7 Reasons to Ride and Ski Grand Targhee, WY

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Julian Carr checks out Grand Targhee’s pow on a recent storm day (photo: Jana Rogers)

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

Skier enjoys some Grand Targhee pow (photo: Jana Rogers).

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

Empty slopes mean fresh tracks all day (photo: Jana Rogers).

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

View of the Grand Teton from Grand Targhee Ski Resort (Photo: Jana Rogers).

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

Julian Carr cruising through the trees at Grand Targhee Ski Resort (photo: Jana Rogers).

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

Kids get the run of the resort at Grand Targhee Ski Resort (photo: Grand Targhee Facebook)

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

 

Julian Carr goes big at Grand Targhee…because who doesn’t love to see someone hucking cliffs? (photo: Jana Rogers)

$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

Fat biking at Grand Targhee Ski Resort (photo: Grand Targhee Facebook)

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.


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One thought on “7 Reasons to Ride and Ski Grand Targhee, WY

  1. Just LUV the Ghee! I am here this weekend (closing weekend) and there is loads of snow. A friend introduced me to Grand Targhee 30+ years ago and I have come back again and again… and wondered why I wasn’t here while standing in lift lines at some otherwise amazing places! I bought a house here a few years ago an plan to ski the Ghee for many more years. Shhhhh…don’t tell anyone about no lift lines and loads of beautiful powder. And by the way, if you “ski” for great shopping for fancy places you will be disappointed. If, on the other hand, you ski for amazing snow, great terrain, beautiful scenery, a great friendly vibe and family atmosphere you will LUV the Ghee.

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