JAY, Vermont — Probably the best last minute ski vacation deal west of the Rockies is being offered this year by Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort, which is opening its new, slope-side Tram Haus Lodge at discounted, soft-launch rates, available for a limited time from December 25 to 31.
The introductory rates start at $225 per person (15% off regular holiday rates), per night, for a luxe mountainside studio suite, and includes lift ticket, breakfast, dinner, indoor heated parking, fitness center/spa access, and all-day daycare. The cozy, light filled suites feature slope-side lift access, dramatic mountain or valley views, fireplaces, kitchens, and flat panel TVs. Two floors of the lodge will be open, offering 42 studio, one, and two bedroom suites.
The new lodge features three unique dining options: Aroma’s Cafe for coffee, sandwiches and light fare, The Tower Bar featuring small plates, beer, wine and spirits, and Alice’s Table, a unique restaurant featuring big views and locally inspired cuisine.
Mother Nature is making up for what was a slow start to the season. The snow piled up this weekend, with 15-20 inches up top and 7-10 inches at the base, with more predicted in the coming weeks. Snowmaking has begun, laying down the base and buffing-up the groomers. Those seeking the most snow in the East are well acquainted with Jay Peak’s average 379 inches of annual natural snowfall, more than either Steamboat Springs (336 inches), Vail (346 inches), or Mont Tremblant (150 inches). Jay’s 500+ acres of big-mountain terrain has long been known for its backcountry and glades skiing, ranked #2 Best Tree Skiing and #2 Best Backcountry in North America in the 2009 Skiing Magazine reader’s survey.
For more information on last-minute package specials for a December 25-31 vacation at Jay Peak, call 800-451-4449 or 802-988-2611 (in Vermont), and reference the special code HOLIDAY.