Tram Haus Lodge at Jay Peak Resort
What We Love
- A suite at a lodge with ski slopes, a rink and a water park – includes one ski day per nightSkating in the NHL-sized arena and skiing on the trails of Jay Peak
- Receiving a day of skiing for each night you stay, plus a pass for your arrival day if you stay two nights or longer – good thing Tram Haus Lodge is ski-in, ski-out
- Using your generous coupon book, which includes spa discounts and a trail pass to the Nordic trails
- Winding down at Taiga Spa, just downstairs from your suite
What To Know
- Ski-in, ski-out suites allow easy access to the mountain's 78 trails
- A handful of slope-side dining and drinking spots surround the resort
- Rest your weary legs with a deep-tissue massage and some pampering at the spa
Have a winter getaway to remember at Jay Peak Resort’s Tram Haus Lodge. You’ll have a whole mountain of snow for Alpine skiing, with no less than 78 trails, slopes and glades. You’ll also have the resort’s ski school, to take you from the bunny hill to the black diamonds. The terrain comprises 385 acres, and is graced by the most snow in eastern North America.
When you need a break from the slopes, you can also hit nearby The Pump House indoor waterpark, which has a 65-ft. chute, a Flowrider, a lazy river, a kids’ area and more. And then there’s Ice Haus NHL-sized (that’s 85 feet by 200 feet) arena. Year-round, you can unwind in Taiga Spa, or enjoy social events and shops (for ski, skating or surfing gear, natch), as well as your all-suite lodge’s spa, restaurant, coffee shop and bar. There’s truly something for everyone.
Good to know
Please note that water-park access is not included.
Please note that a resort fee of $25 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes use of the resort shuttle, parking, Wi-Fi and entrance to the ice rink during public skate hours. Please note that skating in the ice arena is only available to guests during these or stick-and-puck scheduled hours (which can be found on the hotel’s website).
Your One Bedroom suite is one of 57 suites in the ski-in, ski-out lodge. Designed with locally made fixtures, it comes with unlimited Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.
As a guest in Tram Haus Lodge, you’ll be just upstairs from the Tower Bar, Aroma Coffee Shop and Alice’s Table restaurant. The first prides itself on its tram-side location and pours beer and wine on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; the second opens on both weekend days for java and breakfast treats. Named for former Jay Peak employee Alice Lewis, the third serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; expect buttermilk pancakes, buffalo-chicken dip with tortilla chips, pot roasts and other comfort-food favorites.These are just a small selection of the eating and drinking spots at the resort, of course; there are more in the other buildings throughout the property. They run from The Clubhouse Grille, on the golf course, to The Bullwheel Bar in the Stateside Baselodge to Mountain Dick’s pizza (which has a beer-and-wine license of its own).
Give your muscles a break from skiing, skating, swimming and hiking at Taiga Spa, where the list of massages includes deep-tissue, Swedish and hot-stone options. You can also come here for manis, pedis and waxes.
Jay Peak Resort sits in northern Vermont, on its namesake mountain, one of the Green Mountains. With the exception of nearby Old Stone House Museum, the state’s only aerial tram and the Orleans County Society, recreation here revolves mostly around the all-seasons getaway. This is thanks to the NHL-sized skating arena, used by local hockey teams; the massive waterpark, with areas for both children and adults; and the year-round events. And of course, there’s also fantastic snowboarding and skiing (downhill and cross-country) in the winter, thanks to the 78 trails, slopes and glades.
How to Get There
Lodging: Spent almost 3k for 4 nights ski and stay in a 1 bedroom timberline condominium. Arrived after dark, resort is hard to navigate at night, signs are not lit up/NO street lights around resort. Room was overall good... nice layout, equipped with a nice full kitchen (small stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker), washer and dryer, one tv (in living room), pull-out couch, our bathroom had no complimentary toiletries and we had to unclog our bathtub with the plunger (yuck), and a gas smell when you turned on fire place (front desk did not seem concerned so we didn’t use it after the first attempt). House keeping does not come at all unless you call front desk (we were not told this until our last day when we nearly ran out of toilet paper and clean towels). We were not aware of the ski lockers located in the hallway till the last day, if we were told we wouldn’t have brought our equipment inside the room and possibly scuffed up the walls. Under the couch had not been cleaned in a few weeks..
