The spring festivities ramp-up this Friday night with Dawes playing the Foeger Ballroom of the Hotel Jay. The last in the resort’s Winter Music Series lineup, Dawes crashed on the music scene in 2011 with their hit “Time Spent in Los Angeles.” The California-based band is on a national tour to support their latest album, Stories Don’t End, to be released next month. Tickets can be purchased at jaypeakresort.com
On Saturday, the resort welcomes the warm season with its 34th annual Beach Party. There will be live music from Conscious Roots, libations, a barbecue, and a new twist to the perennial favorite event. With close to 30 feet of snow having fallen across Jay Peak this season, and with a majority of that snow still piled in front of the Pump House Indoor Waterpark, the resort will carve a volleyball court and stage from the snow draped across the courtyard of the waterpark. The Long Trail Snow Volley Tournament will begin at 3pm with the winning team taking home a treasure trove of shwag. Saturday’s forecast is for sunshine and temps in the upper 40s.
The resort will celebrate Easter on Sunday, March 31 with multiple feasts. The Foundry will be hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet from 11am to 4pm. The menu will include Eggs Benedict, a waffle station, chili-rubbed pork loin, a carvery station, and a selection of desserts. The options at Alice's Table will depend on how early one gets going on a Sunday morning. An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, including all the basics (eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, etc.) will be served from 7am to 9am. Turn up between 10am and 2pm and you'll be treated to an all-you-can-eat Easter Buffet Brunch. The menu will include an egg and omelet station, cheddar and broccoli-stuffed chicken breast, apple bourbon-glazed pork roulade, wild marinated mushroom and artichoke salad, and more. Visit jaypeakresort.com/easter for a complete lineup of events, menu offerings and phone numbers to call for reservations.
The end of an era arrives on Saturday, April 6 with the Chalet Shakedown. The resort will begin construction next month of a new hotel at its Stateside area, and to prepare for the new building, the old Stateside Lodge will be razed the week of April 8. Jay Peak is inviting all to come say so long and farewell to the Stateside Chalet in typical Jay fashion with live music, a grill, picnic tables and pounders. The resort will also be hosting its annual Tailgate Party/Competition. Judging for the Tailgate will go down between 2 -3 pm. All Tailgaters are asked to park in the designated parking location (behind Bonaventure Quad) to be eligible for judging. Live music will be provided by Sweet Jayne from 4-7 pm.
For the complete list of Jay Peak’s events, visit jaypeakresort.com.