Jay Peak

Vermonters who are immediate family members of deployed or about to be deployed overseas military will once again be able to receive free season passes at Jay Peak. The northern Vermont resort has been continually offering the program in 2007.


“A lot of us here have witnessed first-hand the sacrifice these service members and their families have made the past 11 years as loved ones have been deployed overseas,” said Jay Peak President Bill Stenger. “A year ago we witnessed their dedication and hard work here at home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Extending these types of offers is the least we can do to help provide some fun and enjoyment that might lighten the stress military families feel on a daily basis.”


Those wishing to receive passes should visit the resort’s customer service center located just beneath the tram station. Passes will be issues to families presenting a Letter of Deployment and appropriate military IDs that are issued to family members.


The offer extends to all Vermont active-duty personnel across all service branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard. Family members may also take advantage of a 50 percent discount on equipment rentals and (space permitting) free skiing and riding lessons in the afternoons.


Jay Peak will also host a Troops Ski and Ride Day Saturday, Dec. 15. All active duty and their families may ski or ride for $20 when presenting their military IDs. Tickets may be purchased for that event at both the Customer Service Center at the Tram and State sides of the resort. The event is sponsored by the Raise ‘Em Jay Foundation.


What It Means: Jay Peak continues a very nice and appreciated tradition it began about five years ago. Several other New England ski resorts have followed suit since and Jay officials should be proud of that.


Photo: Jay Peak, Vt.