skier
Jay is without debate some of the best skiing on the East Coast and it's great for a cross-section of levels including both skiers and snowboarders. The only downside to Jay is that it's resort is still working out the kinks after their growth spurt, which leaves lots of room for improvement. Every request just a little out of the ordinary was met with a response that relied on "that's just our policy" and while that's generally ok, it can't be the norm. Not if you want people to return. Given that we spent $2,000 on one weekend, I will choose to fly out West next time if Jay doesn't shape up on their customer service. Just my two cents.
Jay Peak review written Feb 04 2014 - 04:02 PM
 
GREAT mountain... customer service has room to imp Intermediate Skier
Best terrain on the east coast PERIOD!
Jay Peak review written Jan 25 2014 - 07:22 AM
 
Bill Richards Advanced Snowboarder
Went sat 12/28 and it was clouds and fog on the whole top of MT. the shut down some lifts too because of the wind. I guess bad winds and fog is the norm up there. However sun 12/29 it was clear and could see all the way to the peak. Did some glads and had a great time. Checking the weather on the Jay peak site or online is a no go, you have to find out from someone on the mt. and stay more then one day.
Jay Peak review written Jan 02 2014 - 11:27 AM
 
big snow Advanced Snowboarder
I had the great opportunity to ski at jay with my sons on the 16th. The ski conditions were the best I have been on in a couple of years. The lines were full at all lifts( to be expected)and the wait time was minimal. Jay does a great job getting their skiers on the lift. Every trail we skied was AWESOME! We had a great day weather wise as well. For anyone who has experienced jay, they will appreciate that even the "Freezer"(flyer) lift was bareable.Jay does an excellent job inb all aspects of skiing and boarding. I truly believe that Jay Peak will be the NEW EAST COAST SKI DESTINATION. When the president of the company bothers to ask "how are you doing today" on your way in, you know that this is the place to ski. trails were excellent, service was great, and hell this is the first time I've parked in a garage to go skiing. The day was a 10 all the way around. You've got to ski it to believe it!
Jay Peak review written Feb 25 2013 - 02:42 PM
 
Shawn Intermediate Skier
Went there 24hrs after a storm dumped 27" of fluffy powder! Epic. So many times they get dumped on when the area forecast says little expected. Learn how to analyze the local forecasts, Jay Peak often has a snow cloud over it when everywhere else is getting a "dusting"
Jay Peak review written Feb 24 2013 - 03:17 PM
 
SW Intermediate Skier
Spent two days there, Feb 19-20, 2013. All lifts were running on 2-19. An awesome groomer day. Snowed about a foot on 2-20, but upper mountain lifts were closed due to wind. Check out Stateside on a powder day. For some reason, most people want to lap the tram or the Flyer quad, so the Jet Triple is uncrowded, and the trees over there are fantastic. Also, the wind isn't as bad, so the snow over there are usually deeper than the rest of the mountain. Lifts are fine, but the Tram is slow and overrated. Not too much more terrain is accessed, and it takes a long time between the tramline wait and the tram itself. Snow is amazing. It always seems that there is much more snow than the official Jay snow report says there is.
Jay Peak review written Feb 22 2013 - 09:09 AM
 
Cleetus Brown Advanced Skier
If you're going to buy liftopia tickets buy them for the first couple days of your trip, just in case something happens where you can't use them. For example; my husband and I received a gift card for two, two-day lift tickets at Jay Peak. We decided to go for a week and use the gift card the first two days and get liftopia tickets for the remaining days of our trip. First two days at Jay Peak were great. It's an average mountain with only the glades to challenge you, but we had fun. The plan was to use the liftopia tickets for day three and four. Well we woke up on day three to torrential down pours of rain, which washed away any snow they had barely accumulated, only green runs were open....no thank you, especially while raining! Day four everything froze over night and it was so cold breaks between runs to warm up were necessary and only lower runs were open! Moral of the story...use your liftopia tickets first, they're FINAL sale for a reason!
Jay Peak review written Feb 02 2013 - 04:09 PM
 
