Jay Peak Resort in Jay, VT
Jay Peak Resort is where Vermonter's come to ski. The summit is at an elevation of 3,858 feet (1,176 m), with a 2,015 foot (656 m) vertical drop. It is a known fact that Jay Peak enjoys the largest average annual snowfall (355 inches or 9 metres) of any ski area in Eastern North America, including Mount Washington (which averages 645 cm / 253.9 inches annually on the summit). In 2007-8, the resort reported 419 inches (1,064 cm) of snowfall.
Known for its off-piste skiing, Jay Peak Resort offers 24 tree-skiing areas, or Glades, covering approximately 100 acres, which have been trimmed of small vegetation to provide enjoyable off-piste skiing. For every six glades that the resort "thins or trims" only one appears on the trailmap. Jay has 76 trails covering 385 acres (155 ha) of skiable terrain.
New Waterpark at Jay Peak Resort
The only indoor water park in Vermont opened for the 2011 winter ski season and has been a huge success. Offering year round fun for all ages, the Water Haus ensures that if the outside weather is less than ideal, no one has to remain cooped up in their condo or vacation rental but rather, can be enjoying the surf, pools and rides. Riders on Le chute climb up a 55ft tower and into a transparent capsule. As a trap door in the floor opens, riders plummet down a 40ft vertical drop and around a near-inverting loop.
Jay Peak Resort Golf and Country Club
Golfers of all skill levels will thoroughly enjoy this exciting new golf course in its wooded setting in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. With stunning, views of Jay Peak and the Green Mountains, majestic, mature trees, lush, bent-grass fairways and mildly undulating greens, this Graham Cooke designed golf course will thrill beginners and seasoned players alike.
Built within 300 acres, Jay Peak Resort Golf and Country Club features 5 sets of tees at each hole and makes allowances for all levels of play by adjusting the angle and length of the course from 5,000 yards to nearly 7,000 yards.
The much anticipated first nine holes opened in June 2006. This portion of the course is just east of the base area of Jay Peak Mountain and extends down the valley over the Jay Branch Brook. The back nine holes opened during Spring 2007 and run up into the West Bowl area, opening views of the mountain never before seen. A new clubhouse is under construction for Spring 2010.
Jay Peak Resort Golf and Country Club is open from Spring through mid-October. For hours of operation, directions to the golf course, regular rates and information please call Jay Peak Resort Golf and Country Club, 4850 VT Route 242, Jay, VT 05859; Tel: 800-451-4449 or 802-327-2184.