THE SUMMER 2012 MAGAZINE
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Hou se Risi o f th e ng
Su n The Hote Ne w l Ja y
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Gr ee W Da n s he y a n
Adventure in the Pump House Indoor Waterpark
Tide is High
& Everything After
TAKE ME TO
the (Big) River
Summer at Jay
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LOVE THE ONE
Fresh by Nature
It tastes better when you shorten the distance between field and the fork. So come to the table for local food. Dig in to Newport.
FraIs De Nature
Les aliments ont meilleur goût lorsque la distance est plus courte entre le jardin et votre assiette. Mettez des aliments locaux sur votre table. Goûtez à Newport.
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Table of Contents
06 Numbers by KRAFTWERK Jay Peak By The Numbers
Green Grass & High Tides Forever by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS A Different Kind of Golf Playlist
Cheeseburger in Paradise by JIMMY BUFFETT House of the Rising Sun by THE ANIMALS Newport delivers fresh The New Hotel Jay emerges. fare from their farms.
For me, formidale.
Time of your Life par GREEN DAY Raymond Lavertu finds happiness on the links
Drift Away by DOBIE GRAY The Pump House Indoor Waterpark
Night swimming by R.E.M. Why Jay Peak’s River is anything but lazy.
Bad Love by ERIC CLAPTON Raised Jay...or Not
Lyrical by DRAKE A musical analysis of the Jay Peak Golf Course
Off the Road by NEIL YOUNG The Jay Peak Trail Running Festival trots into town.
Building A Mystery
L'été c'est fait pour jouer
BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD PLAN
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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
(For the Game)
First Light I
remember my first summer concert. It was Stevie Ray Vaughn at the Riverbend Music Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio. While I’m pretty sure it was June, I am positive I was in over my head and didn’t near appreciate the opportunity. The Riverbend sits on a little stretch of water that I’m too lazy to Google (and, given the issues as of late with SOPA, may not actually exist anymore), and I remember thinking this was the best of all possible ways to experience music. These are the thoughts that 19-year-old concert-less freshman have. Regardless, I remember lying back on the lawn, enjoying music I was wholly unfamiliar with all around me, and thinking about the upcoming summer. While I can’t remember many specifics, it was at that point—that small minute thinking about the hot stretch in front of me—that I connected music to summer. From that point forward it was impossible to disconnect summer from the music that played around it. The Core from Clapton’s album Slowhand, the first notes of Feel Like a Stranger from the June Shoreline shows in 1989, and Bruce Hornsby’s Mandolin Rain are the ones that do it for me—immediately connect back to summer and to the pace-less glide of time that, specifically, the very beginning of summer aligns with. What music does for many, the mountains do for some. That’s sort of where we come in. It’s easy to let winter overwhelm the definition of who we are given the snow and the blow here but—especially given our recent growth initiatives—summer is where we’ve begun separating ourselves. How we separate ourselves doesn’t much matter but it’s important to note that we’re
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different. And not just 50,000-square-foot-waterparkdifferent but different in a way that allows you to take a summer vacation and once parked, ignore your car for the duration. Within walking distance of that stationary car is an aerial Tram to one of the highest peaks in Vermont, an NHL-sized hockey rink, New England’s newest Indoor Waterpark with a retractable roof, an 18-hole championship golf course, miles of hiking trails, and several restaurants to help motivate you through it all. Of course, like Garcia said, “The notes that aren’t played are as important as the ones that are.” Suffice to say, Jay Peak does a pretty admirable job of either raising or calming your heart-rate. It’s your call on which you want—maybe a little of both. In this edition of our Summer magazine you’ll learn about great local food, our golf course and waterpark, a few new events and some of the people who make it all work—all of it with the songs we know, some we love and some we tolerate—as soundtrack. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to wander our way this summer and give yourself an opportunity to lay down a few new tracks yourself. Enjoy your summer. Steve Wright.
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TK Amount of eggs served annually at Fresh Betties
Average hours needed to complete our 18 holes of golf.
Tempo in Motion Music Golf Software Subscription, PER YEAR.
Time it takes to make one circuit of the Big River
Number of songs Wattage in the played in between Pump House plays at the Ice Haus speaker system
Rules at golf.
Number of speakers in the Pump House music system
Annual hours Dave Heath hand crew spend cutting Jay Peak Trails
Number of brands that played at August West over the years.
Number of times Marketing VP tried to insert Grateful Dead references in this issue of the magazine.
Pronounced 'Lèh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd (Lynyrd Skynrd)
Dave Heath BUILDING A MYSTERY
ave Heath struggles when asked what his official title is. As the man responsible for keeping everything from the snowmaking blowing to the landscaping manicured to making sure all 385 acres of the mountain’s burly bush in order, Heath may be integral to the Jay Peak program, but his title is mysterious. “I guess I’m kind of an outdoor operations manager, but I don’t worry too much about what my job is called.” Says Heath. With 27 years of happy Jay Peak servitude under his belt, what you call his job may be irrelevant but his influence is not. He’s been instrumental in building the modern day Jay long before the first golf flag was planted. The Northern Vermont native comes from a long line of locals. Growing up as a “5th of 6th generation Vermonter” Heath found himself doing the kind of hands-on work synonymous with the Green State; sugaring, logging and farm work. “All those things prepared me for what I do up here.” Heath says. “The first year I worked at Jay we built a chairlift, and a big pond, and a bunch of other things that are long gone now. Soon after came the condos, and the rest of it has been building slowly. It didn’t go ‘bang’ and it was here…the Jay you see today has been growing all these years and I’m happy to have been a part of it.”
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An avid hockey player and a musician with a strong interest in southern rock, Heath has grown to see his passions become a part of Jay’s program. “I love having the Ice Haus there now, and I’m a fan of both the Pump House and August West.” Says Heath.
