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An Overnight At Jay Peak, Vermont

jay peak vermontRecently the girls and I had the opportunity to visit Jay Peak Resort, a four season resort in northern Vermont. Just miles from the Canadian border, Jay Peak Resort is situated on some seriously picturesque real estate.

The mountain itself has a summit elevation of 3,968 feet and receives the most snow in eastern North America. With 76 trails on 385 acres, this is the kind of resort that skiers dream about. But Jay Peak is so much more than a great place to ski. It’s a great place for just about any recreational interest…

jay peakBefore we arrived at Jay Peak, the girls and I poked around on their website to get a feel for what they had to offer. When the girls saw the pictures for The Pump House indoor water park, their eyes just about popped out of their sockets. It looked huge! With lots of thrilling slides, lazy river and hot tubs, the girls were packing their luggage without my having to say boo.

jay peakShannon was particularly interested in trying out the Double Barrel Flowrider. How much fun does that look like? All the joys of surfing on a simulated wave pool. Awesome!

The first thing we did when we arrived at Jay Peak was to check out The Pump House to see if it was as awesome in real life as it was depicted on the website. The best way I can describe it is immense.

Immense and clean. The one thing I get hung up on with indoor waterparks is how clean they are. And I have to say that Jay Peak does an excellent job keeping their water park in tip top shape.

Lots of dry towels. Spacious locker rooms. Clean shower and bathroom facilities. Stuff that parents can appreciate.

There’s also a convenient snack bar with all kinds of kid pleasing foods plus options for healthier eating like salad and fruit. Parents will be happy to know that there is a poolside bar where they can enjoy an adult drink while watching the little ones frolic.

jay peak hotelBut it wouldn’t be a true visit to a mountain without some outdoor fun, right? After all, we did happen to be there during one of the biggest snow storms of the season. And the girls were itching to go romp around in the white fluffy stuff which hasn’t fallen much in our neck of the woods this winter.

IMG_7440We happened to be there just in time for the grand debut of the new Jay Peak Burton Riglet Park opening. Located at the Mountain Kid Adventure Center, kids can learn the basics of snowboarding in a fun and interactive Disney-Pixar Toy Story themed setting.

snowboarding jay peakKids are first taught the basics of how to snowboard by first learning balance and weight centering. One they learn the basics, they get to head out to the very exciting Toy Story themed Riglet Park to bust out their newly learned skills!

burton riglet park jay peakFor little snowboarding enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better than this. Besides snowboarding, skiing and the amazing Pump House, Jay Peak also has a new Ice Haus indoor skating arena. There’s something for every member of the family at Jay Peak.

Jay Peak has recently invested over a quarter of a billion dollars into property and recreation improvements, but still strives to offer families value and affordable pricing. A lift ticket for Jay Peak is $69 per day and they offer some wonderful package deals that include lift tickets, lodging and water park access.

jay peak riglet parkThe girls and I give six thumbs up for Jay Peak Resort. So much fun and so many different things to do. Our only regret was that we stayed only one night. I guess that means we just have to go back!

For more information on Jay Peak, be sure to visit their website.

This is not a sponsored post. Jay Peak did offer us a discount for our overnight stay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Holy Toy Story Woody Melanie! Jay Peak sounds and looks like a fabulous place to visit! I didn’t know that Disney had these kind of affiliations. Your girls look like they are having a blast! Thank you for the info, Jay Peak is now on my list of places to visit.

  2. I love love love!!!! the girls’ snow outfits! How cute! I think Shannon & Leila are two of the most adorable little girls ever. My fave pic is of them holding hands and walking toward the adventure center. Aww.

    The resort looks like a ton of fun!

  3. Looks like they had fun! We have an indoor water park up here. It’s part of the Six Flags/Great Escape Park in Lake George NY. My daughter had both her junior and senior proms there. How crazy is that? Whatever happened to proms in the high school gym? Glad your family had a great time 🙂

  4. I am not a child, nor do I have children but this looks like the coolest place ever!! I have never skiied or snowboarded but would like to learn and this looks like the perfect place. Also I LOVE water parks! I live in CT so its definitely a do-able trip. Looks like a great time!!!! Thanks for sharing…

  5. ooo how fun! pools and snow during the same! They girls look like they are having so much fun!!

  6. 2 of my mom friends went there over Dec break and raved about it! Sounds like it is well worth the drive!

  7. That place looks amazing! I have only ever been to the border of Vermont and the area is absolutely beautiful. It looks like you guys had a great time. I love the girls’ hats! They are too darned cute.

  8. Wow! I’ve skiied Jay’s Peak in the past, but had no idea about everything else up there. I’ll have to see if they have ny good packages coming up. My boys would think they died nd went to heaven

  9. I have always loved the girls’ clothing–pink and patterns with pink. I buy my g-daughter lots of pink and patterns with pink and lavender.

  10. This looks like an awesome time! I’m heading up to jay in a week, check out and follow my blog if you want to see our adventures!


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