on January 21, 2007
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located in Teton Village, in the heart of the Teton Mountains, about 20 minutes from downtown Jackson Hole, and 40 minutes from the JAC Airport. The majority of skiing is at an intermediate to expert level, so if you are a beginner (like I am), be aware that only about 10% are beginner trails. There are 116 trails, over half of which are expert runs. Even if you're not Jonny Moseley or Shaun White, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is still worth a visit for any skiing/snowboarding fan!A full day Lift ticket for an adult costs $72. For those of you who are not skiers, but would like to ride the gondola for a scenic view, the cost is $8 per person, and well worth the reasonable cost. There is a small cafe restaurant at the top of the gondola, and the view is magnificent!Jackson Hole averages 38 feet of snow per year, and the resort is open from December to early April.Temperatures vary greatly from the valley to the top of the mountain. When we were there in early January, it was as frosty as -24 degrees during the day, and warmed up to a daytime high of 2 degrees. That's super cold, even for a fellow Chicagoan somewhat used to freezing temps. Brrr! What was strange was that as we went up higher on the gondola, the weather actually got warmer. The top of the gondola was beautiful, and a complete temperature contrast to the frozen tundra below. You can find more information about the ski resort on their website, www.jacksonhole.com Have a Great Time!
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