- Ski resort
By Claudine Hébert, special contributor
Just ask anyone who has been skiing Jay Peak for years. This immense playground, 25% of which is backcountry terrain, is the closest you can get to skiing the Rockies. Steep, narrow glades, and some of the most impressive snowfall quantities in the eastern portion of the continent— combined, these two elements make this legendary northern Vermont mountain a leading destination for hard-core skiers. Plus, when your legs have had enough for the day, the indoor pool and water slides are a fun option. The best part is that it is all offered at par, including accommodations, when you reserve with Gendron Travel.