Lindsey Lopez Intermediate Snowboarder
This was our first trip to Jay and we had a nice stay at the hotel Jay. Liftopia ticket was affordable and easy. The hotel was nice and the water park that is attached great. The skiing was only OK due to the conditions (after a big thaw) and most of the weekend 3 of the lifts going to the top or near the top of the mountain were closed due to wind so there were very few trails to ski. We will try Jay again.
Jay Peak review written Jan 22 2013 - 08:28 PM
 
Skiing Mom Advanced Skier
Jay Peak is by far the best ski area in the northeast. The glades are world class, snow conditions always better than the rest of VT, nordic trails great and the vibe still low-key despite the recent upgrades. If that's not enough, there is also the excitement of the water park and Ice Haus. Agree that Jay is the "West of the East." If, during a powder morning, you close your eyes in the glades of Timbuktu or Beaver Pond, you may as well be in Steamboat or even Alta. Just don't tell anyone. Jay is getting discovered.
Jay Peak review written Dec 31 2012 - 06:49 AM
 
Chris Advanced Skier
First time family trip to Jay with 2 year old toddler. For late season trip (April), trails were groomed well and little complaints, considering most VT resorts were closing, due to a sketchy season. Only issue is the Jay Peak Daycare...wish they would provide more visuals online for the space. It makes that much difference to parents, especially MOMS. We stayed off-mountain so we paid the daily rate + meal price (2 days)...kids meals could be a bit healthier. Pizza/burgers/fries isn't exactly what we feed our child back-back. Upon seeing the space, it's quite a nice layout. However, If more effort was put into the daycare program and online appearance, we would certainly consider adding Jay to our annual trips.
Jay Peak review written Apr 10 2012 - 08:33 AM
 
Chills Advanced Snowboarder
There is nothing sweeter than a free lift ticket. The next best is a discount tic. Liftopia was next best, as I was able to master the stashes at Jay with a discount tic even as the wind blew the tram and the freezer both closed. It required a little effort, as I happened to ride the longest fixed 4 man chair with an orange coat host, and he showed me how I could ski 90% of the terrain from the this fixed and the triple chair. It meant skate climbing 300' to reach a traverse trail to Beyond Beaver Pond. Shelter from the wind was the key. What a day, and what glades. I'm goin back ASAP.
Jay Peak review written Nov 24 2011 - 02:20 AM
 
cansnowplow Advanced Skier
My first experience with Liftopia went flawlessly. Purchases tix night before a 2-day trip to Jay Peak (my first there in 30 yrs). Customer Service, located under the Tram, had our tix waiting for us. For a first-timer to Jay, proceed to the "day lodge" drop-off area, by the tunnel under the construction zone. Drop off your guests and equipment, then park your car in the lot around the corner. Jay couldn't have been a better experience. Thanks Liftopia!!
Jay Peak review written Apr 23 2011 - 04:11 PM
 
ctmoneymgr Advanced Skier
My day at Jay Peak couldn't of been any better. All season I had been wanting to make it up there for some excellent tree riding. If you go definitely make sure you hit up Valhalla for a run or two. Some of the most fun I have ever had was on that trail. the liftopia experience couldn't of gone smoother. I look forward to using them in the future.
Jay Peak review written Apr 05 2011 - 06:03 PM
 
Snaps950 Advanced Snowboarder
Great experience aided by a great deal on lift tickets from here. The mountain was very good for a beginner like myself. Greens were easy and for the most part painless. Overall great time cant wait until next year!
Jay Peak review written Mar 29 2011 - 06:36 AM
 
Dave Beginner Snowboarder
I too experienced "high winds" that closed the tram. Too bad as it looked like there'd be some good runs there. I got about an hour of skiing before the snow started to fall which limited my visability and reduced my fun factor. I got a good price from Liftopia so I didn't feel too guilty leaving before the mountain shut down. The new main lodge is beautiful, and there's more under construction which should improve the ammenities next year.
Jay Peak review written Mar 23 2011 - 07:25 PM
 
