SUMMER MAGAZINE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN
PUTT, PUTT, GOOSE
FAMILY GAME DAY
PUMPED UP PARTY
JEEZUM CROW SURVIVAL GUIDE
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THEY MIGHT BE GENERATIONS APART BUT MAEVE AND SILE ARE UNITED BY THEIR DIFFERENCES. LOOK FOR MAEVE AND SILE’S COMMENTS HIDING IN THE PAGES OF THIS MAGAZINE AS THEY EMBRACE WHAT IT MEANS TO WALK (AND TALK) THE JAY WAY.
Uncommon Ground The Jay Way is an uncommon take It’s easy to follow but tougher to fake It’s seniors and juniors and never befores It’s powder and puddles and not keeping score Just do what you say, then say what you do Your friends might not get it, but that’s ok too (You’re much better looking and much smarter too) It’s here when you’re ready, this ground you can walk It doesn’t take luggage, but pack some good socks Because when it’s all said, it still isn’t done You’ll meet uncommon people and have uncommon fun It’ll unfold before you this season, this day Maybe you’ll join us, it’s this way to Jay.
D i s cove r T h e J a y Wa y, co m i n g s o o n .
putt, putt, goose
08 Table of
The game continues until Jay’s critics decide to do something else.
4 FIRST HAND
In order to win every hand, you need to win the first one.
There are two sides to every puck with the Himes twins.
Family Game day
Q Burke Mountain Resort: the official destination for the Papianou-Wilson clan.
Pumped Up Party
What are the odds?
20 THE GAME OF LIFE This wedding edition sure does look a lot like Pinterest.
22 GEAR GUIDE Dress for success—and the outdoor elements.
25 RAISED JAY
We wouldn’t want to grow up any other way.
Ariel Toohey gets jacked up on juice, cupcakes and water slides.
Jeezum Crow Survival Guide
Peeling back the layers to Stateside’s new rec center and movie theater.
31 ERECTOR SET
Practical skills for almost everything. Almost.
Unlock new possibilities at Q Burke Mountain Resort.
Visualize your next move.
41 THE GUIDEBOOK The ultimate cheat sheet to help you get ahead on planning. D I R E C T I ON S: U ns c ra mbl e th e l e tte rs fo u n d i n si d e th e pa ge s of th i s ma ga z i ne. D I SC LAI ME R : We won’t te l l you w h a t t h e wo rd s pe l l s . So h ow w i l l you k now i f you ’re ri g h t o r n o t ?
FIRST HAND BY STEVE WRIGHT
Long before the notion of “gaming” went from verb to noun, and before either dungeons or dragons introduced fantasy war games to a posse known for being stuffed into lockers (and who, now, are busy running corporations), playing games—playing in general—was pretty simple. A favorite of mine, along with my semiwilling brother, was rock fights. Simple. I counted to three, my brother would sprint away in the other direction and I would throw rocks at him. Not so much rock fights as it was rock dodging or target practice—perspective depending. We’d also build forts out of forlorn furniture boxes, arm ourselves with a season’s worth of acorns and do battle until well after the street lights blinked on.
While it remains unclear as to what drove our interest in physical (however tactical) violence, the formula for fun was as plain as it was simple: fair weather + willing participants + pretty much anything we could get our hands on = game on. It’s not that we don’t all want a return to the simple, carefree days of throwing actual rocks at each other; it’s that the notion of games has turned from real to virtual and, in the process, gaming has lost its edge. At the very least, this is where we, Jay Peak, can bridge the metaphorical gap. Give players the choice of very real settings (mountains, rivers, grass, wind, ice), while giving nod to the slightly unreal, indoor waterparks with sliding glass roof systems, candied bacon, climbing walls, swimming pools and amphitheaters. We have secure footings in both reality and imagination, and it’s from that point-of-vantage that we present this year’s Jay Peak Summer Magazine. Our breathtaking and award-raking Jay Peak Championship Golf Course comes to life through the eyes of the smallish in Putt, Putt, Goose (pg. 8), while more indoor, and slightly slicker, pursuits are chased after in Stick Tricks (pg. 12). If you’re game for a birthday party, we provide the perfect backdrop (says Ariel Toohey) in Pumped Up Party (pg. 17). And if you’re still left climbing the walls, Go Bananas (pg. 29) to see how you’ll get up, then get down, when winter drops next season. In between, we tell you how to plan, what to eat, what to wear and how to identify those in the know. They’re generally the ones climbing walls or walking fairways, running trails or icing pucks. If you check, they probably also have rocks in their pockets.
PUBLISHER Bill Stenger, President, CEO & Co-Owner Ariel Quiros, Chairman of the Board & Co-Owner EDITOR Steve Wright, Chief Marketing Officer, Jay Peak DESIGN & CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
C R E AT I V E D I R E C T I O N Janalee Budge Origin Design + Communications
D E S I G N & I L LU S T R AT I O N Guy Paolaggi, Cato Pulleyblank Origin Design + Communications
P R O D U C T I O N & C O O R D I NAT I O N Kim Hewitt, Jay Peak Marketing Manager Marie-JosĂŠe Legault, Joanie Faucher Origin Design + Communications
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Steve Wright, Stephanie Nitsch CONTRIBUTING PHOTO GRAPHERS Justin Cash, Lenny Christopher, Andrew Lanoue, Jason Guild, Todd Papianou, Ann Mindell, Dennis Himes AD SALES JJ Toland, Director of Communications + Partnerships PRINTER Norecob 340 rue Principale, Saint-Jules, Qc, Canada, G0N 1R0 norecob.com
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BY STEPHANIE NITSCH GOLFER 1 MAEVE
JAY PEAK’S MINI GOLFERS PLAY BY THEIR OWN RULES.
