Originally Posted by Jamesj
Good luck with your plans. Must be nice having Mammoth as home mtn. I'm curious about how easy it will be for you to sell the PC timeshare. Will you buy another timeshare in JH or use a different real estate transaction; e. g., 100% ownership? Do you want to summarize why leaving UT and heading to WY? I assume you like the idea of one big mountain destination, rather than the smorgasbord at Park City and elsewhere around SLC? Will your expected costs for a one week stay go up or down?
Mammoth is a great mountain overall but I love to ride in the trees and Mammoth is lacking in this area. If Jackson Hole or Steamboat was next door, I would never even bother with Mammoth.
I don't know about the PC timeshare either. I see them listed all the time for more than I paid. Ours sold for $16K but we bought it as a re-sale for $4500 in 1999. We originally chose that location for the variety of resorts and because airfare into SLC is relatively cheap from Southern Cal. I see them listed nowadays, from the same re-seller we bought from, for $6500. I'm hoping to at least get the $4500 back. The (2) bedrooms in Jackson Hole are about $7-8K from what I've seen. We have been VERY happy with the timeshare concept overall.
I want to leave because the kids are getting older and can handle tougher terrain. As I said on other posts, I actually like the Ogden resorts (Snowbasin and Powder Mtn) best in Utah and as you stated, driving around can get old. We went to JH this season and everybody loved both JH and Grand Targhee.
As far as week long pricing, the airfare to get there will be at least $150 more per person ($600 total) but I don't need a car at JH so that saves me $500. JH lift tix are just as pricey as Utah resorts but GT is much lower. I like the restaurant selection better in JH (gotta have my red meat fix) and the town of JH never saw the need to become "trendy". I'd say that the pricing overall will pretty much be a wash.