David Advanced Skier
save your money. disappointing when the tram isn't running
Jay Peak review written Mar 21 2011 - 12:03 PM
 
jean Beginner Skier
We went to Jay on Tuesday March 15th. This was only our second time ever going to Jay. Our first trip was very cold and it snowed so hard most of the day that you couldn't see what was around the mountain while on the lifts. This time was different. It was 39 degrees and big bright sun and we could see for miles of the top. The views were the most amazing sights I have ever seen from atop a ski resort. The snow was perfect under our boards. The trails were quiet and wide open. We rode all day til we couldn't ride no more. It was by far our best day at a ski and snowboard resort ever.
Jay Peak review written Mar 21 2011 - 10:07 AM
 
The Barcliff Family Intermediate Skier
Most of mountain closed on March 18th due to high winds. Only 1 lift open that went halfway up the mountain. The only blessing was that there were 2 terrain parks available to mess around with. However, I didn't go to Jay Peak to ride the park. Disappointing for the long journey. Smuggler's Notch offers a better experience.
Jay Peak review written Mar 20 2011 - 09:26 PM
 
Randy Advanced Snowboarder
Went on Thursday and the entire mountain was closed except one lift due to high winds. In the morning it was VERY windy but as someone else said in the afternoon the wind died down but they never opened a lift that went all the way up. Jay gets a lot of nasty weather so maybe buying advanced tickets to Jay is not the best idea.
Jay Peak review written Mar 14 2011 - 10:41 AM
 
Dan Advanced Skier
Jay Peak sure knows how to piss people off. I didn't even believe them when they told me there were high winds at the peak. When its calm as !@#$ at the top of the triple. Relativly slow day on the mountain + Rain = AWW WE DONT NEED TO OPEN THE TRAM TODAY ITS NOT PROFITABLE WE DONT WANT TO GET OUR TRAMS WET. BS. Yes, I'm pissed.
Jay Peak review written Mar 14 2011 - 09:23 AM
 
endorphinjunky Advanced Snowboarder
My first time up at Jay Peak was for my 26th birthday, March 10th & 11th, and was the most disappointing skiing I have ever experienced. This was made even worse because it was the most anticipated also. On the 10th, the entire mountain was closed with the exception of 2 squatty lifts that must have a vertical rise of 200'. And around late morning or around noon they finally opened up the Jet Triple Chair. We spent the entire day on this one lift. The remainder of the mountain was closed due to high winds. The morning was very windy but the afternoon was not at all. The 11th was raining all day long. And there was little to no wind at all on the mountain. Yet the tram and all other decent lifts aside from the triple remained closed "due to high winds". It was miserable. Not only were we soaking wet, but were stuck on 1/3 of the mountain. AND NO TRAM TO DRY OFF IN, which would have been nice. Just kept getting pissed on on the slow triple. Not even a chance to clean your goggles. Jay is NOT a for sure thing. They can brag about the 16" they got earlier in the week but both of our days were a huge disappointment. We left and went to Burlington for the day. I will never pre-purchase tickets for Jay again. Or probably any other mountain for that matter. It didn't save us a dime. We actually came out upside down on the deal! No refunds. In fact, even though I want to I will never plan on going to Jay again. If I'm in the area I'm planning on going to another mountain until I call the snowphone and hear that the damn tram is open. Sure you can check the weather and go prime season to make sure you don't get rain but a little wind can screw up your whole plan at Jay. Liftopia: Insurance for Bad Weather.
Jay Peak review written Mar 14 2011 - 09:15 AM
 
