If you really are serious about coming to Jackson Hole, maybe I can help a little with some inquiries.
Now that I live here (God, it feels good to be able to say that), I can try to find out what some lodging options and maybe a discount lift ticket deal might look like. Forgive me for not staying current on all the threads, but are the dates of the Gathering set? If so, what are they?
I can find out about room rates at the Hostel at Teton Village and also a few of the places in town. I'll look for rates on the less expensive places and if anyone wants something a little more upscale they can contact me via pm and I'll recommend some other choices.
Is anyone making *any* kind of guess about numbers of people? That, of course, has a lot to do with what kinds of discounts some of the places might be willing to offer.
And not to detract from the idea of coming to Jackson (which I think is a capital idea), but Gonzo's suggestion about Grand Targhee is a pretty good one as well. I might quibble a little about the size and degree of the terrain at GT, but there's no doubt that it's one of the best bets anywhere to get good powder skiing that won't scare people to death. There's a great little lodge on the approach road to Targhee called the Teton Teepee. They have a lot of rooms and an outstanding common area, so it works great for groups. You're on your own if you want to find out details (and it tends to be completely booked years in advance for prime dates), but at least it's a suggestion.
Let me know.
(Who is going into his Profile page right now to update his home mountain. Yahoo!)