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11 THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR 1 3 SKILL, WILL AND A TEST OF DIN SETTINGS 18 QUEENS OF THE WILD RUMPUS 32 PAVING THE DIGITAL WAY TO JAY 40 THINGS THAT GO SPLASH IN THE NIGHT 46

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TABLE OF C O NT E NT S 4 FIRST CHAIR

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7 GO FIGURE

THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR

SKI THE EAST FREERIDE

QUEENS OF THE WILD RUMPUS

THE TWO CREATURES ARE BACK AT JAY FOR ONE FINAL CRITIQUE.

PAVING THE DIGITAL WAY TO

THERE’S NO HIDING FROM SOCI

AL MEDIA.

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DON’T FEAR WHAT’S UNDERWATER. FEAR WHAT (OR WHO) IS ON TOP.

10 WET GEAR AND RUNNY NOSES

LEARNING TO RIDE AT JAY ISN’T SO SCARY WITH DEAN ZORN.

12 RAISED JAY OR NOT

BEWARE OF THE IMPOSTERS.

16 FEAR / GEAR GUIDE

GEAR ENVY IS A TERRIFYING THING TO HAVE.

24 SLAYING THE HUNGER DRAGON

JAY

HOW TO FIGHT OFF THE BEAST IN THE BELLY.

28 TEN YEARS OF MAKING THEM TURN(S)

IN THE NIGHT THINGS THAT GO SPLASH WATERPARK. TALES FROM THE LATE-NIGHT DEPTHS OF THE

SMOOTHING THE SCALES

FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION.

9 THE FACES OF THE FLOW

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ELSA SCHAFER SKIS AMONG US?

TTINGS D A TEST OF DIN SE SKILL, WILL AN VE IT. TOUR: YOU HAVE TO SKI IT TO BELIE

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INSIDE THE MIND OF OUR VERY OWN MONSTER.

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UNLEASHING THE ZAMBONIS IN THE “CHAMBER OF CHILLS.”

THE HAIR-RAZING STORY OF CHRIS MARTIN.

34 PHOTOBOOK

PRETTY PICTURES ARE NOTHING TO DREAD.

51 VACATION PLANNER

NEVER FEAR THE FOMO AGAIN WITH OUR HANDY JAY PEAK GUIDE.

72 PARTING SHOT

BUILD YOUR OWN BEAST. GOT SCISSORS?

W H AT A R E Y O U A F R A I D O F ? We asked Jay Peakers to reveal their darkest fears. Look for their comments throughout this issue. 5


I’m afraid of heights. – Dennis Himes, Ice Haus General Manager

“BRAN THOUGHT ABOUT IT. ‘CAN A MAN STILL BE BRAVE IF HE’S AFRAID?’ ‘THAT IS THE ONLY TIME A MAN CAN BE BRAVE,’ HIS FATHER TOLD HIM.” – GAME OF THRONES

By Steve Wright - - After a winter like the one in our rearview mirror, it’s perfectly reasonable we commit the whole of this year’s love-labor to the notion of monsters. And fear. And things that go bump. While it’s with equal reason that we should look back and shudder at the absence of snow and abundance of confusion across the past 12 months, looking forward is more the preferred optic around here—if for no other reason than where we’re going tends to be at least as interesting as where we’ve been. Plus, like Tony Danza says, “It’s tough to focus when you’re always looking backwards.” And if a Tony Danza quote isn’t enough to properly frame your fears, well… While things that I’m fearful of (the construction of ponytails, clam bellies, red cards) might strike no particular dread in the next guy, suffice to say we all have our own demons to wrestle. If you hang the fear of another mopey season in your closet, though, feel free to air it out; Jay Peak has never, in its recorded history, gone two consecutive seasons with less than 300” of natural snow (208” last year). Fear of jinxes? Go find some wood to knock.

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This year’s Jay Magazine will give you ample opportunity to redress your fears through the act of seeing folks address their own. Check out Elsa Schafer’s involvement in our burgeoning Jay Peak Adaptive Program (pg. 11), or look at what Monica and Ryan Caffrey have done on the big stage and in shallow water in the Jay People piece (pg. 9). Dean Zorn’s fear is generally connected to empty glasses and oversold classes, but feel free to get in his head (pg. 10) and let us know what you find. He’s a perennial Best of Snowboard coach here at the resort and doesn’t scare easily. If night bumps concern you, skim through our Late Night Splash scene in the Pump House Indoor Waterpark (pg. 40) and learn how shining a light on your fears has a way of melting them into something pretty enjoyable. In between all of this, you can plan your Jay Peak vacation (pg. 51), get an insider look at what makes our employees’ goosebumps rise (annotations throughout) and try to figure out what makes Lift Operations Manager Chris Martin sweat (pg. 28). And, really, when all is said and done, the best way to fight your fears is to run right through them. Or down them, as it were. That’s what the mountain tells us, at least. Best to mind it.


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JAY P EO P L E

Name:

MONICA & RYAN

Age:

13 & 12

FLOW RIDERS

Specialty:

f o s e c a The F the Fl ow By Vince Shuley - - -

“WHENEVER IT’S NOT A GOOD DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN, WE CAN JUST PUT OUR SWIMSUITS ON AND DO OUR THING AT THE WATERPARK.”

Jay Peak may sit 200 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, but that doesn’t stop Jay locals Monica and Ryan Caffrey from surfing their way to the top. The siblings are members of the Flow Dogs, a community that competes and recreates on the Double Barrel FlowRider, Jay Peak’s gushing leviathan that inhabits the Pump House Indoor Waterpark. Over the last five years Monica and Ryan, aged 13 and 12 respectively, have been Raised Jay, carving waves in the Pump House Indoor Waterpark as much as they slay powder on the wintery slopes outside. “It’s right there in our backyard, so we can go work on our skills constantly,” says Ryan. Time spent flow riding also helps with snowboarding, honing balance and avoiding the dreaded “edge catch” that can send snowboarders crashing into the slope. The soft and bouncy surface on the synthetic wave is a much more forgiving than a bail on savage Vermont hardpack.

The Caffrey kids have traveled to compete as far away as Florida and Alabama, earning regular spots on the podium. Their most recent boons? Taking home medals from the 2016 National Flow Tour: Monica with a first place overall win in the National Women’s Flowboard division, and Ryan with third place in the National Youth Flowboard division. When competing, they have between 30 and 45 seconds to impress judges with their balance, style and growing repertoire of tricks. While happy to be finding their flow at Jay Peak every week, Monica and Ryan have a common goal to take their sport as far as they can. “I’d love to travel, meet new people, see other waves and have all those experiences and memories,” says Monica. Time well spent, they claim, whatever the weather.

