Where to ski if you want empty slopes that won't break the bank

Following our amazing cat-skiing experience in Silverton last year, I now always look at cat skiing options in ski resorts and research for Jackson revealed that the nearest operator was in Grand Targhee...which markets itself as a "powder paradise." 

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Skiing Jackson Hole - the ultimate first timer's guide

Jackson Hole is well-known as the mecca of big-mountain skiing in North America with steep couloirs and legendary backcountry terrain.... I think I mentioned in my last post that I'd dreamt of skiing there since I was a little girl. So question is, does it live up to the hype? And where on the vast trail map do you start? 

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6 things you didn't know about Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has been on my travel bucket list FOREVER. It's home to the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the U.S as well as a large number or skiing and snowboarding's hall of fame, not to mention the legendary Corbett's Couloir. The resort has something of a cult following - for good reason.

I have to admit, though, that my dream of going to and skiing Jackson Hole has always been coupled with a healthy dose of fear - fear that I wouldn't be "good enough" able to ski the whole mountain, fear that it wouldn't live up to the hype, fear that my childhood dreams would be shattered. 

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