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Grand Targhee Ski Resort is often overlooked for some of it’s more famous neighbouring resorts, which is precisely what makes it worth it!
Get there soon before the secret is out.
#1) THE SNOW
Grand Targhee Ski Resort averages more than 500 inches of snow each season.
That’s the fifth snowiest resort in America.
As weather moves in from the West, Grand Targhee is the first place in Wyoming that gets the snow.
Those storm systems drop dry, cold powder snow onto 2600 acres of terrain and more than 2200 feet of vertical.
#2) HAVE THE PLACE TO YOURSELF
Often overlooked for the “gnarlier” or better known resorts in Wyoming, Grand Targhee is often left out on it’s own with all of that glorious powder in tact.
Even the best terrain in the world isn’t fun without a fresh coat of paint.
While some people prefer to spend their vacation time in “the place to be” they miss out on the fact that there just aren’t enough people at Grand Targhee to properly track the place out.
Not only does Grand Targhee receive epic snowfalls, but you’ll be enjoying it on your own. Fresh tracks all day long? Don’t mind if I do!
#3) THE VIEW
There’s nothing quite like the view into Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Targhee ski resort is situated on the eastern edge of the Teton Range, which is a 40-mile-long mountain front rising some 6000 feet from the valley floor.
Grand Teton is the signature peak at 13,770 feet (4,198 m), and at least twelve pinnacles over 12,000 feet (3,658 m) make up the jagged mountain range.
On a clear day, get ready for a spectacular view of one of the most striking mountain ranges in the United States.
#4) THE GLADES
Grand Targhee has unparalleled tree skiing.
The terrain is about 70% intermediate terrain (blue runs), which means that all that snow is piling up in perfectly pitched pine forests.
The trees are great for storm skiing when those flakes are so thick you need some definition inside that snow globe.
#5) FAMILY CULTURE
Not only does Grand Targhee have an abundance of beginner and intermediate terrain, but the simple trail layout allows families to meet up easily back at the chair.
There is something for everyone on and off piste and Grand Targhee Ski Resort is set up in a way that makes it easy for families to ski together even if everyone is not enoying the same run.
#6) THE COST
$85 for a full day lift pass!
Day passes for kids aged 6-12 years old are only $37.
Early bird season’s passes start at $699 for adults, $239 for kids 6-12 years old and $289 for teens 13-18 years.
Family passes are $1849 for up to 5 people.
Check out the Grand Targhee Ski Resort Website for details on lessons and ski and snowboard camps.
#7) OTHER ACTIVITIES
Tubing, Fat biking, Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing!
There’s more to Grand Targhee winters than just skiing and it’s not just for kids!
If the ski resort doesn’t give you enough variety, try Wyoming’s only snowcat skiing or take advantage of a backcountry ski touring guide service.
Teton Valley Adventures also offer snowmobile tours to Yellowstone National Park where you will check out the landscapes and wildlife and a visit to Old Faithful.