We're off to Jackson for 10 days next week. Me, my wife and three boys aged 17, 15 and 14. We're British so we only ski once a year, but because we only ski once a year we tend to play hard when we get there.
We've been to Jackson twice before and skied pretty much all of the marked stuff including things like the Alta Chutes, Expert Chutes and Toilet Bowl. Other people look prettier than us and ski faster than us, but we get down in control with huge grins on our faces. So hiring a guide to take us into the back country looks like a tempting - if expensive - idea.
Would you take three once-a-year teenagers into the back country? Is it a ridiculously irresponsible idea or would it be the best family day out that we've ever had?