endorphinjunky Advanced Snowboarder
My first time up at Jay Peak was for my 26th birthday, March 10th & 11th, and was the most disappointing skiing I have ever experienced. This was made even worse because it was the most anticipated also. On the 10th, the entire mountain was closed with the exception of 2 squatty lifts that must have a vertical rise of 200'. And around late morning or around noon they finally opened up the Jet Triple Chair. We spent the entire day on this one lift. The remainder of the mountain was closed due to high winds. The morning was very windy but the afternoon was not at all. The 11th was raining all day long. And there was little to no wind at all on the mountain. Yet the tram and all other decent lifts aside from the triple remained closed "due to high winds". It was miserable. Not only were we soaking wet, but were stuck on 1/3 of the mountain. AND NO TRAM TO DRY OFF IN, which would have been nice. Just kept getting pissed on on the slow triple. Not even a chance to clean your goggles. Jay is NOT a for sure thing. They can brag about the 16" they got earlier in the week but both of our days were a huge disappointment. We left and went to Burlington for the day. I will never pre-purchase tickets for Jay again. No refunds. In fact, even though I want to I will never plan on going to Jay again. If I'm in the area I'm planning on going to another mountain until I call the snowphone and hear that the damn tram is open. Sure you can check the weather and go prime season to make sure you don't get rain but a little wind can screw up your whole plan at Jay. Liftopia: Insurance for Bad Weather.
Jay Peak review written Mar 14 2011 - 09:14 AM
 
endorphinjunky Advanced Snowboarder
My first time up at Jay Peak was for my 26th birthday, March 10th & 11th, and was the most disappointing skiing I have ever experienced. This was made even worse because it was the most anticipated also. On the 10th, the entire mountain was closed with the exception of 2 squatty lifts that must have a vertical rise of 200'. And around late morning or around noon they finally opened up the Jet Triple Chair. We spent the entire day on this one lift. The remainder of the mountain was closed due to high winds. The morning was very windy but the afternoon was not at all. The 11th was raining all day long. And there was little to no wind at all on the mountain. Yet the tram and all other decent lifts aside from the triple remained closed "due to high winds". It was miserable. Not only were we soaking wet, but were stuck on 1/3 of the mountain. AND NO TRAM TO DRY OFF IN, which would have been nice. Just kept getting pissed on on the slow triple. Not even a chance to clean your goggles. Jay is NOT a for sure thing. They can brag about the 16" they got earlier in the week but both of our days were a huge disappointment. We left and went to Burlington for the day. I will never pre-purchase tickets for Jay again. No refunds. In fact, even though I want to I will never plan on going to Jay again. If I'm in the area I'm planning on going to another mountain until I call the snowphone and hear that the damn tram is open. Sure you can check the weather and go prime season to make sure you don't get rain but a little wind can screw up your whole plan at Jay. Liftopia: Insurance for Bad Weather.
Jay Peak review written Mar 14 2011 - 09:13 AM
 
endorphinjunky Advanced Snowboarder
when the mtn have very few people, they don't open the gondola. sat day was pack house, the wait for the lines were very long, not worth the 7hr drive from NYC.
Jay Peak review written Mar 13 2011 - 08:05 PM
 
jaxx Advanced Snowboarder
Awesome day at Jay Peak with my family on March 9th 2011. Best snow we ever skied on. No wait time. Will go back for sure!
Jay Peak review written Mar 11 2011 - 06:21 PM
 
Luc Intermediate Skier
Jay Peak lives up to it's name in some ways but not all. In our seasonal powder tour through New England and Canada, we arrived at Jay Peak with high expectations. We were greeted by massive construction, uptight parking attendants, and a line to pickup lift tickets that was about 200 people long because only two windows were open. Terrain is average at best with awful run-outs on nearly every trail. Stashes and glades were great, but not as epic as described. Jay Peak is selling out to the resort mentality. Too expensive for what is offered and too basic for all the hype.
Jay Peak review written Mar 10 2011 - 08:13 AM
 
Eric & Aroline Advanced Skier
We enjoyed Jay Peak very much! It was our first time there. Due to a white-out at the top, the tram stopped running. Even when the sun came out and it stopped snowing for the rest of the day, the tram did not resume service. Several chair lifts closed. After paying the price of the ticket, we would have enjoyed riding the tram more than one time. We also would have liked to have made it to the top again. We were glad Bonadventure lift was open so we could take advantage of the trails on that side. Great powder!
Jay Peak review written Mar 04 2011 - 05:04 PM
 
