I was trying to figure out how to get to the Gathering. I have miles on American, so I'd rather not buy a ticket. But unfortunately, AA doesn't go to Montana -- the closest appears to be Jackson Hole.
Now it turns out you can use AA miles on their "partner airlines" and Alaskan does fly to Boseman. But I would have to fly Boston to Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Seatle to Boseman. And the last two are on DH4's -- do skis even fit in the baggage compartment on those things?
So back to Plan A - fly to Jackson and drive up. A couple of thoughts --
-- there are several threads on driving between Jackson and Big Sky. Would the advise apply to Boseman, or are there other things to look out for?
-- if I'm going to be in Jackson, I ought to ski there. But before or after the Gathering? Has JHMR announced their operating dates for the upcoming season?
-- or maybe I ought to get a jump on the driving and hit Grand Targhee instead. It looks like it isn't too much of a detour.
Any thoughts or advise?