Originally Posted by NonstopSki
haha, no motel 6's out there?
Not close to Jay, anyway. Vermont isn't a place that embraces national chain businesses. Aside from the usual fast food places, the petro companies, and the chain motels near the big towns (Brattleboro, Bennington and Burlington, to name a few), most things are more local affairs. Look at TripAdvisor
to check out lodging reviews for the greater Jay Peak area - good resource, that.
As far as the season pass discount is concerned, the Liberty/Whitetail/Roundtop pass will work. It also should give a discount at Stratton, in southern VT (thank you, Intrawest).
I'd look to Stowe, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush if you want to stick to VT. If you have a car with you, you could stay more-or-less on the cheap in Brattleboro (good college town, that) and drive out each morning (each place is about one hour's drive from B'boro). If the snowfall has been good, MRG is such a wonderful place to ski: challenging and raw.
If you head to Quebec, that'll also be fun. Until June of 2009, all you need is a drivers license to cross the border with Canada - after that, you'll need a passport, passport card or Trusted Traveler Card. See here
for more info.
Have fun, whatever you do!