If you've been to Jay Peak, you know our reputation is deserved—the most snow in eastern North America and a liberal in-bounds policy that ensures you can enjoy it. 78 trails, slopes and glades wait for you but the nooks and crannies are what really set Jay Peak apart. If you haven’t been here, come experience the reality behind the legend. From the far-out corners of the backcountry, to the close-at-hand convenience of The Zone learning area, there’s a little something for everyone at our larger than life mountain. Poke around and make some moments of your own.
Hours of Operation - Lift Services
|Monday-Friday||9 AM – 4 PM (lower mountain lifts open at 8:30am)|
|Weekends||8:30 AM – 4 PM (lower mountain lifts open at 8am)|
When we can, we'll also run on the early schedule through major holidays. Check the Snow Report to confirm.
Call the automated snowphone (802) 988-9601 for lift openings and weather updates. As a backup, call (802)-988-2611 to get a live body on the other end.
|Gladed Terrain||100+ acres|
|Summit Elevation||3,968 feet (1,209 meters)|
|Base Elevation||1,815 feet (553 meters)|
|Vertical Drop||2,153 feet (656 meters)|
|Lifts||9 (1 Tram, 4 Quads, 1 triple, 1 double and 2 surface lifts)|
|Natural Snowfall||377” (950 centimeters)|
|Manmade Snowfall||80% coverage|
|Season||Mid-November to Mid-May|
|Skiable Terrain||385+ acres, 50 miles of trails|
|Trails||78 - 20% Novice, 40% Intermediate, 40% Advanced|
|Longest Trail||Ullr’s Dream at 3 miles|
|Popular Advanced Trails||The Jet, Upper Exhibition, Upper River Quai|
|Popular Advanced Glades||Beaver Pond, Timbuktu, Valhalla|
|Popular Novice Glades||Moon Walk Woods, Bushwacker, Kokomo|
|Popular Scenic Trail||Vermonter|
|Parks||4 (The 180, The 360, The 720, Playtime Riglet Park)|
|Vermont’s only Aerial Tram||Transports up to 60 people from the Tramside base to the 3,968-foot (1,209 meter) summit in 7 minutes|
|Capacity||360 people per hour|
Jay's Woods Policy
Explore all of the glades within the Jay Peak boundary but make sure you have:
- The required advanced skills
- A couple of partners
- Common sense
- Don't enter glades/woods after 3pm
Many people equate Jay Peak with tremendous backcountry and they're right; the backcountry that surrounds the ski area is some of the best you'll find. It's also potentially dangerous. Know before you go. Be smart. Note: when we talk backcountry we mean off property/outside the skiing & riding boundry. We usually refer to inbounds woods as glades or woods.
- None of the backcountry terrain feeds back to the resort so plan to organize a ride to get back.
- Watch for hazards. The woods are littered with rocks, stumps, fallen trees and other objects that can damage you and your equipment.
- Ski and ride in groups of three. If someone gets hurt, you'll need one person to fetch help and the other to stay with the injured. Radios and a cell phone should both be carried.
- No backcountry after noon (12pm). We don't ever sweep the backcountry. Getting lost sucks. Getting lost at night really sucks.
- Have a meet-up plan. Pick a spot to reconvene if your group splits up. Not skiing in groups of three is dumb. Not having a meet up spot is extra-dumb.
- Wear a helmet. We won't make you but the best (and smartest) already have them on.
- Respect your ability level. If you're wondering whether or not you should attempt something, err on the side of “no”.
- Pay attention to the signs; they're there for you. Yes, you.
For more information on Jay Peak’s backcountry, see our Backcountry Policy page.