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Hey guys I'm new here to Epicski. What a great resource you guys have created here!

So I'm planning a trip for the second week of Feburary. I'll be traveling solo. I'm a boarder (don't hold that against me), and I'm confident in all terrain.

I've been to Taos, Tahoe, and Park City.

I've kicked around the idea of Jackson Hole and Winter Park so far, but I'm very open to any suggestions you guys may provide. Breckinridge also seems appealing, but I've not done much research at all on that yet.

I'd like to be near the slopes, with some active nightlife to look forward too since I'll be alone. JH looks great, but too pricey to stay in the village - that will require a 30 minute bus ride to and from the town to resort but that's not really a huge issue.

Hope this helps some, and I'm thankful for any insight you guys can give.

Jason - Dallas, TX
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My wife and I are staying in a ski in/out studio condo in Winter Park for 4 nights Feb 6-10 for $120 nt. It's called Iron Horse lodge. Looks pretty good for the money. Found it on one of the rental by owner websites. Good luck!
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The Lodge at Big Sky is reasonable - I think around $150. Decent rooms, a great view of Lone Mtn from the lobby, complimentary breakfast and hot tub & pool. Not exactly ski-in/out but an easy walk to a short lift (Explorer) which will then take you up so you can ski/board down to the Swiftcurrent or Ramcharger lifts to access the mountains. Both of those lifts are a pretty easy walk (less than 1,000 yds) from the hotel or if you're feeling lazy, you can take the hotel shuttle (goes on demand). There is some nightlife at Big Sky and if you want a bit more, you can take the free bus down to the Meadows for some more choices.

 

Big Sky is an awesome resort with a huge variety of terrain. If you get tired of BS, you can always shoot over to it's "little" sister, Moonlight Basin. Only a bit smaller than BS but with the same impressive terrain variety. Can't figure out if BS/Moonlight have very little skier traffic or it just feels that way because they are so big . . .

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Thanks for the reply Charlie, but I would want to stick to JH for the entire week.

Flights to Denver are rediculous cheap right now.. So a resort near there is looking awful tempting.
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Hello Mr. Burns - welcome to EpicSki (excellent).

 

I just stayed at the 49'er Quality Inn in downtown Jackson for a few days this week, and the upgrades to the place are pretty good.  Indoor pool and 2 hot tubs, decent breakfast, and rooms were $110/night.  A couple of guys from Minnesota were riding the bus every morning, and seemed to think it was easy (I had a car).  The downtown is a couple of blocks away.

 

I've also heard good things about the Snow King hotel.  The Snow King ski resort is right outside, only $47 for lift ticket instead of $121 at Jackson Hole.  Might be a nice change of pace one day during the week, as long as it isn't Monday.

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Thanks for the reply Charlie, but I would want to stick to JH for the entire week.

Flights to Denver are rediculous cheap right now.. So a resort near there is looking awful tempting.


Sorry - thought you were looking for alternatives to JH. I'm actually headed there for the first 2 weeks of Feb and will be staying in Jackson right at the base of Snow King. We opted for town instead of Teton Village, figuring that a short ride to the slopes is worth it in exchange for more dinner and drinking choices that are easy walking distance from home. Was less money too. Wish I could provide some insight but even though JHMR has been on my bucket list for years, this is my first visit.

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Hey guys I'm new here to Epicski. What a great resource you guys have created here!

So I'm planning a trip for the second week of Feburary. I'll be traveling solo. I'm a boarder (don't hold that against me), and I'm confident in all terrain.

I've been to Taos, Tahoe, and Park City.

I've kicked around the idea of Jackson Hole and Winter Park so far, but I'm very open to any suggestions you guys may provide. Breckinridge also seems appealing, but I've not done much research at all on that yet.

I'd like to be near the slopes, with some active nightlife to look forward too since I'll be alone. JH looks great, but too pricey to stay in the village - that will require a 30 minute bus ride to and from the town to resort but that's not really a huge issue.

Hope this helps some, and I'm thankful for any insight you guys can give.

Jason - Dallas, TX


Welcome to EpicSki!  Since you seem to want to know about JH more than anywhere else, I added a tag link (right hand column under Topics Discussed) to the EpicSki Resort Page for JH.  Scroll down to the bottom of that webpage to find relevant threads.

 

There area some budget lodging ideas in the Gathering thread:

http://www.epicski.com/t/128816/the-2015-epicski-gathering-at-jackson-hole

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I've been to Taos, Tahoe, and Park City.

Breckinridge also seems appealing

 

If you liked Taos as Tahoe, Breck is not your mountain. Breck and PCMR are more in line with one another, but Breck gets a LOT more people.

 

Winter Park is nice, but if nightlife matters it is fairly sparse.

 

If you are driving from Dallas, Telluride seems obvious. Great Skiing, arguably the finest scenery of any ski area, and the town is one of the best.

 

Crested Butte also ranks up there for a great town and terrain that will kick your ass.

 

Aspen is not as expensive as you may think, but what your actual price range is could determine whether it fits. There is also the hostel option...

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