“ONE OF THE UNSEEN BENEFITS OF THESE NEW THINGS IS SEEING MY KIDS ENJOY THE SAME ACTIVITIES I DO. I’M PROUD TO BE A PART OF WHAT JAY’S BECOME.” Clearly, the man behind-the-scenes deserves some thanks but he doesn’t need it. Speaking to the unassuming Heath reveals the reason behind his passion for the pursuit; “You can’t have growth in your life sitting on the couch watching.” says Heath “You gotta get out there and do it. That’s what these mountains are for. To just let people grow.” Heath is proof that as mountains grow, so too do their fans. Mike Berard
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Sultans of Swing DO MUSIC AND GOLF BELONG TOGETHER? IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU TALK TO. In 2008, Fijian golf savant Vijay Singh powered his way to a dominating win in the Fedex Cup Playoffs. Winning 3 out of the 5 events, most were not surprised by Singh’s victory. What was surprising was Singh claiming to have benefited in the Playoffs by using a musical golf aid that allowed him to keep his swing fluid and powerful. The fact that he didn’t say which brand of aid it was suggests he wasn’t even being paid to say it. It raises the question; can music help your golf game? And should it? Golf is a game predicated on purity. Sure, there is no shortage of wacky golf tools being sold to improve everything from the sacred swing to the mental preparation needed to tackle a 72-hole tournament, but some might say tuning into an mp3 player on the course is taking it too far. Do major and minor notes in the headphones ruin the game? Or is it a harmless, melodic way to chip away at your handicap? One thing’s for sure—in a game played four people at a time, there’s bound to be at least three people who’ll have something to say about it. Mike Berard
“I FEEL LIKE I COULD BE LIKENED TO AN OLD HOUND CIRCLING ON A RUG FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS.” NEIL YOUNG
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Morning has broken (Cat Stevens)
Raymond Lavertu “COMME DANS UNE CARTE POSTALE”
a jeune soixantaine, le pas dynamique et le coup franc, Raymond Lavertu est ce qu’on appelle un véritable passionné de golf. Disputant entre 120 et 130 rondes chaque année, c’est sur les verts qu’il passe le plus clair de son temps pendant la saison chaude. Tombé sous le charme de Jay Peak en 2007, alors que venait tout juste d’être inauguré le deuxième neuf trous de la station, l’homme fait depuis pratiquement partie du décor. La première fois qu’il a foulé l’herbe de Jay, Raymond s’en souvient comme si c’était hier. « On était 256 joueurs. J’avais proposé au club de golfeurs dont je suis le président, Les amis du golf, d’essayer le terrain de Jay Peak. En moins de 24 heures, j’avais 125 inscrits. Trois jours plus tard, le nombre de participants avait doublé. Finalement, on est resté deux jours et ça a été une première fois absolument incroyable », raconte le golfeur. Depuis, c’est la lune de miel. Convaincu que le parcours est l’un des plus agréables de la Côte Est, dès qu’il en a l’occasion, Raymond revient fouler les verts de Jay. Et il n’est pas le seul : chaque année, entre 900 et 1000 joueurs de son club s’inscrivent aux sorties de groupe vermontoises qu’organise le jeune retraité.
pendant la saison, et on en visite quand même une vingtaine, mais en plus, chaque fois qu’on y va, on nous réserve un accueil vraiment chaleureux. Les gens se forcent pour nous recevoir en français et ils installent toujours une bannière qui dit Bienvenu Les amis du golf. » Ce que Raymond préfère? Frapper ses balles en ayant l’impression de jouer dans une carte postale, particulièrement au dixhuitième trou où le panorama ne manque jamais de l’émouvoir. « On fait face au chalet et la montagne se trouve sur la droite. C’est de toute beauté. Souvent, j’ai juste envie de m’asseoir et de profiter de la vue. Il n’y a aucun autre endroit où j’aie joué où j’ai autant apprécié le paysage », confie l’homme.
En fin de journée, tradition oblige, Raymond a pris l’habitude de quitter les verts pour la terrasse du Clubhouse où il aime prendre un verre avec ses compagnons de golf. Un pinte de Tram Ale, une bière locale, et une vue imprenable sur la montagne suffisent pour combler l’homme: « Ça, pour moi, c’est vraiment la belle vie! Qu’est-ce qui est plus agréable que de prendre une bonne bière, dans un décor magnifique, après une superbe journée de golf? Je vous « Tout le monde adore venir à Jay Peak, note Raymond. Non mets au défi de trouver mieux! » seulement, le golf est le plus beau de tous ceux qu’on visite Emilie Corriveau VISIT OUR SITE
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August West Festival & TOWN OF JAY FESTIVAL
August 11TH, 2012 Now in its eighth year, the August West Festival both celebrates the music of The Grateful Dead, but also the community in and around the Jay Peak Area. The Festival has grown a bit in size, but the intent is still the same. It's a great way to spend the day - kids and well mannered dogs are welcome, there's lots of good food and drink and plenty to do.
“CHAOS IS A FRIEND OF MINE.” BOB DYLAN
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Events May 19 The Fourth Annual Dandelion Run
July 27 (6-10pm) Montgomery Center's Wine and Cheese Silent Auction
“The Dandy” is a hilly and challenging half marathon on dirt roads at the height of dandelion season, when the world famous Dandelion Fields of Derby, Morgan and Holland are blanketed with millions of dandelions.
Sample some wine and cheese whilst bidding on a wide array of items, all in support of the Montgomery Town Library. 50/50 raffle cash prize. Where? At The Phineas Swann Inn, Main Street.
May 30-June 3 The Sixth Annual Tour de Kingdom
August 25 (4-11pm) Missisquoi River Basin Association's 3rd Annual River Festival
www.tourdekingdom.org The Tour offers five days of riding: three days of guided rides culminating in two days of supported Century Rides with a Gran Fondo style.
June 30 Third Annual Harry Corrow Freedom Run www.kingdomaquafest.com A 10-mile trail run along the bike path and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Trails, plus a 5K and 1 mile run through town.
July 4 (11am) Montgomery Center's Independence Day Celebrations Main Street The entire community comes out in support of the annual parade down Main Street. A community BBQ and games at the Town Recreation Center.
Montgomery Recreation Field Featuring live music, great food supplied by local businesses, and a beer tent! And of course, the very popular Portage Race and Paddle Tosswill be back!
September 1-2 The Jay Peak Trail Running Family Festival
This festival is a series of trail races (& one road race) for all abilities (ages 4+) over Labor Day Weekend. Run one, two or three races rated in difficulty like your ski slopes (green circle, blue square, black diamond). This race series gives the beginner and the trail running nut multiple levels on which to compete.
