Is it worth it to make a trip from denver>jackson?
Never been there before, and I really want to. Would it be worth it, snow-wise, for 2 people to split gas, go up two mondays from now, ride tuesday and wednesday, and head back wednesday night so I can work from 5pm until 4am that thursday? Also, if anyone would recommend the cheapest hotels in that area, it would be greatly appreciated.
Depends on the snow. If it's good Jackson is fucking great if it's bad not worth your time. I hit it last year with no snow and it was depressing.
Well we definitely want to make one trip this year outside of summit county/vail. Our first thought was jackson, but I really like how big sky looks, and I think lodging might be cheaper up there. We are also considering either telluride/crested butte, or telluride/wolf creek. Any input would be hugely appreciated.
A lot of folks consider Jackson the USA's crowning jewel as far as offering steep, challenging inbounds terrain. I think that only Alaska offers more in-bounds vertical.
Jackson Hole mountain resort in Teton Village, which is about ~9 miles from the Town of Jackson itself.
Whether it is 'better' than Wolf/Crested/etc is a matter of opinion. There are some motels just outside of town, but you should be able to score a pretty cheap hotel room at the Snow King (their occupancy in the winter is like 60%). The best idea would be to stay at Hostel X in Teton Village, which is the cheapest lodging *and* a 3 minute walk from the tram. Be sure to call them up as early as possible to book a room because they fill up pretty quickly. ( The Hostel |- Jackson Hole Lodging in Teton Village, Wyoming )