GOLFER 2 KEATON
What Makes a Winning Course? 1. V ermont’s #1 Public Golf Course, Golfweek Magazine (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) 2. V ermont’s #1 Public Golf Course, Golf Digest Magazine (2013, 2015)
Fashion Police MAEVE
utfitted in proper threads and just-my-size clubs, two of Jay Peak Resort’s toughest pundits took the keys to the Golf Course (the golf cart, specifically), and reported back with their rants, raves and recommendations for the championship turf. Turns out, it’s easy to manipulate the rules of golf beyond recognition. Because if you were never taught the rules in the first place, then they’re invariably yours for the making.
“I had to wear a blue shirt and a white cap and it looked really disgusting. If I could change the uniform, I’d make them pink, purple and blue. And neon colors. I think they would fire me because they only like dull colors.” KEATON
“The clothes were really comfy. It totally got me into the feeling of being a golfer. I might have gotten grass stains on my white pants.”
Two Sides to Every Coin MAEVE
“Keaton was driving the golf cart and ran into a rock. Then someone ran into us. Our golf cart was blocking the whole path, and I guess he didn’t see us. I was so scared. It made the whole cart jump up and down.” KEATON
“I did not! I only bumped into the side of something. I did not crash it. When I was driving, Maeve was so freaked out. When I stopped, she was really relieved. I was just going where Andrew told us to go.”
Old vs. Young MAEVE
“There were no young people on the golf course. They were all, like, 90. Born probably in the 1820s or 1614. They like to play golf because it’s a boring game.” KEATON
“It was mostly grown-ups, and most of them had little strips of white hair. Unless they died their hair grey or white…”
“I like playing golf, but I have other plans when I get older.”
If Maeve Could Change the Rules
TRIVIA ON THE TEE
“Nine- and ten-year-olds should be able to put the ball in the hole with their hands.” “Only let kids play. You have to be 20 or under. Maybe take away everything about it besides the golf cart. Take away the clubs. Make it a place for kids. Almost like a Chuck E. Cheese’s with trampolines and all that stuff. Arcade games, too.”
WHILE WE CAN’T DO MUCH TO CHANGE THE REAL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF GOLFING, WE CAN TRY TO MAKE THE GAME A LITTLE MORE ENTERTAINING. TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JAY PEAK GOLF
The Critics’ Favorite Club
COURSE, WE DUG UP SOME OF THE MORE ENTERTAINING FACTS AND FIGURES FROM VERMONT’S BEST PUBLIC COURSE, AS
The driver KEATON
“You could whack the ball really easily.”
RATED BY GOLF DIGEST AND GOLFWEEK MAGAZINES. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU HIT THE GREENS, SPICE UP YOUR GAME WITH A ROUND OF “DID YOU KNOW?”.
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Record Distances KEATON
“I think I hit it at least four yards. That’s 12 feet. Maeve got at least four yards and a half.”
HA R D E S T H O L E
N U M B E R O F H O L E S W I T H WAT E R HA Z A R D S
T O TA L A C R E S Of course, Maeve and Keaton’s critical analysis on golf—and golf fashion—isn’t shared by everyone. Several thousand people take to the Jay Peak Championship Golf Course every summer, seeking out the pleasures of navigating the fairways and flagsticks. The love of the links might be difficult to comprehend when you’re just 10 years old, but there’s no denying that the appreciation for the greens only gets stronger with age.
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or 11-year-old Courtney Himes, stepping through the doors at the Ice Haus is a cathartic experience.
“It feels like a second home,” explains Courtney. “I walk in the door and I hear slap shots against the glass. I see the control panels that control the lights to the rink. I see the orange bathroom. I feel the rug against my shoes on the ground. I see the rubber and wetness of skates on the floor. It makes me excited because I get to spend time with people that I like and be at a place that I really love.”
Planet Hockey ice camps emphasize a progressive curriculum that helps young players develop physical and mental power, in and out of the rink. Last year alone, the Planet Hockey camps at the Ice Haus brought more than 300 players from 30 different states, creating a tightknit collective of energy and support. “The feeling of being on a team is fun, and you get to know people better,” says Hannah. “It’s a good bonding experience.”
