Austin Skiers

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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  january 20 - 27, 2018

Located in Teton Village, Jackson Hole, Wyoming nicknamed "The Big One" is located in a valley (6,200 elevation) that runs from north to south along the Snake River, between the Teton Mountains to the west, and the Gros Ventre Mountains to the east. It's just a 30-minute drive from Jackson Hole Airport that sits within Grand Teton National Park. It has long been known as an Expert's paradise, but in recent years the resort has been making improvements to give the mountain a broader appeal.  Extensive investments in recent years with new lifts, snow-making, grooming, visitor services, and trail expansions have created a new mountain experience for a broad variety of guests.

The Skiing:

Jackson Hole turned 50 last year and according to "SKI" magazine 2017 survey of "Best in the West" - the place has really "grown up." It not only has added five-star hotels, but fancy restaurants. Last season they added the Teton Lift, which allowed skiers access to some of the most sustained vertical on the mountain. Last year they added Piste Mountain Bistro, which is an on-the-hill eats , featuring grass-fed burgers and lamb loin. They also added a second gondola last year to relieve congestion.


Jackson Hole offers a gargantuan 4,139’ vertical, 2500 skiable acres, and 116 named runs (50% expert, 40% intermediate, 10% beginner). Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is made up of two mountains. The Apres Vous Mountain, which is predominantly suited to intermediate skiing, and the base of this mountain tapers off into gentle beginner slopes. Rendezvous Mountain is what excites the proficient riders, and features steep chutes, bowls, couloirs and glades. It offers 133 trails serviced by 12 lifts with 7 terrain parks with the longest run being 5 miles

In addition to steep chutes, wide-open powder fields, and some of the most famous backcountry skiing in the United States (Cody Peak, Cody Bowl), Jackson Hole also offers a number of exceptionally wide groomers, and a cat track network that allows strong intermediates to see much of the mountain.  Intermediates will find a wealth of blue terrain accessed by the Bridger Gondola, Casper quad lift, the Marmot lift, and the Apres Vous Quad lift. For the snowboarder try out "Dicks' Ditch - one of the longest run bank slalom in snowboarding. Also, skiers/boarders check out the four "Burton Stash Parks" scattered all over the mountain mixing up natural terrain features, local wood and all of the creative elements the mountain has to offer.

The resort's highlights
for the 2017 ski season include 593” of total snowfall and the DEEPest snowpack ever recorded in Rendezvous Bowl. For the first time in 25 years the local school district students enjoyed a snow day - so guess where they spent their time? 
For some additional fun, download the "JH Tapped" app for iPhone and Android, and join Jackson Hole's Vertical Foot Club. Track your runs and the total number of vertical feet skiied.  If you can log 100,000' in a week, you'll be recognized for your achievement. The app includes maps, weather, useful tips and mountain information.

 

The Town:

At 2.9 square miles, the the town of Jackson may be small in size, but not in personality.  It exudes a genuine "last of the Old West" atmosphere, that's both
cowboy, and cosmopolitan.  Upon entering downtown Jackson, one is immediately attracted to Town Square and its many unique shops. Framed by four large elk-antler arches, Town Square is the picturesque centerpiece of Jackson, serving as the focal point for shopping, dining, and entertainment.  The distinctive arches, made from hundreds of elk antlers , draw the attention of throngs of visitors. During the winter, when the arches and trees are blanketed with snow and decorated with lights, Town Square takes on a beautiful, festive atmosphere.  Nightlife highlights include the famed Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (featured in a handful of Hollywood western movies), and the Silver Dollar Bar And Grill, both in Jackson. Or for something a little funkier, check out the Mangy Moose in Teton Village.

Jackson is located 12 miles from Teton Village.  The START Bus provides frequent service between Teton Village and Jackson.

Accomodations:
We will be staying in 2-bedroom/2-bath and 3-bedroom/3-bath condominiums at the Nez Perce, and Rendezvous with four/six per unit. These condos are part of what is referred to as the Teton Village Condos. Teton Village Condos offer a fantastic ski-in location. Accessing the slopes is either a short walk of about 180 yds or take the free resort shuttle to the main base area.  Units feature wireless internet access and plenty of living space (average of 1,400 sq. ft. for a three bedroom and 1,100 for the two bedroom) for all the guests. Individual units vary, but should also include stone fireplace, TV w/DVD, washer-dryer, fully equipped kitchen, and more. Additionally, the Rendezvous Condos are located next to the Sundance Swim Center. Complimentary weekly membership is provided.

Singles supplement is $539.04. See MAP of Teton Village - so you can get a better idea of their location.

Other Activities and Attractions (Not included in the packages)

The following activities and attractions are not included in the packages being offered.  The information below is included for the benefit of non-skiers, or those who wish to customize their trip.  You are responsible for obtaining your own transportation and paying any applicable admission fees, etc.

Jackson Hole has a Mountain Sports School that includes: Telemark/Nordic, Cross-Country. Ski/Snowboard lessons, Multi-Day Camps, Private Lessons, Backcountry guides.

Located just north of Jackson, the National Elk Refuge is one of the most popular non-skiing attractions when visiting Jackson Hole.  The refuge is home to approximately 10,000 elk in the winter.  Visitors can arrange to take a horse drawn sleigh ride for a spectacular wildlife viewing experience.

The southern boundary of Yellowstone National Park is just under 100 miles from Jackson Hole. The Park is the home of Old Faithful, and is home to many species of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of elk and bison.

Grand Targhee Ski Resort is 48 miles from Jackson Hole.  A daily bus provides shuttle service from Teton Village to Grand Targhee.

Snow King is Jackson's original ski resort, located on the southeast edge of town.

Airlines (United Airlines)

01/20/2018: AUS/DEN Flt# 399   6:10AM/7:30AM
01/20/2018: DEN/JAC  Flt# 561 11:15AM/12:47PM

01/27/2018: JAC/DEN  Flt# 5903 7:15AM/8:42AM
01/27/2018: DEN/AUS Flt# 422  9:55AM/1:01PM

You must be a current Austin Skiers member to join a trip.
NOTE: Prices and air are subject to change.

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Trip Chair: David Anderson
Asst. Chair: Carter Rowles  

Full Trip Price:  $1356.00
(includes air)
Ground Only price:   $801.00
(no air)
Single Supplement: $540

Lift Tickets: 
ADULT (18-64)
3 day = $260
4 day = $341
5 day = $426
6 day = $505

SENIOR (65+)
3 day = $208
4 day = $273
5 day = $341
6 day = $405

TEEN (15-17)
3 day = $234
4 day = $307
5 day = $383
6 day = $455

CHILD (6-14)
3 day = $156
4 day = $205
5 day = $257
6 day = $305

Packages Include
* 7 nights lodging
* Ground transportation
* Welcome reception 
* Porterage

Mountain Stats
Summit Height: 10,450'
Vertical Drop: 4139'
Skiable Acres: 2500
(Backcountry access to an additional 3000+ acres) 
# of runs: 116
Expert/Advanced : 50%
Intermediate: 40%
Beginner: 10%

Other Nearby Attractions
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NOTE: Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip.  This could save you 6% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider. 


 
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