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SLC, Denver and Reno. Those are your best choices really.

Vancouver maybe? But, that's like another continent or something.
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Jackson Hole.

The slopes are only 7 miles from the airport.... but blocked by federal park land, so in actuality you must drive 21 miles (partially through town) to get from Jackson Hole Airport to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

All the roads are flat and plowed regularly which means they almost never close, even when they get dumped on (unlike Salt Lake City, where LCC regularly closes for avalanche control).

Shuttle ride from the airport to the slopes costs about $24-$30. You can land around noon'ish and be at the slopes within an hour if you're lucky enough to get your bags off the plane fast enough.

If you just want a snow fix, then you can shave 10-15 minutes off of the car trip and ride at the Snow King instead, a local hill with night skiing till 7:00PM 4 nights a week.

I wouldn't call JAC airport a major hub, though.
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I wouldn't call JAC airport a major hub, though.
Love J-Hole but it's not even CLOSE to being a major airport it's like flying into Aspen and you'll pay out the nose for a direct flight, but hey if you have the $$$ then go for it.

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SLC, Denver and Reno. Those are your best choices really.

Vancouver maybe? But, that's like another continent or something.
add jackeson and this is a good list.

Europe, if you like short train ride.
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I probably would have except Jackson isn't a "major" airport. But who cares. Big enough. I'll make that trek one day. Aspen too.
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Why is Denver on this list? Denver International Airport is on the opposite side of the city from any of the big resorts. You are talking at least an hour drive on the interstate to get to the bigger resorts. Isn't loveland like 70 miles from the airport?

Not exactly close.
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Punchy kid following-up on the airport rails jab....nice. I can tell you about gambling in the Reno airport, too, but that is real!

If you're riding Wisp, then I can only Imagine you're from MD or WV. Never ridden Seven Springs or Snowshoe?

As for major Hubs, your best bet is SLC. A cab can get you into town for a nominal rate and there is a good Shuttle System that'll get you to Snowbird in the LCC or Brighton & Solitude in the BCC. You can get direct flights into SLC (which can't really be said about Jackson, Bozeman, or Reno) and you don't have to deal with the significant distance from the airport to the mtns like in Denver.

I don't know if you're old enough(25), but if you are just rent a car. The cost isn't that much more and the flexibility to go wherever you want is well worth it!

If you care to go to Canada, then Vancouver/Whistler should also be on your list.

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What about Mammoth? There are some major airlines flying into there.
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