THIS SUMMER, PLANET HOCKEY WILL OFFER TWO CAMP SESSIONS, GROUPED
Those people in question fall into one of two camps: 1) her father and Ice Haus manager Dennis Himes or 2) her hockey teammates, one of whom has played by her side at every practice and tournament. That would be Hannah, her twin sister and eternal teammate. The Himes girls have been skating since they were three years old, encouraged by Dennis, a lifelong hockey player himself, to tap into their strength, agility and speed on ice. “[Dad] always says, ‘I’m gonna skate you ‘til you puke,’” says Courtney. “He puts a trashcan in the middle of the ice and he skates us, but we never puke.” Years of competitive hockey have likely helped them in keeping one step ahead of their father’s tactics, but Dennis might need to rethink his training regime. Two years ago, the Himes sisters enrolled in their first Planet Hockey camp, determined to elevate their hockey skills and develop quick wit by leaps, bounds and trashcans. And based on their feedback, it appears to be working.
My friends think I enjoy them.
PLANET HOCKEY CAMP STATS
BY AGE AND SKILL LEVEL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, AT THE JAY PEAK ICE HAUS.
2 0 1 5 DAT E S J U LY 6 -1 2 ; J U LY 1 2-1 8 Campers are wrangled on the NHL regulation-sized rink by an international roster of coaches and professional players. “I like that they bring in different coaches from around the world,” says Courtney. “It’s good to see how they were brought up. They all skate differently and have different opinions on drills. It’s good to see a different perspective.” The two week-long camps involve drills, group scrimmages and detailed video analysis that help players refine their technique. “I like the flow of being on the ice with my teammates and watching us improve every single minute, every single second,” says Courtney. But it’s the obligatory team bonding experiences at the Ice Haus or places like the Pump House Indoor Waterpark that really tap into campers’ talents—which, the Himes twins agree, is a valuable skill when playing with others. “It’s a good feeling when you know everybody on the ice and know where they are; their strengths, weaknesses. Your team is always there to back you up on the ice,” says Hannah. “No matter what.”
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TOP 10 CAMP HIGHLIGHTS 18+ HOURS ON ICE DRYLAND TRAINING TEAM SCRIMMAGES ALL-STAR CAMP TOURNAMENT VIDEO ANALYSIS CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS PAINTBALLING MOUNTAIN BIKING GOLFING PUMP HOUSE INDOOR WATERPARK
Game Day Family
Board games? Bored games? Not for the Papianou-Wilson family.
BY STEPHANIE NITSCH
“It’s about the smiles, not the miles.” Todd Papianou’s philosophical one-liner is meant for our conversation on mountain biking, but it could just as easily give context to anything in life. Because for the Rumford, Maine resident—along with his wife, Karen Wilson, and daughter, Madison—anything worth doing better be really damn fun.
or the last five years, the fun in question has taken the form of two wheels, handlebars and old-fashioned lungpower, propelled over mountain bike trails tucked away in the woods somewhere around Burke, Vermont. Each of the Papianou-Wilson clan members came to mountain biking through a chain of successions. Todd, inspired by a borrowed bike and a group ride with the guys. Karen, at the persuasion of her husband’s new hobby. Madison, guilty by association. To corral their different experience levels, the three attended the NEMBAfest in Burke, an annual gathering held by the New England Mountain Bike Association that celebrates the summer solstice and the longest mountain bike day of the year. From that moment on, the Papianou-Wilson bloodline was solidified by rubber, dirt and even a little bit of real blood
“We’re part of a tribe.”Todd Papianou
ceremoniously left on the trail. “We realized this would be a family activity for us,” says Todd. True to his words, their group hobby began with family-centric bike rides, often set amongst the Kingdom Trails. Soon, the trio began making treks to Burke with other families, linking up with old ski friends and new mountain bike acquaintances, sometimes rolling five families deep on any given ride. “We’re part of a tribe,” says Todd matter-of-factly.
And that’s a fair statement, considering the various sports the whole family dabbles in: triathlons, road biking, skiing, nordic skiing and white water kayaking. Even their mountain bike discipline is branching out as they start to explore the downhill trails at Q Burke Mountain Resort. “I’m getting more comfortable going downhill and using my brakes as little as possible,” says Karen, who nevertheless still prefers cross-country riding to gravity-fed descents. Even if coasting downhill in full body armor isn’t your forte, the lift-served ribbons of dirt at Q Burke Mountain Resort still welcome riders like Karen who want more practice harnessing adrenaline. “We stayed at one of the condos right on the downhill trails, and the kids loved watching the riders come down,” says Karen. “We took a group of kids on the lift, and with each run they became more confident and faster. Madison took a hard fall. She launched off a jump and threw on the brakes. She got back on her bike the next day and was fine, but it’s a good lesson learned. It’s a fun sport, but there’s a skill involved in it.” Mountain biking comes with another perk for the PapianouWilson clan: it’s a social motivator that fuels friendships. Last summer, “Todd and I took the older kids of the families and we went on a 10-mile ride,” recalls Karen. “We’d stop and have a snack, and go over the map with them. They were really motivated. They supported each other and egged each other on. They’d talk about the riding etiquette before going up or down a hill. It was the first time they had to do that, and I was really impressed. We celebrated with french fries and root beer.”
