Grand Targhee Resort, Wy-Daho, Conditions Report; Fresh Chair and a Fresh 4″

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It’s that time once again on the west side of the Tetons. Photo: P.M.Fadden

Report from November 25 & 26, 2022

The gang at the Ghee is certainly thankful this ‘turkey holiday.’

Shiny new Colter Lift opened under glorious sun on Friday, just ahead of a tidy Saturday storm cycle which has gifted Grand Targhee and the surrounding area with four inches of ‘fresh’ so far.

First day, first chair at Targhee’s Colter Lift. Photo: courtesy Grand Targhee Resort

As awesome (and vital) as powder snow is, the big news remains, rightly, the addition of a new lift.

The rad development is definitely the largest expansion to take place at Grand Targhee Resort in a while. We were lucky to catch up with our amigos at the Ghee for a couple of rides aboard the new kit on its opening day. The ride is smooth as silk, quick as a cat, and the terrain it accesses is super fun. Hell, even the cat track to its drive station is scenic.

Colter is accessed via a ride up Sacajawea Chairlift followed by a cut into terrain skier’s left of the Sacajawea top station. The Colter drive station roosts in a secluded mid-mountain gully and its tower line flies like an arrow up the famous Peaked Mountain. The expansive terrain was once the turf of Targhee Cat Ski Ops. or huff-n-puff ski touring. Today it’s all yours thanks to one swift ride.

Certainly enjoying the lift up a peak we used to climb. Photo: P.M.Fadden
First day, last chair, at Targhee’s Colter Lift. Photo: P.M.Fadden

Looking ahead, there’s heaps to be happy about because snow’s falling as I type, and the forecast features snow for a week-solid. That outlook, plus a little snow-dancin’ for good measure, should make for fine turns on Grand Targhee Resort’s new Colter Chairlift and the Teton Mountains, generally.


This Ghee-Grom has the right idea. Photo: P.M.Fadden

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