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Jay Peak is Considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the North East of North America, and it is only two hours from Montreal. The mountain is near the Quebec-Vermont border near Sutton and Magog and is one of the most popular mountains  among Quebec skiers and snowboarders. And for a good reason!

The conditions are Ideal for skiing at Jay Peak

With 81 trails, 17 underbrushes, 2 snow parks and 9 lifts, this huge mountain has something for everyone. It is also recognized for its excellent snow conditions, which is great for snow enthusiasts!

Jay Peak benefits from an average of 80 snow days a year for a total precipitation of nearly 800 cm. The average base of 75 centimeters of snow offers comfortable ski conditions and makes it possible to work the trails for an optimal glide, without ice patches.


A Versatile Mountain

The ski slopes at Jay Peak offer a ration of 20% of beginner skiers, 40% of intermediate skiers and 40% of expert skiers to appeal to all types of skiers. A 656 meters drop offers steep slopes and, for the more adventurous, two dozen off-trail areas covering more than 100 acres and vertiginous peaks. The two dozen off-trail areas covering more than 100 acres also give the more adventurous an opportunity to let go. The Trails that are better adapted to intermediate skiers follow the curves of the mountain and offer varied courses on all slopes.

For skiers looking for a natural dusting of snow and varied trails, Jay Peak is the mountain of choice. Whether you are looking for a snow destination for a day or a week, you will find something to satisfy everyone, it’s for the experienced as well as beginners.


For All Tastes

In addition to boarding and skiing at Jay Peak, there are also options for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Introductory courses in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and fat biking are offered to be able to take full advantage of all that the site has to offer.


Discover a peaceful outdoor environment by walking the various trails that run up to 2.7 kilometers in an enchanting setting.



If Jay Peak is distinguished by having better snow conditions, let’s just say the quality of its ice is up there too. Located at the foot of Jay Peak Resort, the new Ice Haus arena provides a true NHL rink for ice skating and hockey fans. Access to free skating and ice hockey is included in all Jay Peak vacation packages for a wider variety of activities to try with family or friends.

Do you want to have a good time? The Clips & Reels Recreation Center includes climbing rooms, arcades and movie theaters with toe-thawing entertainment for all tastes. Jay Peak Indoor Water Park is also open year-round. People of all ages can have fun at the water slides and discover flowriding, an aquatic activity at the crossroads of skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding which offers a real balancing challenge accessible to the whole family.


Summer too!

Jay Peak is a destination of choice in any season. The mountain is open during the summer for hiking that will make you discover it in a new light. Golf courses meticulously designed to offer a PGA-style experience with their landscaping in the heart of nature, the surrounding waterways and greens are carefully maintained.
For children, Jay Peak Day Camp is the ultimate summer camp experience. From the first kayaking experience to mastering golf clubs, kids can experiment with a variety of activities such as hiking, surfing, golfing, kayaking, tie-dying clothing, the techniques of Outdoor survival , and most importantly, the simple joy of being a child on vacation.


The Jay Peak site is also a vacation spot for vacationers, whether they're looking for a simple place for a weekend getaway or an option to grab a quick bite for an extended stay  with many epicurean discoveries.

Where to Stay

There are luxury hotels, cabins and condominiums, there isn’t a lack of options to lodge in the vicinity of Jay Peak. Accommodations offered on the official website of the mountain provide facilities along the slopes or are within walking distance of the ski lifts. The sites
Many options are available, there is something for every budget.

Where to Eat

The Jay Peak Resort has a total of 16 different restaurants for varying tastes and budgets. You can also make a quick stop for a coffee refill and cookies or share a good meal with friends or family, have a special time with your significant other, or just get a good drink to finish the day off in style. There are other restaurants that belong to Jay Peak, the site and its surroundings which are full of good options.
Here are some suggestions from the most popular restaurants on Trip Advisor near Jay Peak (and on the website):
● Miso Hungry: A Japanese restaurant particularly appreciated for its soups and ramen noodles
● The INN Restaurant: both refined and affordable, this bistro is a good option for a refined palate and special occasions.
● Bernie's Restaurant: Simple and unpretentious, the Mexican-American cuisine and ambiance of this restaurant is a delight for visitors.
● Waffle Cabin: a gourmet stopover on the ski slope, we all fall for a good hot Belgian waffle to savor before continuing to hit the slopes.
● Big Jay Tavern: in a chic-rustic atmosphere, the surprising menu and live music make it the destination of choice for tourists and locals alike.

The Spa

Relaxation is on the menu for a relaxing holiday or a rest after a day of intense skiing. Let yourself be pampered at the Taiga Spa, located on the second floor of the Tram Haus Lodge, with facials, manicures and pedicures or a well-being massage to help your body recover from the day's efforts.

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Discover or rediscover one of the most beautiful mountains in the East just 2 hours from Montreal! Powski helps you enjoy all that Jay Peak has to offer with exclusive discounts. Find out how you can save on your Jay Peak ski tickets at Powski.


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