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Wednesday, January 16 to Sunday January 20
3 day lift ticket to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
4 nights in double-occupancy accommodations at the Lodge at Jackson Hole
Daily delicious breakfast buffet
Complimentary shuttle to / from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
$300 initial deposit
$299 due December 1
Single occupancy upgrade available. If you're interested in a single room, contact us.
Cancellation policy: Before December 1: $100 fee. Between December 2 and Decmber 11:
$200 fee. Between December 12 and January 1: $400 fee. After January 2: no refund. SKI
BUMS reserves the right to add a 15% late payment charge. SKI BUMS strongly urges the
purchase of
traveler's insurance to protect against unforeseen cancellations.
5% discounted fare through AA.com/rainbow, using our discount code. See below.
Discover America's most stunning terrain at Jackson Hole, Wyoming - January 16 - 20
Our trip includes a three day lift ticket to the Jackson Hole
Mountain Resort. That's the perfect dosage of time to discover,
tackle, then conquer this mountain. :)

Boarders: take note -- One of SKI BUMS very own members
is a certified snowboarding instructor at Jackson Hole. Now in his
third year on the Jackson Hole staff, he's offered to set up our
own group snowboarding clinic. There's nothing like a local to
show you the mountain! And, Jackson Hole is an ideal place to
perfect your technique...
New Yorkers don't really talk about pitch the way that
folks in Jackson Hole do.

In New York City, a pitch is tossed out at a Yankees
game. It's presented to a roomful of book publishing
execs. It's debated at a workplace water-cooler the
morning after an episode of "American Idol."

In Jackson Hole, it's 55° of sheer excitement.

Jackson Hole routinely ranks #1 in terrain /
in Ski Magazine's annual ranking; it's got
over 4,000 feet of vertical, and a whopping 50% of
the mountain is rated black or double-black diamond.
It's also home to the Alta Chutes, the steepest run in
the US. In addition, it's got one of America's highest
annual snowfall averages, at
460 inches per year
(just a tad shy of those record-breakin' resorts out in
Utah). Put this all together and you'll know why Jackson Hole is many skiers' and riders' absolute favorite
resort. You couldn't begin to get bored on these mountains.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort sits about 15 minutes outside the town of Jackson, Wyoming -- an old
western cow town that's many feel is well on its way to becoming the next Aspen. With Hollywood-types
building mansion ranches, the locals aren't quite sure what to make of all the attention they've been getting
lately. On a powder day, however, they know what to do: they head for the hills!
If you're an intermediate skier or boarder, this mountain will challenge you. Jackson Hole is reputed to
have the "toughest blues in the West," and after you've had a few days on this terrain, you'll emerge with
greater skills and a major boost in confidence.  
Ski Magazine calls Jackson Hole's Gros Ventre run the best
all-around intermediate run in the country: "the long, invigorating ride is more than memorable: it's what
skiing is all about."
If you're an advanced skier or boarder,
you're probably well aware of Jackson Hole's
reputation by now. It's one of those mountains
that people speak of with a kind of
There's nothing like tackling this terrain
with the BUMS, and we're especially
encouraging all our advanced and expert folks
to sign up for this trip!
If you're a beginner, SKI BUMS does not recommend this trip. There won't be much for beginners to
enjoy at Jackson Hole, or others to enjoy it with you. Instead, we invite you to consider our trips to
Killington, Park City or Telluride, all of which have a great variety of beginner terrain.

Check out the Jackson Hole trail map >
Our trip includes four nights of double-occupancy
accommodations at the comfortable
Lodge at
Jackson Hole.
Wake up each morning to the
complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and soothe
your tired muscles after a hard days' challenge in
the toasty hot tubs beside an indoor/outdoor pool.
Each room includes a microwave, coffeemaker and
fridge, and you'll find complimentary WiFi
throughout the property.

Check out the cool interactive 360º tour >
Drink in some western cowboy culture at the Lodge at Jackson Hole
SKI BUMS itinerary

As always, SKI BUMS plans every detail of our trips
so you don't have to worry about anything. We'll have meetups each morning at the hotel before boarding
the complimentary shuttle bus to the slopes, and we'll name places each day for lunch and apres ski. In the
evenings, we'll have official plans for dinner, and we always include some free time for you to make plans
of your own with new friends.
To make things even easier for our members to plan their own air travel,
SKI BUMS is very pleased to offer our own discounted fares through
American Airlines' AA.com/rainbow. Through this offer, you can select to
travel to Jackson Hole from any airport in the US, and you'll receive a
New for 2008: SKI BUMS offers discounted fares with American Airlines
special discounted fare. To help coordinate as many people as possible, we will always name a target
arrival time
and preferred itinerary, but how and when you fly is up to you.
Discount code for Jackson Hole:

Preferred itinerary:

Target arrival time:

How this works:

Note: this discount applies for departures from any city in the US.

Departure: Wednesday, January 16
AA flight 313, dep. LGA at 9:00 AM, connects in Chicago (ORD)
AA flight 2253, dep. ORD at 12:10 PM, arrives JAC at 2:15 PM

Return: Sunday, January 20
AA flight 2252, dep JAC at 3:10 PM, connects in Chicago (ORD)
AA flight 336, dep ORD at 9:35 PM, arrives LGA at 12:30 AM

Please aim to arrive at Jackson airport by 5:00 PM. The first item on our
itinerary will be a welcome dinner on Wednesday night in Jackson.

1) Sign up for the Jackson Hole trip through SKI BUMS. We will email you
a confirmation after receiving your deposit.
2) Visit
AA.com/rainbow, enter the discount code, then purchase your
own flight (or, make alternate flight arrangements with another carrier.)
3) Email your flight confirmation to SKI BUMS.

Don't hesitate to
contact us with any questions about flight arrangements.
Flight information for Jackson Hole
This trip is sold out, but members may add their name
to our
wait list. In the event that a member cancels his or
her spot on the trip, we offer spots to our wait list on a
first-come, first-served basis.
This trip is sold out, but members may add their name
to our
wait list. In the event that a member cancels his or
her spot on the trip, we offer spots to our wait list on a
first-come, first-served basis.