Here is what I wrote to mdf (who participated in the Camp last Feb) in a PM asking about the JH Steep and Deep Camp:
Hello mdf --
Talked 3 of my buddies into it and we're signed up for early Feb. Looking for a condo/town home/house as a place to stay >> we're in our 40s and 50s, will probably eat in as often as we eat out and prefer to each have a room to ourselves and a little luxury. Will rent an SUV for the week. From what I can glean, there's not much benefit to staying in the Village vs the town so I am leaning to the town. Do you have any opinion/insight? Thanks much.
Here is what he thoughtfully responded:
Actually, I would stay in Teton Village. For a normal ski trip, town is a good option but not so much for camp.
The day starts well before the mountain opens -- they have to get everyone to the top. I dont remember exactly, but 30 to 45 minutes before opening. Unless you are a full-on morning person, a few extra minutes will be precious. Plus you have to get all your buds in the car, including the one that is always late.
I did not have a car, so I didnt pay attention to whether things have changed, but there is/was a pretty decent car pool parking lot. The regular lot is across the main road, and the free lot is 5 miles back at the turn in the road.
All but one night, there is an apres-ski event starting 5-ish (530? 6? I forget). I usually dumped my stuff and took a quick shower or at least changed clothes -- not too practical in town.
In TV I stayed in a studio condo, the Village Center Inn, and the Hostel -- liked them all. In town (non-camp trip) I stayed at the Antler motel.
By the way, this would be a fine question for the open forums -- then everyone can tell me I'm wrong! Feel free to repost (including quoting me) if you want to.
Have fun -- it is a great place and a great experience.
Though it seems to me his "staying in the Village will make the early tram ride easier" is a winner, I thought I'd take him up on on the suggestion to put it out for general comments >>> +/- on the Village over the town?