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Jay Peak

Jay Peak Ski Resort Guide

Jay Peak, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift1,209m3,967ft
Resort Height530m1,739ft
 Nearest AirportsBurlington and Montreal Trudeau
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Jay Peak

With a huge amount of 'glade' (gently wooded) ski areas and recording some of the best natural annual snowfall in Vermont, this is a year-round resort with Vermont's only cable car (aerial tram) which received new tram cars for the 2000 - 2001 season. The resort installed the new Green Mountain Flyer, the longest detachable quad in the East at 2310metres (7,700-feet/2 miles) in length for the 1999/2000 season. The Leitner built chairlift can carry up to 2,600 skiers per hour.

Summary

The American ski resort of Jay Peak is at an altitude of 530m1,739ft.

Jay Peak has direct access to 75 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding

Jay Peak is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Jay Peak.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Jay Peak?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Jay Peak.

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Ski Area Stats

Jay Peak Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
75
Cross Country
Total Length
20km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
8

Altitudes

Jay Peak Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,209m3,967ft
Lowest Piste553m1,814ft
Resort Altitude (Jay Peak)530m1,739ft
Max Vertical3m10ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Jay Peak
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Jay Peak Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Jet'.

Location and Map

Where is Jay Peak?

This ski resort is in Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Jay Peak is Burlington, 78 minutes drive away.

Montreal Trudeau airport is also within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 10,615 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 65 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Jay Peak open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Jay Peak, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Jay Peak Tourist Office for the latest.

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