“Everyone can come here Karen Papianou and have success.” Burke’s all-ages appeal can be credited to a progressive trail network that spans the length of over 100 miles. “Everyone can come here and have success,” says Karen. Whether sculpted by hand or shaped by a machine, trail layouts are purposefully built to accommodate developing skills. “There are so few rocks [on the Kingdom Trails]. They were able to build trails that are so smooth with flow and don’t have crazy, technical obstacles. It lends itself to fast riding, and it’s just a lot of fun.” Of course, speed plus fun is an equation for consequence, but that doesn’t seem to faze anyone here. “There’s always some sort of incident,” says Karen. “I once smashed my shin and was bleeding all over the trail. When Madison fell, it was the day after I smashed my chin on a rock. It’s a part of the sport.” Actually, points out Todd, “It’s because we charge.”
Even when the bikes are stashed, the sport has a way of bringing everyone together, much like a secret club that bends the rules for anyone who wants in. “We had a dinner party once, and all of a sudden it got quiet,” says Karen. “We parents got really worried. We found the kids watching YouTube videos of mountain bikers. They knew they weren’t supposed to be on the iPad.”
12 QUESTIONS WITH ARIEL TOOHEY BY STEPHANIE NITSCH
WELVE QUESTIONS, A HUNDRED ANSWERS. That was the basic formula of a getting-to-knowyou game with Ariel Toohey. At face value, the eight-year-old Shelburne, Vermont resident is critic of Trader Joe’s apple cider (“Gross!”), a chocolate cupcake connoisseur, and a specialist in all things Harry Potter. When Ariel added extraordinary party host to her repertoire of assorted skills at the Pump House Indoor Waterpark last fall, she set the benchmark for the most “epically awesome” birthday party among her cronies. It left me wondering what else this Jill of all trades is capable of doing. But with the imagination of an adolescent, it appears that her expertise is as deep as the far end of the pool. Which is to say: bottomless.
You turned eight. That’s a big milestone. Are you excited?
Yes, because eight is my favorite number.
What was your favorite slide?
I really like the orange one because you don’t have a tube. You’re all by yourself and you don’t know how far you’re going to zoom out, and you don’t know where you’re going to land. It’s really fun.
Did you get to ride La Chute for your birthday?
No, because I’m not tall enough to ride it. No, wait. I’m not heavy enough to ride it. I’m 53 or 54 [pounds]. You have to be, like, 70 or something.
How fast do you think people go down it?
I thought I saw a body going down the red slide and it was a blur. He went down the entire slide in, like, a minute. It was sooo fast. It was, like, zoooooom, done. I thought someone got stuck in the loop.
What do you think the Pump House needs more of?
I don’t really know. [Laughs] Maybe if there could be one more thing in the Lazy River, there could be more things where they spray water or dump water.
Did you make up any games?
It was not exactly a game, but we did a contest: who could avoid the most sprays on your head at the baby waterpark.
How long did it take before your fingers got all pruny and wrinkly?
It only took a little bit because I went in the water so much. It takes so little time to get pruny. I think it’s really funny. It looks like you’re an old lady.
What’s your favorite kind of birthday cake? Chocolate. I had cupcakes because we couldn’t bring a whole cake in the van. We were bringing drinks too until we figured out someone almost threw up in the car from the drinks. It was apple juice from Trader Joe’s. I like Trader Joe’s generally, but they don’t make good apple juice. For a fact.
What’s the best part about having a birthday party at a waterpark?
I think it’s really special because it’s better than having a normal party at your house. You get to go on epic water slides. You don’t get to be in the same boring, old house. You get to run and spray each other with water and stuff. It’s my favorite place.
In the whole world?
Yes. But it might have to be a tie because there’s a Harry Potter World, and I think it’s gonna be as good as the waterpark. It’s in Florida at Universal Studios. I’ve never been there, but I really wanna go. I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, and I’ve read all the books.
What’s your favorite book?
The last probably, because they have so many epic journeys. You don’t know what’s gonna come next. They’re not in school anymore, so there aren’t rules, so they just run around and chase death eaters and look for Voldemort.
Do you wish you didn’t have any rules?
I’m not the kid who’s always trying to break rules. I would like to just have less rules and more freedom sometimes.
PARTY AT THE PUMP HOUSE Streamline the party planning process with everything you need in one package. Just add water. The Pump House Party Package includes: Full-day waterpark access for 10 guests, including up to 4 adults Three hour cabana rental $2 per child for the 1851’ Family Arcade Birthday gift (one youth-sized t-shirt)
Catering and delivery available from Mountain Dick’s Pizza. Snacks and drinks available from the Warming Shelter Snack Bar or The Drink
Start planning at jaypeakresort.com/PumpHouseParties
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The Knot By Stephanie Nitsch So someone popped THE question, and you’ve made it to the next level in life. The next challenge ahead of you? Planning the details of your big day. While board games may rely on a roll of the dice, your wedding is best left in the hands of deliberate strategy and planning. Hosting a wedding at Jay Peak Resort means working with an on-site wedding planner who is dedicated to helping with the details from start to finish. Whether that means arranging affordable accommodation options, suggesting locations for the most photogenic backdrop or planning activities for all your guests, taking the plunge at Jay Peak Resort is all about the reward, not the risk.
