Getting to Jay Peak

Getting to Jay Peak

Part of Jay Peak’s charm is how difficult it is to get to. Its more remote location minimizes crowds while maximizing powder days.

Jay Peak is located quite a ways off the beaten path. The resort is located just 4 miles from the Vermont-Quebec border, and a good hour drive away from the nearby Interstate 89. The resort is so close to Canada, in fact, that many cell phones pick up Canadian cell service towers, and you may be charged roaming fees for using your phone at the resort.

If driving from Boston, a 3-hour drive up I-93N and I-91N will put you within 30 minutes of back-road driving from the resort. If you are coming from the Burlington area, take I-89 North to St. Albans for about 30 miles before following Routes 104, 105, and 108 until you see signs for the resort. This drive should take about 1.5 hours. From Montreal, take Autoroute 10E for an hour to Eastman before heading south towards the border. Another forty-five minutes, plus border crossing time, will bring you to the resort.

Be advised, the drive down Jay’s access road, Route 242, can be an intense challenge, especially during the frequent winter storms. Four-wheel drive is a necessity during the winter months, as steep grades and slushy conditions, plus typical winter ski traffic (especially on weekends) can lead to problems. You may also run into a number of skiers looking to hitchhike back to the base. Remember to pay it forward if you also plan to enjoy Jay’s wonderful sidecountry.

Nearest Airports to Jay Peak

The closest major airport to Jay Peak is Burlington International Airport. The airport is located just south of the city of Burlington and is 68 miles from the resort. Drive time is around an hour and a half. Transfer service is available by calling the resort at +1 (802) 988-2611. Renting a car, however, is the likely the easiest way to reach Jay Peak.

Montreal is also a popular airport for those flying to Jay Peak. However, be advised that you will need a passport to cross the US/Canadian border prior to reaching the resort.

Driving to Jay Peak

Driving Distance / Approximate Time

Burlington – 68 miles / 1 hour 30 mins
Montreal – 100 miles / 1 hours 50 minutes
Boston – 230 miles / 4 hours
Albany – 240 miles / 4 hours 15 mins
New York – 375 miles / 7 hours 



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