Jay Peak

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Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

4

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.

14/15 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
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall226″ 88″

Jay Peak Reviews

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 21 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Good!

3.5 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
NWNathan W.
expert skier
Jay is one of the best for the east coast. They have a great amount of tree skiing and steeps. The hotels are right at slopes and joined by underground hallways which include restaraunts and pubs. ... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 15, 2013
EEric
Kids enjoyed ski school and were even able to take a private lesson. by the end of the day he had the kids skiing in the woods
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 12, 2013
BBetsy
Constantly overlooked by the major ski publications, Jay is by far the best in the east.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jul 02, 2013
RRich
In addition to great snow, it is extremely customer friendly. The employees all go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 01, 2012
JJoe
Jay is approx 2 hrs from me but the snow volume and terrain variety make it attractive and worth the trip.
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 01, 2011
JJoann
They usually have plenty of snow when others are lacking on the east coast.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 31, 2011
BBill
It's like vermont was in the 70s. But with great snow, and no crowds
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 23, 2010
JJane
Jay Peak is in a micro climate that results in more snow consistently falling at Jay than elsewhere in New England. From the top of Jay Peak, you can see into Canada in one direction and the view in all directions is nothing short of spectacular. I also love the fact that two languages are spoken at Jay - English and French. Jay has a new chairlift... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 13, 2009
RRobert
I am 73 years old, and while I love skiing in the West, the lower altitudes in Vermont, and also Austria and Switzerland are a bit easier for me to handle as my age. Jay Peak lodging was adjacent to chair lifts -- very simple. Resort well-run, including good lessons from patient older instructors for those of us who may have been skiing more than... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 25, 2006
RRobert
Jay has variable terrain and the best glad skiing you'll find in the Northeast. Snow fall is extrodinarily high for New England.
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