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Mon, Jan 29, 2024 8:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Jay Peak | Jan 26-29, 2024


The Ski Trip is open to all MIT graduate students and post-docs. The trip includes 3 days of skiing, boarding, and frolicking. Jay Peak ranks among the finest ski resorts in New England, with plenty of trails for all levels of skiing and boarding. A system of 9 lifts will take skiers and boarders to 79 trails, slopes, and glades.

We're super excited to bring MIT up to Jay Peak this year. So, save the date!

  • Nine lifts serving 79 trails, slopes, and glades

  • Special discounts on gear rental and lessons

  • Skiing and riding at a much sought-after resort for a fraction of the regular price.

  • MIT exclusive waterpark party (included in the package)

  • Pump House indoor water park with hot tubs (both indoor + outdoor) available on other days (not included in the package, additional purchase necessary)

  • Ice skating (not included in the package, additional purchase necessary)

  • Clips & Reels Recreational Center complete with movie theater, arcades, and climbing wall (not included in the package, additional purchase necessary)

  • High-quality accommodation with a full kitchen

  • Jay Peak has 16 different restaurants on site (food not included in the package, additional purchase necessary)


Early Bird tickets will cost $350 for those not taking the bus and $395 for those taking the bus. Tickets are limited and prices will increase when Early Bird runs out!


  • Early bird tickets are available for a limited time, starting November 8. They cost $350 without the bus and $395 with the bus. Tickets are limited and prices will increase when Early Bird runs out!

  • Housing group selection open when ticket sales and ticket exchange end.

  • Every participant must submit a digitally signed copy of the liability waiver by January 12, 2024.

  • Email the organizers at if you have not already received an email from DocuSign to sign the waiver.

Trip dates:

Buses will leave Friday, January 26, 2024, and return on the evening Monday, January 29, 2024. We will keep adding more details to the Trip Itinerary page. Keep checking back!


ONLY grad students, post-docs, and their guests are eligible.

ONLY those over 21 are eligible (IDs will be checked at the bus).


  • All participants will be housed in condos. Jay Peak will be offering us four- and six-person condos.

  • 4-person condos: 1 bedroom with one split king bed in the bedroom and one queen sofa sleeper in the living room.

  • 6-person condos: 2 bedrooms with one split king bed in the master bedroom, one queen bed in another bedroom, and one queen sofa sleeper in the living room

  • Each condo features a living room, full kitchen, and fireplace. Note that specific beds/furnishing may vary by condo, even among condos with similar floorplans.

  • We cannot take specific requests for certain condos.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

What should I do if I have a question?

First, please carefully read through all the questions and answers on this page. There is a good chance it is answered here. If anything is still unclear, please send an email to

How much does the trip cost?
Limited quantities of Early Bird tickets will cost $350 for those not taking the bus and $395 for those taking the bus. Tickets are limited and prices will increase when Early Bird runs out!

What is included in the trip cost?
The 3-day lift ticket, 3 nights of lodging, water park access on a select day, and transportation (if the bus option is selected) are included in the trip cost. There is also a free commemorative gift from Jay Peak for each participant!

What is not included in the trip cost?
The trip cost does not include food, gear rentals, and lessons.

When will registration for the trip open?
Early Bird tickets will be sold from November 8th until they run out. Ticket exchanges will also close sometime in December.

What do I need to register?
Make sure you have a valid MIT certificate and have javascript and cookies enabled in your browser, and your credit card ready.

Who can go on the ski trip?
All MIT graduate students and postdocs are welcome on the trip. Each MIT attendee may also have one unaffiliated guest on the trip. Hosts and guests must be 21 or over.

Can MIT alumni also attend?
MIT alumni may attend the ski trip as guests of current MIT grad students or post-docs. For logistical and legal reasons, MIT alumni cannot buy tickets as hosts this year.

Cost and Payment:

What if I don’t want to ski all three days or at all, is the trip cheaper?
No, this is an all-or-nothing deal. You pay the same price and will receive access to the mountain for all 3 days.

What payment methods are available for the trip?
We accept any credit card with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo on it. The billing address has to be in the United States.

Can I pay for my friend’s trip with my credit card?
Yes, you can pay for your friend.

I’m having trouble paying for the trip online?
Please contact

I selected the wrong package type. What should I do?
All ticket sales are final. We cannot change your ticket or provide a refund. You may be able to use the ticket exchange, but we cannot guarantee that the ticket you want will be available.

Guest Policy:

How do guests register for the trip?
To bring a guest, the MIT graduate student/postdoc must order two tickets: one for themselves and one for their guest. After the MIT graduate student/postdoc registers for the trip and buys a second ticket for their guest, we will send a form to enter the guest’s email address and then send them a link to register. We will send this form within a few days of purchase. Only one guest per MIT graduate student/postdoc is allowed.

