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post #1 of 16
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Hey Guys,

I have a couple basic questions on JH. I've never been to this resort, and I'm Physched to say that this will be my destination this year. Now we are planning on going around the 3rd week of February, and I just wanted to know a few basics about the JH.

1)should I fear my trip being cancelled due to bad weather at their local airport? or Do they usuall do a good job of keeping it clear ? (always a fear of mine)

2) How is the Town? food etc.

3) Nighlife ?

4)Other activities ? snow mobiling... etc.

5)last but not least...Snow Coverage by the end of feb?

Any Info would be appriciated...


I'm soo Pumped..
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Xtremity View Post
Hey Guys,

I have a couple basic questions on JH. I've never been to this resort, and I'm Physched to say that this will be my destination this year. Now we are planning on going around the 3rd week of February, and I just wanted to know a few basics about the JH.

1)should I fear my trip being cancelled due to bad weather at their local airport? or Do they usuall do a good job of keeping it clear ? (always a fear of mine)

Our airport averages about the same number of weather closures per winter as DIA in Denver. I wouldn't worry much about it.

2) How is the Town? food etc.

Town is great. MANY wonderful restaurants. If you do a search here, you'll find lots of references.

3) Nighlife ?

Somewhat limited. Everybody's too tired from skiing our mountain all day to get too worked up about nightlife. The Mangy Moose at Teton Village and the Cowboy Bar in town are the main attractions. Plus... (this is a locals' favorite) make sure you hit the Stagecoach Bar in "downtown" Wilson on Sunday evenings.

4)Other activities ? snow mobiling... etc.

X-C skiing, skate skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge, great galleries, National Wildlife Art Museum, tubing at Snow King hill (in town), even fly fishing if you're an addict like me.

5)last but not least...Snow Coverage by the end of feb?

It'll be outstanding. Just tell everybody I said so.

Any Info would be appriciated...

Search function. There's TONS of info here.

I'm soo Pumped..

And well you should be. This is a great place.
You might want to check out this post:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread... jackson+hole

It has some information on skiing our mountain. Also, if you go to post #10 in that thread, I added a bunch of stuff about some of the steeper skiing.
post #3 of 16
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Hey Guys,
I fear my trip being cancelled due to bad weather at their local airport? or Do they usuall do a good job of keeping it clear ? (always a fear of mine)
A fear of an entire trip being canceled for weather....sounds like you have the cajones for Jackson.
post #4 of 16
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BOB>> thank's alot for the info...very much appriciated..

GETREAL>> OHH yeah, fear is usually not an option for me. My only fears are 1 missing the trip due to weather, and 2 getting my friends killed while I'm skiing there (but hey there's not friends on a powder day right? hehe)


thanks guys...
post #5 of 16
The only advice I can give you about Jackson Hole is be prepared to get scared when you are looking over the edge of some of the chutes and couloirs. I was there 2 years ago when they had 500+ inches of snow and it was insane. Do not go out of bounds without a buddy and avalanche receivers and know how to use them. A friend of mine works in the operations department as a rescuer and she had alot of stories to tell just in the week that I was there about people getting cliffed out on 80+ foot cliffs just beyond the rope boundary. It is the best ski area I have been, not the best ski resort though. The restaurants are great in town and very good in and near the Teton Village. As far as doing other things, I was too tired to do anything else after skiing about 40,000+ vertical feet per day. You will not regret going to Jackson Hole, but wait until about 2 weeks out before you book your reservations to see how well the pow is stacking up this year
post #6 of 16

Jh

Hey Bob, didn't know you were an addict. Fished the St. Joe today, noon to about 4:30 caught 6 smallish cutts on drys and switched to nymphs. Landed 11 Cutts, 2 18 inchers. Realy nice evening/afternoon. Never saw another person on river, beautiful fall day and 2 really nice Cutts. Drys on 14 orange caddis stimulator I tie, nymphs all on 14 prince. I'll post some pics tommorrow, although its is hard to fight and land with the left hand and take a pic with right hand, camera didn't catch the fish well.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

nice

ROB>> thanks for the advice, I don't have avalanche eq. so I'll be sticking to the inbound areas (which seems to have more than enough to keep me happy)..


BOB>> I just finished reading your 80 page write up on jackson hole, wow I'm speechless, you made me feel like I was taking the turns with you.. Mountain sound insane..


I can't wait to "Sh%T a Brick"..

so pumped.. is it february yet?


hehehe
post #8 of 16
Make sure you do the snowmobile trip to Yellowstone. Worth the money.
And don't forget Grand Targhee.
post #9 of 16
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avalanche receivers
Does that look like a giant catcher's mitt?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Hey Bob, didn't know you were an addict. Fished the St. Joe today, noon to about 4:30 caught 6 smallish cutts on drys and switched to nymphs. Landed 11 Cutts, 2 18 inchers. Realy nice evening/afternoon. Never saw another person on river, beautiful fall day and 2 really nice Cutts. Drys on 14 orange caddis stimulator I tie, nymphs all on 14 prince. I'll post some pics tommorrow, although its is hard to fight and land with the left hand and take a pic with right hand, camera didn't catch the fish well.
Well this is just 100% relevant to the thread.

No need for Private Messages.

Continue.
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Well this is just 100% relevant to the thread.

No need for Private Messages.

Continue.
I agree with you completely, GetReal.

Yes, Pete, I'm addicted. I'm still more of a nut about skiing, but fishing is pretty darn close. I fish all through the year and I particularly love those days from late February through April when I can go skiing in the morning and then go fishing in the afternoon. Nobody around the streams that time of year and the fishing CAN be outstanding. Matter of fact, if you do make it here to JH this winter and want to break away from the hill for an afternoon, I can be convinced. And I very definitely know what you mean about trying to take fish photos by yourself!

Not that it takes much of an addict to drop everything and go throw flies on the Snake River in Jackson Hole on a sunny, 60-degree fall day when all the tourists are gone, but that's where I'm headed right now. With any luck, there'll be a bit of a blue wing olive hatch going this afternoon.

Here's a local cutthroat from last year around this time:



Yahoo!
post #12 of 16

Jh

Xtremity, I didn't mean to hijack your post, I was brief to Bob. We're addicts too.

GETREAL. Get over it - you'll live.

Bob. Nice, very nice, great, only an addict can relate to a fish like that on 5 or 6x.
post #13 of 16
Do you eat the fish, or let them go?

OT, we don't need no OT
post #14 of 16
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Do you eat the fish, or let them go?
Yes.

I eat about half a dozen a year.

Typically, the ones I eat are fairly small ones, directly out of the stream, in some little valley or canyon a couple of hours from the trailhead, wrapped in aluminum foil with butter and seasoning salt and cooked over a campfire next to the stream.

:

Now I'm hungry again.
post #15 of 16
so nice........the streams close to here are catch and release; if I want trout, I gotta go to whole foods.

(when somebody acts all huffy, I wish we could just JONG them here and get it over with.) :
post #16 of 16
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so nice........the streams close to here are catch and release; if I want trout, I gotta go to whole foods.

(when somebody acts all huffy, I wish we could just JONG them here and get it over with.) :
Hey, we're hunter/gatherers.

Typically, the only people who would give me a hard time about occasionally killing and eating a fish are either PETA-types (so who cares) or new-to-the-sport FLYfishermen (and I emphasize the capital-letter FLY-fishermen) who believe the "resource" can't support limited harvest. :
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