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Jackson Hole: On a Grand Scale

Comprehensive guide to Jackson Hole Ski Resort and Culture

SpikeDog

Pros: Heavy on resort history, nice sidebar on Doug Coombs

Cons: Not one mention of Bob Peters

This book by David Gonzales attempts to cover Jackson Hole ski resort history, culture, and all the little quirks that make JH such a cool place to be.  There are chapters on summer activities, backcountry, racing, the patrol, and the Air Force, among others.  Most of the information is still valid 13 years after it's publication in 2001.  I bought this before attending a Steep...
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Fantastic resort with no crowds
Fantastic resort with no crowds

China Peak Sierra Summit

Pros: Friendly; Scenic; Great lift layout; Fun runs; Excellent grooming

Cons: Slow lifts; Long drive; Even with lots of fresh snow, they couldn't get all the lower mountain open

The folks at Mountain High work miracles within the limitations they face
The folks at Mountain High work miracles within the limitations they face

Mountain High Resort

Pros: Fun, varied terrain; short/no lines at peak times; amazing trail/lift layout and grooming; pretty views of the mountains and desert; great value

Cons: Busy in early season, on 2-day weekends, and when the L.A. folks see a lot of snow on the hilltops; Way understaffed rental office; low elevation

Fun, sun, and great views of the lake
Fun, sun, and great views of the lake

Snow Summit

Pros: Enjoyable runs; great scenery

Cons: Poor value when the whole mountain isn't open; the roads in

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