October 13 Jay Peak’s Third Annual Bean and Brew
Great coffee. Tasty beer. Yeah, they really do go together. This fall festival debuted three years ago and nearly ran out of beer (after running out of coffee) as hundreds of people gathered to taste the most flavorful coffees from either side of the border as well as local beers. Expect more of the same this fall, only we’ll be sure to have more beer.
July 6 The First Annual Great American NEK Flatwater Kayak Championship firstname.lastname@example.org The buoys are up for Saturday’s Kingdom Swim, we might as well let the kayakers have some fun. The event is run on the 10-mile course of Kingdom Swim.
October 27 Halloween Hustle
July 7 The Fourth Annual Kingdom Swim
A positively ghoulish, costume run with 5.5 mile, 3-mile, and 1-mile options run at positively the scariest time of the year.
www.kingdomswim.org On Lake Memphremagog, the Swim now offers 10-mile, 6-mile, 3-mile, and 1-mile swims for adults and youth, along with ¼ mile and 100 yard swims exclusively for kids. The swim is hosted in conjunction with Kingdom Aquafest, which includes a Pet and Swimmers Parade on Friday, July 6, 2012.
July 7 (10-4pm) Art on Main
Camps will include all the activities Raised Jay kids are accustomed to; hiking, swimming, waterparking, surfing ice skating, golfing, geocaching, arts & crafts, pottery, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, stream & forest education The list is still going, but you have the heart of it.
Newport’s annual celebration of the arts. Vendors will be lined up on Main Street showing and selling their works.
July 23-27, 2012 Green Mountain Farm to School & Jay Peak Resort
Join our week-long summer camp that explores the school garden, local food and the natural world. Gardening, cooking and mountain adventures merge to make a fun-filled, hands-on summer camp!
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BE SURE TO CHECK THE EVENTS CALENDAR AT JAYPEAKRESORT.COM AS WE WILL BE ADDING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON IN SUCH RESORT VENUES AS THE ICE HAUS ARENA, THE NEW PUMP HOUSE INDOOR WATERPARK, AND MUSIC ON THE GREEN OF THE HOTEL JAY’S COURTYARD.
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Strawberry Fields Forever NEARBY NEWPORT KEEPS J AY P E A K â€™ S F O O D L O C A L , & M O R E I M P O R T A N T LY,
miles from Jay sits a city concentrated on cuisine. In Newport Vermont, fresh comes before convenience and nutrition trumps the plastic toys in your Happy Meal. The small community on Lake Memphremagog takes a whole-hearted approach to connecting consumers, growers and makers of the region, and what that means is good, healthy, local food for the people who frequent Jay. From farm to table, this network of people and businesses brings the bounty of Northern Vermont, meaning you get the best of the Green Mountain State in your meal without even having to ask for it. Howâ€™s that taste? Mike Berard
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Angel from Montgomery
Water With The Wine (Joan Armatrading)
WHEN IT COMES TO FRESH FARE AND SWEET TUNES, FRESH BETTIES’ OWNER BETTIE CURBOY DELIVERS THE GOODS. While you’ll often find Bettie Curboy crooning soulfully behind the microphone on local stages like the Snowshoe Lodge and Pub, most often she’ll be found behind the grill at her popular restaurant, Fresh Bettie’s, where she and her friendly staff serve up Montgomery’s best breakfast sandwich and a menu full of food built from only the freshest local ingredients. Curboy took over the restaurant back in 2008 when it was known as Montgomery Pizza and Subs, and she turned it into an overnight sensation, causing some to proclaim it “the best pizza anywhere”. She bakes wedding cakes, she sings, and she’s a non-denominational minister who officiates 25-50 weddings a year. Bettie Curboy is not only a hell of a cook, but just one example of how Montgomery’s dining scene has become as heavenly as John Prine imagined it might. Mike Berard
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Whole Lotta Love (For The Game) M
ark English seems busy. “I just got slammed with three sales this morning,” he says over the sound of the phone ringing and emails pinging. At first glance, it would seem English’s job has overwhelmed him, but the Jay Peak real estate broker doesn’t get overwhelmed by things as simple as home sales. After all, that’s his specialty. When it comes to timeshares and sales, English knows exactly what he is doing. In our conversation, however, the source of his anxiety is revealed. “I haven’t had anytime to organize next week’s hockey game. It’s killing me.” Mark English is a puck nut. A preoccupation with playing sports is common for many men, but in Mark’s case the story is even more interesting because he only started playing hockey when the Ice Haus Arena opened a little more than a year ago…and he’s as hooked as a meathead enforcer on a breakaway. “On the first night, the Ice Haus had an open house and I was there,” says English. “They were looking to form a league and only had one goalie, so I said ‘I’ll give it a shot. I’ve been a goalie ever since.” English soon found himself like a fish out of water, playing with a group of competitive 20-somethings who put a big value on winning. “About six months ago, I voluntarily removed myself from that group and decided to start one focused purely on fun.” At first, only 7 or 8 players showed up. The group included Jay employees like VP of Real Estate Development Jake Webster and Rob Hodgkins of group sales. They managed to rope Newport High School coach Traci “Coach Muzzy” to teach them the fundamentals and bring them up to speed. 24 weeks of coaching sessions later, and the group was ready for a real game. At last count, 40 players made up four teams of quickly progressing hockey players, all focused on one thing—fun. Mike Berard
My Favourite Devil Without a Cause (Kid Rock)
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Highway to Hell (ACDC)
amis de Mansonville. Ça nous prenait quarante minutes nous rendre et le seul moment où on pouvait jouer, c’était tard le dimanche soir. Quand le Ice Haus a ouvert ses portes et qu’on m’a dit qu’on pouvait venir jouer quand on en avait envie, je n’ai pas hésité. On a déménagé notre équipe à Jay Peak. Maintenant, on joue au moins 2 soirs par semaine, mais si on veut, on peut s’arranger pour patiner tous les jours », raconte Daniel, un sourire dans la voix.