Ruth Intermediate Skier
The new RFID lift ticket system is great, but the staff was a bit lazy about organization in the line, which quickly devolves into a messy queue without direction. Jay Peak in general, however, is a great mountain if you can stand the cold. If you like tight trees, and snowy adventures, here is your playground.
Jay Peak review written Mar 01 2011 - 02:38 PM
 
Matt Advanced Skier
go to the customer service area inside to pickup your ticket not the ticket window.it's not a maze to get to either. Woods!
Jay Peak review written Feb 28 2011 - 06:17 PM
 
Curtis Advanced Skier
This is a wonderful mountain.
Jay Peak review written Feb 19 2011 - 04:32 PM
 
Erik Advanced Skier
Great steeps, nice groomers and amazing glades. Best in bounds policy ever. Great glades, Beaver Pond was probably my favorite one.
Jay Peak review written Feb 18 2011 - 02:51 PM
 
Regina Advanced Skier
Great steeps, nice groomers and amazing glades. Best in bounds policy ever. Great glades, Beaver Pond was probably my favorite one.
Jay Peak review written Feb 18 2011 - 02:51 PM
 
Regina Advanced Skier
Good lifts but this has become a busy, corporate place, much like Tremblant. I won't be returning unless its on a weekday.
Jay Peak review written Feb 15 2011 - 03:03 PM
 
Michael Advanced Skier
GLADES + POWDER = FUN Love this mountain
Jay Peak review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:28 PM
 
JN Advanced Snowboarder
Amazing mountain!! Great variety for all ski abilities. Liftopia ticket was great, even cheaper than a student ticket. Make sure to print and bring your liftopia receipt and have a photo id. Can't wait to go back!
Jay Peak review written Feb 13 2011 - 04:25 PM
 
Leslye Intermediate Skier
EPIC
Jay Peak review written Feb 08 2011 - 04:29 PM
 
mike Advanced Skier
Please note you must take the reciept to the Customer Service Window to get tickets. I waited in two different lines for a total of 35 minutes to learn this. otherwise no issues.
Jay Peak review written Feb 07 2011 - 06:16 PM
 
mark Intermediate Skier
Jay has been THE favorite mountain of mine in the East for many years. Their recent expansions (ice rink, water park and foo-foo hotels) have me a bit concerned that his rustic ski hill may be taking a turn for the worse.....but time will tell.
Jay Peak review written Feb 03 2011 - 02:05 PM
 
Schotzy Advanced Skier
The glades were awesome
Jay Peak review written Jan 30 2011 - 05:44 PM
 
Justin Advanced Snowboarder
I've only skied 35 years as a beginner and this hill seemed very easy, even on a set of 10 year old 190's, not sure why there are so many advanced skiers going here. They should go elsewhere and leave the glades to those trying to become as awesome as they are. I'll sum up with a Haiku: Stay out of the trees You will get bark poisoning I like Jays powder
Jay Peak review written Jan 27 2011 - 02:23 PM
 
Nate The Half-Bee (not to be confused with Eric) Beginner Skier
Where do I begin? Jay Peak is the best kept secret in the Northeast. There's also a reason they call it an "insider mountain," with short to non-existent lift lines every day I've been. Lodging and ticket prices are super cheap ($94 for a 2-day pass!), and with the most snow in the East, and I've always been happy with the conditions. If you live in New England/New York, Jay is a must.
Jay Peak review written Jan 24 2011 - 02:52 PM
 
Dan Advanced Snowboarder
My first time at Jay last week and I ended up going down an unmarked glades off JFK. I would advise not doing that unless you are with other people. There was tons of snow but it was very narrow and down right scary.... It was also a blast :). I would come back to Jay for sure.
Jay Peak review written Jan 24 2011 - 08:11 AM
 
