What to Expect
What level am I at Jay Peak?
Skiing and riding is about having fun – and being safe while doing it. This guide will help you understand your skiing/snowboarding ability and what level to sign up for. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines to help us plan for what’s coming to the program. There is also an evaluation period on snow to help tighten up the group divisions.
|FIRST TIMER||I’ve never skied.||I’ve never snowboarded.|
|BEGINNER*||I can turn left and right in a wedge in the moving carpet area, and/or green trails.||I’m familiar with my equipment and I am working on both heel-side and toe-side edges in the moving carpet area, and/or green trails.|
|INTERMEDIATE||I’m making parallel turns on blue terrain and riding upper mountain trails.||I’m making heel-side and toe-side turns down blue and easier black terrain. I’m confident riding some upper-mountain trails.|
|ADVANCED**||I have skied at Jay Peak and can make parallel turns on all black terrain/glades.||I have ridden at Jay Peak exploring black terrain, glades and park.|
*This is our most popular group and features several different sublevels once grouped out on snow.
**For the safety of you or your child, please do not rank as an Advanced skier/rider if you have never been on Jay Peak terrain. Keep in mind that 1% of our travelling guests ski & ride at this level.
What should I bring?
A lift ticket is required to access any Jay Peak terrain, including our 300ft moving carpet, even in a lesson. Don't have a Ski & Stay lodging package? Any children (Ages 3-12) enrolled in the kids program are eligible for a discounted $20 lift pass that is purchased directly through the Ski & Ride School upon arrival. Liftpasses for anyone Age 13+ must be purchased through Customer Service prior to lesson start time.
We have Burton, Elan and Rossignol equipment specifically designed to make the experience easy and fun for beginners and beyond. Children (ages 3-12) enrolled in our kids program can be outfitted with gear when dropped off for their lesson at a discounted price of just $20/day. Beginners ages 13+ may be interested in our Beginner Packages and anyone else can grab gear from the main Rental Shop on Stateside base.
Dress in layers so you will be prepared for changing weather conditions. Jay Peak is known for it’s snow, cold temps and wind, so bring a backpack or bag if you’re bringing extra clothes for your child. Labeling everything with the child’s name is always a great idea as well.
Ready to sign up?
Lessons fill up fast, especially for holiday and weekend periods. It’s best to make your reservation as soon as possible.
Book Online or call (802) 988-2737
All children enrolled in the kids program are required to have an updated Release Form on file every season. Click HERE to fill it out online prior to your child’s first day of lessons for a quicker check-in process.
It’s important to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. Stay tuned to our Snowphone at (802) 988-9601 or online weather report for the latest snow and mountain news. Our programs are essentially rain or shine, so be sure to review our cancellation policy below.
Reservations will be charged in full when booked but are completely refundable if cancelled at least 24 hours prior to your lesson. Otherwise, no refunds will be issued.
Need to cancel? We’re sorry you can’t make it. Call (802) 988-2737 and if you don’t reach a representative, leave a message including your name/reservation number, date(s) you would like to cancel, and a callback phone number. Or, if it’s easier, you can e-mail this information to firstname.lastname@example.org