Up until recently I had only experienced Jay as a skier. Wonderful mountain from that viewpoint, albeit crowded on the weekends and now with the addition of a full on resort I can only imagine it getting worse. Not enough skiable terrain and lift access to sustain the resort that they are promoting.
On another note was up there for a 2 day golf weekend. Here is the recap
Check-In: Well it took us 3 rooms (Golf Cottage) to finally get it right. 1st cottage had a nest of houseflies in it (how do you miss that?) and the phone didn't work so we had to srive back to the front desk. 2nd Room...beds unmade and finally settled in the 3rd cottage, 2hrs later (phone didn't work either, LOL). At that point it was late and we just wanted to get settled. We are also told we would receive a discount for our troubles...that NEVER happened.
Buyer beware...at 6am all the maintainence vehichles depart to the course for the day so if you are in the path you will be awoken as the maintenance shed is in the thick of the development.
Jay Peak Clubhouse/Golf: FANTASTIC!
Waterpark: Great for the kids but tiring I am sure for adults. They started breaking down the bar 2 hours before close incasing us between stools. How considerate!
Foundry Pub: Simple buffet breakfast but the mozzarella and calimari apps were tasteless and meager in terms of porportions. I brought it up with the bartender and he got all defensive. Ddidn't even offer to take it off the bill nor offer a free drink. All we were left with was over hearing him complain about how "he could wait to get away from the place."
Tower Bar: Nice set up. Me the Restaurant Mgr who was sympathetic to our experience and offered us a free app of maple flavored bacon with green apple slices on bread. Awesome! He was a very good guy to boot.
As someone who spends a lot of time in neighboring ski resport I can be sympathetic with the owners of Jay. Its hard to find and recruit talent to want to come up to such a remote location with nothing off mountain to offer. One thing that Jay and other NE resorts need to grasp is that they are in the hospitality business. You see it out west but not in NE. The attitude of the staff is not very welcoming and to the most point, lazy.
Jay Peak needs to expand its offseason offerings beyond golf...need zip lines, mtn biking, hiking and other activities to really make it a week long destination. What they are doing is great but they need to pay attention to detail and get their staff to be accountable.
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