Skiing/snowboarding: BEAUTIFUL. Our first day on the mountain made up for all the small upsets in the room. 30min wait to ride the Tram on a Saturday, but it fits 45 people. Amazing views and conditions on our first day. Our next few days the weather were not on our side (rain and 50+mph winds shut down the top half of the mountain). 2nd day we did not ride at all due to rain, tried to get our ski passes changed to water park passes (we were told they don’t ‘usually’ do that and the mountain is still skiable even though it was raining lol) we did not feel like putting up a fuss and left the customer service building. 3rd day crazy high winds again, only the bottom of mountain was opened, we still went out and braved the cold, then they shut down the whole mountain at 2 (instead of 4) so this time we called and told them our situation and we wanted our passes changed to water park passes, they were compliant after 5-10 minutes of reasoning with. Water park was fun. 4 slides, lazy river, surfing, hot tub.
Overall: not impressed with the lodging, way to expensive for all the small upsets, would probably stay in the Jay Hotel for our next visit, even though it was nice to have a private condo. Jay Hotel is connected to the water park and walking distance to the Tram and stores. The mountain on a sunny day is spectacular, I wish we had another day with good weather. I will definitely consider coming back if prices were dropped and were staying in the Jay Hotel. A lot of the shops, cafe etc took CND money at par.
Many issues with our stay- The booking agent was aware that we had 2 families staying. We opted to quote a 3 bedroom condo. I was told there was 2 queen bedrooms and the 3rd bedroom was 2 sets of bunk beds. We were looking at several mountains for the holiday. This 3 bedroom condo seemed perfect. Adults in separate rooms and kids in one- PERFECT. Unfortunately when we checked in that was not what we received. There was 3 bedrooms- 1 queen bedroom, and 2 bedrooms with twin beds. There wasn't even enough beds for the number of people. We called the front desk and was told- the other queen bed was actually the pull out couch! That was not what i was sold- For the amount of money paid this was unacceptable. I was not sleeping on a pull out couch- opening and closing it every morning/night. We couldn't let the kids sleep on it- otherwise the adults couldn't stay up in the main area after they went to bed! I called to have a rollaway sent over- they did not have one, all they had was a twin mattress. My daughter slept on a twin mattress on the floor. Another issue was safety- the back patio door was not operable. It would not lock, we had to push the couch up against the door when we were not there. We contacted the front and no one was ever sent. Left us very uneasy. There was mold on the rug, the ceiling fan was filled with dust. Overall a disappointment. Thank god for the skiing, this saved the trip. Conditions were amazing. Ski on/ff was spot on.
This was our first visit to Jay. We stayed at the Tram Haus Lodge. The room was very well appointed, large and perfectly located within steps of the hill. Ski lockers were very conveniently located.
Alice's table "the main restaurant in the Tram Haus Lodge" was very good and Dick's pizza had great wings and pizza.. The general store was very much appreciated and served great subs, soup and chili at budget friendly prices. Other items such as beer, wine, chips etc were available.
This ski center has made considerable investments including a very cool looking Tram and Water Park. Wait times for the Tram "which brings you to the very top" were reasonable while people were eating during lunch time or near the end of the day.
I preferred the high speed chair as wait times were negligible likely due to how well guests were spread out across hotels and lift lines. There were many chairs serving people of varying abilities. This ski center offers something for everyone including at least two snow parks. I really commend the team that groom the hills. They did a great job. I can just imagine how amazing skiing here would be after a significant snowfall. The glades were excellent.
The lazy river at the water park "another significant investment" was a great place to hang out after a fantastic day of skiing and was very much appreciated. The tube rides were fun as well.
We've been to Whistler, Banff, Tremblant and several other ski centers.
Overall Jay Peak provides excellent value for your money. They accept the Canadian dollar at par on 50% of the lodging and skiing packages. I would recommend staying at the Tram Haus Lodge. They had central heating and A/C. No noisy window units.
The employees were very accommodating and this ski center has a cool vibe to it.
There are things I would improve but overall we had a fantastic time.
Stayed as a family in one of the condos with ski in and out. Condo was clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen, though the decor is outdated and can use some touch ups. We took advantage of water park (of course!), ski, rock climbing and skating rink and enjoyed all those activities. You could pay with Canadian dollar at the rock climbing place! Next time I would stay at Hotel Jay though - rooms are nicer and closer to everything.
Just back from 5 nights and 6 ski days at Jay. It snowed 4 out of 5 nights and the skiing was excellent. The glades are worth the long drive. The village condos are consistently good enough. Clean and comfortable. Jay is still my favorite mountain!