With its never-ending capital investments and proprietary weather patterns, east coast skiers and riders know Jay Peak Resort is a snowy goliath during Vermont winters. This spring, on the heels of completing their new indoor waterpark and the Hotel Jay, the resort anncounced the acquisition of the Northeast Kingdom's only other ski area, Burke Mountain Resort. With new improvements in Burke's snowmaking and lodging planned for the coming seasons, the allure of Vermont's northern most resorts is at an all-time high. However, it just got higher. This season, The Judge joint season pass will grant skiers and riders unrestricted access to Vermont's entire Northeast Kingdom.

The origin of the pass name is a mystery and the convoluted story of catamounts and rock people in its dedicated microsite offers little help. But it's really not important... like why Tang tastes so good. What matters now is that skiers must act quickly to lock down their pass before the pricing deadlines expire.

Adult passes are available to skiers and riders ages 19-59 for just $799 until October 15, 2012.

This deadline applies to all adult, junior, toddler, family, senior (2 age categories), racer-specific and midweek-only Judge passes. 

College passes are available to current full-time students for just $249 until November 5, 2012.

This deadline also applies for The Judge - Kingdom Pass, available at a discounted price for skiers and riders age 6-18 who are full-time students attending school (or whose primary residence is) in Caledonia, Orleans and Essex Counties in Vermont or in Coos and Grafton Counties in New Hampshire. All students must show proof of current residency/enrollment status at pick up.

The pass must be picked up at the resort from which it is purchased. 

More information at greatbigkingdom.com