You dont need skins or avy gear with a guide. most of the time the guide will grab extra avy gear and show you the ropes. I've never seen a guide take a client skinning, but i've also never been with every guided trips. I bet for 200 bucks you'd meet up with the guide, ski the tram all day and hit up some easily located OB from the tram. Just tellin ya what I know from my buddys dad being a guide at the mountain for over 20 years.
hows jackson right now. thinking of coming down for the weekend, but missoula is supposed to get some decent snow this weekend. any thoughts.
btw i have never been to jackson too