Me and my boyfriend are tying the knot in March and we are headin to Jackson Hole to celebrate and I am curious as to what it's like. I hear that it's a pretty epic place. Is it a super steep mountain? What are the t parks like? Does there spring season get much snow? Is Grand Targhee worth checking out?
Maybe someone would like to let me in on what goes down in Jackson.
I went one year ago. Conditions were pretty good. It has the steepest inbounds terrain in the contiguous 48. The slopes will not disappoint you, and you will not get bored on the mountain (unless you like greens... there are only 5 or 6 green trails)
They have gotten lots of spring snow in the past (including the year they finished the new Tram), but I think this year has everyone in the Rockies scratching their heads about how much snow will fall when.
I didn't go into the terrain park (was my first time snowboarding ever), but I don't think it was that big. Honestly, you'd be doing yourself a disservice to spend all that time in the park with all the sick terrain JHMR has to offer.
The town of Jackson is a typical western town... albeit with a few more amenities than normal due to tourism. Staying in town will be a lot like staying in a moderately populated suburb. The town itself is too big to walk across to get to everything. The resort is about 15-20 minutes outside of town. Be warned, food is pretty pricey in Jackson.
I'd report more, but I am falling asleep over here... hopefully someone else who has been can chime in.