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First trip to Jackson Hole

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Hi... I'll be in Jackson Hole from Jan 19-26 and would like to get some tips on which runs and spots to ski? I can handle anything on groomers but not much experience off piste and I want to use this trip to improve that aspect of my skiing. Any tips?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 14
Go see the "Resorts" section and drill into JH. You'll find such items as Bob Peters complete guide to JH

http://www.epicski.com/a/jackson-hole-guide-to-skiing-jackson-hole-mountain-resort

Have fun!
post #3 of 14

I really think Saratoga bowl skiers (right off Apres Vous) is incredibly underrated.  If you want to improve off piste, that's an awesome place to do it.

post #4 of 14

Book a lesson with Tetonpowderjunkie. 

 

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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post

Go see the "Resorts" section and drill into JH. You'll find such items as Bob Peters complete guide to JH
http://www.epicski.com/a/jackson-hole-guide-to-skiing-jackson-hole-mountain-resort
Have fun!

 

This is great advice. I went to JH for the first time last year, and poured over that guide in the days leading up to the trip and the info was extremely valuable. Pictures, description of trails, insider advice, that guide has it all.

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Originally Posted by NewtoSki2011 View Post

Hi... I'll be in Jackson Hole from Jan 19-26 and would like to get some tips on which runs and spots to ski? I can handle anything on groomers but not much experience off piste and I want to use this trip to improve that aspect of my skiing. Any tips?

 

Thanks!

 

Not good at off-piste? Based on all the videos I see on youtube, the correct thing to do with your marginal ungroomed skills is to ride the tram first thing and drop Corbet's.  That way you can brag to all of your friends how you skied it ( a/k/a as yardsaled and injured yourself).

 

Extra points if you leave a bombhole big enough to prevent other people actually capable of skiing it to do so.

 

Have a fun trip. Someday it will be me... (Skiing Jackson Hole, not necessarily gapering up Corbet's.)

post #7 of 14

Off-piste generally means moguls if it hasn't snowed in 2-3 days.

post #8 of 14

Take a lesson if that doesn't quite do it take another one. 

post #9 of 14
You are in luck! Attend Steep and Deep camp 23-26 Jan. you'll learn the mountain and get coaching to ski it.

http://www.jacksonhole.com/steep-ski-camp.html

Mike
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I really think Saratoga bowl skiers (right off Apres Vous) is incredibly underrated.  If you want to improve off piste, that's an awesome place to do it.

 

Agreed.

 

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Book a lesson with Tetonpowderjunkie. 

 

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Totally agree.

 

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Off-piste generally means moguls if it hasn't snowed in 2-3 days.

 

Well, not across the board.  The main ungroomed runs get mogul lines on them, usually down the middle of each run, but usually you just have to move sideways about 75 feet to find non-mogul junk skiing.  There's usually tons and tons of that kind of skiing here.

 

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You are in luck! Attend Steep and Deep camp 23-26 Jan. you'll learn the mountain and get coaching to ski it.
http://www.jacksonhole.com/steep-ski-camp.html
Mike

 

This is great advice.

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Book a lesson with Tetonpowderjunkie. 

 

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Nice. You're gonna love it! He's definitely one of the best instructors I've ever had. That one day with him has infinitely helped out the rest of my ski days. Can't wait to get back to JH someday to take a couple more lessons from him!

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Nice. You're gonna love it! He's definitely one of the best instructors I've ever had. That one day with him has infinitely helped out the rest of my ski days. Can't wait to get back to JH someday to take a couple more lessons from him!

 

Thanks Austin.  Would love to see you back here.  Conditions are great and the crowds are low right now.  You live close now.  If you come out we should think about a day in Teton Pass.

post #13 of 14
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. The guide page is awesome!
 

post #14 of 14

Went to JH about 4 years ago, my favorite place I have ever been! have a great trip.

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