Jay Peak

Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

We hadn’t skied Jay Peak in over a decade so we decided to make a detour to check out the northern Vermont snow stash of Jay. Arriving at the resort, we were blown away by the dominant Hotel Jay all light up like a luxe alpine hotel, with the gigantic glass water park attached. From the lobby to the 5th-floor suites, Hotel Jay is posh, playful and perfectly poised to Jay's legendary tram and lifts.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Jay Peak vs
Jay PeakKillington Resort
beginner20 %28 %
intermediate40 %33 %
advanced40 %24 %
expert-15 %
total runs78 155
ski area385ac 1,509ac
summit elevation3,968ft 4,241ft
total lifts9 21
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$64 $115
back country
value for money
average total snowfall226″ 88″

Jay Peak Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 21 reviews

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Good!3.8 / 5May 01, 2018
Matthew K. Matthew K.
advanced skier
This resort really cares about the skiers. Their lifts are fast and efficient, and I've never had a long wait at the bottom. Food prices are fair and the variety of terrain will keep anyone interested.... More
Superb!5 / 5Dec 01, 2017
ASAdam S.
advanced snowboarder
I've gone to Jay Peak two years in a row in March and the snow is always deep and the mountain is awesome. Can't wait to go back. The water park looks awesome. ... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 30, 2017
KIKevin I.
expert skier
Great snow. Tram! If u cant get out west , next closest thing. The lodging is great . Right on the mt with the tram hoise lodge or hotel jay. The condos are great too. Water park inside hotel jay great for after skiing. Great woods!... More
Average!3.4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Killer snow for the East. It gets cold, because it is way up there. Surprisingly up there, almost Canada. Some sketchy stuff happened recently with the higher ups and the money could have gone into the resort but it is still a choice spot for VT. Impressive terrain and easy to find some challenging stuff. The trees are where it is at when they have... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 20, 2017
MLMike L.
advanced skier
Good snow good trails lot of moo was very easy to get there you can take a car or a train my brother goes there every year my sons never been there I'd love to take them... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 20, 2017
MLMike L.
advanced skier
Good snow good trails lot of fun was very easy to get there you can take a car or a train my brother goes there every year my sons never been there I'd love to take them... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 11, 2017
ACAnthony C.
advanced snowboarder
Best resort in the east! Would go as much as I can love the fact that they have backcountry riding ! Top notch! They have something for everyone from indoor water park to great spas . ... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 09, 2017
advanced skier
Best place to ski in the northeast. Great mountain and the most SNOW on the east coast, by far! Proud to have been raised Jay, and I will continue the tradition with my own children. ... More
Average!3.2 / 5Nov 09, 2017
DCDerek C.
advanced skier
Jay Peak is an awesome resort with the best snow on the east coast. They have great terrain for both beginners and experts.There is never a dull day in the slopes. Then after skiing they have a great selection of restaurants and other great winter activities. Hands down one of my favorite resorts.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 05, 2017
RSRyan S.
expert skier
One of the best peaks in the East. Some seriously gladed trails and even better side country terrain. You could spend a whole day lost in the woods. A bit of a drive to get too, but worth the trip!... More

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