FOR ME, FORMIDABLE.
epuis qu’il est haut comme trois pommes, Daniel Giroux aime le hockey. Enfant, comme tous les jeunes garçons de son âge, il rêvait des exploits de Patrick Roy et espérait marquer un jour autant de buts que Mats Naslund. Mais dans le coin de pays où il a grandi, à quelques jets de pierre de la frontière américaine et des sommets enneigés du Vermont, le sport d’hiver le plus prisé, c’était le ski, pas le hockey. Confiné à pratiquer son coup de patin sur les glaces extérieures puisque l’aréna le plus proche se trouvait à près de 40 minutes de route de la maison, Daniel n’a commencé à jouer sérieusement au hockey que vers l’âge de 18 ans. Depuis, aucun hiver ne passe sans qu’il ne joigne les rangs d’une équipe. Même en France, où il a habité près de trois ans, il n’a jamais accroché ses patins. Aujourd’hui âgé de 35 ans et établi à Mansonville, où il dirige l’entreprise familiale qu’il a rachetée de son père, Daniel fréquente le Ice Haus de Jay Peak au moins deux fois par semaine. Pour lui comme pour bien d’autres hockeyeurs amateurs, l’ouverture de l’aréna au printemps 2010 a complètement transformé sa pratique du sport. « Avant, je jouais dans une ligue à Bromont avec des
Côté ambiance, le hockeyeur dit se sentir davantage à la maison à Jay Peak que dans n’importe lequel des arénas qu’il a fréquentés. « Ici, c’est comme une grande famille, tout le monde se connaît. Il y a toujours des gens qui traînent à la cafétéria et qui regardent les parties. Après les matchs, on peut prendre une bière tranquille, ça ne dérange personne. On ne se sent jamais pressé de partir non plus. J’en ai vu des arénas… Disons que c’est rare les endroits où on se sent aussi à l’aise qu’ici! » Père de trois bambins, le hockeyeur espère bien que sa progéniture passera davantage de temps à l’aréna qu’il n’a pu lui même le faire dans son enfance. « On est chanceux d’avoir un si bel aréna. J’aurais aimé en avoir un comme ça quand j’étais jeune. « J’espère que mes filles et mon gars vont avoir envie de patiner ici. »
« JE M’ORGANISE POUR QUE LES ENFANTS AIENT ENVIE DE SUIVRE LES TRACES DE PAPA! » En attendant que ses enfants soient assez grands pour intégrer les clubs locaux de patinage artistique et de hockey, Daniel se charge de profiter du Ice Haus pour toute la famille : « J’ai toujours bien du fun, lance-t-il en riant. Je m’organise pour que les enfants aient envie de suivre les traces de papa! » Emilie Corriveau
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THE HOTEL JAY & CONFERENCE CENTER
From corporate gigs to kids’ play, the new Hotel Jay and Conference Center delivers a little bit of the old Hotel Jay magic.
n December 2011, the Hotel Jay opened its shiny new doors to the Northeast Kingdom and the world. As an updated version of the dilapidated namesake it replaces, the Hotel Jay now features a Conference Space and Executive Boardroom for your corporate getaways. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your boss you’re holding most of the meetings on the golf course. That’s your business.
As for the hotel proper, slumber in comfort in one of the 176 suites and rooms with your family. Speaking of families, we made sure to bring the all-important Family Room over from the old building. Reminiscent of the gathering space in the first Hotel Jay, this one is a little bigger, a lot better, and features more to do when the rest of the day has winded down, but your kids haven’t. Doesn’t that sound like music to your ears?
THE NEW H O T E L J AY E M E R G E S
House of The Rising Sun
1. RULE #1. YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT PILLOW FIGHT CLUB. RULE #2. NO FIGHT CLUB REFERENCES. 2. CANTILEVERED, BUTTRESSED AND SHORED UP STRONG. 3. ILLUMINATE. 4. CONVERSATE. 5.
FABRICATE. 6. THE
BEST PART OF THE HOTEL JAY? IT’S STAFFED BY FRIENDLY NORTHERN VERMONTERS. 7. BUILT FROM WOOD AND STEEL AND GLASS AND
LOVE…PLUS A FEW COLD BEERS.
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To receive your conference planner, contact chelseA LAClair at clAClair@jaypeakresort.com or call (802) 327.2124
THE PUMP HOUSE INDOOR WATER PARK
Take me to the River F L O W I N G N E W I D E A S I N T H E J AY P E A K P U M P H O U S E WAT E R PA R K .
hen you first enter the Pump House Waterpark, you notice the same standard accoutrements you’ve seen at other waterparks: deck chairs, wading pools, kid’s play areas... but then you hear the screams. Echoing from all directions are the joyful-yet-surprised sounds of adventurous souls pushing their limits. And that’s exactly what the people behind the Pump House envisioned when they built this 50,000-square foot facility. A place to relax and let go of control. From the Double Barrel Flowrider surf wave to the Big Falls climbing wall, there are more than a few people dabbling in adventure here. It’s the difference between this place and your standard waterpark. No Disney characters. No cheesy plastic plants. No surrender. The La Chute slide is the only indoor JAY PEAK RESORT |
Aqualoop anywhere and it shoots you through a 360 at 60 feet per second. By the time you’re done experiencing all the gravity and rapids, you’ll be ready to relax. Then again, it won’t be long before you’re back at it again. Our waterpark does that to you. Thankfully, the Pump House also includes The Drink poolside bar, where Mom can enjoy a Mai Tai after slashing turns and dropping Chutes. The water is 86 degrees and the air is almost tropical, so finding your groove after a day of adventure will be a helluva lot easier than facing up to your friends after shrieking your way through La Chute. Mike Berard
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ATTRACTIONS 1. WELCOME TO ARCADIA—ELEVATION 1851 FAMILY ARCADE 2. STAKE YOUR CLAIM TO ONE OF THE FAMILY GAZEBOS. 3. SLIDE TIP #1: HEELS AND SHOULDER BLADES = SPEED. 4. TAKE A LIQUID TOUR OF THE FACILITIES IN THE BIG RIVER. JUST DON’T CALL IT LAZY. 5. HOW WILL YOU HOLD UP AT 60 FEET PER SECOND? THE LA CHUTE WATERSLIDE. 6. DRINKS BY THE POOL? THE WARMING HUT’S GOT YOU COVERED. 7. RETRACTABLE ROOF…’NUFF SAID. ARE. 8. KIDS PLAY AREA: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. 9. WATCH YOUR LOVED ONES EAT IT ON THE DOUBLE BARREL. 10. A CLIMBING WALL WITH A POOL TO FALL INTO? LEAVE THE HARNESS AT HOME, HOLMES. 11. THE INFAMOUS FLOWRIDER. BUILT FOR TWO.12. UMBRELLAS UNDER THE SUN. STAY SAFE, MY FRIENDS.
