Two iconic mountains in the Teton range, legendary ski terrain and an authentic Wild West experience. Now easier than ever, Patrick Nelson from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort gives us the lowdown on getting to Jackson this winter:
While Jackson Hole has long been known as a Wild West outpost, it is actually really easy to access from the UK. Surrounded by National Parks and Wilderness and with the Elk, moose and bison population roughly equalling humans, you might not expect easy flights to Jackson Hole.
British Airways (American Airlines codeshare) and United continue to offer one-stop options through Chicago and Dallas, but new for Winter 2016-17 is a 3x weekly one-stop from Heathrow to Jackson Hole on Delta (Virgin Atlantic codeshare). This flight departs London Heathrow around noon and lands in Salt Lake City around 16:00 with easy customs and quick layover before the short flight to Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is as remote as ever, but now easier than ever to get to. And the airport is only 15 minutes from the town of Jackson and 35 minutes from the slopes.
If you’ve never skied Jackson Hole, or haven’t been for a few years, it might be time to (re)visit “The Big One.” Renowned as an expert playground and powder mecca (11-12 meters of snow annually), many are unaware of the fact that 40% of the mountain is rated intermediate. New for 2016-17 is the Sweetwater Gondola, a brand new gondola that provides direct access from the base of the mountain to the Casper chairlift- an intermediate mecca.
The new gondola also provides easy access to the new-in-2015-16 Teton Lift. This high-speed quad accesses a great mix of intermediate and advanced terrain, from beautiful tree runs to groomed piste with some of the most breathtaking views in Jackson Hole. Don’t worry, even if you spend most of your time on this side of the mountain, you can still tell your friends back home that you skied Jackson Hole’s bucket list Corbet’s Couloir.
With all of the improvements, this is your year to check Jackson Hole off the bucket list. Making it even more appealing are some of the Ski Free offers. The deals are not available direct so Ski Independence is the place to go. Ski Free Christmas gives you TWO free days of skiing during your Christmas vacation if you start your skiing between December 20-23, Buy 7 Get 10 gives you 3 FREE days of skiing after you pay for 7 and Kids Ski Free allows Kids 14 and under to ski free with an accompanying paying adult.
This year it’s easier than ever to ski Jackson Hole, with big deals, improved on mountain access and grooming to expanded air service. And don’t forget to reserve a window seat. This is the view of the mighty Teton Range while flying into the airport:
Start planning your Jackson Hole ski holiday now and call our team of Ski Specialists on 0131 243 8097
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