The most striking ride is La Chute, the first AquaLoop to debut in an indoor water park. Co-opting the concept of a coaster inversion, riders climb a 71-foot tower, enter a launch capsule, countdown as the capsule's floor opens, freefall almost straight down in an enclosed tube, and propel up into a near-vertical loop. Jay Peak says that those brave enough to tackle the black diamond ride reach speeds up to 40 mph and experience a force of 2.5 Gs.
The indoor water park also features a skylight-style retractable roof to let the sun's rays in regardless of the outside temperature, and to open to the outdoors when the weather allows. To accommodate the considerable height of the AquaLoop, the roof includes a custom-designed cupola.
Other rides include a long lazy river that travels the perimeter of the park and includes some rapids elements, and Double Barrel, a dual FlowRider surfing attraction that gives two guests at a time the chance to tackle waves on boogie boards. In addition to the water attractions, the park offers an arcade with redemption games and a snack bar.
The Hotel Jay offers 170 hotel rooms, most of which are suites, a restaurant featuring pizza, fitness center, and conference center. Other amenities at Jay Peak include 76 ski and snowboard trails, a golf course, a spa, and an ice skating arena.
Jay Peak Water Park Phone(802) 988 2611
Indoor Waterpark Area Square Footage:
From Boston: I-93N to I-91N to Exit 26 onto US-5N/VT-58W. Left at VT-14N. Continue onto VT-100S. Right at S. Pleasant St., right at VT-101N, Left at VT-242W to Jay Peak.
From Albany: I-87N to US-11N, right onto US-2E, left at VT-78E, left at VT-105E, right at Montgomery Rd./State Route 118, Left at VT-242E to Jay Peak.
From Hartford: I-91N, follow Boston directions above.
From NYC: I-95N to I-91N, follow Boston directions above.