Originally Posted by whyasky
To those of you lucky enough to live and ski at JH consistently over the last two years:
I am considering a trip to JH over MLK weekend in January. I have never been before and so I have a few questions that perhaps you could answer. I have found lots of info on terrain and Jackson as a town but information with respect to crowds and lifts seems to be lacking.
I understand that in the past JH has had virtually no crowds. However, in recent years this seems to be changing as the tram has been shut down and JH is becoming slightly more commercialized. Also, it seems that I would be there on "one of those weekends to avoid" - though I have no choice as I can't take too many other days off work ... will this really be that bad? What kinds of lines are to be expected at the lifts?
As a slightly separate issue, how has the mountain changed since the shut down of the tram? Does more of the mountain stay fresh for longer? Are there more lines at the top of the mountain? How long does it take to get to the top of Rendezvous Bowl? And is it worth skiing top to bottom as it takes a while to get back up to the top?
Any help is appreciated!
To be honest even before the tram was removed I rarely skied top to bottom except maybe at the end of the day or perhaps if the Hobacks had great snow.
|I understand that in the past JH has had virtually no crowds.
I wouldn't say that at all. JH is not a day trip resort except for locals. Most guest have 3/5 day ski/lodging packages so there are skiers out there midweek. Lots of beds added in the last 5 years or so in TV tho, so I imagine it's more crowded then it used to be.