Jay Peak Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Jay, VT.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Jay Peak stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Jay Peak is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Jay Peak around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Jay Peak Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Jay Peak has a total of 81 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 385 acres, Jay Peak Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 156 hectares, 0.6 square miles, or 1.6 square kilometers.
Jay Peak's slopes see on average 349 inches (10.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet every year!
Jay Peak Ski Resort Elevation
Jay Peak Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,968 feet, or 1,209 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,815 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,153 feet (656 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Jay Peak's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Jay Peak Ski Resort Difficulty Level
50.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Jay Peak has 385 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Jay Peak is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 26% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 74%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Jay Peak Ski Resort good for beginners?
Jay Peak can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 74% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Jay Peak Ski Resort Location
Jay Peak Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Jay, VT.
Jay, VT 05859 USA
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Getting to Jay Peak Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Jay Peak Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.97000, -72.47000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Jay, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Jay Peak Ski Resort.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||71 mi|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||136 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||141 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Jay Peak.
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||48 mi|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||54 mi|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||60 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Jay Peak Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Jay Peak Ski Resort.
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||10 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||11 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||24 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||40%||27 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||28 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||28 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||33 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||, QC||0 ft||0%||35 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||39 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||39 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||42 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||47 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||20%||58 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||61 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||68 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||70 mi|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||38%||70 mi|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||35%||71 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||75 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||77 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||79 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||79 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||70%||81 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||83 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||85 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||87 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||91 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||92 mi|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||34%||95 mi|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||47%||96 mi|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||27%||99 mi|
Jay Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,968 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,815 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,153 ft|
(26% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 24% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||349 inches|