After snow falls on a mountain, skiers have a limited amount of time to play on it before the mountain gets cold and starts erupting. Beat the lava to the slopes with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get one lift ticket at Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont (up to a $69 value). Groupon purchasers also get 25% off rack-rate lodging.
Catching fresh powder in the upper Green Mountains, Jay Peak's 77 trails, glades, and chutes beckon beginners and off-track fanatics alike. Visitors warm up their mogul-mauling muscles while meandering down the 3-mile Ullr's Dream before eight lifts whisk them back to one of two summits. Groups of three can travel anywhere within Jay Peak's bounds, allowing more than 100 acres of glade and backcountry terrain to entice twin tippers to test the timber. Novices can master french-fry, pizza, and taco-salad techniques on the 15 beginner trails, which contribute to more than 50 miles of snow road down more than 2,000 feet of vertical terrain. Skiers and boarders can buy up to six Groupons for epic upward trips, spending the days on Jay Peak's two terrain parks, dropping by the Tower Bar for après-ski, and spending nights in the resort's ski-in/ski-out lodging (not included in this Groupon).
Jay Peak Pump House Indoor Waterpark
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.
4850 VT Rte. 242
Jay, Vermont 05859Get Directions