Grand Targhee Resort, Wyoming’s iconic powder skiing destination, will open the all-new Colter Lift the Friday after Thanksgiving. The new 6-pack chairlift will take skiers and riders to the summit of Peaked Mountain and open up 600 acres of intermediate and expert terrain in the shadow of the Tetons.
After a solid early season snowpack and nearly 100 inches of snow this season, Targhee’s team has been hard at work preparing the Colter Lift and the newly accessible terrain for the general public. The lift’s opening represents the culmination of decades of planning and years of hard work from resort staff.
“Every decision we make at Targhee is focused on making our mountain experience more enjoyable for our skiers and riders. I am proud of the effort our team has put into making this dream a reality. It feels appropriate to announce the opening of the new lift and terrain on Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for the opportunity to open this amazing skiing and riding to the public and we are grateful for the extraordinary efforts of so many amazing employees over the years.”
– Grand Targhee General Manager Geordie Gillett
The Colter Lift climbs 1,815 vertical feet up Peaked Mountain and arrives at stunning vistas overlooking Teton Canyon. The high-speed detachable chairlift from Doppelmayr can transport nearly 2,000 skiers per hour to diverse new terrain on the southern side of the resort.
Targhee’s terrain is poised to grow 30% with the addition of the Colter Lift, providing access to wide-open groomers, steep chutes, and expansive glades. When conditions allow, steep north-facing runs will be accessible and offer skiers a chance to test their abilities on some of Wyoming’s most challenging terrain.
This Friday, November 25th, the grand opening of the Colter Lift will usher in a new era in the resort’s storied history. The new lift will create a better skiing experience by decreasing lift lines and dispersing skiers and riders across the mountain.
Here’s to another unforgettable winter in the Tetons.