For info on Pump House hours, rates and tickets, visit jaypeakresort.com/pumphouse

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JAY P EO P L E Name:

DEAN

Age:

54

MAKE MORE FUN

Specialty:

r a e G t We y n n u R and N os es LD OF ICAL WOR E SCHOOL R E IM H C RID THE EAK SKI & THE JAY P

By Dean Seguin - - Descending into Valhalla, the gladed trail draping Jay Peak’s craggy summit, requires navigating a series of steep, narrow chutes walled with stunted trees that stand like banshees. Too tight to traverse, it demands a rapid series of turns, critical and precise, with literally no room for error—for fear of being swallowed alive. From there, enter Jay Peak’s hallowed grounds of choose-your-own-adventure lines through unmanicured woods that spread out like a labyrinth. It’s challenging, to be sure, but also a quintessential experience. One in which many skiers and riders—newbies and shredders alike— want to experience when visiting. Helping them do just that is where Dean Zorn’s job comes into play. The dyed-in-the-wool Vermonter, hard to miss with his grizzled facial hair, is a 16-year veteran of the Jay Peak Ski & Ride School, where he supervises a staff of over 100 instructors. It’s a position he found himself in by chance after dropping off his daughter for a lesson. He got a job that winter and has returned to Jay Peak every year since. “I like being outdoors and sharing what I do with others,” Dean says.

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Snakes. Enough said. – Ana Deskins, Hotel Housekeeping Manager

While he enjoys taking advanced students into some of Jay Peak’s legendary expert terrain, some of his favorite lessons are at the novice levels. “That’s how the sport grows,” he says. “If they don’t love the first lesson, there won’t be a second.” Dean’s teaching style transcends the universal food analogies— French fry (start) and pizza (stop)—and, instead, focuses on the mountain experience. Becoming a Jay Peak skier, he says, is all about mastering the ferocious terrain instead of the perfect turn. “Most people define their goals as experiences rather than techniques,” he says. “They want to ski the trees or the bumps or feel comfortable in the terrain park. Even at the beginner level, they want to ride the lift and ski on a trail. Very few people ask for instruction of specific skills.” Back in the day, learning to ski was for the fearless. You pointed downhill and hoped you’d listened when the instructor explained how to stop. Today, Dean and his staff teach skiers and riders using terrain-based learning, a teaching style that uses natural and sculpted zones to control speed, reduce fears and makes the process much more fun. With less time learning to stop and more time learning to go, the results have been impressive. Progress happens rapidly, from strapping in for the first time to conquering the toughest trails. Little giants as young as three years—barely visible inside their oversized jackets and boots—steer over the slopes. Adult novices—more apprehensive about the humiliation, and potential for injury, from falling—transition efficiently and safely through the steepest part of the learning curve. “It’s all about an enjoyable experience,” Dean says. “If they have a good time they will want to come back for more. If you can tap into their passions, whether they already exist or they are just discovering them, you have succeeded.”

“IF THEY DON’T LOVE THE FIRST LESSON, THERE WON’T BE A SECOND.” Tackle your first time like a pro at jaypeakresort.com/learntoski


JAY P EO P L E Name:

ELSA

Age:

55

MAKE IT POSSIBLE

Specialty:

E D I S R E H T O E H T R A E F F O

“I WANT ANYONE WHO COMES TO JAY PEAK TO BE ABLE TO SLIDE DOWN THE SNOW.”

By JJ Toland - - They say the more you gravitate toward fear, the more vibrant your life will be. But Elsa Schafer would phrase it differently. The more you ski toward fear, the more vibrant your life becomes. The New Jersey native made Jay Peak her winter home 25 years ago. She came for the snow and the beauty. But more importantly she came with a mission: to find a way to share said snow and beauty with those with disabilities. “I want anyone who comes to Jay Peak to be able to slide down the snow,” says Elsa. “And for someone with special needs, one of the biggest obstacles to that is fear.” Fear and, until recently at Jay Peak, a lack of an adaptive program. That changed last fall. Elsa was spending summers working in an adaptive program at another mountain. It’s a community of people she holds close to her soul as she’s spent her career working in schools with children with disabilities. “The happiness you see come across someone’s face who’s never been able to slide down snow before is indescribable,” says Elsa, who has worked in the Jay Peak Ski School for years. When she started talking about wanting to bring her passion to Jay Peak, the resort rallied around her and helped get an adaptive program up and running, where she now works full time. Today, the

Jay Peak Adaptive Program includes a snow slider and a bi-ski, as well as eight dedicated instructors. They saw 50 clients with a range of disabilities last season, and Elsa plans on doubling that number this season. To that end, she’ll be visiting every school in the Northeast Kingdom this fall to let them know about Jay Peak’s nascent program. “There is a huge special-needs population in the Kingdom and a lot of visitors who come to Jay with a family member who has a disability,” says Elsa. “Before we can even begin addressing any fear they might have about getting on snow, we have to let them know we’re here.” The Meltons are one family who found Elsa and her gang last season. The multi-generational clan makes the trek from Long Island to their condo at Jay Peak every winter. During their visits, parents, cousins, kids, aunts, uncles, grammys, and pop-pops head out on the hill to ski and ride. But nine-year-old Charlotte wasn’t always able to “hit the hill.” Until last winter when Charlotte, under Elsa’s watch, made the first ski turns of her life. “It’s amazing how quickly elation chases out fear when you show someone who has never been able to slide down snow, how to do it,” says Elsa. “No matter what I’ve given, I’ve received 200 percent in a return of happiness and joy.”

For more info on Jay Peak Adaptive Programs, visit jaypeakresort.com/Adaptive

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Child beauty pageants. Or, really, the parents desperately living vicariously through their children. – Ryan Devane, Day Group Sales Rep

By Alex Kaufman - - -

The Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT) has been culminating at Jay Peak Resort since its inception nearly a decade prior. One of the longest-running big-mountain ski-offs in existence, the Jay Peak event is the only two-day challenge on the tour’s calendar, earning it the moniker of Super Finals.

All the feels: when you get your bib. When you’re next to go. When you get barraged with high fives at the finish, regardless of performance. Those feels.

The final leg of this multi-mountain tour both crowns and punishes the best and most willing skiers that loose granular can produce and pits them against the most daunting venue the East Coast has to offer: the Face Chutes. The event, as a whole, is wildly unpredictable, yet you can count on STEFT being consistent year to year.

The conditions: 80 degrees and melting fast. Twenty degrees after three feet of fresh. Wind. Rain. Bluebird. Dragons. Gremlins. Whatever. Deal with it.