How do guests register for the trip?
Anyone who is not an MIT graduate student/postdoc. This would include friends, partners/spouses, and family. All guests, including family members, must be 21+.

Do guests pay a different price?
No, they pay the same as MIT students/postdocs.

Can I drive while my guest takes the bus or vice versa?


How much are gear rentals?
A discounted rate is available through Jay Peak with the pricing for $35 per day (either ski or snowboard). You may choose to buy rentals for 1 day, 2 days, or all 3 days (though the lift tickets are only available all-or-nothing for all 3 days).

What rental packages are available?
Ski rentals include skis, boots, and poles. Snowboard rentals include board and boots.

How do I rent equipment for the trip?
TBD. We will send an email to registered guests when we have more information. We assure you that we will provide you the information once Jay Peak provides it to us.

How can I obtain my rentals when we arrive?
You can pick them up when we arrive. Jay Peak will have all the rentals ready for pick up on arrival. Rentals can also be picked up on Saturday morning.


What is the cost of lessons at Jay Peak?
Ski or snowboard lessons (2 hours) are $30 for a beginner/first time lesson.

What times are the lessons?
10:00AM and 1:00PM on each day of the trip.

Group Assignments:

How will I indicate which friends I want to stay with?
To let us know who you would like to stay with, please read and follow the directions for creating and joining groups. You must log in to your website account to access instructions and submit your group preferences. A link to the group preferences page will be made available to all participants once group submission opens.

When will I be able to submit group preferences?
Group selection will be available later in December. You will get an email when it's ready.

Lodging (Condos):

How many people per condo? Are there private rooms?
There are 4 and 6-person accommodations available. There will not be any private rooms. In most cases, two people need to share a bed.

Do I need to bring towels or bed sheets? How about kitchen appliances?
No, the condos are fully equipped, including full kitchens. You will probably want to bring some groceries.

Will free Wi-Fi be available?
Yes, free Wi-Fi will be available to all Ski Trip participants in their lodgings.

I am driving on my own. What about parking?
There is plenty of parking available at the resort.

Is there a grocery store nearby?
The resort has a variety of eateries to satisfy most tastes, as well as the Provisions General Store with some food products, beer, wine, and toiletries in case you forget anything.

How far from the slopes is the lodging?
Our condos will be a short shuttle ride away from the base lodge areas at Jay Peak.

Can I request my roommate(s)?
Yes. If you make groups, we will try our best to place people in the same group in the same room or condo. You can look at the floorplans on the Lodging page to give you an idea of the types of rooms. Rooms generally sleep two people.


When will we depart MIT? When will we return?
We will depart MIT at 11:00 AM on Friday and return between 6-8:00 PM on Monday. The departure time is set to avoid Friday afternoon traffic. Please look at the Trip Itinerary page for a more detailed schedule.

Can I pay less for the trip if I don’t take the bus but instead drive myself to Jay Peak?
Yes. A ticket, including the bus, will cost more than a ticket if driving yourself.


What happens if I test positive for COVID in the days approaching the trip?
In order to keep our community safe, if you are experiencing covid symptoms please stay home and take precautions. Should a student/participant on the Jay Peak Ski Trip test positive for COVID prior to the scheduled trip thus resulting in having to cancel, Jay Peak will provide a “snowcheck” to return within a calendar year for the ski days missed. This does not include lodging.

Can I get a refund if I decide not to go after paying for the trip?
We will not issue any refunds for the trip. However, for a limited amount of time after tickets sell out, you may find a replacement for your ticket. See the next question for more information.

I registered for the trip but no longer can/want to go. How can I sell my ticket?
There is a ticket exchange available later at a later date.  After this date you will be unable to exchange your ticket with anyone else. You can list your ticket on the ticket exchange from your profile page. You will be given a unique code that someone else can use to claim your ticket. Once someone contacts you and pays for your ticket you should give them this code.

I didn’t register, the trip is sold out, but I still really want to go. How can I find a ticket?
You can still get a ticket using the ticket exchange. This feature is not available yet: keep an eye on your email for updates. After we set this up, you should contact a seller and arrange to pay them independently. Once you have paid them they will give you a unique code that you can enter on your profile page to transfer their ticket to you.

I sold my spot to another person, but my package cost more than the package that he wanted. Can I get a refund for the difference?
No. We will not issue any refunds. We encourage you to take this into consideration when buying/selling spots on the trip.


I have other questions that are not answered in the FAQs. Where should I send my questions?
Please double-check to make sure your question has not been answered in this FAQ. If you still have questions, send an email to

Refund Policy: There are no refunds on ticket purchases unless an event is cancelled. If an event is cancelled, arrangements will be made to refund all ticket holders.

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