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Float On LAZY RIVERS ARE LAME. BIG RIVERS ARE THE REAL DEAL.
he Lazy River is inaccurately named. At Jay Peak, the term is a misnomer. There is nothing lazy about this body of water. As the 700-foot river circumnavigates the whole of the Pump House Waterpark, a wave generator powers inner tubes along while floating Raised Jayers nurse nothing but sore muscles and smile-chaffed faces. Rather, they catch views of the Tram taking hikers to the peak, or kick-flipping flowriders eating H20 on the standing wave. It’s difficult to be lazy on the Big River. Kids cannonball you. Husbands flip tubes. Moms forget about things like sunscreen and towels and “keeping it down” and have a great time. No, the Lazy River is not lazy. It is a 360-degree tour through the adventurous terrain that makes the Pump House a waterpark unlike any other. So jump in, flip your sister’s tube, splash your Dad in the face and cork a rubber ball off your brother’s head. Leave the snoring and the sleepy sunburns to the gamblers. This is how rivers are meant to be. Mike Berard
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Pump House NOTRE DERNIÈRE FIERTÉ
Jay, on n’a pas l’habitude de faire les choses comme tout le monde. Suffit d’y mettre une la plus longue rivière d’activités du fois les pieds pour s’en rendre compte. pays, quatre glissades d’eau dont La Évidemment, quand on a décidé de Chute, une descente verticale suivie se lancer dans la construction d’un d’une boucle, une double vague de surf parc aquatique, on a voulu éviter le Double Barrel, un mur d’escalade ainsi traditionnel « glissades-piscine-cantine », bref, le genre de truc qu’un bar, tout ça, sous un toit rétractable au beau milieu des qu’on voit partout ailleurs. Après plusieurs mois de travaux, montagnes… Alors, convaincu? Reste plus qu’à se mouiller! voici ce qu’on a réussi à créer : le seul et unique parc aquatique intérieur quatre saisons du Vermont! Notre Pump House abrite Emilie Corriveau
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L’été, c’est fait pour jouer L’ADRÉNALINE VERSION ÉTÉ À JAY PEAK
For me, formidable. (Charles Aznavour)
ARD ERIC LÉONois passionné
éc est un québ e rd et vélo d a o b w o sn de n so e qui pass montagne hiver été comme re b temps li eak. on de Jay P dans la régi OÙ ON DEVRAIT ROULER : Oberland, Montgomery —
LE COIN DE PARADIS D’ERIC LÉONARD
Un saut à la boutique First Trax pour se renseigner
OÙ ON DEVRAIT SE BAIGNER:
rès couru l’hiver des skieurs et planchistes adeptes de sensations fortes, pendant la saison chaude, Jay tend plutôt à séduire les vacanciers à la recherche de tranquillité que les sportifs en mal d’adrénaline. S’il s’avoue bien heureux que son petit coin de paradis ne soit pas envahi par les foules, Éric Léonard trouve tout de même dommage que les joies estivales de la région ne soient pas davantage connues du public.
Four Corners à North Troy et Crystal Falls à Montgomery OÙ ON PREND UNE BIÈRE SUR LA TERRASSE: The Belfry OÙ ON MANGE UN SANDWICH : Fresh Bettie’s
« Les gens ne savent pas vraiment ce qui se passe à Jay et dans les environs l’été. Ils ont l’impression que c’est seulement l’hiver qu’il y a vraiment des choses à faire. Pour ma part, j’aime autant mon temps passé ici pendant l’été que pendant l’hiver. Les paysages sont superbes, il y a vraiment moins de monde qu’en hiver et il y a plein d’activités intéressantes à faire », soutient le jeune homme qui fréquente la région depuis sa petite enfance.
CE QU’ON MET DANS SON IPOD: Sublime
Par « plein d’activités », Éric pense notamment au vélo de montagne, activité qu’il pratique de façon quasi quotidienne lorsqu’il est de passage au chalet, situé à quelques minutes de route de Jay. À part le vélo, Éric recommande à tous de s’aventurer au moins une journée en montagne pour y faire un peu de randonnée et de clore le tout en faisant un saut du côté d’une des chutes de la région, où la baignade est généralement bonne et l’ambiance, festive et décontracte.
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T H E J AY P E A K T R A I L R U N N I N G F E S T I VA L P R O M I S E S T O B R I N G O U T T H E B E S T A N D T H E B A R E F O O T.
n winter, the trees around Jay Peak are famous for the innumerable paths and trails that wind throughout their wooded trunks. These trees are the heart of Vermont skiing, and starting this Labor Day weekend, they will play host to the soul of Vermont trail running as well. The first annual Jay Peak Trail Running Festival hits the mountain September 1st and 2nd, and while running around on a mountain might not seem like the most
natural thing for most, the sport attracts a special breed of person. Festival organizer Chris Bernier says “We expect a big cross section of people, from the locals who just want to try out a 5 km race, to the crazy ones who will run the 50 km ultramarathon in their barefeet.” Wait a minute…in their bare feet? Yes, but don’t think you have to do it that way. Trail running is just like regular running except on trails exclusively. It attracts the same fitness minded folk but adds a little adventure not found on the roads and concrete pathways of the city. Those who decide to do it barefoot are just taking it one step further. The two-day festival will feature three different 5-km races; the Green Circle race is a good entry point for new runners, the Blue Square will take runners a little bit higher on the mountain, and the Black Diamond will “make your quads hate you in the end” as it is as much a hike as a race. Do all three and Bernier promises a special prize called the Triple Medallion Medal. Experienced trail runners can choose either a 25-km race or a 50-km Ultramarathon. Kids can enter their own Mini Marathon, with graduated checkpoints for different age groups. With choices like these, the festival is stepping towards a family friendly future.
VISIT THE SITE
To learn about all our summer events, go to page 13 or visit us online at jaypeakresort.com/events
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“We want this to become an annual event that families and serious runners can take part in. "Jay has everything needed to support a great festival, and to keep people happy before, during and after the races. We are all looking forward to it,”says Bernier.