The name: hasn’t changed.

The OMG kid: because of course there will be some eight-year-old Raised Jay grom that schools the field and scores high. New one every time. Definitely no fear of monster heights.

The competitors: many do it every year. The vibe: a combination of duct tape, technical and spring break. The time of year: end of March, when we can theoretically count on the Face Chutes being skiable for the willing competitors.

But that’s about it. Everything else is TBD.

The winner: it’s anyone’s guess.

The lessons: a couple days with hucksters, young and old, from all over the East Coast and Canada and you’ll indubitably learn a thing or 10.

See what’s happening at Jay Peak this winter at jaypeakresort.com/events

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Touching any part of newspaper with any part of my body, but especially with my nails. – Kim Hewitt, Marketing Manager

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By Andrew Lanoue - - Do we really fear the unknown or just what we can (or can’t) imagine? When you figure it out, be sure to shed a light on us. Or just keep us in the dark. Because some fears are healthier like that anyway. You may not be prepared for life’s uncertainties, but you can certainly prepare for life—especially when you’re equipped with the right necessities. H Norse Drinking Horn H Vermont Peanut Butter

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Long hugs. – Diane Dupuis, Director of Finance

TA M I N G T H E C R I T I C S

By Stephanie Nitsch - - Over the last four years, a cunning duo known simply as “Maeve and Keaton” have terrorized Jay Peak Resort with each issue of this magazine. Responsible for critiquing the resort’s laundry list of activities and amenities, they’ve taken the common usage of public places and twisted them into their own imaginary realms, taming whatever eating, skating or shredding challenge comes their way. Or letting the eating, skating and shredding tame them. But, alas, it’s time to say goodbye to our not-so-pint-sized pundits. (After all, these tweenagers now have more important dragons to slay. Like curating the best selection of Snapchat stickers.) Their rants, raves and reviews promised an honest look at Jay Peak’s pastimes, no doubt; but taken out of context, we couldn’t help noticing that their unscripted sound bites resembled the kind of sage advice we strive to live by. So, we sifted through their best one-liners as an homage to the girls who have stood up to the test of adult(ish)hood and served us with a healthy reminder that there’s always a brighter, glitterier, more bacon scented-y way of living life.

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What’s it like to work with each other?

“WE HAVE SUCH SAME PERSONALITIES. HER ATTITUDE IS VERY SASSY.”

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“SHE’S SO HAPPY AND FUNNY. IT’S FUN TO WORK WITH HER.” – Keaton on Maeve

Any advice for aspiring critics?

TELL THE TRUTH.

“ IF YOU DON’T, THEN IT’S NOT FUN. IF SOMEONE DID SOMETHING BAD, YOU GOTTA TELL THEM WHY.” – Maeve “ – Exclaimed 49 times throughout the series by Maeve

“BEST DAY EVER!”

You should try more things.

IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT. BUT IF YOU DON’T TRY IT, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW.” – Keaton

Most-used catchphrase?

– Maeve

BORING. THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP.”

“IT’S AN AWESOME RESORT. THEY HAVE AWESOME IDEAS. IT’S ONE OF THE BEST PLACES YOU’LL EVER BE.”–“IT Keaton NEVER GETS

Overall impressions of Jay Peak?

– Maeve on Keaton

I’m afraid of clowns. They’re disgusting. – Megan Lill, Customer Service Supervisor


Quiz Tami ng the Cri ti cs on l oc ation Over the years, you could always count on Maeve and Keaton for stating the obscure. Can you guess what the girls had to say about each of their experiences? Pair their quotes with the corresponding venues/activities from the list below. Answers appear at the bottom. (Hint: some quotes share the same answer.)

1. “Advice? If you don’t land, you’re not good.” – Maeve

FIGURE SKATING

2. “Always say thank you and goodbye. If you don’t, they’re not gonna really want you back because it’s not very nice.” – Keaton

NORDIC SKIING

3. “I know what I’m doing, so get out of my way!” – Maeve

GOLFING

4. “The meatballs are too big.” – Keaton HOTEL JAY 5. “We didn’t keep score. We just did it for fun.” – Keaton 6. “It’s really disgusting having mud put on your face.” – Maeve

BURTON RIGLET PARK

7. “If you want to be good, you should probably not be lazy.” – Maeve

FOUNDRY PUB & GRILLE

8. “Just believe in yourself and glide.” – Keaton TAIGA SPA 9. “You can only stay here if you want to have fun.” – Maeve 10. “If you think you won’t like it, you should try it and see because you might really like it.” – Keaton

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ANSWERS 1. Pump House Indoor Waterpark 2. Hotel Jay 3. Burton Riglet Park 4. Foundry Pub & Grille 5. Golfing 6. Taiga Spa 7. Nordic Skiing 8. Figure Skating 9. Hotel Jay 10. Nordic Skiing 23


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Black olives touching my tongue or running out of Jack and being forced to drink wine. – Allyson Bathalon, HR Director

S L A YI N G R E G N U H E TH DRAGON By Vince Shuley and Stephanie Nitsch - - The state of hunger-induced anger (aka, “hanger”) is the bane of skiers and snowboarders. Skipping breakfast to make first chair, postponing lunch for a couple more powder laps... It can all come to a crashing halt when the human body succumbs to the ravenous beast from within our bellies. Whether you’re in pursuit of a white tablecloth under a breadbasket or a pint and a big screen, there’s every opportunity to slay the hanger—on the hill, off the hill and around the hill—before it slays you.

AT JAY PEAK A L I C E ’ S TA B L E

MOUNTAINSIDE TRADITION

Generous hospitality lives on at Alice’s Table, named after legendary local Alice Lewis. As Jay Peak’s premier comfort food restaurant that sources as many local ingredients as possible, it’s a popular spot for family dining and special occasions. (802) 327-2323

C LU B H O U S E G R I L L E

CULINARY ARTS

Floor-to-ceiling windows set an intimate mood at the Clubhouse Grille, its glass-topped bar and fine dining setting eclipsed only by its exemplary cuisine. Definitely worth the walk to the edge of Jay Peak’s Nordic skiing track. (802) 988-2770

THE FOUNDRY PUB & GRILLE

AMERICANA

Feeding a hungry horde or just looking for good ol’ fashioned pub grub, the Foundry has an American-style bistro menu to please everyone—breakfast, lunch or dinner. The hearth-style ceramic tile oven gives dishes a final roasted touch. (802) 988-2715

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TOW E R BA R

TRAMSIDE DOWNTIME

Keep it simple with appetizers, sandwiches and burgers to complement the plethora of beers ‘n’ beverages on the Tower Bar’s menu. Built from re-purposed lift towers, its sports bar vibe pairs well with a rotating schedule of live music. (802) 327-2324

