Tick Jackson Hole off your bucket list in 2023
Are you time poor and just need quality skiing and riding without having to learn a new resort trail map? Then our Jackson Hole Express Tour will give you the ultimate advantage as you are led by a host who knows the local area and terrain. Our ‘Express Tours’ are designed to give you everything Mint Tours is known for, but condensed into a short and sweet, all-inclusive tour. We spend 6 nights and 5 days riding in this iconic destination.
Jackson Hole has some of the best free-riding in North America, but it’s not just the mountains, it has a unique location and weather, a vibrant town and an amazing mountain loving community. The in-bounds terrain is enough to keep anyone excited for a whole season, let alone a short tour. Where Jackson shines is the incredible terrain options for intermediate and advanced riders. There’s 4,139 feet of quad-burning vert and the steeps might as well have their own classification on the trail map. The resort is renowned for having some of the best snow and scores 450+ inches of seemingly bottomless snow each winter.
Each morning we’ll head to the slopes where your host will show you the best spots on the day. After riding we’ll either enjoy some apres at one of the bars at the base of the village (the Mangy Moose is a local favourite) or head back into Jackson for a night on the town. Join us here and we’ll show you why it’s one of our favourite places to ride in North America.
19 - 25 January, 2023
Guest to Guide Ratio
5 guests : 1 guide
BLACK FRIDAY SALE
SAVE USD $300
Was - USD $2,965
Now - USD $2,665
Book & pay in full by MON 28 NOV
Freeride - comfortably ride powder, steeps and trees
Why Travel With Mint
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
Jackson Hole is renowned for having some of the best intermediate and advanced terrain in North America including 4,139 feet of quad-burning vert, 450+ annual inches of seemingly bottomless snow and steeps that may as well have their own classification on the trail map.
Stay in historic Downtown Jackson
If you want easy access to all the action in Jackson Hole then staying downtown is the way to go. Our hotel is located in the historic western town, just steps away from fun places to eat, shop, and enjoy the nightlife.
You'll have the ultimate local advantage. Each day you'll ride with our experienced US based hosts.
Jackson Hole Express Tour
Get in touch for a detailed tour itinerary and more info
SAVE WITH IKON PASS & JACKSON HOLE
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is an IKON Pass destination, so depending on your pass type, you can use it to access all the ski lifts and we'll discount the tour cost giving you a big saving. If you don’t have an Ikon Pass or Base Pass as yet, then speak to our sales team and they will add it to your tour booking.
A TYPICAL DAY IN JACKSON HOLE
Each morning we’ll head to the slopes where your host will show you all the spots to find the best conditions on the day. Check out one of the terrain parks, or take your pick of one of the many chutes or bowls and lay down some powder turns. After riding we’ll either enjoy some apres at one of the bars at the base of the village (the Mangy Moose is a local favourite) or head back into Jackson for a night on the town.
We stay at the Elk Country Inn in downtown Jackson Hole. Our twin share rooms are equipped with two beds and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Breakfasts are included along with free WIFI and an indoor pool and hot tub. The hotel mountain shuttle departs each morning from the hotel to Teton Village and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Corbet’s is perhaps the most difficult in-bounds ski run in North America. It is the perfect measuring stick for those who want to tackle Jackson Hole’s expert terrain. As one of the most visible and intimidating lines on the mountain, the Aerial Tram passes by every 10 minutes, packed with spectators gathered to watch riders drop in.
We offer one of the smallest client to guide ratio’s in the industry which ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and ease of access to the best areas a destination can offer. When we are on mountain, our guest to guide ratio is maximum 5 people per guide. This also makes for a more personal experience between our guests and guides.
After you sign up for a tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
Meet your expert team
LOCAL GUIDES & PARTNERSHIPS
Mint opens doors around the globe. Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes, local businesses and resorts allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.
Meet your expert team
Scott is our lead guide and coaching director who brings over 20 years industry experience to his role. He is a three-term AASI National Snowboard Team Member and the current coach of American Association of Snowboard Instructors National snowboard team. Scott is also Co-founder of GoSnow industries, the first on-demand booking platform for snowsport instructors. Sponsors: Burton Snowboards, Smith optics, Hestra Gloves, Patagonia outerwear, Anon helmets, Purl Wax.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
- 6 nights twin share accommodation Elk Country Inn
- Breakfast daily
- 4 days resort hosting at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- 4 day Jackson Hole lift ticket
- 1 day Snow King day tour with lift ticket
- Daily scheduled transport to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Jackson Hole Airport transfers, private service (return)
- Nightly tours to local restaurants & bars
- Franco Shapes snowboard workshop visit
- Mint Tours hosting and guiding
DATES 19 – 25 January, 2023
PRO-TIP – GO PRIVATE!
Book this tour as a private departure – with your own guide and all the benefits of a Mint group tour – for any group, big or small (even just one traveller). Get in touch to discuss.
