Jay Peak Statistics

Difficulty

Moderate

Distance

5 KM

Elevation gain

1,177 meters

What are the activities at Jay Peak ?

Skiing

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Jay Peak?

Jay Peak is a mountain located about 5 mi. (8 km) south of the Canada–US border, in Jay and Westfield, Orleans County, Vermont, of which it is the highest point. Most of the mountain is in Jay Peak State Forest. The mountain is named for the town of Jay in which much of the mountain except the peak area is located. The town of Jay, in turn, is named for the First Chief Justice of the United States and local landholder, John Jay. It is part of the northern Green Mountains. The mountain is flanked to the southwest by Big Jay, and to the north by North Jay Peak (3,438 ft / 1,048 m).The mountain is in the watershed of the Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The south side of the mountain drains into Jay Brook, thence west into the Trout River and the Missisquoi River. The northwest side of the mountain drains into Black Falls Brook, and thence into the Trout River. The north and northeast sides of the mountain drain east into the Jay Branch of the Missisquoi River.Jay Peak is the northernmost major mountain crossed by the Long Trail, a 272-mile (438-km) hiking trail running the length of Vermont.The Jay Peak Resort is on the northeast side of Jay Peak.

The vast majority of the mountain is in Jay State Forest. The mountain is named for the town of Jay in which a significant part of the mountain with the exception of the pinnacle zone is found. The town of Jay, thusly, is named for the First Chief Justice of the United States and nearby landholder, John Jay. It is a piece of the northern Green Mountains. The mountain is flanked toward the southwest by Big Jay, and toward the north by North Jay Peak (3,438 ft/1,048 m).

The mountain is in the watershed of the Missisquoi River, which channels into Lake Champlain, thereupon into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The south side of the mountain channels into Jay Brook, thus west into the Trout River and the Missisquoi River. The northwest side of the mountain channels into Black Falls Brook, and thereupon into the Trout River. The north and upper east sides of the mountain deplete east into the Jay Branch of the Missisquoi River.Snowboarders cherish all trails on the mountain, however can likewise ride in 3 diverse landscape parks. Telemark skiers make the most of Jay's lofty pitch while customary crosscountry skiers jumble the 20 km of lush trails.



What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

Coordinates
44.9244904 -72.5256705

What are the coordinates and address of Jay Peak?

Jay Peak Resort
(802) 988-2611
830 Jay Peak Rd, Jay, VT 05859, USA

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Robby Janda
Robby Janda
I took my family for a weekend getaway on the Labor Day weekend. The service is excellent, the room is beautiful for my 2 kids and my wife and me. The bathroom is large enough without making you feel like you are running out of air. The amenities are there in case you don't want to eat out. The waterpark is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. My kids were there for 6 hours straight before we got back to the hotel. Big enough to have multiple rides, but small enough so you don't wait too long for your turn. The TRAM ride was breathtaking as well. Overall, it was worth every penny.
5 years ago
Leo Thomas
Leo Thomas
Returned after a couple of decades to find the place as lively and lovely in the summer as in the winter. Used to be a great snowboarding experience with friends from school, now it is packed with so many great things to do and enjoy in the area. Stay at the hotel was both pleasant and quaint.
3 years ago
Laura Kiel
Laura Kiel
A must go to for skiing, Some of the best and most reliable skiing on this east coast! With several different gradients and stunning views. I'm blessed to have discovered Jay Peak! Their summer tram to the top of the mountain is super fun too!
5 years ago
Edward Williams
Edward Williams
Amazing resort for snow fun! I snowboard here and apart from the really long drive...this place is amazing fun! Trails are well kept, staff are friendly and helpful. Restaurants were good. Love this place!
5 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Jay Peak ?

Moderate

What is the elevation of Jay Peak?

1177.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No