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When you play hard and sweat hard, you need gear that works hard, too. As chief buyer for Jay Peak’s retail stores, Jennifer Wirth dishes up her top choices for summer apparel, accessories and equipment.
summer gear guide
High-UV Protection Headwear
Womenâ€™s Sugarpine Air Mesh Lightweight Hiking Shoe
Garuka Bars Wavefarer Engineered Board Shorts
R15 Golf Driver
HERO4 Black Camera
TP Golf Glove
Cloud Walker 18 Hydration Pack
Raised Jay or Not.
Would You Rather
Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’ Cinnabon depression sweatpants?
Be responsible for tuning Willie Nelson’s Martin N-20
Ramen with vegetables
For verifying that each of Nicky Minaj’s McChicken’s are mayo-free?
Foot the bill for a black Kiton K50 wedding tuxedo
Burger, medium-rare with bun (and, under duress, ketchup)
Be a beach?
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Grizzly Bear?
Wear a red Solo cup with your initials around your neck?
Anything aged, dusted with Himalayan rock salt, and/or cradled, however lovingly, by a Campagna roll?
Be a mountain
Alejandro Escovedo and Lightnin’ Hopkins
Ride La Chute
The world outside your window
Ride a Royal Enfield listening to Dutch trance-music king Tiesto, while tweeting that you’re riding a #royalenfield?
The World of Warcraft?
Actually, just eat the damn cilantro.
Fair and Balanced?
Riding with the windows down in a 1976 Caprice Estate Wagon listening to The Stylistics
Ren and Stimpy
Riding in your air-conditioned Scion XB listening to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up on booktape?
I live adjacent to an awesome strawberry patch.
WHAT’S IN A JEEZUM? For two days in late July, Jay Peak Resort transforms into a weekend bender of live music, featuring nine bands and enough food carts, artists and tailgate parties to satisfy the hedonistic senses of 1,500 festivalgoers. The Jeezum Crow Festival, July 24-25, is a hodgepodge community of music aficionados that flock to the Stateside Amphitheater and inject it with a healthy dose of free spirit. When we weren’t gyrating to the combination of homemade hula hoops and air guitar solo sessions during last year’s
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inaugural Jeezum Crow event, we were taking notes on the habits and trends of the general admission. What resulted was a distillation of our collective intelligence into a handy survival guide for the 2015 fest. You won’t need for tIh get noth in is a p ; it ’s ho g ain to ration your own water supply or pay homage in th nestly e as s. to a symbolic pile of burning wood, but cerebral enlightenment is nonetheless very much possible.
sauce.) If you’re on a strict liquid diet, the shaded beer garden provides both calories and hydration in one fell swoop. 3 REASONS FOR VISITING THE FIRST AID STATION 1. Hula hoop-induced chafing and strained muscles 2. Baby diaper blowouts 3. Free sunscreen refills MEMORABLE OCCASIONS IN 2014 During a set from Promise of the Real, front man Lukas Nelson, son of Willie, smuggled in fireworks and shot them off into an unsuspecting crowd, buzzing the heads of many. RUNNER UP: At one point during the festival, an able-bodied local quietly napped out in the handicapped section while a woman in a wheelchair ran him over. BY STEPHANIE NITSCH
POP-UP ART EXHIBIT
OVERSIZED SUN HAT
DOG ON A CARABINER LEASH
IRONIC 80s SUNGLASSES
TOP 24 JEEZUM CROW MOMENTS CONTEST Music festival season is a hotbed for fashion trends and cultural fads. Keep an eye out for our list of top 24 things you’ll undoubtedly see during Jeezum Crow’s two-day spectacle. Find contest details at jaypeakresort.com/JeezumCrow.
Take a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag it with #jeezum15.
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AN EXCITING GAME OF FUN FOR AGES 4 AND UP GAMEPLAY 15,000 square feet 16 climbing walls 1 ropes course 30 arcade games 145-seat movie theater 1 snack bar
CHOOSE A FEATURE TO BEGIN:
Climbing walls, ropes course, arcade or movie theater. FOR CLIMBING WALLS: Pick from one of
the 16 available indoor climbing routes: 13 wild challenges or 3 traditional walls. Taking turns, strap into an automatic selfbelay and ascend the 32-foot-tall walls in record time.
FOR ROPE COURSE: Using your hands
INTRODUCTION Life-sized obstacles and colorful distractions are used to challenge players’ ability to monkey around at Jay Peak’s new Rec Center, located at Stateside and opening Winter 2015-16. Each player is responsible for choosing his/her own adventure and completing the activity he/she chooses.
OBJECT To be the first person to crack a smile.
SETUP Drop all players inside the Rec Center. First-time players must check in for orientation. All players must shake off any temper tantrums before continuing past the entrance.
Cut and fold the below dice to use in the board game found on the back cover of this magazine.
and feet, navigate the jungle of high-rise ropes, walkways and wooden castles above the arcade.
FOR ARCADE: Beg parents for tokens. Insert token(s) into a gaming console. Play until tokens run out, then ask parents for more. Repeat. Choose from mini bowling, race car driving, ski simulator, pinball and other games. FOR MOVIE: Select a seat with a view of the screen and sink into the stadium seating. When available, activate 3D experience by putting on provided glasses. Increase enjoyment by bringing the whole family in tow.
