Charlotte, North Carolina
April 3, 2005
Once I got a feel for the mountain, I found some awesome trails and slopes. The resort is huge, and you will never get tired of the different options. You can also find something for everyone. The extreme skier/snowboarder is definitely catered to at the resort. But we also found plenty of slopes that my Southern-raised (synonomous for hasn't skied much) ten-year-old nephew could enjoy. We did make a mistake of taking him down a blue run on our first trip down the mountain (it was hard and too much if you haven't skied in awhile). The Apres Vous quad lift is a good place to start as a warm-up for everyone in the group. I went up almost every lift and explored the bowls extensively. I was oftentimes in over my head, but I was wise enough to avoid any drastic mistakes. You will see on the lift going up what you absolutely can't handle. There were typically "bail-out" options if you change your mind about a particular run. But be aware of some of the lifts. If you take the tram (which is different than the gondola) up to the top, you had better be ready to buckle up your helmet and let loose.
A couple of things I really liked:- The snow and powder were amazing.- There were no crowds. We never had to wait at a lift for more than 5 minutes.- The scenery was breathtaking.- The facilities were all world class and very well taken care of.
What more could you ask of a mountain resort? I will definitely be heading back to Jackson Hole next winter.
From journal Boarding in Jackson Hole