The Last Place to Ski On the East Coast this Summer

The Last Place to Ski On the East Coast this Summer

Featured Image: Andrew Lanoue

A green blanket stretches from north to south, just inland from the East Coast, providing the perfect escape for those residing in the surrounding historic urban hubs. The Appalachian Mountains draw millions of visitors each year, offering lush green summits to hike in the summer and snow-covered peaks for skiing in the winter. Unlike the West Coast, with its often year-round high alpine snow access, East Coast skiers have traditionally had to wait through the late fall for their resorts to reopen. But this year, Jay Peak Resort decided to rewrite the playbook.

Located near the Canadian border in Northeast Vermont, Jay Peak has established itself as a true four-season resort. It boasts over 50 miles of ski trails, a golf course, an indoor water park, a spa, indoor rock climbing, mountain biking, and much more. Over the past decade, Jay Peak has cultivated a vibrant community by hosting events throughout the summer, achieving notable success with their Summer Music Series and the Jeezum Crow Music Festival. This year, they’ve set the bar even higher by preserving a massive patch of snow for an inaugural summer solstice event named Solstice Sessions. This weekend, they will re-open the only operational snow park east of the Rockies, uniting the community for one last park session before the long wait for next season’s winter.

The Solstice Session, set for June 22, 2024, will offer something for everyone. For those eager to strap on their skis one last time, there will be a magic carpet-assisted terrain park. Others can enjoy live music and great food. A skatepark will also be set up for those seeking adrenaline, but have already put their sticks away for the season.

To learn more about the festival and tickets. Click here.


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