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Thursday November 27th, 2014 | Updated 8:43 am
30°F-1°C

Happy Thanksgiving

Talk about being thankful; our early morning excursion to the summit proved to be beyond worth it. There is easily a foot of snow mid-mountain up to the summit (with drifts over double that); sparking ear to ear grins and strange guttural noises only the powder hungry would understand.

On top of all this new powder, our Snowmakers are still running strong. They’re blowing snow on the Goat Run, in effort to have the Green Mountain Flyer ready for loading by Saturday morning. Be sure to check back with us tomorrow for a definitive opening time.

Tomorrow marks the kick-off for seven-day operations. We have seven trails slated to be open, serviced by four lifts scheduled to spin. First chair for Lower Mountain (Metro & Taxi Quads, along with Stateside Moving Carpet) is planned for 8:30a, with the Jet Triple slated to follow at 9:00a. As always, last chair for all lifts is at 4:00p.

Lift tickets are priced at $49 for adults (ages 19+) and $39 for juniors (ages 6-18).

Join us and NEKCA Food Shelf in assisting those in need.  Bring a bag of canned goods (bag is considered 3 or more items) to Stateside Ticket Booth on Saturday, 11/29 and you'll receive a complimentary pass to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark.

2 Day Forecast

Partly sunny
Friday
26°F-3°C

Open for skiing & riding

Cloudy
Saturday
30°F-1°C

Cloudy

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
10-13 in 25-33 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
13 in 33 cm
Snow 7 Days:
25 in 64 cm
Base Depth
12-36 in 30-91 cm
Season Total
31 in 79 cm
Snowmaking
The Goat Run
Surface
Powder/ Packed Powder
Lifts Open
0 of 9
Trails Open
0 of 78

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What to Expect

What level is my child at Jay Peak?

Skiing and riding is about having fun – and being safe while doing it. This guide will help you understand your child’s skiing and snowboarding ability and what level to sign them up for. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines to help us plan for what’s coming to the program. There is also an evaluation period on snow to help tighten up the group divisions.

 SKIERSSNOWBOARDERS
FIRST TIMERI’ve never skied.I’ve never snowboarded.
BEGINNER*I can turn left and right in a wedge in the moving carpet area, and/or green trails.I’m familiar with my equipment and I am working on both heel-side and toe-side edges in the moving carpet area, and/or green trails.
INTERMEDIATEI’m making parallel turns on blue terrain and riding upper mountain trails. I’m making heel-side and toe-side turns down blue and easier black terrain. I’m confident riding some upper-mountain trails.
ADVANCED**I have skied at Jay Peak and can make parallel turns on all black terrain/glades.I have ridden at Jay Peak exploring black terrain, glades and park.

*This is our most popular group and features several different sublevels once grouped out on snow.
**For the safety of your child, please do not rank him or her as an Advanced skier/rider if they have never been on Jay Peak terrain. Keep in mind that 1% of our children ski & ride at this level.

What should I bring?

LIFT PASS

Don’t have a season pass or Ski & Stay lodging package? We’ve got you covered. All kids enrolled in the Jay Explorers program are eligible for a $15 day ticket. This gives them access to the full mountain for the entire day. A lift ticket is required to access any Jay Peak terrain, including our 300ft moving carpet.

EQUIPMENT

We have Burton, Elan and Rossignol equipment specifically designed to make the experience easy and fun for beginners and beyond. Rentals are just $10 a day and include boots, skis/ board and a helmet. We’ll handle the fitting in-house at the Mountain Kids Adventure Center.

CLOTHING

Dress in layers so you will be prepared for changing weather conditions. Jay Peak is known for it’s snow, cold tempts and wind, so bring a backpack or bag if you’re bringing extra clothes for your child. Labeling everything with the child’s name is always a great idea as well.

Base Layers
  • Long underwear, preferably polypropylene, polyester or wool/polyester blend.
  • Ski/snowboard socks that are made of wool or polyester.
Mid Layers
  • A turtleneck or long sleeve shirt.
  • A sweater or fleece vest/jacket.
  • Thin puff vest/jacket (down).
Outer Layers
  • Ski or snowboard jacket & pants that are waterproof, warm and comfortable.
  • Gloves or mittens.
  • A hat that covers your ears.
  • Goggles & helmet are a must.

Ready to sign up?

Lessons fill up fast, especially for holiday and weekend periods. It’s best to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Book Online or call (802) 988-2737

RELEASE FORM

All children enrolled in the Jay Explorers program are required to have an updated Release Form on file every season. Click HERE to fill it out online prior to your child’s first day of lessons for a quicker check-in process.

MENU / ALLERGIES / SNACKS

Our Full Day session includes lunch, click HERE to download the weekly menu. Does your child have an allergy? Be sure to let our indoor staff know when you arrive. Kosher and dairy-free snacks are also provided, along with hot chocolate, during warm-up breaks for children in either Half or Full Day programming.

WEATHER CHECK

It’s important to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. Stay tuned to our Snowphone at (802) 988-9601 or online weather report for the latest snow and mountain news. Our programs are essentially rain or shine, so be sure to review our cancellation policy below.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Reservations will be charged in full when booked but are completely refundable if cancelled at least 24 hours prior to your lesson. Otherwise, lessons will be charged in full.

Need to cancel? We’re sorry you can’t make it. Call (802) 988-2737 and if you don’t reach a representative, leave a message including your name/reservation number, date(s) you would like to cancel, and a callback phone number. Or, if it’s easier, you can e-mail learn@jaypeakresort.com