Hi all! I'm looking for some insight for a last-minute ski trip my husband and I are planning just after Christmas. We should have 7, maybe 8 ski days. We are in love with France and were originally planning to go back to the French Alps to ski the 3 Vallees, but given the current world situation, our families are making a big deal about traveling abroad. So, enter Jackson Hole. Neither of has skied here, and there's a certain allure about it, but we can't decide whether to stay only in JH or whether to venture out to Big Sky or Alta (or another Utah resort). We've only skied Tahoe and Denver area in the West, so all of these would be new destinations for us. We are both advanced skiers and really love tree skiing and of course, powder. We will have a rental car.
I've heard mixed information about how easy (or not) it is to drive between JH and Big Sky. It sounds like driving from JH to Alta might be more doable, albeit a bit longer. Any thoughts on what we should do? Any favorites out of these resorts? Also, feel free to share if you think we should bag JH altogether and go to another resort.
We are thinking about taking a day off and doing a tour of Yellowstone. Have any of you done that from JH? It's hard to tell whether that's easier done from Big Sky or JH.
Also, we're trying to determine whether we need to rent skis. I ski on the Blizzard Viva 8.1 IQ Max, which are 121.81.106. My husband's Volkls are slightly wider underfoot. I would think we should be fine unless there's a big storm. Thoughts?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!