Recently 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…
Before 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.
Shannon 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.
But 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.
We 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.
Kids 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!
For 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.
The 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.