At the Pump House at Jay Peak in Vermont, half the guests claim the best feature is La Chute — a tube slide that drops you into a 70-foot vertical free fall before sending you into an upside-down loop — while the other half would say it’s the Double Barrel — a twin Flowrider that generates a standing wave so you can claim you “surfed” in Vermont. There’s also a children’s play area with a graduated entry, water cannons, and a tipping bucket. Day passes $25-$35. Spring Splash & Stay packages begin at $195 per night for a family of four sharing one room. 830 JayPeak Road, 802-988-2611, www.jaypeakresort.com
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