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 before each lesson to help tighten up the group divisions.
|FIRST TIMER||I’ve never skied – let’s go!||I’ve never snowboarded – let’s go!|
|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.|
|INTERMEDIATE||I’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 need to bring?
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 hill (even upper-mountain) for the entire day. A lift ticket is required to access any Jay Peak terrain, including our 300ft moving carpet.
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.
Dress in layers so you will be prepared for changing weather conditions. 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.
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
All children enrolled in the Jay Explorers program are required to have an updated Release Form on file every season. Click HERE to download and have it filled out and with you on 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.
It’s important to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. Stay tuned here or with 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.
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 email@example.com