Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-20-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Blanca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Intervale, NH
Posts: 22
Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

We are going to be rolling through Jackson Hole in a few days - possibly the 22, 23, or 24... how is the skiing? Any tips on where to park for the night?

Meg and Dave
__________________

__________________
Blanca - '97 RB50 4x4
Blanca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bettyford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rockport Tx. & Jackson Hole Wy
Posts: 1,145
Send a message via MSN to bettyford
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

Skiing is epic. I skied deep powder all day.. I think i saw you this morning do you have a black or dark SMB??

Are you still here?

Ron
__________________

__________________
2006 E350 EX SMB
1991 GS100PD
Going where most dont
"one day at a time"
bettyford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
TroySmith80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 219
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

I'd like to get over that way to ski sometime. Are there any ways to ski cheap at the resort? I suppose not.

Is the backcountry skiing safe/accessible for someone with no knowledge of the area?

Since the OP's van appears to be named "blanca" it's probably a white one.
__________________
For Sale: 1992 E-350 EB 4x4 High-Top
TroySmith80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 07:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
bettyford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rockport Tx. & Jackson Hole Wy
Posts: 1,145
Send a message via MSN to bettyford
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TroySmith80
I'd like to get over that way to ski sometime. Are there any ways to ski cheap at the resort? I suppose not.

Is the backcountry skiing safe/accessible for someone with no knowledge of the area?

Since the OP's van appears to be named "blanca" it's probably a white one.
If I know in advance most times I can get you a free pass or 2 for The Village Resort to ski free. there is some back country like the top of the pass that you would have no problem with knowing the area but that's about it.

it snowed 22in Tuesday. I skied knee and waist deep powder yesterday!!.

Ron
__________________
2006 E350 EX SMB
1991 GS100PD
Going where most dont
"one day at a time"
bettyford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 08:09 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
TroySmith80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 219
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

Nice! Reality is I probably won't get over there before this season is over. But i'd like to try to make it a priority for next year. I've heard a lot of good things about Jackson.

I've had some pretty great Pacific NW powder days, but from my understanding, it's nothing like some good continental pow. I've only skied outside Oregon a few times, once in Idaho and twice in Colorado, never managed to catch it on a powder day though.
__________________
For Sale: 1992 E-350 EB 4x4 High-Top
TroySmith80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 09:30 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
bettyford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rockport Tx. & Jackson Hole Wy
Posts: 1,145
Send a message via MSN to bettyford
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

The wife and I were thinking of looking at Bend this summer as a possible relocation place.. Closer to her mother and lower elev.

Ron
__________________
2006 E350 EX SMB
1991 GS100PD
Going where most dont
"one day at a time"
bettyford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
TroySmith80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 219
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

It's pretty nice. I love it here for the most part. I do get tired of it being winter until june sometimes, but i suppose you must be used to that. And of course there is plenty of snowplay to do. We don't have BIG mountains, but we do have mountains. It's helpful to have a snowmo if you want to do a lot of backcountry. The air is dry, doesn't rain much at all, no poison oak, no fleas, not a lot of thorny things, not a lot of obnoxious underbrush, hard to garden without a greenhouse or hoophouses. Not too much snow in town. Incredibly good music and food for a town this small. Lots of lakes and rivers. Lots of hiking and mt biking. Summer is absolutely amazing! Both months of it! :-)

Better have work lined up BEFORE you come here though. It is not easy right now.
__________________
For Sale: 1992 E-350 EB 4x4 High-Top
TroySmith80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2011, 12:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
bettyford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rockport Tx. & Jackson Hole Wy
Posts: 1,145
Send a message via MSN to bettyford
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

Sweet!! Work who needs work? Just kidding! You have a Subaru Dealer in town and I am the ASM at The Subaru dealership here so im sure i could get into Bend Subaru and the wife just want to volunteer. we will be comeing to check it put this summer for sure.
Thanks For the info

Ron
__________________
2006 E350 EX SMB
1991 GS100PD
Going where most dont
"one day at a time"
bettyford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 12:23 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
rockbender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 763
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

Hmmm... sounds like a mini homebuild get-together in little ol' Bend OR could be in the works this summer? As long as the route involves a pitstop at Sisters Bakery I'm in.
__________________
Josh
2009 Express AWD, CCV Top & 50-ish home build. Daily driver/camper/kid hauler
rockbender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 12:26 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
TroySmith80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 219
Re: Jackson Hole - how's the skiing?

The mention of that place makes my mouth water!

And of course Ron, get in touch when you're coming here, and we can offer up some hospitality!
__________________

__________________
For Sale: 1992 E-350 EB 4x4 High-Top
TroySmith80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.