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Old 02-05-2012, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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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.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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 )
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