Also, reduced-price lift ticket leads would be greatly appreciated.
The internet lodging package options have not impressed me thus far,
You mean pricewise or quality. You might have better luck calling the 800 number for lodging and talk to a real person.
The best deal would be a one bedroom condo with sofabed in TV with your lift tiks included. Full kitchen and fireplace. Ask about Gros Ventre or Tensleep units. Swimming pool and hot tub right across the street.
Pricewise. I got a ton of replies on TGR, and HostelX is a recurring winner. I also found the 49'er that Bill Miles for 80 a night, which sounds like a good option. I'll check those condos out too, thanks.
I see some of you have stayed at the 49'er. The hotel website says that they offer complimentary shuttle. Is this is a hassle?
I'm planning a trip with a college buddy of mine to JH and we're looking for cheap accomodations. We're both young 20's so a little night life is a must. But we are for sure going for the skiing.
When do ski and stay packages become available? I need help !
The shuttle from the 49er is great as it's non-stop to the mountain and back to the 49er.. Leaves at 8 and 9, returns at 3 and 4. If that schedule does not work, just take the regular Jackson shuttle. The regular shuttle has stops and can be very crowded, much slower. Weekly locker rentals are available at the ski area and it's great to leave skis and boots in a locker and not have to hassle them on the shuttle.
The 49er offered discount lift tickets for prices much cheaper than the mountain rate, when we were there 2 seasons ago, but, length of stay does affect what you will pay. I called them directly and they were great to work with.
Personally, I'd much prefer to stay in the town of Jackson at night although it's not the party capitol of the world. Some good cheap food and a ton of old west living.
I have stayed at the 49er (with LivingProof) and also at the Elk Mountain Lodge. I actually prefer the small cabins of the Elk Mountain slightly better and also do believed they are owned by the same people.
If I was a young guy in my 20s with a buddy, I would be looking at the Hostel X in Teton Village. Better partying in The Village than in town. You wake up slope side. I don't know a lot about lodging and such, because I have never dealt with it. Phils rooms in the 49er seemed cool. More inexpensive food options and some decent bar hopping in town than The Village. If the Hostel is too spartan, then town would likely be the best value. IMO a free shuttle at 4:00 is about useless. I am usually still on the mountain at that time and like to Apre at the mountain. I would plan on taking the free bus out and paying on the way back. On a powder day a free 8:00 am shuttle is also about worthless. LivingProof is right about the lockers though. If you can get one, it will make your trip much easier. Travelling on the busses with equipment is a giant pain. The two of you could easily share one locker.
No kidding. I was staying at the Alpenhof during a big snow cycle. I was enjoying my first cup of joe at 5;30, when people started showing up!
I grabbed first box, but that's the earliest I've ever had to get in line!