Images courtesy of Jay Peak & Tim Fater

Jay Peak

Jay Peak Resort Overview

Jay Peak, uniquely situated on the Canadian border in the self-named "Jay Cloud," has the highest snowfall in the Northeast and offers stunning views on clear days. With average annual snowfall of ~360 inches, it’s not unusual for most of the mountain to remain open late into April. Jay Peak has two base areas with lodges and skis larger than its stated acreage of 385. With a diversity of natural terrain, exceptional glade skiing and some steeps through the trees, even season shredders will find a challenge. Meanwhile, there are plenty of green trails and families will appreciate the short lifelines and friendly lifties. Jay has invested millions into transforming the mountain from a rustic locale for Canadians to become a full-on family resort destination. Kids will love the indoor waterpark while parents can keep watch from a mezzanine bar that overlooks the lazy river.

Jay Peak remains independent and the best deals tend to be available directly through the resort. Accommodations including lift passes for as many people as fit in the condo or room are the way to go. The resort is also an Indy Pass Partner, offering two days.

Special thanks to Pam Frederick from Tribeca Citizen for the inside scoop on Jay Peak.

Snow Reliability

Family Friendly

Snow-Making & Grooming

Travel Convenience

Terrain Variety

Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain

Ski School


On Mountain Dining