Are you tired of glancing at New England snow reports, comparing open acreage and waiting for significant snow and for trail counts to sky rocket? Well, I found the snow Ė itís in Wyoming. Grand Targhee Resort is 100% open having received 130 inches of snow already, and itís snowing with a winter storm warning in effect. Jackson Hole is getting snow too, ahead of snow totals in Colorado, Utah and California so far this season.
So now is the time to be booking that western ski trip, and go where the snow is. Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee both have ski and stay packages starting at $74-$87 a day respectively with three night minimums at each. There are some super deals, like $299 airfare and kids fly and stay free Ė of course there are caveats, details at www.jacksonhole.com
You can ski both resorts in one trip, Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee are just over an hour apart. Thatís my plan. I figure if I go out west for a week of skiing, Murphyís Law will prevail and it will dump snow back East in my absence, or more likely during my drive to and from Logan airport.
Photo by Greg Burke
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.