I’m pretty sure as far as a ski destination goes, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has both Denver and SLC beat when it comes to the time it takes from when your plane touches down at the airport, to when you are on skis ripping up the slopes. It looks like SLC claims about 1:45, compared to hours later for Denver. I’d say it’s about a 0:30 drive from JAC to Teton Village, and the 4k+’ JH Tram is only a 9 minute ride…so you do the math. This isn’t even factoring in the obvious advantages Jackson Hole has relating to advanced skier terrain and of course, sheer beauty of the Tetons.
I’m not just talking about the ski area either, as Grand Teton National Park, Teton Pass and some of the best backcountry skiing in the country are about a 10 minute drive from our obviously dangerous and inadequate runway. (Fly at your own risk! ) Granted sometimes you have to fly through Denver or Salt Lake City to get to Jackson, but there are direct flights to JAC as well. (Thanks to the BD Journal for inspiration.)