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Us Them VS
R A I S E D J AY. . . O R N O T; W H I C H O N E A R E Y O U ?
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sounds something else
Black Eyed Peas
Freaky music producer/murderer
sounds raised jay
legendary music producer
THE black keys
What are the parameters that qualify a person as Raised Jay? The question is up for debate. After all, we all come from unique backgrounds and locations. But we also come from the same mindset. Here are a few items we think might signify you're on the path to becoming Raised Jay...and a few that might signify the opposite. Are we on the same wavelength?
ENGLISH ROSE INN
MOUNTAIN FIBER FOLK
Just 3 miles from Jay Peak Ski and Golf Resort, we invite you to discover the warmth and romance of our Victorian Country Inn. We offer 14 beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites with private baths. Dine at Paddington’s and experience world class cuisine presented by the Inn’s own award winning Chefs. Golf packages available.
A unique shop and studio offering Vermont natural fibers and yarns from local animals and a marvelous collection of locally made gifts including hand knits, art dolls and more!
> 195 Vermont Route 242, Montgomery Center, VT 05471, www.englishroseinnvermont.com, email@example.com, 802.326.3232 or 888.303.3232 PHINEAS SWANN Most Elegant Accommodations near Jay Peak, AAA 3 diamond, Trip. Advisor.com Top Rated in State - Lavishly Restored Victorian on River in Village Center, Air Conditioned, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces, Queen Beds, HD Cable TV, DVDs, Free Phones, Internet, Antiques. Gourmet Breakfast, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly! Ski, Golf, Bike, Canoe, and More! Book Online.
> www.phineasswann.com, 802.326.4306
> 188 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT 05471, www.mtfiberfolk.com, 802.326.2092
Food And Spirits THE FOUNDRY Our newest restaurant, right in the Hotel Jay, offers sweeping views of Jay Peak and the West Bowl. Offerings include fresh fish, steak, hand-thrown pizza, and pasta dishes cooked in the open-flame bake oven that is the centerpiece of the Foundry’s bar. High-definition TVs make it a great place to watch sporting events.
> Jay Peak Resort www.jaypeakresort.com 802-988-2715
SNOBOWL PROPERTIES Vacation and seasonal rentals in the Jay Peak area. Luxury log cabins, fine homes, rustic chalets and townhouses available, from two bedrooms to five! Enjoy the comforts of a home in a private location but still conveniently located to all the Jay Peak and Jay town activities
> 79 Poplar Drive, Jay, VT 05859, www.snobowl.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800.331.0519 or 802.988.2918
THE CLUBHOUSE GRILLE We didn’t turn into a cactus cantina, but the Clubhouse Grille is now offering a great lineup of Mexican dishes. Chips, sauces and guacamole are prepared fresh daily and the menu now includes tamales, enchiladas, carnitas, and other traditional Mexican fare. Enjoy your meal on the deck overlooking the 18th green of our golf course or have a margarita by the outdoor fire.
> Jay Peak Resort, www.jaypeakresort.com, 802-988-2770
VACATION AT JAY We provides vacation rentals for vacationers of all types, whether you are visiting the Jay Peak area for the new Championship Golf Course in the summer, the scenic fall foliage, the new Ice Haus Arena, or the best snow in the East.
> www.vacationatjay.com, 802.766.5181 JAY PEAK CABIN Tucked in the trees just off Rte 242 only 3 miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort. The cabin offers cozy accommodations for up to 4 people. Knotty pine interior features a loft, first floor bedroom with a full bath, kitchen, combined dining area and living room, and enclosed porch.
> www.vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/63985.html 802.326.2067 THE JAY VILLAGE INN specializing in huge steaks, seafood and portions that will refill your tank after a day of adventure. The JVI offers breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry skiers and golfers year round. The JVI is the choice of Jay and the Home of the “Ghost wing challenge.
> www.thejayvillageinn.com, 802.988.2306
MOUNTAIN DICK’S PIZZA Named for Jay Peak’s legendary mountain manager Dick Lucier, Mountain Dick’s Pizza overs soups, salads, hot sandwiches, pasta dishes, and, of course, the tastiest pizza on the mountain. A great place to bring the family for an affordable and quick lunch or dinner. Located in the Hotel Jay on the end closest to the Tram building.
> Jay Peak Resort, www.jaypeakresort.com, 802-988-2740 BUDDY’S MUG Located next to the front desk in the Hotel Jay, Buddy’s Mug is perfect for the grab-and-get-to-the-hill crowd. Fresh-brewed Green Mountain Coffees, muffins, fruit, cereals, and granola bars.
> Jay Peak Resort, www.jaypeakresort.com AROMA CAFÉ You’ll need energy to make it through a Jay Peak powder day and the Aroma Café is ready to get you on the hill. Breakfast paninis, freshly-baked muffins and specialty breads, yogurts, smoothies, and just-brewed Green Mountain Coffee are waiting for you on the second floor of the Tram Haus Lodge adjacent to the Tower Bar. Also serving lunch.
> Jay Peak Resort, www.jaypeakresort.com, 802-327-2325
THE CEDAR HOUSE Cozy log home on 5+ wooded acres. 4 bedrooms/2 baths. Sleeps 8. Wireless internet/cable TV, gas grill, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor fire pit. A beautiful, four-season rental only 8.5 miles from Jay Peak Resort with nearby tennis, golf, boating, hiking and biking. Perfect for families, friends, groups and events. Don’t miss out!
> 206 North Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT 05471, www.lotsoflogs.com, 908.464.2902
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BAAN THAI CUISINE Newport’s newest Asian restaurant offers guests authentic Thai Cuisine. Our delicate and unique flavors, prepared by Thai/Lao Chef, Rasamy Poulima, will tantalize the palette through aromatic dishes like Tom Kha soup, Pad Thai, Green Curry Shrimp or Mango and Sticky Rice. Serving lunch, dinner and take-out.
