I've been going every year since my second season. Out of the 20-30 days I might ride in a season, the four or five I ride in JH always improves my riding the most. If you're an intermediate, I say work it from riders left to right. Warm up on the intermediates on Apres Vous, get your groove on off the gondola and then, depending on conditions (powder or spring) try to go play in Dicks Ditch (natural half pipe) and the Hobacks (inbounds backcountry terrain). They're rated blacks but only cuz they're ungroomed. Anything steep doesn't last long and can be edged through if you're concerned.
Well I'm definitely close to an expert rider if not there. I mean, I live in MN so it's not like we have much spectacular to ride here, but I've been snowboarding for the better part of a decade and I skied before that; so I know what I'm doing. I hiked up to 14,000 feet in one of Keystones back bowls last year, that's been my most intense snowboarding experience. So I think I'm well equipped for whatever Jackson Hole has to offer! Everything I hear about it is amazing
*edit: Thought I'd mention that my avatar is at 14,000 in Keystone
My advice: If you're gonna do Backcountry, hire a guide! They'll make sure that you have a bekon and know how to use it. No need to "Fall and Die" as stated above by killclimbz. Route finding is key....
Ahhhh man that all looks sooo sick!! I'm bummin so hard right now. The plan was for myself and 5 other guys to drive out there (from MN) in my bud's brother's Yukon... and now I hear the Yukon is unavailable to us. I think we've got one vehicle that we can use but it'll fit 3 guys tops. and we're too poor to fly.
I want to get out there so bad!