M O U N TA I N D I C K ’ S P I Z Z A

PARTY PIES

Crush the post-ski or post-surf hunger with a slice, sub or signature calzone at Mountain Dick’s at Hotel Jay. On-site pick-up even accommodates the too-tired-to-move-very-far crowd. (802) 988-2740

MISO HUNGRY

SOUL IN A BOWL

Jay’s own traveling trailer ramen troupe Miso Hungry—piloted by ski bums Jordan and Momo Antonucci—is the best grab-and-go Japanese food around. Sure, it’s the only grab-and-go Japanese food around, but the noodly concoction of broth, veggies and/or meat is the most heart-warming food truck your stomach has stomached. (802) 624-0460 / misohungryramen.com

K A E P Y A J R A NE JAY V I L L AG E I N N

GARGANTUAN APPETITES

Triple decker. Huge and crispy. Smothered, bubbly, magic. Just some of the descriptions written on the actual menu at Jay Village. With more than 65 years of cumulative culinary experience and one of the juiciest menus around, you’ll get your fill. And then some. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, come hungry. The three-square-meals-a-day rule is crushable in one sitting. (802) 988-2306 / thejayvillageinn.com

T H E I N N R E S TAU R A N T

SEASONALLY FRESH

Whether you opt for the intimate dining room or the lively tavern, The Inn’s menu reads more like you’re crashing a holiday feast than bellying up for a regular weeknight dinner. Open Thursday through Sunday and located in Montgomery, this post-ski comfort food comes in the form of chili-rubbed pork tenderloins, curried noodle bowls or apple maple bread pudding. (802) 326-4391 / theinn.us

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THE BELFRY

CARBS AND COMFORT FOOD An iconic spot for Montgomery locals and visitors, The Belfry is a former one-room schoolhouse riddled with folklore and ghost stories that date back almost a century. From pints and pastas to sandwiches and entrée specials, there’s plenty of carbo loading to be had after a day at Jay. Just be sure to abide by the sign at the door: “Enter as strangers, leave as friends.” (802) 326-4400 / thebelfryvt.com

B I G JAY TAV E R N

SKI LOCAL, EAT LOCAL

The husband-wife duo at the BJT takes pride in serving up a country-fusion menu, using locally sourced ingredients to spur a rustic, New England twist on European and Mediterranean favorites. Think: maple-ouzo glazed ribs or Greek lamb meatball sliders. Dab-smack between Jay Peak and Montgomery, it’s worth heeding the can’t-miss-it sign and stopping to refuel the cache. (802) 326-6688 / bigjaytavernvt.com

B E R N I E ’ S R E S TAU R A N T

GLOBAL TASTE BUDS

Alliterations like Margarita Monday or Tuscan Tuesday are usually good excuses for themed dinner nights. But Bernie’s in Montgomery doesn’t need any clever reason to host weekly Mexican nights, Italian nights, prime rib nights or roast turkey nights. Because every trip to Jay Peak is worthy of “all the trimmings” at some point or another. (802) 326-4682 / berniesvtfood.com

BOUTIN’S MINI MARKET

BYO GROWLER

More than just a pit stop in Troy for essentials like junk food, smokehouse bacon or a pack of gum, Boutin’s taps into the local community for vittles like coffees, cheeses and a whole menu of housemade pizzas, sammies, soups and more. But where they hang their hats is on an impressive brew cave, lined with choice Vermont draughts and includes a growler-refill station for BYOB’ers. (802) 988-1170 / boutinsminimarket.com

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SKI

By Alex Kaufman - - There’s Raised Jay, and then there’s working on a local dairy farm by summer and bumping chairs in winter in order to get a season pass and shred freaky amounts of powder. Perhaps that’s Raised Rugged.

During that same year, the lift maintenance crew was embarking on a monster-sized project of their own: building a bridge on the golf course. And because it’s a bridge, it took a bit longer than expected. This put them in somewhat of a bind. They needed an extra hand to finish off all the lift work for the summer. Enter Chris.

Meet Chris Martin. The bearded one. Stance: regular. When dispatch needs to reach him on the radio, they say something like, “Base to 502.” Then you hear, “502 copy,” then, maybe, “Jet base is calling for a mechanic,” then finished with a “Copy that, four minutes.” (Side note: stop eavesdropping on hypothetical staff radio traffic.) Ten years ago, Chris was helping to build the Jay Peak Golf Club, picking rocks, cutting trees, digging irrigation. You know, the wet and wicked stuff with savage bug bites and the highest likelihood of spotting Bigfoot.

“Can you handle heights? Are you mechanically inclined?” Buddy Loux’s entrance exam wasn’t complex. Fast forward and Chris is still conquering scary heights and making things turn. Including himself. Understatement of century: working on lift towers can be not warm. “The beard helps. Stay moving. Try micro gloves inside of your mittens,” says the man who is told to use his bare hands on metal during the January sky. Excuses are hard to find in this line of work.

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“If you’re up on a tower and you drop a tool, you owe a round at the bar,” says Chris. But risk of bar tabs aside, Chris continues to log the most days on the hill compared to the other maintenance guys. “I work six days a week, but always ride on the seventh,” he says. “Most can’t stand to be here on their one day off, but it’s why I got into this, and I try to stay true to that.” Give his grandmother credit for that. In his high school days, Grandma Martin worked at Burton, resulting in new boards under the Christmas tree to replace the Ames specials he and his brother would destroy in the backyard. When snow is in off-season mode, Chris can be found disc golfing at Black Falls or Sheady Acres, where his low round is ten under par. He also grows out a man-mane for a good cause, a ritual he started eight years ago. “Women ask me what I do to my hair,” he admits. “All I can say is, ‘Nothing, I wash it.’ But since it seems to be decent stuff, I cut it all off and donate it to Children With Hair Loss every couple years.” But his biggest phantogram so far? (That is, if hanging 80 harrowing feet off the ground from a chunk of metal that rolls 2,400 people per hour up a mountain in bloodcurdling cold temperatures doesn’t qualify.) Chris is heading into fatherhood this winter.

EXCUSES ARE HARD TO FIND IN THIS LINE OF WORK.

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Failing. – Craig Parish, Lift Maintenance Manager

Good luck with that little monster.


