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“A great value and the best snow in the East!”
Review of Jay Peak Resort

Jay Peak Resort
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I hadn't skied Jay Peak in 10 years until the past few days, but was happy with my choice! Jay offer excellent value on its lift tickets, especially: (1) if you "reload" your ticket online and (2) for kids, which unlike most areas includes anyone not yet 19. The quality of the snow is excellent by Eastern standards, and even after a major early January thaw they managed to have most of the mountain open and in good shape. Jay has good terrain for the advanced skier, including more glades than just about any other area in the east. That was critical this past week as one could ski find lots of snow in the trees.

We virtually never fly when we ski in New England, but did for the long weekend. We were pleasantly surprised that it was easy to get to Jay in under 1 1/2 hours from the Burlington airport -- not bad given how remote the Northeast Kingdom can seem.

Jay has invested a lot in its infrastructure over the past five years and it really shows. I found its employees to be friendly and helpful, and they seem to go out of their way not to gouge people the way some ski areas do (e.g., their on the mountain ski shop and grocery market are both pretty reasonable). Not to mention only $5.50 for a 24 oz. Heineken at the slopeside cafeteria!

Downsides: There are not lots of restaurant choices compared to many other ski areas, if you're looking for nightlife I suspect it's pretty limited and guess what -- it's cold on some of the chairlifts (though the 60 person Tram can help one avoid the cold)! But if you're here primarily to ski and not spend a small fortune, I think you'll be happy.

All in all a good choice, and we'll be back.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We've been going to Jay every year for a week for the past six years. The skiing is great for all levels and there is a lot to do for people who don't downhill. Jay has excellent snow shoe trails. There is nothing like snow shoeing through silent woods and by ice covered streams. Simply beautiful.

Thank Anne K
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Went for a long weekend with 9 family members to Jay Peak.First and foremost the staff and management were friendly and helpful through time we had stayed.We had a problem with rooms at first but the manager on staff at that time named Gage was nothing but fantastic.She was able to sort things out quickly and very professional and should be commended for her work.
The resort was clean and rooms were spotless.The water park was a hit with the kids and with the adults also.We also ate at the restaurants and all though it was a busy time the staff were helpful and courteous and the food was excellent.
We are now planning our next family get together and Jay is our first and only choice.

Thank Sunnie M
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

A little disappointed that resort did not offer shuttle bus except for immediate resort area. Road was a mess, parking was available but not plowed and people were stuck everywhere even with 4-wheel drive, no one was helping them from the resort. Lift tickets for half day didn't work too well, and the men manning the gondola was not courteous. They seemed tired of the crowd.

Thank sookish
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The skiing is AMAZING- Mountain does not disappoint. The condos are awful. Do not stay in townhomes or condos. Please stick to the Tram Haus or Hotel. Skiing again is amazing!

Thank skiguru000
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