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Golden Ticket Crowding at Jackson

post #1 of 8
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Any locals or frequent visitors want to chime in on the effect of the "Golden Ticket" half price lift ticket promotion? We are strongly considering a last minute trip this weekend. Also, will they sell you a multi-day ticket at 50% off or do you need to redeem each day? Thanks.
post #2 of 8

The mountain has been nearly empty for quite some time.  It's snowing right now.  If it's a powder day, it will be busy tomorrow.

post #3 of 8

Looks like it's gonna nuke on Saturday.  I'll be there Sunday for sloppy seconds.

post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

If it's a powder day, it will be busy tomorrow.

That's the truth. I have skied Jackson for years and today was, by far, the most people I have seen at Jackson. In fairness, it has been quite a few years since I have been here on a big powder day. We waited for an hour and 45 minutes to get on the tram first thing--probably a mistake as we should have followed the lifts as they opened. Big lines most everywhere we went until about 3 at which point a lot of people had left. I guess that's what 15 inches of new snow overnight and a Saturday will do. We had our best runs on the lower faces. Our best run was in the Sublette Ridge area around 1 pm.
post #5 of 8

The lines at the bottom were really long until about 10:30 and then they weren't bad.  Casper and the Teton lifts also didn't seem too bad.  I'm guessing Thunder and the Tram were long.  Even Thunder didn't seem so bad after lunch.

post #6 of 8
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Well Jackson was back to what I remember as a normal crowd. I am guessing there were half as many people skiing today as yesterday. Maybe we got lucky but the whole mountain was skiing great today. We hit the new Teton lift early since we did not get to it yesterday and a number of the glades skiers left were skiing so well that we got a little off schedule. Tower 3, the Cirque, Paintbrush all were money. The lower faces were awesome in places. Enough snow fell overnight and through the morning to freshen up the tracked up areas from yesterday.

The only area in which our timing could not have been better this weekend were the road conditions driving to and from Jackson--especially Friday night--but two great days of skiing made it a very small price to pay. Our cabin at the Elk Country worked out well and our burgers at MacPhails was memorable.

This area of the country has been skiing really well throughout January. We were in Sun Valley over MLK weekend and it was primo. We sandwiched this Jackson trip with two days at hit home hill (Snowbasin) that has also been skiing great.
post #7 of 8

The skiing was really good all day today and the mountain was not crowded.  Yesterday morning was a total shit show until about 10:30.  It's always crazy when we get 17" overnight though.

post #8 of 8

Sunday didn't seem crowded at all. No lines to speak of anywhere, not even Thunder in the afternoon.  The new Teton lift is awesome.  

 

 

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