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Customs agents going through my lunch and confiscating a good sandwich. – Rob Vosinek, Senior Sales Manager

L A T PAVING DIGI E H TW AY

TO JAY

By Vince Shuley - - -

“IF IT’S NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN.” – Someone on social media

This not-so-old adage whimsically reminds us that half the fun of doing stuff these days means sharing it with other people. The moment is no longer enough. We need to validate it with a digital facsimile, a broadcast to friends and followers that in fact yes, we are getting after it. Yet the beast of banality is but a choice. At Jay Peak we subscribe to our own Golden Rule: “Just do what you say, then say what you do”—whether that’s the old-school method of telling tall tales over après drinks, hashtagging your life philosophies or simply sharing the Jay Way mantra.

The #WayToJay is more than a hashtag. It’s a digital chronicle of moments long remembered, snippets of stoke that remind us why we keep coming back. From the anticipatory drive along Route 242 to the compulsory post-shred pint and all the inevitable rituals throughout the day, these 1x1 moments are meant for sharing. Which is why we’re pulling the best gems from our own rulebook (and Instagram account) and making 75,000 copies. The more the merrier.

EARN YOUR DIGITAL STRIPES AND TAG YOUR JAY PEAK PHOTOS WITH #WAYTOJAY

Community is what made Jay Peak a beacon in the East, from weekender family ski days to diehard locals riding the hill from bell to bell in single-digit temperatures. The mountain may be different strokes for different folks, but as the lyrics of a cheesy High School Musical once chanted: we’re all in this together.

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PHOTOBOOK

Would you rather face your fears of flee from them? Do you shed your base-layers of comfort and accept the possibility that something good—something better, even—exists on the other side of the unknown? Or do you take shelter under a thick winter blanket and burrow deeper into the shadow of the mountain, waiting for just the right conditions to make your move? The answer might not be so black and white or sepia-toned, but at some point or another, you’ll have to confront the idea regardless of how scary it is.

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By Dean Seguin - - Here comes another poor soul. A wiry fellow in boardshorts, drink in hand. His pasty skin, which hasn’t seen the light of day in months, is the mark of a deep winter, and the collective look among the scantily clad bodies gathered at Jay Peak’s Pump House Indoor Waterpark. After some playful razzing from his pals, he grabs a board and shimmies into position on the manmade barrel of the FlowRider surf wave.

IT’S NOW OR NEVER.

Wate r d ow n you r fe ars at Jay Pe a k’s adu lt s -on ly, af te r- d ark p o ol p ar t y.

A chorus of hooting and hollering reverberates from the peanut gallery of the Drink, a 50-foot-long mezzanine bar overlooking the ground-floor playground, where adult co-eds with a drink in hand heckle the willing down below. The outcome is irrelevant. Letting loose is what’s important. It used to be that après was a time to keep your ski boots on and drink beer while rehashing the day’s triumphs. At Jay Peak, the concept gets watered down—literally—as the waterpark is transformed into Late Night Splash, an adults-only, after-dark party that takes place once a month in the winter.

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I am afraid of losing who I am as a person. I don’t ever want to lose my values or morals. – Bethany Hepner, Retail Supervisor


LATE NIGHT SPLASH WHEN: DATES TBD TIME: 9:30 P.M. – MIDNIGHT COST: $10 AGE: 21 OR OLDER “Late Night Splash is an outlet for the 21-plus crowd to relax with friends, meet some new ones and enjoy a kid-free environment in the only indoor waterpark in Vermont,” says Jay Peak Events Manager Luke Sussdorff. “It offers a safe, fun venue to let loose in the mountains of Northern Vermont.”

For event info and tickets, visit jaypeakresort.com/pumphouse

The lights go down, the crowd ramps up and the house tunes turn less kid-friendly. Select rides like the aforementioned FlowRider are open, along with the hot tubs and an activity pool with climbing wall and basketball hoops. Think of it as a big kid playground for an evening of wet, wild fun. Being a Jay skier is one thing. Putting on a show for the raucous crowd during Late Night Splash—where many taboos get checked at the door—is entirely different. Belly up to the bar for a drink, to deliver a bit of liquid courage. The waterpark bartenders are known to make a mean margarita. “Although you won’t see any keg stands, Jell-O shots or D-Day from Animal House riding his motorcycle up the waterpark stairs, you will see a motley crew of young adults trying to have as much fun as humanly possible,” Sussdorff says. Guest DJs, drink specials, promo girls, spontaneous games like three-on-three basketball and prizes for ‘best crowd splash’ or ‘best crash’ perpetuate the party vibes. “When we have a variety of college groups staying over a weekend that Late Night Splash is taking place you can expect one hell of a party,” Sussdorff says. “College is a good time to let loose and dabble in your wild side, and Late Night Splash is a great avenue for just that.” It all makes for a scene that’s part Vegas pool party, part homage to an ‘80s ski flick, and part extracurricular fun. One thing’s for sure: it submerges the tradition of après and deepens the legend of a trip to Jay Peak.

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Clay Buchholz’s cutter. Jerry Garcia in a red shirt. Can’t-miss storms. – Steve Wright, General Manager

I C E H AU S

SMOOTHING THE SCALES Me l t i n g h e a r t s a n d f r e e z i n g w a t e r. A l l i n a d a y ’s w o r k .

By Vince Shuley - - Piloting a Zamboni 552 electric ice resurfacer might seem like a fun job from the bleachers, but this inter-hockey game ritual can be its own daily dragon. When hockey tournaments are in full swing at the Ice Haus Arena, the Zamboni driver has just 10 minutes to polish an NHL-sized sheet of ice, all under the watchful eye of hundreds of spectators. “When I first sat in the drivers seat it was very intimidating, because around 80 per cent of your view is blind spots,” says Ice Haus operations manager Cedric Lanphear. “The most difficult part is lining up the Zamboni to exit through the gate on the last pass. You don’t want to have to drive over where you just laid water.” Sullying clean ice in front of a packed arena may be the stuff of nightmares for any Zamboni driver, but after almost a year on the job and more than 1,500 resurfaces, Cedric maintains a clean track record.

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“There could be three people in the bleachers or 300, I just stay focused on keeping my overlaps consistent, “ he says.

ICE HAUS ARENA STATS & FACTS

Now an experienced pilot at the helm, Cedric takes every opportunity to engage with the crowd; tooting the horn, flashing the lights and waving to kids mesmerized by the mechanical beast. A group of skating teenagers from England visiting the Ice Haus once even awarded Cedric with a standing ovation, one of his proudest moments as Jay Peak’s resident ice man.

