Ski & Ride School
From total first-timers to seasoned vets, Jay Peak’s Ski & Ride School will help you have the best days on snow. Jay is known for its phenomenal terrain; beautiful open glades, world-class tight trees and chutes all blanketed in more snow than anywhere else on the East Coast. But it doesn’t stop there. Our specialized beginner areas, freestyle terrain parks, cruising blue runs, steep trails and glade system with beginner tree runs are sure to keep you busy.
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.
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? You can purchase at check-in.
We have Burton, Elan and Rossignol equipment specifically designed to make the experience easy and fun for beginners and beyond. Children (ages 4-12) enrolled in our kids program can be outfitted with gear when dropped off for their lesson at a discounted price of just $30/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.
- Long underwear, preferably polypropylene, polyester or wool/polyester blend
- Ski/snowboard socks that are made of wool or polyester
- A turtleneck or long sleeve shirt
- A sweater or fleece vest/jacket
- Thin puff vest/jacket (down)
- Ski or snowboard jacket and pants that are waterproof, warm and comfortable
- Gloves or mittens
- A hat that covers your ears
- Goggles and helmet are a must