When skiers think of floating down a mountain through airy white powder, they typically think of slopes in the western U.S. and Canada such as Colorado, Utah, and British Columbia. There’s only one place in the eastern part of the continent that gets that kind of snow – the same amount as Park City Mountain in Utah and Steamboat Resort in Colorado. That place is Jay Peak Resort which gets four feet more snow than the second place mountain in the East and almost ten feet more than the third place contender.
Located in Northern Vermont, Jay Peak has been serving world-class skiing and riding to guests from the U.S. and Canada since 1955 and offers spectacular recreational activities year-round. As the sixth property in the PGRI family of resorts (five owned by PGRI plus Ragged Mountain for which PGRI runs the mountain operations under a management agreement), Jay Peak brings its deep roots, cultural cachet, and 356 inches of average annual snowfall to the portfolio.
Jay Peak features 385 acres and 2,153 vertical feet of skiing and snowboarding terrain serviced by nine lifts including Vermont’s only Aerial Tramway. The resort is widely known for its bountiful snowfall – the most snow east of the Rocky Mountains. The mountain features 81 trails, 3 terrain parks, and over 100 acres of its famous glades where the liberal in-bounds skiing policy really sets Jay Peak apart. Skiers and riders of every level love the abundant snow which makes exploring the nooks and crannies of the terrain so exceptional.
Nearly all the lodging is ski-in, ski-out or located near (or in some cases practically on) the 18-hole championship golf course, and lots of it is within walking distance of the Pump House Waterpark with the longest indoor lazy river in the U.S. and the Ice Haus Arena with its indoor NHL regulation ice sheet. The range of accommodations under management includes over 500 hotel suites, single-family homes, and a full variety of condominiums and townhouses, most within walking distance to a lift. To round out the amenities, multi-purpose athletic fields and the Clips & Reels Recreation Center and Climbing Gym are perfect for energetic guests of all ages, families, and traveling sports teams.
Jay Peak is easily accessible via major highways plus by air through Burlington, Vermont, Boston, or Montreal. Jay is only about 5 miles from Canada, so a large portion of its clientele comes from north of the border.
The addition of Jay Peak fits the PGRI strategy of geographic diversification in a strong ski market. It has a proven team of dedicated staff who have created a very strong mountain culture which is heartily embraced by its guests. Very few resorts have achieved this type of cultural resonance making it a unique and beloved property.
For more information on Jay Peak, please visit https://jaypeakresort.com/.