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Experience the Northeast Kingdom - Ski Blog

Snow Boarding at Burke Mountain Ski Area in East Burke, VTThe Northeast Kingdom of Vermont offers some of the best skiing in New England. The area receives an abundance of snowfall, meanwhile, the colder temperatures keep the slopes in superb condition for an extended season.

Burke Mountain has been heralded as having the best snow conditions in New England. Snow making, a colder climate and natural snow fall make for great powder, along with very little ice to cross. This is good news for those that travail the 2000 foot vertical drop at Burke Mountain. Don't miss their terrain park while you're there. Jumps and rails are strategically placed along a course that is groomed twice a day.

Jay Peak boasts the most snow in New England, along with the most liberal in bounds ski and snow board policy -"anywhere!"

The mountain is home to gladed terrain that will bring you through the wilderness in an exciting on ski/board adventure. Jay Peak's new indoor water park is a magnificent addition. Encased in glass, visitors enjoy a state of the art water park adventure while a winter wonderland of snow covered majestic mountains is viewable in the distance.

Burke Mountain Ski Area

Renowned for its breathtaking views and ski racing heritage, Burke Mountain is the best kept secret in the Northeast. Home of the Burke Mountain Academy, the preeminent ski academy in the country with 45 Olympians to its credit, Burke Mountain features sweeping, winding trails, an average of 217 inches of snowfall each year, 45 trails and glades on 250 acres of terrain, and a vertical drop of 2,011 feet. A unique blend of friendly, genuine staff and traditional terrain define the character of one of the last remaining Vermont ski classics. With major upgrades to its snow making system in recent years, Burke Mountain features 80% coverage on a variety of trails accommodating skiers of every level with 25% novice, 45% intermediate, and 30% expert trails. Burke also has four terrain parks to keep the freestylists in your family busy all day long." Courtesy, Burke Mountain Ski Area. Click Here for website.

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Jay Peak Ski ResortJay Peak Ski Resort in Jay, VT

"If you've been to Jay Peak, you know what pulls you - the most snow in eastern North America and the most liberal in-bounds policy anywhere.

If you haven't been here, though - well, read on.

Located in Northern Vermont only a few miles from the Canadian border, Jay Peak has a different perspective on the sport. Up here, the mountain reigns supreme and our unparalleled gladed terrain and abutting back country attracts some of the best skiers and riders around. We make big-mountain skiing and riding affordable for all through a number of discount and value-added programs. Our lodging is virtually all ski-in/ski-out, we open early, and are always one of the last in the East to close.

Jay Peak is owned by our long-standing President, Bill Stenger, and a small group of investors including long-time Jay Peak homeowner Ariel Quiros. As veterans of the mountain we all understand why folks come and why they choose Jay Peak." , Jay Peak. Click here to visit their website.

"The Pump House Indoor Water Park has all the requisite trappings to make the softer set happy with wading pools, kid’s play areas, hot tubs and cabanas to rent, but makes its bones with the Raised Jay set, pretty immediately, with our four signature rides; The Double Barrel Flowrider surf wave, Big Falls Climbing Wall, Big River activity river and La Chute-the only indoor AquaLoop anywhere. The waterpark also includes:
  • The Drink (poolside bar)
  • The Wave (retail shop)

The Double Barrel will have you (and a friend, there’s room for two at a time) surfing a standing wave in 84 degree water and La Chute, well, La Chute will have you screaming at pitch you weren’t sure you could hit. Big Falls is a horizontal climbing wall over a deep water pool and Big River stretches across the full perimeter of the park making it the longest indoor river in the country. How high’s the water mama? You’ll need to stop by and find out for yourself.", Jay Peak. Jay Peak Water Park at the Jay Peak Ski Resort in Jay, VTJay Peak Water Park at The Jay Peak Ski Resort in Jay, VT

 

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