i would stay in the village if possible..like noted above.. its makes your mornings much easier..Ive had this debate at every ski resort ive stayed at..to stay as close to the mountain as possible or as close to town/nightlife/restauraunts as possible.. every single time we have come to the same conclusion.. my philosophy is that Id rather be able to hop out my door and jump on a lift or do a very short walk to the lift. Id much rather ride the bus in my normal clothes to town rather than all my gear. 90% of my time on trips is on the mountain so thats where i want to be close to. the only time i went into jackson was at night for dinner/drinks ..we stayed almost slopeside for very cheap ..i think it was about $380 and that included the condo and 3 days of riding..just my 2 cents
I wish that were possible. Unfortunately, as we're using our timeshare we take what we can get with regard to the properties location. I do agree about having access to the lifts since first thing after breakfast I'll be hitting the mountain until the lift stop running. Nightlife is secondary.
We will have a rental car so I think I'm going to skip the shuttle most days and take the car with the family or have them drop me off.