Five places the Jews should ski this year
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Five places the Jews should ski this year

(Courtesy of Jay Peak Resort)

(Courtesy of Jay Peak Resort)

Jay Peak, for non-skiers (Vermont)

Chances are, if you’re a non-skier paired with a loved one who skis, you’ve probably endured more than your fair share of ski village shopping, hot chocolate in the lodge and movies in your hotel room.

Jay Peak, hidden away in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom not far from the Canadian border, has something else for you: a water park!

The resort’s football-field-size indoor water park is no afterthought. It’s got surfing, slides, pools, a river and a 300-foot chute that includes a 60-foot drop where riders can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour. Get ready to scream.

The park, which opened two years ago, is part of Jay Peak’s long-term plan to become a four-season resort. But if winter is still your preferred weather for a mountain escape, fear not. Jay Peak has some great terrain: steep glades, a 3-mile-long trail and a tram to get you up the mountain quickly.

Vital Stats:

Size: 385 acres
Trails: 76
Lifts: 9
Vertical: 2,153 feet (Base: 1,815. Summit: 3,698 feet)
Special features: Unlike many eastern ski resorts, Jay Peak encourages skiing the trees as part of its “liberal in-bounds policy.”