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Easy trails at Jackson Hole

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My wife and two sons will be heading for Jackson Hole next week. My sons and I will be heading out for some harder slopes and will be abandoning my wife to ski on her own the first morning due to a lesson. She has skied some easy trails at Whistler and did some easy trails at Big Sky. She can do easy blues but is very timid. She really likes long easy runs. I realize that Jackson is known for steeps, but is there anything that she can do. What lift should she head for to find the easiest stuff?

Thanks
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 Maybe she should do a level 5-6 lesson herself?  She could also start on Teewinot and work up to Apre Vous and then over to Casper.  Check out Bob Peters Guide for some detailed run descriptions.
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She should definitely do the ski school thing.  Otherwise I'd also suggest gondola to Gros Ventre and Sundance, and the gondola as a way to access Casper lift.  But for a timid skier the warm cuddly group dynamic of ski school, without a spouse present, could be key to a fun vaca versus feeling that she went to a mountain without much for her to do.  If she does AV lift there are some sections @ the top on the blues that look steep but if you keep looking there are ways to slice off the steepness.

Jackson really is a good mountain for the whole family, but only if you know how to find the right  pieces of it.
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I fly in to JH on Feb 6 with 4 friends.  This is our 9th year skiing at JH.   Will start skiing Sunday Feb 7.  I would be willing to help you and your family and show your around the mountain based on your ability levels.  My friends and I are not locals but after 9 years we know the mountain good enough.  PM me if interested. 
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The green slopes and the beginner area (Teewinot) are pretty nice for beginners.  The problem I see though is that there is nothing in between the green and the blue at JH.  The difference from the green to the blue is pretty big, imo, at JH.  The blues at JH are steeper than your typical blue runs, I would say.  This is probably OK if she doesn't get into fear easily, but otherwise, it could get difficult trying to find somewhere to ski after she gets out of the greens.

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so i just discovered this site, and my reply may be a bit late to help you, ultracoach, but i'll share my experience.  i learned to ski in jan 2009 at age 45, at jackson. i have a fear of heights, and thought i would NEVER ski blues, anywhere. this new years, we spent a week at big sky, and i took the leap and skiied some blues there. when we went back to jackson this year, i was determined to ski a blue slope or two. what worked for me, and was relatively easy, was to take eagle's rest lift, ski down the green slope to catch sweetwater lift, then ski down a short distance to the casper lift. once at the top of casper, go left to EASY DOES IT blue run. you end up by the casper restaurant/base of casper lift--you can catch the lift up again and ski this short loop to your hearts' content. very very do-able for this late in life beginner!!  another option once one is comfortable with this blue run is to take teewinot quad, go right at the off-load, and ski down the green to catch apres-vous lift. take AV up and go LEFT. ski werner  down. also very do-able blues.  good luck and have fun!!!!!
Edited by FB User (Private) - 2/17/10 at 6:12pm
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so i just discovered this site, and my reply may be a bit late to help you, ultracoach, but i'll share my experience.  i learned to ski in jan 2009 at age 45, at jackson. i have a fear of heights, and thought i would NEVER ski blues, anywhere. this new years, we spent a week at big sky, and i took the leap and skiied some blues there. when we went back to jackson this year, i was determined to ski a blue slope or two. what worked for me, and was relatively easy, was to take eagle's rest lift, ski down the green slope to catch sweetwater lift, then ski down a short distance to the casper lift. once at the top of casper, go left to EASY DOES IT blue run. you end up by the casper restaurant/base of casper lift--you can catch the lift up again and ski this short loop to your hearts' content. very very do-able for this late in life beginner!!  another option once one is comfortable with this blue run is to take teewinot quad, go right at the off-load, and ski down the green to catch apres-vous lift. take AV up and go LEFT. ski werner down. also very do-able blues.  good luck and have fun!!!!!
Edited by FB User (Private) - 2/17/10 at 6:11pm
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