Jay is opening its new, slopeside Tram Haus Lodge with 42 studios, and one- and two-bedroom suites. Rates vary, depending on type of accommodation, and time of visit. For example, the Tram Haus is charging $99 per person per night, double occupancy for a studio Dec. 18 to 24, which includes lodging and lift tickets. Another example: The Tram Haus is charging $578 per night for two adults for two nights in a studio suite anytime between Dec. 25 and 31, which includes lodging, lift tickets for two days, two dinners, and two breakfasts.

The Tram Haus offers indoor heated parking, access to the fitness center and spa, and all-day day care.

Suites include slopeside access, sweeping views up the mountain or down the valley, fireplaces, kitchens, and flat-panel TVs.

Dining is available at three places: Aroma's Café for coffee, sandwiches and light fare; The Tower Bar featuring small plates, beer, wine, and spirits; and Alice's Table, a unique restaurant featuring big views and locally inspired cuisine.
The Tram Haus Lodge is the first new resort facility to open in a multi-year, four season, $100 million development plan. Construction has started on a new Ice Arena, Nordic Center, and Golf Clubhouse, scheduled to come online by the early spring of 2010.

Winter has arrived at Jay, as at most of the Northeast, thanks to some natural snowfall and lots of good snowmaking weather. Jay Peak averages 379 inches of natural snowfall each winter, which the resort's operators like to point out is more than either Steamboat Springs (336 inches), Vail (346 inches), or Mont Tremblant (150 inches).

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