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Jackson Hole skiers hard to impress

Allen Best
Vail, CO Colorado

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. ” Colorado-based ski writer Brian Metzler recently visited Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

While other mountains may have more lifts, vaster terrain, and better base facilities, Jackson Hole is almost without rival in the lower 48 states when it comes to pure vertical exhilaration.

Because there is so much vertical, he says in a report published in the Rocky Mountain News, Jackson Hole has some very good skiers. He illustrates his point by telling about watching a skier launch off a road in the Alta Chutes, smoothly landing a 30-footer.

“It was an impressive display of skill and bravado that not only made my stomach drop, but also put my own ski thrills into perspective,” he writes. “Amazingly, no one on the string of chairs who witnessed it clapped, cheered, or so much as uttered a peep.”

A local skier explained why. “This is Jackson, and people have seen some pretty wild stuff up here,” explained Jay Bruener. “That was a nice effort, but you’ve got to do something pretty extraordinary to get a round of applause from these people.”

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