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VITAL STATS

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Vertical Drop: 4,139 feet
Skiable Acreage: 2,500
Average Snowfall: 402 inches
Terrain: 10% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 50% Advanced/Expert
Lifts: 1 aerial tram, 1 gondola, 1 high-speed quad, 2 quads, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 surface
Lift Rates: Adult 1 day ticket, $51; children 14 and under or seniors 65 and over, $26. Adult five-day, $225; $113 for children and seniors
Information: 888-333-7766
Reservations: 800-443-6931
Website: www.jacksonhole.com/ski

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Vertical Drop: 2,200 feet
Skiable Acreage: 1,500 lift served, 1,500 snowcat powder skiing
Average Snowfall: 516 inches
Terrain: 10% Beginner70% Intermediate20% Advanced
Lifts: 1 high-speed quad, 1 quad chair, 1 double chair, 1 surface
Lift Rates: Adult 1 day, $41; children 6-14 and seniors 62 and over; $24, children 5 and under, free. Adult five-day, $180; $120 for children and seniors.
Information: 800-827-4433
Reservations: 800-827-443
Website: www.grandtarghee.com

Snow King Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,571 feet
Skiable Acreage: 400 (day), 110 (night)
Average Snowfall: 400 inches
Terrain: 15% Beginner25% Intermediate60% Advanced
Lifts: 1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 surface, 1 surface for tubing
Information: 307-734-2020
Reservations: 800-522-5464
Lift Rates: Adult 1 day, $30; $20 for children under 14 and seniors 60 and over. Night adult, $14 or $8 per hour; children and seniors $9 or $5 per hour.


GETTING THERE
Two airports serve the region: Jackson Hole Airport, 22 miles form Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; Idaho Falls Airport, 90 miles from Jackson Hole. Ground transportation serves most accomodations.


LODGING
You can stay in the town of Jackson, at Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole mountain, or at Grand Targhee. Jackson Hole Central Reservations (800-443-6931). At Teton Village the Alpenhof Lodge (800-732-3242) has doubles ranging from $88-$398 and a four-star restaurant. For the economy minded, try The Crystal Springs Inn (307-733-4423. In town try the elegant Rusty Parrot Lodge (800-458-2004; $220-$500) or the economical Sundance Inn (888-478-6326; $49-$79). The choices in the area are huge, with bed and breadfasts, condos, private homes for rent, guest ranches, cabins, and campgrounds for your RV.


FOOD & DRINK
For real culinary adventure try Martin's Sleigh Ride Dinner at Grand Targhee (307-353-2300), or the Spring Creek Ranch (307-733-8833), which serves four star American Cuisine. Refer to the annually updated Jackson Hole Dining Guide, available at most lodgings.


Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours
800-554-7388

Great Plains Wildlife Institute
307-733-2623

High Mountian Heli Skiing
307-733-3274

Teton Rock Gym
307-733-0707

National Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides
307-733-9212

Jackson Hole Nordic Center
307-739-2629

Spring Creek Ranch Touring Center
307-733-1004

Teton Pines Resort & Ski Center
307-739-0900

Wyoming Ballon Company
307-739-0900

Soar The Tetons
800-472-6382

Grand Targhee Snowcat Powder Skiing
800-827-4433 ext.1355

Goosewing Ranch Snowmobile Safaries
888-733-5251

Flagg Ranch Snowmobiles
800-443-2311

Grand Teton Snowmobile Rentals
800-863-6469

Jackson Hole Snowmobile Tours
800-633-1733

The Hole Hiking Experience (snowshoe tours)
307-739-7155

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