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post #1 of 12
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Hi,

I'll be in Miami on a work trip beginning of March and am considering Jackson Hole for the weekend.

Last year I managed to get a weekend in Alta (loved it) and one in Aspen (loved it less).

I live nr Lausanne in Switzerland and so do most of my skiing in Verbier and Argentiere but love the chance to try out new places. I'm looking for somewhere with challenging off piste terrain and a decent chance of powder. Will trade a longer journey for a better chance of finding that. From what I read Jackson Hole fits the bill.

I've found reasonably priced flights to Jackson Hole via Denver. Does anyone know of any accommodation options similar to the Peruvian Lodge at Alta? I want somewhere not too pricey and practical for skiing. I'm travelling alone so a dorm would be fine.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
Bob
post #2 of 12
www.HostelX.com rated the best plywood place to sleep only 300 feet from from the TRAM. The price is cheap.
post #3 of 12
^^^^What he said^^^^

It rocks.

Also take a close look at http://www.townsquareinns.com/ adjacent to the public transportation bus line and pretty reasonable.

Walking distance to great restaurants and the brew pub.

'nuff said?
post #4 of 12
if you want challaging terrain, check out corbets couloir...
post #5 of 12
I decided on one of the townsquareinn places (the Antler to be specific) for the Feb gathering at JH. If you are alone, I don't think you will do better (though there are other choices at about the same price).

If you have a roomie (I read that you dont), the Village Center Inn right next to the tram is actually pretty cheap, especially if you can take advantage of one of the special promotions that come up from time to time.
post #6 of 12
All of above is good advice. Just so that you are aware, from the airport, there is a several mile drive into the town of Jackson, and then a longer drive to Teton Village where the ski are is located. There is a public bus system from the town to the village that is excellent but time consuming (at least 30 minutes, longer with traffic and stops). Jackson is a unique great old western town, the village is similar to Snowbird's. If you can handle the round trip ride each day, I'd vote for the town over the village.
post #7 of 12
I would have recomended the Hostel X, except that it is no longer there. I don't know of anything like it in the Village. Your best bet will be to stay in town and ride the bus in. The Village Center Inn (VCI) is also no longer there. The bus ride is not so bad. I do it every day and it never takes 30 min. unless there is a major dump.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
The Village Center Inn (VCI) is also no longer there.
Somebody better tell the marketing department! Cut from the Jackson Hole website 5 minutes ago:

Ski Free - Starts at $81 per person, per night including lift tickets. Based on quad occupancy in a one bedroom efficiency unit at Village Center Inn. Valid 12/5 - 12/21/08, 1/5 - 2/13/09, 3/23 - 4/5/09.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
I would have recomended the Hostel X, except that it is no longer there.
I thought it was still there, just under new management and more expensive?

Jackson is more of a summer resort and I don't think it ever fills up completely in the winter, so rates are pretty reasonable. I've flown in to catch big days and just use the bank of phones at the airport to negotiate a good deal. I've stayed at both the Alpinhof and the Best Western in the village for under a $100/night high season.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by skibum185 View Post
if you want challaging terrain, check out corbets couloir...
Or check out S&S couloir, Alta Chutes, Mushroom Chutes, Expert Chutes, Cody Peak, Tower Three Chute, the Hobacks, Headwall...

'nuff said, JH rocks for experts!
post #11 of 12

JH is the best!  I live in Colorado, but Jackson is still my favorite resort...

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by skibum185 View Post

if you want challaging terrain, check out corbets couloir...


The OP skis in Verbier. Courbet's wouldn't get much more than a glance there.

 

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