Players may stop to refuel at any time at the Rec Center’s snack shack. Your turn is over whenever player’s parents leave OR the facility closes, whichever comes first. The game continues for life or until players no longer enjoy the reality of fun.
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BY STEPHANIE NITSCH
The Nuts and Bolts of the New Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel and Conference Center mind the gap Scheduled to open December 2015, the new Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel and Conference Center will roll together all the best features of Hotel Jay and Tram Haus Lodge. That includes ensuring all 116 rooms and suites, whether facing slopeside toward the mountain or downstream toward Willoughby Gap, as well as the conference center, enjoy a postcard view.
built-in history lesson An industrial Americana aesthetic pays tribute to Q Burke Mountain Resort’s historic roots. Some of the mountain’s very first ski trails were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a post-Great Depression work relief program from 1933-1942. The trails were one of the first projects ever completed by the CCC, a fact that Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel and Conference Center’s designers did not want to overlook.
made by hand By the time it opens to the public, the five-story resort will have amassed roughly 300,000 man-hours from start to finish. Inside, an open-floor plan will be fashioned from Vermont stone and wood and New York steel, and will be decorated with homegrown New England artwork.
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116 rooms & suites 2 restaurants 1 bar conference center arcade indoor & outdoor pools 12 tennis courts mountain bike & ski storage
cheers to that Après and alpine activity go hand-in-hand, so the bar area was given special attention. The thirstiest patrons will flock to the larger room, with its live music stage, but an annexed nook offers an acoustic retreat, where plush armchairs around a fireplace invite more cozy conversation.
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GUIDEBOOK Because everyone needs a good plan
THE STORY OF SUMMER Chapter 1 It’s a story that starts up where last summer left off. Carefree days in the mountains, lingering over a meal and sharing it all with friends or family. That’s the nature of summer at Jay Peak, and it happens every day. With ongoing entertainment like our year-round indoor skating area, 18-hole Championship Golf Course, aerial Tram rides, restaurants, hiking, biking, music festivals and the open-roof Pump House Indoor Waterpark, it’s a story we like to relive again and again. The only thing that might get tired around here is you, but we’ve got plenty of hotels, cottages and condominiums to remedy that little detail. Call (800)
451-4449 or visit jaypeakresort.com to book your stay.
LODGING Stay where you play all summer long
GET MORE THAN
in vacation extras Look for this icon for a sampling of what’s included in the coupon book you’ll receive on check-in.
A steal of a
DEAL Summer offers
Call (800) 451-4449 or jaypeakresort.com/deals
THE BEST THINGS COME IN PACKAGES Plan less and get more Lodging Waterpark packages include daily access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark Golf packages include unlimited daily rounds on our Championship Golf Course (based on availability) Daycare for kids ages 2-7 Access to the outdoor pool and hot tub for Hotel Jay, Stateside Hotel and Tram Haus Lodge guests Unlimited access to the Hotel Jay Fitness Center for Hotel Jay, Stateside Hotel and Tram Haus Lodge guests Access to the Ice Haus Indoor Skating Arena during Public Skate hours.
BOOK ONLINE (because it’s easier)
Free internet access
jaypeakresort.com or call (800) 451-4449
On-property shuttle service
to speak with a real, live human booking agent
SPLASH + STAY Pump up the House PACKAGE FOR A FAMILY OF 4 HOTEL ROOM
Packages include 1-night lodging and 1-day access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark
GOLF + STAY Swing on by PACKAGE FOR 2 ADULTSÂ HOTEL ROOM
Packages include 1-night lodging and 1-day of unlimited golf on our championship course
LODGING ONLY Just Relax PACKAGE FOR A FAMILY OF 4 HOTEL ROOM
Rates are subject to change without notice. Hotel from rates are baesd on a room in the Stateside Hotel. All rates are based on high summer. Early and late summer rates available. Other lodging options available.
LODGING OPTIONS Home away from home
HOTEL JAY AND CONFERENCE CENTER 176 studios and 1- to 4-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette or kitchen. Located at the base of Tramside, with direct access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark.
TRAM HAUS LODGE
Studio, 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom suites and offers flat screen HD televisions, free in-room wifi and free guest lockers. Located steps from Tramside lifts and Taiga Spa.
85 slopeside units at the new Stateside Hotel and Baselodge offer the most affordable on-mountain lodging. They feature rooms (not penthouses), a diner (not a bistro), a gear shop (not a denim bar) and, coming Winter 2015, a Recreation Center that puts the center of all centers to shame. Unlimited guest shuttle service to Tramside base area and all surrounding amenities, including the Pump House Indoor Waterpark and Ice Haus Arena, are included.
1- to 3-bedroom luxury suites include a full kitchen, flat-screen TVs and 1-3 bathrooms. Larger units include 2 levels with a second spacious living area.
GOLF & MOUNTAIN AND TIMBERLINE COTTAGES
VILLAGE CONDOMINIUMS AND TOWNHOMES
1- and 2-bedroom suites available. Many of these new, multi-level cottages sit along the first hole of our Championship Golf Course.
Luxurious yet affordable 2- to 5-bedroom units are perfect for medium or large groups and feature slopeside access to the resort.
STONEY PATH CONDOMINIUMS
Deluxe slopeside condominiums feature 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom, plus a full kitchen, living and dining rooms, a fireplace and balcony.