> 158 Main Street Newport, VT. www.baanthaicuisinevt.com, email@example.com, 802-334-8833
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GUIDEBOOK BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD PLAN
THIS ONE’S FOR THE FAMILIES. (No, seriously. We mean it.) In an election year, the talking heads all claim to care for the families, but we know it’s all about getting your vote. Not here at Jay. We know the real value lies in families not because they have a vote, but because families have fun. And fun is what keeps Jay fresh. When you stack up all the new family-friendly additions at Jay the potential for fun multiplies quickly. From the brand new Pump House Indoor Water Park to the 18-hole Championship Jay Peak Golf Course, Jay’s got a little something-something for both the children and the parents…because why should the kids have all the fun? Add in the Ice Haus Arena, the new Hotel Jay, and Vermont’s only aerial tram (which happens to visit Vermont’s most awesome peak), and things just got pretty darn fun around here. It’s the perfect family vacation, even if you’re family is less-than-perfect…just sayin’.
NICE PACKAGE. All-inclusive goodies for the people who matter. Bring the family to Jay. This is what you’ll get: Lodging (obviously) Unlimited access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark and/or Unlimited golf on our Championship Course Daycare for kids ages 2-7 Access to the Ice Haus Arena during Public Skate and Stick & Puck Hours Access to the Hotel Jay outdoor pool and hot tubs Daily Tram rides Hotel Jay and Tram Haus Lodge guests receive unlimited access to the Hotel Jay Fitness Center Free internet access On-property shuttle service ◊ ◊ ◊
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(because it’s easier) ◊ ◊ ◊
jaypeakresort.com or call 1 800 451-4449 to speak with a real live human booking agent
LODGING RATES SPLASH + STAY (pp/pn)
GOLF + STAY (pp/pn)
2-bedroom Slopeside Condominium
Hotel Jay Studio
1-bedroom Golf & Mountain Cottage
Tram Haus Lodge Studio
Hotel Jay and Tram Haus Lodge rates are based on double occupancy. Golf & Mountain and Slopeside rates are based on quad occupancy.
These rates are based on the Early/Late period (May 1st - June 30th, 2012 and September 16th – November 18th, 2012). In-season rates also available for July 1st - September 15th, 2012. *ALL Hotel Jay packages include access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark. Waterpark day passes can be added to all other packages/ properties. There are a limited number of packages available at these rates. Once availability hits a certain threshold, rates will increase. Rates are subject to change without notice. Daycare is based on availability and must be reserved at least 48hrs in advance (802-327-2204). Rates do not include tax or a $10 daily resort fee which will be added to your final bill at check out. May not be combined with any other offers or specials; on new bookings only. Packages available through November 18th, 2012; based on availability.
Golf & Mountain
COTTAGES. Closer to the Heart The cottages at Jay are a better way to see the mountain. Stay conveniently close to the fairways and faraway from the crowds while you view both the golf course and the mountain from your front and back porch. These one and two bedroom deluxe cottages feature flat screen TVs, full kitchen and high vaulted ceilings, plus they put you in proximity to the Pump House Waterpark, Ice Haus, Tram, and the first tee. In the center of it all, and away from everything else.
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The Game of Kings and Commoners...
BUT MOSTLY COMMONERS. Golf at Jay is for people just like you. Whether you’re a PGA Pro or a hack like the rest of us, the Jay Peak course is a playable-yet-challenging beacon for all who love this loveably frustrating game. 18 holes of Graham Cooke Greene-designed championship excellence, this course will remind you why you started playing…even when you’re on the verge of quitting.
GOLF RATES DAY RATES 2012
Weekend & Holiday
Midweek 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
MEMBERSHIP RATES 2012
BY JUNE 1
AFT JUN 1
Couples Cart Lease
RESERVE TEE-TIMES ◊ ◊ ◊
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 988-GOLF (4653)
For groups of 12 or more, write to Group Sales at
email@example.com or call (802) 988-2765 for discounted rates.
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◊◊◊ Rates are subject to change without notice. Rates are at par Canadian guests with valid proof of current residency (licence, 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.
2012 GOLF LESSONS RATES
PRIVATE LESSONS Adult (18+) 1/2 hour
Adult (18+) 1 hour
Junior (17 & under) ½ hour
Junior 1 hour
We use v1 swing analysis software for easy analysis and correction. We'll email you a copy for future reference.
DAVID JANKOWSKI comes to us from Long Island, NY. After a successful career in Amateur golf, David has recently completed all qualifying requirements towards membership in the PGA of America. David brings with him a passion for junior golf and is already spearheading the first Tee Program in Northern Vermont. ◊ ◊ ◊
GROUP LESSONS Adult (18+)
Junior (17 & under)
Includes 1 hr lesson; minimum 3 people per group.
PLAYING LESSONS 9 holes
$125 The Jay Peak Championship Course has been named Best Course You Can Play in Vermont for the 2012 season as well.
ALL PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE DAILY.
GROUP CLINICS Sunday mornings 9:00 am
Lesson from the Green How to beat your friends at Golf Visit
jaypeakresort.com/lessons for more details. ◊ ◊ ◊
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 988-GOLF (4653) to book.
If there's one defining characteristic of golf, it's frustration...mostly with your personal game. But don't be so hard on yourself. There is help at Jay Peak. Jay's newest golf pro, David Jankowski, is a PGA-certified swing savant with a passion for teaching. Book a lesson and pick up a few pieces of advice to pick up your game...and your confidence. ◊ ◊ ◊
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DAY ACCESS RATES WHO? Adults (15+)
Kids (3 & under)
ATLANTIS IN THE MOUNTAINS Unforgettable The new Pump House Indoor Waterpark may be similar to that fabled city beneath the sea, but there a few distinct differences. Mainly, it's a heck of a lot easier to find, accessible to everyone, and there is no way anyone will forget this mini metropolis after a day in its healing waters. ◊ ◊ ◊
We will almost always be able to accomodate day visitors but if you want to be sure there'll be space when you get here, call 802 3272151 to confirm.
Bring the Whole Gang
GET YOUR DAY PASSES ONLINE
The Pump House Waterpark is perfect for class trips, corporate outings, reunions and any group that enjoys 86-degree temperatures and water-fueled good times. Groups can also enjoy The Drink Bar, the Elevation 1851' Family Arcade and The Warming Shelter Snack Bar. Catering available upon request.
