Skiing Jay Peak
The Jay Peak Resort is rightly famous for its excellent skiiing, with the greatest snowfall amount in all of Vermont. We have a full page on our local skiing at Jay for you to explore.
For awesome Cross-Country Skiing, you either can go to Jay Peak and ski over their beautifully groomed trails which travel over their landscaped golf course when it’s covered in snow, or you can experience some of the best cross-country skiing in New England at one of the many groomed trails maintained by the Hazen’s Notch Association.
To reach Hazen’s Notch, just go to the end of the road (towards the Baptist Church), cross over the bridge and turn left on Rte 58. The Hazen’s Notch Association Welcome Center is located on the left hand side of the road about 3 miles up They have trail maps, and lot’s of suggestions on the best routes depending on your experience. Rental of equipment is available at Hazen’s Notch Association, right in town at “First Trax” (326-7023).
** Hazen’s Notch Cross Country Ski Race **
Normally held in February –Please ask us for the yearly date
Ted Means Memorial X-C Ski Race sponsored by the Hazen’s Notch Association. Race begins at 10:00 AM at the Welcome Center on the Hazen’s Notch Road in Montgomery. Adults: $8, Children $5. 5 and 10 km distances. Prizes to all finishers include Vermont Maple Syrup.
Dogsledding is gaining in popularity, and our area now offers several choices to enjoy this exciting sport.
Montgomery Adventures is the area’s premier adventure guide service, offering Dogsledding and a variety of other winter and summer activities. Dogsledding rides last approximately one hour. Dogsledding offerings include:
- Standard Sled Rides - tailored to your preferences (scenic, exciting, or VERY exciting) this trip takes you past frozen lakes and ponds on a wooded trail which opens up to a spectacular view of Jay Peak.
- Moonlight/Starlight Rides - Mother Nature’s answer to the Roller Coaster, this adrenaline-pumping ride is a spectacular way to experience the Vermont landscape at night!
- Kids’ Rides - kids can try dogsledding in a very controlled atmosphere while parents watch them on the ride. Perfect for photo ops for future holiday cards!
Vermont is the home of VAST, the Vermont Association of Snowmobile Trails. With hundreds of miles of trails throughout the farms and mountains of the Northeast Kingdom, snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter sports in Vermont. Rentals are available at Jay Peak Resort and at the Jay Village Inn.
Guided Snowmobile Rides with FirstTrax
Reservations recommended at least 24 hours in advance
Tours Leave First Tax East in Jay at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM
$4. Reservations required by Noon the day of the tour. Ask us for the dates
- Full (Cold) Moon Snowshoe Tour along Spruce Brook to the summit of Sugar Hill. Meet at the Welcome Center on the Hazen’s Notch Road, 7:00 PM. Adults $3, Children $1. HNA Members Free. Snowshoe rentals $4. Reservations required by 5 p.m. the day before.
They offer many types of sleigh rides, from large family get togethers to a romantic evening sleigh ride for two. They have four New England style sleighs to choose from. Evening rides, star lit rides, or fun day time rides are all available. Lajoie accepts Visa/MasterCard. Reservations are required. (802) 644-5347
• Couple Night Time Candlelight: 45 minutes to 1 hour – $125 per couple
• Group of 4 Night Time Candlelight: 45 minutes to 1 hour – $150
• Day Time: Same rates – includes picture taking opportunity
Lajoie is located just outside Jeffersonville, VT. Take Rte. 108 North. At the intersection with Rte. 15, stay on Rte. 108 North for 2.3 miles. Turn left onto Pollander Road
Phil & Karen’s Sleigh Rides
Located on Kennison Road at junction of routes 100 and 101. Right after the Junction 101 Restaurant, turn left on Kennison Road. Phil and Karen’s house is ¼ mile on the left – the white house with red shutters and 2 barns in back. $50 for up to 4 passengers. $8 for each additional passenger. Reservations required. (802) 744-9928