Jay Peak Ski Resort
Jay Peak Ski Resort
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DickfromSeattle
Seattle, WA165 contributions
The golf course at Jay Peak is rated (by Golf Digest) as the #2 golf course in Vermont. Apparently, this is the first review of the course. Trip Advisor will not allow a review separate from the resort, but it is a public course and you do not have to stay at the resort to play it. This difficult course has well maintained fairways and tricky greens (Supposedly, everything breaks away from the mountain) Each hole is beautiful but they all start to look the same after a while. Many forced carries and elevation changes. You will lose some golf balls.
Written 2 October 2021
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Sam I
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Friends
The view on the flyer quad is worth it alone, and the skiing makes it a must! Terrain park is lacking but that’s practically the only thing that is not awesome. There is also a short lift to practice on a less steep slope for beginners, making it not necessarily a place for beginners, but one where they can still practice and get better.
Written 11 January 2021
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Florian
New York City, NY381 contributions
This may be Vermont's northernmost ski resort, but it certainly isn't the best, not by a mile. First, this year shows that its location isn't a guarantee that you'll get any substantial amount of snow or even the most snow of any resort in Vermont. For the whole duration of our stay, we've been skiing on the same one black trail and one blue trail. It's unclear to me whether the resort has limited snowmaking capabilities or is just trying to save money on its customers' backs, but I have a hunch it's the latter. Even with minimal crowds, we end up in long lines at the ski lifts because except for beginners' terrain, there are only one or two lifts running - and very slowly at that. There are many other details that aren't too inconvenient taken individually, but that make the resort annoying when taken all together: you can't pick up your ski lift tickets in advance (even if they were bought online for specific days); the general store is so empty it reminds me of the USSR; you have to climb a hill by foot to get to the ski lift at the Tramside base; the rental skis suck; the resort is really located in the middle of nowhere (the nearby town of Jay has a population of 500). We will not be back.
Written 28 December 2020
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Brenda W
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I know Jay Peak is a long ride for most of us, but it's worth the trip. They get record snow and the slopes are varied but I recommend this mountain for experienced skiers to get the most out of your (long) trip. Lift lines are quick and the employees are all happy and enthusiastic. Overnight tuning is standard and should be used as New England skiing can dull your edges so utilize what they have to offer.
Written 19 November 2020
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bonardilaw
Boston, MA39 contributions
Due to global warming I have found myself having to go further and further north to get good skiing in the East. For the past 12 years, including just last week, I have been skiing at Jay Peak Resort. It was not a resort when we started, there was no restaurant, an old hotel, no spa, no pool, and no skating rink. We were there to ski! and we did just that! There motto is "Raised Jay" which is a culture, a vibe, a way of life for the folks that live and work there. To me it means, great skiing, family time, relax, ski hard, play hard and have fun. But most of all SKI and be respectful and kind to all at the mountain because we are all there for the same reason: to be away from our real lives and experience the culture, vibe and the wonderful people of Jay Peak!
Written 19 February 2020
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Skibumb55
North Andover13 contributions
Have gone to Jay Peak many times over the last few years during the winter, summer and fall. It has great skiing, only place in NE that you can usually find powder stashes in February and March. Awesome glade skiing for beginners to the expert. Great water park to hit after skiing with a huge bar. Plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, skiing, water park, arcade, climbing walls , movie theatre, indoor rink. Usually stay at Slopeside it’s a great spot to stay on the mountain, especially for skiing. Spring through fall hit Jay to golf on a beautiful and tough mountain course, hike and catch the foliage. Great place for any season.
Written 16 February 2020
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Vanessa-Turista
Caledonia, Canada141 contributions
Family
We were at Jay Peaks doing the Christmas holidays for some downhill skiing and snowboarding. There are many runs and not a lot of wait times on the lifts, if you are a beginner, there are no transition runs... you go from the Magic carpet to very steep green runs. For this reason, and also because of some icy conditions under the snow, I had a fall. I have to compliment how great the paramedics were! From meeting me on the Mountain to assessing my condition and safely bringing me down to the clinic, Gordon and other staff handled the situation so well and were so kind and reassuring. I just wish the resort would add flatter green runs, so beginners could get more confident before going down steep hills. I saw other beginners who also got hurt on the same spot I did.
The rest of my family are more experienced skiers and snowboarders and they also said that a lot of the runs were hard on the niece and steep…
Written 5 January 2020
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Stephanie G
Canada18 contributions
I can't say enough nice things about the staff. We slid into a ditch just outside Jay Peak. An employee in a pick-up saw us, pulled over and hauled us out. Another employee also stopped. It was New Year's Eve, and I knew the hotel was booked as I'd tried to get us place earlier in the month, but we stopped to ask if there was a space for our family of 7. The clerk was helpful and kind, and found us a manger when he couldn't get us a spot. The manager found us a condo, and we spent a comfortable night, instead of being out on the slippery roads. Even with clearly a lot of guests, the ladies at Dick's Pizza were cheerful and friendly, and the shuttle drivers went out of their way to scoop up people walking up to their condos in the snow. On our way out this morning, we got great advice on the least hilly way out, and the shuttle driver took us directly to our car (as we were the only riders) instead of dropping us at the usual spot. Clearly it was a busy time at the hotel, and people could have be short, or snappy, but instead we had pleasant, polite and professional service. We were so grateful to not have to get back on the road that night. Great service, and we will definitely be returning to Jay Peak.
Written 1 January 2020
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amhdxb2015
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates50 contributions
Family
Nice setting in Vermont, close to the Canadian border.
The resort is well equipped and well maintained.
Artificial snow is produced to compensate for the lack of snowfall.
Do not miss the water park, especially after a long day on the slopes.
As a family, 6 adults and 4 kids, we had rented an individual chalet (3floors, 5 BR) with the possibility of ski out/ ski in, which was very convenient.
It is not cheap, but reasonably priced.
Definitely to be repeated.
Written 30 December 2019
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Anita M
Boston84 contributions
Family
The ground is bare in Jay. The mountain has very sparse coverage, maybe a foot of snow- ok if you’re already here and willing to ski mostly blues and greens but no glade skiing. Wait a few weeks for more snow before venturing to this remote resort.
Written 28 December 2019
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