700 PEOPLE

spectator capacity

85’ X 200’ dimensions of the NHL regulation-sized ice rink 9.7 MPH

top speed of the Zamboni

35 number of ice resurfaces performed every week 0 number of rides offered on the Zamboni (sorry)

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2017 RAISED JAY SUMMER CAMPS

Ages 6-12 years / Monday-Friday (9am-4pm) DAY CAMPS: July 10- 14, July 17- 21, July 24- 28 I Aug 7- 11 WILDERNESS CAMPS: July 31- Aug 4

-Day Camps-

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(July 31 - August 4)

Ropes Courses • Surfing • Skating Golfing • Climbing • Tie-Dyeing Cooking • Hiking • Kayaking

A 3-night backpacking adventure for 12-16 year olds in the forests surrounding Jay Peak.

Rates are subject to change.

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VACATION PLANNER The ultimate reference for Jay Peak Resort

HEAD FOR THE HILLS A cut and dried guide to your Jay Peak getaway Planning winter vacations can sometimes feel like a monstrous task, but with some guidance you’ll soon embrace the fear and triumphantly arrive at the slopes. Time here should be an effortless slide from the chutes to the beer taps, surfing the Pump House Indoor Waterpark wave right back to your hotel room. Booking ahead will not only save you hassle and money, but will let you cash in on more time with friends and family. Call (800)

451-4449 or visit jaypeakresort.com to book your stay.

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LODGING From opening day through the end of the season All vacations of 2 days or more include a

Book now & GET MORE THAN

FREE

200

$

LIFT TICKET AND / OR WATERPARK PASS on day of arrival

in vacation extras Look for this icon for a sampling of what’s included in the coupon book you’ll receive on check-in.

(depending on your package)

VACATION PACKAGE PERKS Whether you’re traveling with kids or without, all vacation packages include: Lodging Lift tickets and/or Pump House Indoor Waterpark access Daycare for kids ages 2-7* Access to the Ice Haus Indoor Arena during Public Skate hours* *

Based on availability

Book online easily and quickly at

jaypeakresort.com or call (800) 451-4449

Rates are subject to change without notice.

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SKI / RIDE + WATERPARK VACATION from just

353

$

per night for a family of 4

PACKAGES INCLUDE: 1-night lodging 1-day lift tickets 1-day access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark Daycare for kids ages 2-7

SKI / RIDE VACATION from just

255

$

per night for a family of 4

PACKAGES INCLUDE: 1-night lodging 1-day lift tickets Daycare for kids ages 2-7

WATERPARK VACATION from just

233

$

per night for a family of 4

PACKAGES INCLUDE: 1-night lodging 1-day access to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark Daycare for kids ages 2-7

Sign up for the 242 Newsletter for deals, news and updates at jaypeakresort.com All “from” rates are based on a room in the Stateside Hotel during early season. Other lodging options and rates are available. Rates are subject to change without notice. Winter 2016-17

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PEACEFUL SLUMBER When it’s time to saw some logs, Jay Peak is your slumber mill. After shredding, eating and drinking, the most important ingredient for a winter vacation is resting. The range of accommodations at Jay Peak will keep your chainsaw snoring until the alarm goes off. From the affordable and comfy Stateside Hotel to the private luxury of the Village Condominiums & Townhomes, there’s an option for every vacation budget—with most places offering ski in/ski out amenities.

Tour all of Jay Peak’s properties at

jaypeakresort.com/lodging

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THE PUMP HOUSE Indoor Waterpark

GET PUMPED AT THE PUMP HOUSE Off-hill entertainment, Jay style

PUMP HOUSE RATES Day Pass Rates

The Pump House Indoor Waterpark is 60,000 glorious square feet of watery heaven, with thrills like the 65’ drop of La Chute and the Double Barrel FlowRider, both of which were listed among the top ten coolest waterpark rides ever by The Travel Channel. Or if you prefer your liquid in a glass, head to the The Drink poolside bar or the Warming Shelter Snack Bar for the best views in the house. Be sure to drop a few tokens in the Elevation 1851’ Family Arcade before calling it a day.

GET A $6 CREDIT at the Elevation 1851’ Family Arcade & $10 OFF an Adult or Junior day pass to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark with a lodging package.

Adult (15+)

$39

Junior (4–14)

$29

3 & under

Free

Supervision

$10

(access to the park but not the features)

Standard locker

$4

Family lockers

$9

Cabanas (3-hr rentals) Monday – Friday & non-holidays

$100

Saturday – Sunday & holidays

$150

Please call (802) 988-2710 for more information

PUMP UP THE (BIRTHDAY) PARTY Kids ain’t easy. But planning their birthday party is when you’ve got the Pump House Indoor Waterpark.

from

SURF’S UP Catch a lesson on the Double Barrel FlowRider

35/hr

$

SAVE $15 get 1 hr of surf instruction for $20 with the purchase of a lodging package.

More information: call (802) 988-2710 or email

pumphouse@jaypeakresort.com

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$ MAKE IT A GROUP EFFORT Groups of 20+ get great discounts jaypeakresort.com/groups To book your group: email groups@jaypeakresort.com or call (802) 988-2765

for up to 10 people

PARTIES INCLUDE: All-day waterpark access Private cabana rental Arcade tokens Jay Peak birthday gift

More information: email groups@jaypeakresort.com or call (802) 988-2765

Rates are subject to change without notice. Winter 2016-17

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NORDIC CENTER A true Nordic experience

NORDIC CENTER RATES Trail fees

1/2-DAY

1-DAY

Adult (19+)

$10

$15

Junior (6–18)

$8

$10

Toddler

Jay Peak’s Nordic Center offers everything you need to take on our extensive network of cross-country ski trails. Based in the Clubhouse and featuring easy access to the trails that wind throughout the golf course, this is where our dedicated staff makes sure you have the high-end rental gear and focused programs to get you on snow happily and quickly. The trail network features 12 miles of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing for novices and experts alike.

THE ICE HAUS Indoor skating arena The fact that it’s located 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. FREE ADMISSION to Public Skate and Stick & Puck (based on availability) with any lodging package.

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Free with paying adult

Rental

1/2-DAY

1-DAY

FULL (Skis/boots/poles)

$17

$25*

Skis only

-

$15

Boots only

-

$9

Poles only

-

$5

*For extra days + $10/day

FREE DAY PASS included with a lodging package.

Visit jaypeakresort.com/nordic

TAIGA

ICE HAUS RATES

Spa

Public Skate and Stick & Puck* Admission

$6

Kids 3 & under

Free

*Helmet required; full visor for kids 17 & under

Rentals Skates

$5

Helmet

$3

Stick

$3

Sharpening

$6

Private Rentals (for parties, reunions, etc.) Per hour

$190

Contact Dennis Himes at

dhimes@jaypeakresort.com SAVE $40 on a 1 hr private ice rental.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

(5 & under)

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-yourhands-dirty kind of adventures. SPA DISCOUNTS included with the purchase of a lodging package.