Deluxe and economy 2-bedroom units located on the road between Stateside and Tramside, a 10-minute walk to the village.
A mix of studio, 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-bedroom units. Value-driven condos ideal for families and within walking distance to Tramside amenities.
Multi-level units sleep up to 6 people, and are within walking distance to all Tramside amenities.
1- or 2-bedroom suites with beautiful views of the golf course and surrounding ranges. Furnished with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and local artwork.
GOLF Come play the nicest course in Vermont
GET INTO THE SWING OF THINGS Fore the love of the links Our course, of course, is nice, because we say it is. Plus Golf Digest and a bunch of other magazines perennially rank us as the best public course in the state. But all the news that’s fit to putt can be found on our fairways. Multiple tee boxes mean the course can be as challenging or as approachable as you feel you’re ready for, and our rates are less than places down south that think even more of themselves than we do. And, clearly, that’s saying something. SAVE $25 on 1 hour of golf instruction.
WHEN’S YOUR TEE TIME? firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 988-4653
GOLF RATES 2015 Day Rates
Weekend & Holiday
(Monday –Friday, non-holiday)
Twilight (Every day after 3pm)
Cart rental is $15 for a 9-hole or Twilight round and $20 for 18 holes
2015 Season Pass Rates
By June 1 After June 1
MAKE IT A GROUP EFFORT
GOLF CLINICS & LESSONS
Groups of 12+ get great discounts
For all ages and abilities
jaypeakresort.com/groups To book your group:
email@example.com or call (802) 988-2765
(802) 988-4653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates are subject to change without notice. Rates are at par for Canadian guests with valid proof of current residency (license, health insurance card, etc.). At par products must be purchased by cash all credit transactions will be completed in US funds. Midweek rates are available Monday through Friday, non-holiday. Twilight rates are available 7 days a week after 3 pm.
THE PUMP HOUSE Indoor Waterpark
PUMP HOUSE RATES Day Pass Rates Adult (15+)
3 & under
(access to the park but not the features)
Cabanas (3 hour rentals) Monday – Friday & non-holiday
Saturday – Sunday & holidays
JUMP RIGHT IN Satisfy the need for leisure at the Pump House Indoor Waterpark. Surf, climb, float or lounge in the water features, and be forever changed by the restorative effects brought on by thousands of gallons of aquatic entertainment. GET $6 IN CREDITS to the Elevation 1851’ Family Arcade $10 OFF an Adult or Junior day pass to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark.
SECURE YOUR PASS ONLINE jaypeakresort.com/daypass Please call (802) 988-2710 for more information
SURF’S UP Catch a lesson on the Double Barrel FlowRider
SAVE $20 on a 1 hour surf lesson.
More information: call (802) 988-2710 or email
GROUP DISCOUNTS If you have 12 or more in your motley crew
jaypeakresort.com/groups To book your group:
email@example.com or call (802) 988-2765
THE ICE HAUS Indoor skating arena
The fact that it’s based at the base of our mountain means it’s also the best. Play a little shinny, practice your crossovers or just wobble your way around the ice with your family.
IT’S THE ICING ON TOP The Ice Haus Indoor Arena offers several hockey and skating camps throughout the summer, including:
Figure Skating Camps JUNE 21 – 26 WEEK 1 (SUN – FRI) JUNE 28 – JULY 3 WEEK 2 (SUN – FRI)
ICE HAUS RATES Public Skate
Planet Hockey Camps JULY 6 – 12 WEEK 1 (MON – SUN) JULY 12 – 18 WEEK 2 (SUN – SAT)
3 & under
Stick & Puck (all ages)
Helmet required (full visor for kids 17 & under)
Boston Junior Bruins Hockey Camp
JULY 18 – 24 (SAT – FRI)
Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp JULY 26 – 31 (SUN – FRI)
Northeast Kingdom Skating Camp
Private Rentals (for parties, reunions etc.) Per hour
Contact Dennis Himes at
AUGUST 3 – 7 (MON – FRI) SAVE $40 on a 1 hour private ice rental.
For more information, visit
FOOD & DRINK
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Satisfy the appetite and quench the thirst
FEAST ON THE FLAVORS OF JAY
GREAT GRUB Plenty of variety for the pickiest of eaters
Summer is for eating FRIDAY NIGHT BBQS
Jay Peak fires up the grill every Friday night in the summer with an outdoor BBQ at Alice’s Table. Good for meat lovers and veg-heads alike.
Make the first meal of the day count with Sunday brunch at Alice’s Table. Every Sunday morning throughout the summer.
Gather ‘round the big patio and open fire pits at the Clubhouse Grille for ongoing summer specials and fine dining ambiance.
Aroma Coffee Shop Alice’s Table The Tower Bar Mountain Dick’s Pizza The Drink The Foundry Pub & Grille The Warming Shelter Snack Bar Buddy’s Mug Coffee Shop The Clubhouse Grille The Sky Haus Deli
SAVE 50% on your second pizza when you purchase a large pizza at Mountain Dick’s Pizzeria. 2-FOR-1 large coffee purchase at Provisions General Store. ONE FREE starter at The Foundry or The Clubhouse Grille when you order any 2 entrées. SAVE 10% on breakfast at Howie’s Diner.
