Spring's Best Skiing: Jackson Hole, WY
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With direct flights from nine major cities, Jackson Hole is tailor-made for last-second booking. Bonus: It's some of the best skiing in the country. The mountain was buried under 17 feet of snow at the start of the year, and this month the resort kicks off a three-day camp with top-tier mountain guides

Exum: Two days are spent skiing steep chutes and 4,000-vertical-foot runs; the third is a tour of the Tetons backcountry. If the sun is shining, hop the new high-speed lift to the mid-mountain area for corn snow and afternoon rays. When you're done shredding, grab a margarita on the deck of the Casper Restaurant.

Best Deal: The Teton Mountain Lodge offers four nights and three days of skiing, plus breakfast, starting at $268 per double occupancy.