Patrick from Toronto Advanced Skier
The Jay glades are like nothing I've experienced in the east. Not sure where all that snow comes from but there's a ton of it. This was my first time at Jay. I'll be going back in March or early April.
Jay Peak review written Jan 19 2011 - 02:15 PM
 
Hutch Advanced Skier
Great skiing at Jay. Really enjoyed our brief stay and would recommend it highly. Get your tickets ahead of time thru liftopia, save a bunch!
Jay Peak review written Jan 15 2011 - 03:24 PM
 
busy dad Advanced Skier
Great conditions! Looking forward to my next trip there!
Jay Peak review written Jan 11 2011 - 09:32 PM
 
Lindsay Advanced Snowboarder
What to say about Jay....only the best mountain in the East for pow pow and glades......for all the novice's out there that don't like icy patches...stay at loon/attitash/cranmore and lesser mountains...if you have a complaint about JAY you need to train harder and push yourself, get out of that power plow so the snow stays on the trail and not scraped aside...to all the back country skiers, well we know where its at, and to Mia and fiance...can't find your ass from your elbow? well a beginner mtn might suit you well, the over all concept of skiing is the same at all mountains...park car, put on gear, head up mountain, ski down, and repeat..( some of us take our time in the woods) but that's b/c we know our ass from our elbow and and have the experience to do so
Jay Peak review written Jan 08 2011 - 05:31 PM
 
Jonathan Advanced Skier
Without some help from mother nature Jay has trouble keeping the white stuff around. The trails are good and big so it is worth it. Jay isn't for beginners either, so beware.
Jay Peak review written Jan 05 2011 - 03:21 PM
 
Sam Clementi Advanced Snowboarder
Jay is great, but the new construction makes parking and getting to Cust. Service at Tram Side difficult. The skiing is great, and that's what counts most.
Jay Peak review written Dec 28 2010 - 10:21 AM
 
Ed Advanced Skier
I took my sons up late Dec, lots of snow and no waiting. the bumps were good and the glades were too. If you like wide open glades try Kokomo. If you use liftopia like I did, you have to go to customer service to get your tickets..which is located beside the the Tram and flyer express quad. The quad gets you pretty close to the top of the Mtn and offers a variety of trails. I ski cannon,Loon [not on weekends] sugarbush smuggs etc. Jay peak has that wilderness feel to it like cannon does. In other words it doesn't feel like your at the mall or loon on the weekends.The trails are a blast. The facilities,Resturaunts etc are very clean and the staff are very friendly like all the above mentioned mountains. Please don't go crazy on the construction
Jay Peak review written Dec 27 2010 - 06:43 PM
 
Locolobo Advanced Skier
Deep powder in Everglades
Jay Peak review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:14 PM
 
JZ Intermediate Skier
Get there early if you want any snow. I went there the other day and had a gret time all over until about noon. I was dodging ice and other bare spots all afternooon. Unless you have really good edges you will be doing the same. If they get another foot or snow they will be unbeatable as they do get the most natural snow in VT.
Jay Peak review written Dec 23 2010 - 07:05 AM
 
CJ Advanced Skier
Jay is the best place to ski on the east if you can ski. Matty and Mia above either dont go there enough or arent good enough to deal with the elements jay can throw. If you go looking for the goods, you will find them. As far as going there for "1 freaking trail" for 40 dollars and all the "false advertising and ice"....do you guys think anywhere else would be any better early season considering most of the other mountains are operating exclusively on man made snow?
Jay Peak review written Dec 22 2010 - 09:26 AM
 
Dragon Advanced Skier
Lots of snow and glades - great spring snow and bumps. Was there May 1st last year and had a blast.
Jay Peak review written Dec 01 2010 - 04:24 AM
 