Howie’s Restaurant and Bar The Bullwheel Bar
For schedules and sample menus visit
TRAM RIDES & HIKING Take a peek at the peak
TRAM RIDE RATES
360° STORIES With the views inside our 60-passenger tram, the journey to the top is as much of a story as the destination itself. Over 50 miles of summer trails are primed for exploring at Jay Peak. Hitch (or hike) to the tallest point at Jay Peak and discover that horizons can be expanded in more ways than one.
Day Pass Rates Adults (15-64)
Kids (3 & under)
*A family consists of 2 adults and up to 3 dependents. Call (802) 988-2611 to confirm Tram schedule.
FREE ADULT OR JUNIOR TICKET for Vermont’s only Aerial Tram.
GROUPS & WEDDINGS Whatever the event, we’ll help plan it
A WEDDING MADE IN JAY Whether you choose to be on top of the world at our Elevation 4,000 summit with stunning views of the Green Mountains, or take in the serene view from the Garden Valley Pond, the natural beauty makes a stunning backdrop for all your family photos. Perched on a knoll above the golf course, you can experience outstanding Northeast valley views in The Barn with traditional post-and-beam construction and wide-open side doors that offer a rustic feel for an almost outdoor ceremony. Contact Heather Jerrett at (802) 988-2181
TAIGA SPA The Taiga Spa, located in the Tram Haus Lodge, offers a full range of massage and spa treatments, so you can fill the time between your more strenuous endeavors and get-your-hands-dirty kind of adventures. A full range of Bridal Services are also available. SAVE $20 on an 80-minute massage or facial. SAVE 15% on a full manicure or pedicure.
HOTEL JAY & CONFERENCE CENTER Conduct business or host a meeting at the Hotel Jay Conference Center, featuring over 36,000 sq. ft. of event space. Perk up any event with group activities around Jay Peak and ensure everyone’s well fed with the resort’s huge selection of food and beverage choices. Contact Erica Wilson or Katy Kavanagh at (802) 988-2765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT CALENDAR We guarantee there’s always something to do More than just a mountain, Jay has a chock-full calendar all year: music, ski events and waterpark contests. Be sure to check jaypeakresort.com/events for exact dates, times and details.
Raised Jay Summer Camps JULY 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 AUGUST 3-7, 10-14 Camps will include all the activities Raised Jay kids are accustomed to: hiking, swimming, Waterparking, surfing, ice skating, golfing, arts and crafts, kayaking, canoeing, stream and forest education and the list is still going, but you have the heart of it.
11th Annual August West Festival & Town of Jay Summer Fest AUGUST 8 The August West Festival celebrates both the music of the Grateful Dead and the community in and around the Jay Peak area.
4th Annual Trail Running Family Festival SEPTEMBER 5-6 This festival is a series of trail races for all abilities (ages 4+) over Labor Day weekend. Run one, two or three races, varying in difficulty. This race series gives the beginner and the trail running nut multiple levels on which to compete.
6th Annual Bean & Brew OCTOBER 3 Coffee and beer. Maybe an unlikely pair to some, but not to us. After all, it’s how the day begins…and how the day ends. At least up here. Now in its fourth year, the Bean & Brew Fest will once again be pouring the most flavorful coffees and frothy beverages this October. Discover craft beers from around the state and some of the tastiest locally roasted coffees. There will be live music and plenty to do for the kiddos while you’re in the beer garden.
MUSIC SERIES All summer long
With a 3,000-person capacity, Stateside Amphitheater is Jay Peak’s largest venue for dance-worthy acoustics. This summer, scoop up tickets for a number of outdoor concerts, including these highlighted acts.
Widespread Panic and Umphrey’s McGee JUNE 19
2nd Annual Jeezum Crow Festival JULY 24-25
For more information visit jaypeakresort.com/music
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A GAME OF STIMULATING DIVERSIONS
3 Hand over the golf cart keys to Maeve.
Move ahead 2 spaces
Run into Bill at Stateside.
Change places with the leader
13 Locked in the Provisions Beer Cooler.
Stumble back 1 space
Take a plunge down La Chute.
Go back 5 spaces 15
1 die • Game board • Ingenuity
Cut out die (Page 29). • Repurpose your own playing pieces from items such as bottle caps, nickels or M&Ms. • Roshambo to see who goes first. • Roll the die and follow the directions on the Circles. • The first player to finish earns no swag but wins all the swagger.
B E T H E F I R S T P L AY E R T O C O N Q U E R L I F E ’ S O B S TA C L E S A N D R E A C H T H E T O P O F T H E M O U N TA I N . 6
Forget to pack a swimsuit.
Go back 2 spaces
Are you seeing things? Frank is real. Very real.
8 Realize you’re on vacation.
Do absolutely nothing Hitch a ride up a chairlift.
Lose your lift ticket.
Go back to Start
Move ahead 4 spaces 9
16 Lost? Chic will help you out.
Tram’s on hold.
Move ahead 2 spaces
Skip a turn
Get snockered with Sila.
Change places with the last player 19
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