Visit: jaypeakresort.com/taiga


EVENT CALENDAR You’ll always have something planned 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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

March 2017

Welcome Party for lodging guests, Trivia Night at the Bullwheel and Brew Tours start the week of December 19, 2016 and run through April 7, 2017.

3-5 MARCH

Après music at the Bullwheel starts December 3, 2016 and runs every Saturday (plus Fridays in February) through April 15, 2017.

December 2016

10 DECEMBER Annual Season Passholders’ Party at the Bullwheel

31 DECEMBER Annual NYE Party, featuring live music at the Foeger Ballroom and fireworks at Tramside

15th Annual Mountain Mardi Gras

4 MARCH

Annual Skimo East Challenge (Randonee)

5 MARCH

Hope on the Slopes fundraiser for American Cancer Society, held in the International Room and on-mountain

11 MARCH

Annual Ride & Ski New England Après Party with Hoopla in the International Room

18-19 MARCH Annual Ski The East Extreme Competition Finals

April 2017 January 2017

1 APRIL

7 JANUARY

38th Annual Beach Party in the Pump House Indoor Waterpark

Annual Ski The East Junior Qualifier

7-9 APRIL

27 JANUARY

Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Finals at Tramside

Annual Farmers’ Appreciation Day at Tramside Cafeteria and Pump House Indoor Waterpark

15 APRIL

VT Specialty Food Day at Tramside Cafeteria

16 APRIL

Pond Skimming at Tramside

Easter Sunrise Service and Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt

22 APRIL

The Jay Peak

MUSIC SERIES at the Foeger Ballroom As we line up musicians for the Winter Music Series, take a peek at who’s coming so far. Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime – October 7, 2016 Get The Led Out, The American Led Zeppelin - December 17 Head to jaypeakresort.com/music for tickets and to see the full Winter Music Series schedule.

Tailgate Party at Stateside

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SKI & RIDE SCHOOL PRIVATE LESSONS Nothing beats the one-on-one attention of our private lessons. All ages. All abilities.

1-HOUR PRIVATE LESSON

2-HOUR PRIVATE LESSON

$

$

105

195

HALF-DAY (3 HOURS) PRIVATE LESSON

FULL-DAY (6 HOURS) PRIVATE LESSON

275

470

$

$

LEARN TO TURN It’s never too late to start raising yourself Jay.

FULL DAY RENTAL + 2-HOUR GROUP LESSON just

75

$

(Ages 13+)

KIDS’ LESSONS

ALL-MOUNTAIN CLINICS

The Mountain Kids Adventure Center houses Jay Peak’s kids’ program for skiers and snowboarders aged 3–12 years. The center includes the Playtime Riglet Park created with Burton Snowboards and Disney.

Jay Peak has some of the best terrain on the East Coast and these intermediate- and advanced-level clinics can help anyone ski or ride anywhere on the mountain.

HALF-DAY LESSONS

2-HOUR CLINICS

start from

start at

90

$

60

$

learn@jaypeakresort.com or call (802) 327-2186. For more information visit: jaypeakresort.com/learn

Advance reservations are highly recommended for private and kids’ lessons. Email

Rates are subject to change without notice.

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GROUPS

GROUP SKI/RIDE VACATIONS

GROUP SKI/RIDE + WATERPARK DAY VISITS

For groups of 20+, get deals on everything from lodging and lift tickets, rentals and restaurants, and just about everything else Jay Peak has to offer.

Burn your energy from bell-to-bell with group ski/ride and waterpark access. Discounts depend on dates (midweek or weekend; holiday or non-holiday) and the number of people in your party. Group ticket rates are based on 20+ people.

DEC 18 - 26, 2016 + MAR 27 - MAY 7, 2017

JAN 1 - MAR 26, 2017

from

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$

per person, per day

per person, per day

Lift Tickets

Waterpark Day Passes

ADULTS

ADULTS

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45

$

32

$

PACKAGES INCLUDE:

JUNIORS

JUNIORS

Lodging in a 2-bedroom cottage

from

from

Daily lift tickets including free lift tickets on day of arrival Daycare for kids ages 2-7 *Rates are subject to change and do not include taxes or resort fee. Rates are based on 6 paying guests per unit. From rates are for a midweek stay. Other rates and packages available.

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23

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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & WEDDINGS With 36,000+ square feet of event space, there’s more than enough room to host your corporate retreat, board meeting or wedding. Custom tailored packages are available to meet the needs of your group.

For full details & to book email

groups@jaypeakresort.com or call (802) 988-2765

Rates are subject to change without notice. Winter 2016-17

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THE TRAIL MAP Directions to Jay Peak’s most coveted pow stashes and bump runs LEGEND

EASIEST

THE BEGINNER ZONE

Caution: Jay Peak does not sweep all trails, glades

MORE DIFFICULT

UPHILL TRAVEL ROUTE

and chutes - ski/ride with care and do not ski/ride

MOST DIFFICULT

FIRST AID STATION

alone. Map not to scale. For directional use only.

PARK

AREA BOUNDARY

First Aid

SKY HAUS - Elevation 4000’

Call Ski Patrol from your cell at (802) 988-2611.

Vermonter

Northway Tuckerman’s Chute Face Chutes

Ullr’s Dream Northway

First Aid

Ullr’s Dream Wedelmaster

Green Beret Valhalla

Vermonter Montrealer Jet

Catwalk

Kitzbuehel

U.N.

JFK

St. George’s Prayer

Northway

Northway Alligator Alley

Kitz Woods

Upper Milk Run

Haynes

Northway

Timbuktu

Upper Goat Run JFK

Canyonland

Angel’s Wiggle

Deliverance

Purgatory

Everglade Power Line

Hell’s Crossing

Hotshot Derick

Kitzbuehel

Angel’s Wiggle

Hell’s Woods

Upper River Quai

Lift Line

Hell’s Crossing

Heaven’s Road U.N.