JP Advanced Snowboarder
If you're idea of a good ski is to stay up late getting hammered, you're not going to like Jay. If you're more interested in getting up early to make first lines and you like to pound through the deep snow, trees and bumps on trails so steep your legs ache, you will love it. Their groomers are fine but they can get icy in spots. I use them to rest my legs about every 5th run. The glade skiing is unsurpassed but it is for serious sliders. It is not a slope for ski bunnies. Ski Jay because you're good or you enjoy challenging yourself to become good.
Jay Peak review written Nov 30 2010 - 07:36 PM
 
MadDan Advanced Skier
My fiance and I went up to VT for the weekend just to ski/ride since it was opening weekend. Two weeks prior to our trip we were constantly checking Jay Peak's snow updates, etc. and saw they were making snow and read that they'd been getting a lot of snow, etc. When we got there, however, they had ONLY ONE LIFT AND ONLY ONE TRAIL OPEN!!! I realize it's opening weekend but COME ON!! Have a little decency to be honest about the "all the snow" the mountain is getting, etc. OR DON'T OPEN AT ALL UNTIL YOU HAVE A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF SNOW that will allow you to open more than one freakin' lift and trail. On top of that there's mad construction going on and you can't find your ass from your elbow which made things super inconvenient and frustrating! Oh yeah! And more false advertising on Jay's part, we paid 40$ for tickets on liftopia.com (p.s. WE LOVE YOU GUYS @ liftopia!!) for one freakin' trail because they were advertising "Black Friday Specials". UGH!!! WE ARE SUPER DISAPPOINTED and will be skiing/riding BURKE MOUNTAIN FROM NOW ON! Screw Jay Peak!
Jay Peak review written Nov 29 2010 - 07:20 PM
 
Mia Advanced Skier
Burke is he best kept secret but when it snows, Jay gets the most..but dont wait or the wind blows it away(or in the trees where I ski
Jay Peak review written Nov 23 2010 - 07:42 PM
 
SND Advanced Skier
Jay is awesome...yes it way up North but it is an adventure. Jay has built a beautiful new hotel restaruant bar Ice skating rink, indoor water park golf course etc....Walt Disney of the Northwest Kingdom!! Don't listen to the other posts! Great skiing and tons of snow when other resorts are dry....it's called the Jay Cloud! produce snow when no one else has it! I live in Burlington VT and travel the 1.5hr to ski there! Plus prices are the most reasonable in VT Don't pass this place up!
Jay Peak review written Nov 23 2010 - 09:27 AM
 
Julie F Intermediate Skier
Best kept secret of the Northeast. Yes, there is no nightlife but who cares. Your there to ride and ski. Cannot beat the glades & back country.
Jay Peak review written Oct 03 2010 - 12:14 PM
 
Andrew Advanced Snowboarder
While I agree there is not much nightlife, Jay has incredible terrain (some of the best trees anywhere, east or west) and gets awesome snow
Jay Peak review written Dec 08 2009 - 11:07 AM
 
Stephanie Advanced Skier
It's way overrated. Absolutely no nightlife. Stay away.
Jay Peak review written Nov 24 2009 - 09:47 AM
 
Peter Advanced Skier
Please don't tell anyone about Jay. Please. Shhh!!
Jay Peak review written Nov 17 2009 - 08:25 AM
 
Agamus Advanced Skier
Be sure to take advantage of the free ski/ride group lessons that come as part of the stay and ski packages. Lesson participants are grouped intelligently by level and interest (bumps, glades, etc) and are typically small - during a cold snap last January, I had private lessons four days in a row! Great teachers and great fun too!
Jay Peak review written Sep 22 2009 - 06:41 PM
 
Ellen Intermediate Skier
It's the "West of the East." Enough said.
Jay Peak review written Mar 02 2009 - 04:19 PM
 
Nate Advanced Snowboarder
OK, I love Jay. There is something about this place, they just end up getting a ridiculous amount of snow. They can call for a dusting everywhere, and Jay ends up with a foot. It can be cold, but I think this place has a lot of soul, it is worth the drive
Jay Peak review written Nov 12 2008 - 06:08 PM
 
Evan Advanced Skier

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