Jay, VT – Northern Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort last week announced the continuation of its military free-skiing offerings.
The resort started the free pass policy for military in 2007 with other resorts throughout New England following suit in the intervening years. The original program provided free season passes to all immediate family members of Vermonters currently serving in, or about to deploy to, Afghanistan or Iraq. Last winter the resort expanded the free season pass offering to any Vermont resident with a current and valid military ID, along with their immediate family members.
The offer extends across all service branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. In addition to the free season pass, active Vermont military members and their family members will also receive a 50% discount on equipment rentals, and free skiing or riding lessons in the afternoons, space permitting.
“Over the past 14 years we have had hundreds of Vermont servicemen and women, and their families use this program to get outside and have some fun in the winter,” said Jay Peak president Bill Stenger. “Extending these types of offers to those who are serving in our Armed Forces is the least we can do.”
To receive the free skiing and riding benefit, current members of the military and their families should visit the resort’s customer service center at Tramside together. Customer Service is located just beneath the tram station. Passes will be issued after presenting military IDs that are issued to active-duty personnel and their family members.