Apres Ski in Jay Peak

Jay Peak Village

Jay Peak does not have a typical ski town village, but rather a collection of on- or near-mountain condominiums and hotels alongside a newly-constructed waterpark.

While there are hotel options on the mountain, the lack of a true pedestrian village at the resort can leave things feeling sleepy during resort after-hours. For those looking for resort gear, the Stateside base does have a ski shop, and the General Store at the Tramside base stocks a ton of unique Jay Peak memorabilia.

The nearby towns of Jay and Montgomery Center feature a combined population of fewer than 1500 residents, so neither will provide the exciting après-ski excursion some skiers and riders may be looking for.

Jay Peak Apres-Ski, Restaurants & Bars

Both the Tramside and Stateside base areas at Jay Peak offer a large number of available dining options.

On the Tramside base, those looking to grab a quick sandwich can stop by the deli at the Provisions General Store, where lots of resort memorabilia and gifts are also for sale. For those looking for a more complete dining experience, Alice’s Table serves excellent comfort foods with a local flair. The nearby Foundry Pub & Grille also serves more upscale food such as pasta dishes, steaks, and locally grown vegetables. For pizza, look no further than Mountain Dick’s Pizza for a top-notch pie. The Tram Haus also contains a coffee shop to get the blood flowing on a cold morning, and a great post-ski bar called Tower Bar.

On the Stateside base, the Bullwheel Bar is the stop of choice for most looking for a hot or cold beverage after a long day in the powder. Both bases also have standard ski area cafeterias with the typical fare such as burgers, chicken fingers, fries, and wraps.

Jay Peak Activities

Jay Peak is not only a skiing and snowboarding destination, but also offers a large number of activities off-slope.

While it does offer some of the best skiing in the East Coast, thousands of families flock to Jay for it’s PumpHouse attraction, a giant indoor year-round water park, and the only one of its kind in Vermont. The park features multiple full-scale waterslides, an indoor “Flowrider” to allow a surf-like experience, a large “anything-but-lazy” river, and a bar for adults.

Jay also hosts a number of activities for those there during winter months that aren’t headed to the slopes. The resort offers snowshoe tours around the nearby woods and a full-sized ice-skating rink that often hosts local hockey tournaments. Guests are always allowed to also ride the tram, skiing or not, as long as it’s open.

Off-season, Jay also allows hiking and tram rides to its open-view summit. The resort is also home to championship golf course that has received rave reviews since its opening in 2007. With ski season often stretching into May, it’s not uncommon to be able to ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon for a truly exception two-sport day.

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