Group discounts for as few as 15 people. To book your group:
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Because you can't play Marco Polo alone
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firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 988-2765 ◊ ◊ ◊
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Pump Up the Party When kids' birthday parties go right
FOR UP TO 10 PEOPLE Includes: 3 hours of waterpark access Private Cabana rental (Includes private lounge area, TV and fridge) 2 tokens per child for the Elevation 1851’ Family Arcade Small gift for birthday kid ◊ ◊ ◊
email@example.com or call (802) 988-2765
Get up. Stand up. Surf Lessons in the Pump House Waterpark. Surf instruction is offered daily 1hr prior to the opening of the Pump House Indoor Waterpark. ◊ ◊ ◊
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TRAM RIDE RATES WHO? Adults (12+)
Kids (12 & under) $7 Family $30 A family consists of 2 adults and up to 3 dependants. Call (802) 988-2611 to confirm Tram schedule.
get refueling Our Restaurants & Bars Aroma Coffee Shop Alice’s Table The Tower Bar
Sometimes, too much...
IS JUST ENOUGH From a quick cappuccino in the Aroma Cafe to an upscale-but-down-to-earth meal at Alice's Table, Jay's knows you'll find a place for you and your family in our food chain. Visit
Mountain Dick’s Pizza The Drink The Foundry Pub & Grille The Warming Shelter Snack Bar Buddy’s Mug Coffee Shop The Clubhouse Grille
jaypeakresort.com for schedules and sample menus.
FRIDAY NIGHT BARBEQUES AT ALICE’S TABLE starting on Friday, June 15th and running through the summer. Reservations are recommended as this is a popular night.
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ICE HAUS RATES
Put ‘em on Ice ◊ ◊ ◊
PUBLIC SKATE Adults (18+)
5 & under
Stick & Puck Helmet required (full visor for kids 17 & under)
ICE TIME RENTAL Per hour
The 5-Week Learn-to-Skate Sessions Both kids and adults are welcome to take part in this introduction to the fundamentals of skating. Safe and enjoyable instructional techniques will help develop strong basic skating skills, including forward and backward skating, edge control, turns, plus basic spins and jumps (for those in a hurry). It’s the best way to bring your skating up to speed, but still under control. Lace ‘em up, Raised Jayers. Contact:
Krista Boulanger email@example.com or call (802) 988-2724
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The MountAIn D
This is where we refuse to follow the rules, so that you can do the same. This is our playground. Find your way around, or get lost trying. Either way, you’ll find something you never knew you were missing. Welcome to the Jay Peak Campus.
STATESIDE BASE AREA
VILLAGE STATESIDE ENTRANCE VILLAGE SOUTH ENTRANCE
CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOUSES
JAY PEAK ROAD
STONEY PATH CONDOMINIUMS
242 This is where we gather. It’s where we sleep deeper, eat richer and swing clubs with both joy and exasperation. It’s where we dive in, climb up, dig down and get dirty. We fall, slide, jump, hike and then relax like no one has relaxed before.
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TRAMSIDE BASE AREA HOTEL JAY + CONFERENCE CENTER
IN PROPERTY: Mountain Dick’s Pizza, The Foundry, Buddy’s Mug Coffee Shop, The Mountain Shop, Elevation 1851’ Family Arcade.
TRAM SIDE BASE LODGE AUSTRIA HAUS GROUP SALES
ICE HAUS ARENA
IN PROPERTY: The Drink, The Warming Shelter Snack Bar, The Wave Surf Shop.
G LA VIL
IN PROPERTY: Alice’s Table, Tower Bar, Aroma Coffee Shop.
SL OP ES ID E
TRAM HAUS LODGE PUMP HOUSE INDOOR WATERPARK
MOUNTAINSIDE VILLAGE NORTH ENTRANCE
GOLF & MOUNTAIN COTTAGES GOLF CLUBHOUSE
IN PROPERTY: Clubhouse Grille.
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WHETHER IN MUSIC OR MOUNTAINS, TAKE A CUE FROM AND OLD SONG AND LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH.
hat will the future bring? In the age we live in, this is the question so often sold to us through the marketing of products, services and the evermarching push of progress. Nowhere is it more evident than in the art of music snobbery. From the pixilated opinions of high-brow music blogs like Pitchfork.com to the classic— some would say dinosaur-like—print magazines such as Rolling Stone, the barrage of new music being hailed as The Next Big Thing is hurled upon us daily. And while one title does everything in its power to ignore any music in the mainstream, and the other is blind to anything not supported by a major label and a world tour, almost every title—online or otherwise—forgets the most important thing: the best music is the music that is playing. It’s the same in the outdoor lifestyle game. We agonize over which new mountain bike helmet will look best, what the next hot resort is, which golf clubs will give us the most distance, who has the most vertical, and which snowboard will match our Pro Model gloves. What we forget is that the purpose of
being in the mountains is to forget this omnipresent concern with what is fashionable or cool or progressive. As the old bumper sticker wisdom goes “A bad day golfing is better than the best day at work.” Simply by being in the mountains, we can forget the pressures beyond them. The whole point is in being there. Music (or mountains) as fashion is a curse on two of the most beautiful gifts we have as humanity. All the questions about ‘what is cool’ or ‘what’s next’ only pollute the true nature of these things we love. How does the music make you feel? How does the fresh air smell? There are more riches on the running trail you’re on right now than there are in a million new paths that will come later. Find way to love where you are—right now—and don’t be afraid to put on that same old worn Fleetwood Mac album. There’ll be new music every day of your life. Enjoy the soundtrack that is playing in your life… right this moment. Mike Berard
TAÏGA SPA Call (802) 327-2550 to reserve For more information: jaypeakresort.com/taiga
NEED FOOD & WATERING? NEW PLACES FOR YOU! THE DRINK
In the Pump House THE WARMING SHELTER SNACK BAR
In the Pump House THE BUDDY'S MUG COFFEE SHOP
In the Hotel Jay
THE FOUNDRY PUB & GRILLE
In the Hotel Jay MOUNTAIN DICK’S PIZZA
In the Hotel Jay
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St : ne V er
Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday, And the corn’s a bumper crop And the efi lds are full of dancin’ Full of singin’ and romancin’. The music never stopped.
IN THE US:
Text ‘WATERPARK’ to 7 7 7 7 7 or scan the QRCode to generate the text message. We'll then send you a special offer via your mobile.
Text ‘PUMPHOUSE’ to 41411 or scan the QRCode to generate the text message. We'll then send you a special offer via your mobile.
Jay Peak Summer Magazine 2012