Here’s a list of our most frequently asked questions. If there’s anything we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT?
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conducts business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we can take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre-or post tour arrangements.
WHAT IS A FREERIDE TOUR?
Our Freeride Tours offer you the best chance to ride a variety of terrain from parks through to steeps and trees. Our experienced guides have an in-depth knowledge of Jackson Hole which gives you the ultimate advantage when your chasing un-tracked snow or looking to challenge yourself. Of course weather and conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride anything.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I SIGN UP FOR THE TOUR?
After you sign up for this tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
HOW MANY DAYS ON-SNOW?
5 days in total. One of the advantages of travelling with Mint is that you have dedicated guides for your entire tour. Our guides are on-hand from the moment you arrive, until we say goodbye on departure day. They are not only with you all day on-snow, they are also on-hand each evening. They are always more than happy to share their experience with you on the mountain, and share a beer and some laughs at the end of the day.
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAY?
Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information.
WHAT IF I’M TRAVELLING SOLO?
About 99% of our guests are travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company. If you are travelling solo, you will be paired with another guest to room with. The accommodation for this tour is twin share i.e. 2 guests and 2 beds per room. Your group will be made up mostly of solo travellers. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that Jackson Hole has to offer.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THIS TOUR?
Each tour is different, but we know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratio in the industry allows you to ski or snowboard at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. We have a maximum of 5 people per host on this tour. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding powder.
IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?
This tour is best suited to confident skiers and snowboarders who can link turns in powder snow, can make a variety of turn shapes and can traverse, hold speed and is adventurous when skiing and snowboarding the entire mountain including side-hits and jumps. If you’re not sure, give us a call. Weather and ski conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride or ski anything.
WHICH RESORTS WILL WE VISIT?
We ride both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King. Don’t worry you won’t get bored at Jackson with the longest continuous vertical descent of 4,139 feet—the most in North America and terrain spanning 2,500 acres.
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY ON AFTER THE TOUR?
For most tours you can arrive earlier or stay later. We can tailor the trip to suit your travel plans. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.
WHO ARE THE GUIDES?
All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides who are passionate about the mountains. Most of our guides work for us season after season. If you have a preferred Mint guide, just let us know and we’ll be able to tell you which tours they are leading.
CAN YOU BOOK FLIGHTS?
Yes. Let us take the hassle out of selecting the right flights for the tour. We can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No, flights are not included. If you need assistance booking flights, we can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered by comprehensive travel insurance. Once you have booked on the tour, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We offer all of our tour guests discounted snow specific travel insurance.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE BOOKED?
Once you’ve booked your spot on tour, we will send you through a booking confirmation and provide updates about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information. We will send out a Pre Departure Guide 30 days prior to departure.
HOW CAN I CHECK MY ABILITY LEVEL?
The best way to check if a tour is suited to your ability is by speaking with one of our tour specialists. They will be able to determine if the tour you have selected is a good fit for your ability, as well as suggesting other tour options.
HOW DO I GET TO JACKSON HOLE?
We’ll provide you with a guide with details on how to get to Jackson and where to meet your hosts. If it’s your fist time to the USA or if you’re unsure about travel arrangements, often we can link you up with other tour guests to travel with.
HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY?
Speak with one of our tour specialists. As this is a small group tour with limited availability, it’s best to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.
DO YOU TAKE SKIERS & SNOWBOARDERS?
We are ski and snowboard friendly. Please note that the majority of our tours are led by snowboard guides.
ARE LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED?
Yes. A 4 days lift passes for Jackson Hole along with a Snow King lift ticket included in the tour price. Also, you have the option to either pre-purchase an Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass that includes riding at Jackson via your Mint Tours sales consultant. Ask your sales consultant for more information.
CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT?
We can arrange rental equipment for most destinations, however we do recommend bringing your own equipment.
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
Jackson Hole like any ski area can experience all kinds of weather depending on the season. We recommend that guests have a good quality waterproof jacket and pants, lightweight insulated layer, merino base layers, merino gloves and waterproof gloves, goggles with low light & high light lenses, sunglasses, balaclava, beanie, and helmet. We recommend that all guests bring their own ski or snowboarding equipment for the tour (board, boots, bindings & outerwear).
WHO WILL BE ON MY TOUR?
Your group will be made up of travellers from diverse backgrounds and will be varied in age. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that Jackson Hole has to offer.
PRICE PER PERSON
USD $2,965 per person
BLACK FRIDAY SALE
SAVE USD $300
Book & pay in full by MON 28 NOV
RESERVATION AND DEPOSIT
To secure your spot on tour, a 50% deposit is payable to secure your spot. The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:
Enquire below. Once we receive your request one of our tour specialists will be in touch with a with a quote, availability and further details about the tour.
2. OVER THE PHONE
Call us and follow the prompts to speak to one of our tour specialists.