RESORT GUIDE 2010: #4 Jackson Hole

RESORT GUIDE 2010: #4 Jackson Hole

VERTICAL: 4,139 feet
ACREAGE: 2,500
SNOWFALL: 459 inches

Simply put, Jackson Hole is a paradise for big mountain enthusiasts. Situated in the Teton Mountains, Jackson plays host to some of the steepest runs in North America, some of the deepest and lightest snow, some of the crustiest locals and some of the best skiing you’ll find anywhere. The relatively new tram whisks you up 4,139 feet of vertical in under ten minutes, letting you loose on 2,500 acres of gnarly in-bounds runs and immeasurable access to hike-to terrain that is featured in dozens of top-level ski movies.

Jackson has pushed to build a legit terrain park, but who are you kidding? You aren’t at Jackson to hit medium tables; you’re at Jackson for runs like Corbet’s Couloir, S&S and zones likes Rendevous Bowl and Cody Peak. The resort is known for its massive Teton storms that turn the mountain into a chaotic land of cliff-jumping shredders. One day on Jackson will have your blood rushing, your adrenaline pumping and your legs twitching; a week at Jackson and you’ll be a whole new skier.

Once you drag yourself off the mountain, be sure to visit Nick Wilson’s for a PBR, Cafe Ponza for a slice and the Mangy Moose for music and spirits as the night wears on. The nightlife may be a little light in Teton Village, but the mountain more than makes up for it. If you’re looking to avoid the glitz and glamour of other resorts, give Jackson — and its authentic skiing experience — a serious shot.


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