A year-round hotspot at the Jay Peak Resort, Jay Peak Pump House Indoor Waterpark beckons families to slip into its colorful slides and lounge in its 100-plus-degree hot tubs. La Chute, a quick-descending slide 65’ above the water, launches visitors through a 360-degree turn before depositing them in the pool below only six seconds later. In the Mill Pond kids’ play area, children man water cannons, adjusting their trajectory to blast unsuspecting friends or hydrate parched marathon runners.
An arcade replete with 3-D games and immersive ride simulators provides a break from underwater exploits, and the snack shack quells cravings for pizza, burgers, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Adults can lounge at the poolside bar, where bartenders serve up frozen cocktails, draft beers, and firsthand advice on shark wrangling.
The Catamount Trail in Vermont is a 300 mile long backcountry ski trail in Vermont. Thanks to the Catamount Trail Association (CTA), the route is a well-maintained, and offers terrain for every type of backcountry snow-slider. In addition to protecting and maintaining the Trail, the CTA advocates for human-powered backcountry skiing and snowboarding throughout the state, facilitating public access to backcountry terrain while promoting the conservation and responsible management of the mountain environment.