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  1. #21
    Both are great mountains, but, if in Jackson I would stay there.

    Big Sky is big and worth a week on it's own...takes a few days, at least for me, to learn where you want to go.
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  2. #22
    We did the drive from Jackson to Big Sky cause skiing was bad at JH and great at BS. Gorgeous drive, nice way to see the country. But, the trip back got delayed because pass was closed due to snow which was gonna add many more hours of driving. Turned into an expensive vacation! Super 8 at base of access road is cheap, but eating at Bucks T4 which is part of the hotel isn’t cheap, just delicious. Great memories! Personally, I think Big Sky is the far superior resort.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    big sky def also more expensive to stay. jacskson has lots of cheap decent motels in town. big sky not so much. i stayed in west yellowstone, far as fuck, but super cheap. by the end of the trip i sprung for a single room in someones house on airbnb to stop the madness. that whole jaunt was when i had utah xmas booked and it didnt snow at all in utah. drove up to big sky and made it work.
    Yeah I've noticed that. Figure if I go up there, I'd stay in West Yellowstone on the way up. Then the night or two I stay up there I saw a place that has little cabins nearby for $130 a night or maybe just drive to Bozeman which is closer than West Yellowstone.

    3 hours to Big Sky from Jackson is nothing. Last year I skied 22" at Alta, didn't get to the base of the canyon till 5 because of the resulting traffic shitshow, then drove 5 hours to Jackson. 3 hours is fine and if there's a big storm I'll just stay put instead of trying to drive up.
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  4. #24
    I'm also headed to Big Sky, plan to ski there 3 days with one day at Bridger Bowl. I'll be staying in Bozeman most likely.
    does anybody have any experience with the skyline bus shuttle from Bozeman?
    Other cheap spot was whitewater inn or the corral motel on main road. other than that lodging prices are pretty expensive
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  5. #25
    I just got back from Jackson/Targhee. I was lucky enough to ski "the big dump" for 3 days. Someone said there was a mogul somewhere on the mtn, but it turned out to be only a rumor.
    I would ski Jackson for 1st half day. Then Targhee Monday, JH tuesday. Then if you are up to it consider driving to Big Sky for change and just to do it. But a 3.5 hr drive is a lot(too much!) after a day of skiing. Probably better to drive in am and ski when you get there.
    Last year I stayed at a $100/nt LaQuinta near BZN airport, but it is out of your way in other direction from JH. Maybe you can get a hotel w/in an hour of BS w/o going past it for more driving.
    Recent big snow is meaningless for how it'll be in 3 wks, except you are assured of a good base and everything open at JH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimagic View Post
    I'm also headed to Big Sky, plan to ski there 3 days with one day at Bridger Bowl. I'll be staying in Bozeman most likely.
    does anybody have any experience with the skyline bus shuttle from Bozeman?
    Other cheap spot was whitewater inn or the corral motel on main road. other than that lodging prices are pretty expensive
    Yes, the shuttle from Bozeman totally rocks!

    I would totally use the bus instead of driving if I were staying at Bozeman. In fact, you can do the whole trip without bothering with a rental car. (but rental car is quite cheap so the saving may not be much)

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    Not everything. If you want to ski the North snow field(which I highly Recommend) you need the same as the Big.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Yes, the shuttle from Bozeman totally rocks!

    I would totally use the bus instead of driving if I were staying at Bozeman. In fact, you can do the whole trip without bothering with a rental car. (but rental car is quite cheap so the saving may not be much)
    We got a car for some flexibility and to go to the hot springs and BB midweek. , but didn't want to drive it down the canyon to BS if it snowed. I just found out about the bus so we'll give it a try.
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  9. #29
    Last year when I went to big sky I used big sky shuttle inc for a ride from the airport to the huntley lodge at big sky. round trip was $112. They had shuttles every 2 hours i think. It was cheaper than a rental especially when I knew i was just going to stay put. Different from OP's situation but just throwing it out there.

  10. #30
    JetBlue just announced a new nonstop route from Boston to Bozeman starting in June. Will operate in summer and winter.



    This might actually give me a reason to stay put in Jackson and maybe do a Montana trip next year. But playing it by ear for now. Maybe they'll get around to a Boston to Jackson nonstop at some point too since they have one to Steamboat.
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    2019-20 days - 16
    Wachusett: 11/15, 11/21, 12/5
    Stratton: 11/26; Mt. Snow: 12/3; Killington: 12/8
    Sunday River: 1/21, 1/28; Snow King: 2/9
    Jackson Hole: 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
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