Lower Milk Run Jet

Mont l’Entrepide

Paradise Meadows Stateside Glade

Upper Can Am

Upper Exhibition Expo Glade

Lower Lift Line Linee

Green Mountain Boys

Lower Goat Run

Bonaventure Glade Show-off Glade

Sweetheart

Northwest Passage

Lower Power Line

Angel’s Wiggle

Willard

Staircase

Vertigo

Taxi

Lower River Quai

Buckaroo Bonzai

The Flash

Taxi

Green Mountain Boys

Lower Exhibition North Glade

Kangaroo Trail

Rabbit Trail Jet Triple Chair

Bonaventure Quad

The Boulevard

MOUNTAIN KIDS ADVENTURE CENTER

Buck Woods Perry Merrill Ave

Taxi Quad

STATESIDE HOTEL & BASELODGE

Racer

Lower Can Am

Paradise Meadows

Interstate

Chalet Meadows

The Subway

Full Moon

Deer Run

Quarter Moon

Moving Carpet Progression Terrain

Jug Handle

Riglet Park Bushwacker

Half Moon Grammy Jay

The LZ

Queen’s Highway

Harmony Lane Raccoon Run

Interstate

Ullr’s Dream

Metro Quad

HOTEL JAY AND Moving Carpet PUMP HOUSE INDOOR WATERPARK

Village Double Chair Chair

Aerial Tram

Flyer Express Quad

TRAM HAUS LODGE ICE HAUS ARENA

GOLF CLUBHOUSE & NORDIC CENTER

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TRAMSIDE BASE LODGE


SKI AREA BOUNDARY POLICY

WOODS SKIING POLICY

• • • • •

• Woods are not opened, closed or marked, they contain many hazards. • Woods are recommended for EXPERT skiers in groups of 3 or more, please do not ski woods or chutes after 3 pm. • Woods skiers must enter and exit from an open trail and cannot ski under or around traffic controlling ropes or fences.

Check the Ski Area Boundary and ski or ride only on open trails and glades within the Ski Area Boundary. You can be charged for any rescue which takes place on closed on-property glades or trails. Woods and Backcountry areas beyond the Ski Area Boundary are not maintained or patrolled by Jay Peak Resort. Do not leave the Ski Area Boundary unless you are prepared for wilderness travel. Past the Ski Area Boundary, there is no way back to the Jay Peak Resort Base Area. When you pass beyond the Ski Area Boundary you leave the area of Ski Patrol Services. You are responsible for your own actions, your own rescue and the cost of your rescue.

NO DOGS ALLOWED ON TRAILS.

MOUNTAIN Statistics

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359” 2,153 ft. vertical drop 78 trails, glades and chutes

Ullr’s Dream Wedelmaster

9 LIFTS: Vermont’s only Aerial Tramway Northeast’s longest detachable quad (The Flyer) Beaver Pond Glade

3 Fixed-Grip Quads (Metro, Bonaventure, Taxi)

Ullr’s Dream

JFK

André’s Paradise

1 Double Chair (Village Chair) Everglade

1 Triple Chair (Jet Triple Chair)

Ullr’s Dream

2 Moving Carpets

BEGINNER ZONE:

Northwest Passage

Designated slow skiing area

Kokomo

Includes 5 lifts (Metro Quad, 2 Moving Carpets, Village Double Chair, and Taxi Quad) serving 11 trails & introductory glades and Riglet Park

Kokomo Ullr’s Dream

2 TERRAIN PARKS: Jug Handle, The LZ

SKIABLE ACREAGE: 385+ UPHILL TRAVEL POLICY: Jay Peak Resort allows skinning, snowshoeing, and hiking during operating hours on designated Uphill Travel Routes. You must first get your free Uphill Travel Pass at Customer Service.

OFF-PISTE SKIING:

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT: jaypeakresort.com/UphillTravelPolicy

20% novice, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced

100+ acres

TRAIL DIFFICULTY RATINGS:

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Mountain Dick’s Pizza, The Foundry Pub & Grille, Buddy’s Mug Coffee Shop, The Mountain Shop, Fitness Center, Pump House Indoor Waterpark, Conference Center

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Need something during your visit to the top of Vermont? Stop by one of these businesses. They’ll take care of you. •

Kingdom Brewing

The Montgomery Lodge

Community National Bank

Kingdom Racquet & Fitness Club

The Place

Degre Auction House

Newport Country Club

The Rendezvous B& B

Green Mountain Treescape

Snobowl Properties

Woodshed Lodge

Jay Community Recreational Centre

Peaks View Farm

Jay Village Inn

Jay View Wedding Flowers

A Place In Time Bed & Breakfast

Phineas Swann B&B Inn

Jim Campbell Real Estate at Jay

Jamari Acres

Bernie's Restaurant & Pub

Lutz's Automotive

Lake Salem Inn

Big Jay Tavern

Montgomery Catering Company

Millbrook Campground

Derby Cow Palace

Montgomery Properties Real Estate

Rocklake Rentals

The Sprout

Roger's Auto Service

Sheady Acres

The Inn

Sanville Paint & Restoration

Stromhaus at Journeys End

Bianchi Memorials

Vickery Hill

The Cedar House

Brookside Hardware & Lumber

Wright's Towing

The Mountain View Trail House

Country Thyme Vermont

Border Ski Rental

Alpine Haven

Irene McDermut Books and Prints

Buffalo Mountain Wood Storage & Transfer

Barrewood Campground

Johnson Woolen Mills

Dynamic Precision Builders

Big Dipper Suite

Main Street Grocery

Insights

Carmel Cottage & Loft

Mountain Fiber Folk Cooperative

JD Design

Cliff Haven Farm

Richford Wood Products

North Country Hospital

Grampa Grunts Lodge

Spates The Florist & Garden Center

Photos Vermont/Video-Vermont

Jay Brook Lodge

Sylvesters Market

Taylor Moore Agency

Jay Peak Resort

The Snow Job

Vermont Salt Caves Spa

Journey’s Salon & Guest House

Mill Village Pottery

The Jay Cloud Cyclery

Little Gnesta B&B

Couture's Maple Shop & Bed and Breakfast

Great Northern Land Co.

Orleans County Historical Society/ Old Stone House Museum

North Troy Inn



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MEETINGS & CONFERENCES AT JAY PEAK When was the last time being knee deep in it at work was a good thing? Skiing • Snowboarding • Nordic Center • Indoor Skating Rink 60,000 square foot Indoor Waterpark • 5 on-site restaurants Conference center including 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space

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At Poulin Lumber, our experienced sales staff are here to advise with your new building projects or home renovations.

From start to finish, we can supply the products you need from the brands you can trust! Visit a Poulin Lumber Showroom near you!

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Woodshed Lodge Experience quiet country lodging in an authentically restored farmhouse just two miles from the mountain. Restful, laid back atmosphere, a great place to relax after a full day of outdoor recreation. Seven bedrooms, a TV/VCR room and a quiet sitting room/library. We welcome families, couples and small groups. Each stay includes a full country breakfast and the option of a hearty candle lit dinner by the glow of our wood stove. BYOB. Friendly, economical, offseason rates, open all year. MAP & B&B. Woodshed Road, Jay, VT 05859 802-988-4444 • 800-495-4445 • www.woodshedlodge.com

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