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    Posted: Feb/15/2009 at 6:43am
Im trying to find a place to hit next year and im trying to decide between mt hood and jacksonhole, anyone have any preferences, and just a sidenote has anyone been to powder mountain ut.??????????
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/15/2009 at 11:17am
I haven't been to Mt Hood - but Jackson is quite possibly one of the best mountains i've ever been to. Big, steep, lots of snow. Excellent terrain. 

Jackson is less manufactured (for lack of a better word) then most mountains. It's much more raw natural terrain. You go just off the side of some of the runs - and you've got little mini cliff drops, natural jumps, all kindsa stuff. Unlike any other mountain i've been to. The place is just nuts.

Definately not for the faint of heart though. Their blue runs are steeper then blacks or even double blacks at a lot of other mountains. Not a place to just casually cruise around - but rather a place to really push yourself and see how big a pair you really have.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2009 at 11:47pm
I'd say Jackson Hole, we get a lot of varied weather here.  I have never been to Jackson but I brought it up today in a conversation as a possible place to ride next season  - I ride on Hood about 100 days a year...
 
Check out the websites for the area:  www.timberlinelodge.com www.skihood.com www.skibowl.com
 
You can just google Jackson and it'll pop up....
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2009 at 8:06pm
www.jacksonhole.com

place is seriously awesome.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2009 at 8:16am
go to jackson!
was there for a week in jan, including mlk weekend and it was not crowded at all.  we were able to just walk up to the gondola after a run without having to wait.  the terrain is amazing, but as noted before not for the faint of heart.  the mountain is big, steep and will definitely challenge you.  go if you want to progress. 
you could also hit up grand targhee while youre there or do some night riding at snow king in the town of jackson itself.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2009 at 11:42am
have you been there over christmas, or anyone around that time period jw for conditions
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2009 at 12:31pm

it depends on the year.  This year mid-dec sucked.  Christmas timeframe they had about 5' in a week.  Made for some serious avalanche conditions.  Grand Targhee also gets great snow but isn't as steep.  About an hour further.  Jackson is an amazing place to visit, worth the trip even if you don't ride.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2009 at 2:45am
What is it, man?  What are you thinking?  I know it should be obvious that Jackson is the ride of choice, but Hood isn't too bad.  It's cheaper, I know that for sure.
 
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go to jackson!
was there for a week in jan, including mlk weekend and it was not crowded at all.  we were able to just walk up to the gondola after a run without having to wait.  the terrain is amazing, but as noted before not for the faint of heart.  the mountain is big, steep and will definitely challenge you.  go if you want to progress. 
you could also hit up grand targhee while youre there or do some night riding at snow king in the town of jackson itself.  

Targhee's the place to be on a pow day I think. Place is empty - fresh tracks all day long, and they get at least double the snow jackson gets. Place gets so much snow they don't even own snowmaking equipment. 
At one point I was literally scared there was so much powder there. Like, step off your board and just sink with no discernable bottom kinda scarey.

place is nuts.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2009 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by krispysteve

What is it, man?  What are you thinking?  I know it should be obvious that Jackson is the ride of choice, but Hood isn't too bad.  It's cheaper, I know that for sure.
 
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I was thinking hood, but a few of my friends went to jackson and had epic pow and blue bird for a week, plus i have a few relatives whove been to jackson, but im looking for some deep pow and a good park, and suggestions??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2009 at 3:55pm
hood its better
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2009 at 3:08am

Timberline has the best park this year on Hood.  I don't know about Jackson, so check their website.  Mt Hood is closer to every thing you'll need.  A friend that used to live in Casper rode Jackson as his main spliff and really dug it.  He told me they have b/c style runs that are super progressive.  You could split the two and ride Mt Bachelor.  They have a killer park that is way bigger than Timberline and they're about 3 hours away from Portland.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2009 at 3:51pm
sorry there is no legitimate comparison between the two.  JH is far superior to Hood for riding.  If you have other reasons then go to Hood, but for snowboarding...JH or Grand Targhee
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2009 at 7:53pm
Originally posted by krispysteve

Timberline has the best park this year on Hood.  I don't know about Jackson, so check their website.  Mt Hood is closer to every thing you'll need.  A friend that used to live in Casper rode Jackson as his main spliff and really dug it.  He told me they have b/c style runs that are super progressive.  You could split the two and ride Mt Bachelor.  They have a killer park that is way bigger than Timberline and they're about 3 hours away from Portland.

 
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Honestly - I don't even remember seeing a park at Jackson. I'm sure they had one... somewhere... though.
Reality is, the whole mtn is a giant park. No joke go 15 feet off the side of any trail on the mountain - and you're going to find all kinds of craziness to get into. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2009 at 6:19am
they have a park and a pipe.  but that's not why you would go to jackson, at all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2009 at 6:33pm
I went to JH two years ago for my first ever snowboarding trip.  It's probably not the place to go for learning.  If you have anyone in your group just starting out.  That mountain is steep and only about 8% of the terrain is beginner.  But it had it's good points.  They have a beginner only lift ticket for $12 that gets you on the lower 4th of the mountain.  You can make a lot of runs for cheap with that deal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2009 at 6:54pm
Originally posted by tidwech

I went to JH two years ago for my first ever snowboarding trip.  It's probably not the place to go for learning.  If you have anyone in your group just starting out.  That mountain is steep and only about 8% of the terrain is beginner.  But it had it's good points.  They have a beginner only lift ticket for $12 that gets you on the lower 4th of the mountain.  You can make a lot of runs for cheap with that deal.

yea, not a place for flat out beginners.
It's a bit easier for the less adventerous if there's a lot of fresh snow. We got lucky on our trip - and it snowed half the time we were there. I think we spent 2 or 3 days at jackson, and 2 or 3 more at Targhee, and only one of them (the first day at JH) did we have to ride old snow.

The result of that - was my (somewhat beginner at the time) girlfriend really had no problems going wherever I went. In some cases she even handled some of it better than I did - with the exception of that first day.

definately not for the timid though.
not a place to learn at - but definately a good place to push yourself and progress if you have the gonads to do it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2009 at 11:40pm
All right.  It appears that Mt Hood has lost this battle, which is fair.  I haven't ridden Jackson, so I can't say. 
However, if you wish to ride in the summer than Hood is your only destination.  Hands down.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2009 at 8:56am
thanks for the advice fellas!
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Word.  See ya in Oregon... jk.
 
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