Grand Targhee, WY Conditions Report Yesterday: Sunny Skies & Solid Coverage

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View from Teton Vista Traverse.
View from Teton Vista Traverse. all photos in this post by snowbrains.com

Fueled on some decent coffee in Driggs, Idaho, spurred on by a few centimeters of fresh snow overnight, plus some cool Moose sightings on route to the hill, we began the day yesterday with some sweet top to bottom groomers on great quality snow at Grand Targhee ski resort in Wyoming.

A few cm's and soft snow on Painted Pony 4.
A few cm’s and soft snow on Painted Pony 4.

From the Dreamcatcher chair we hit up great quality corduroy on Rock Garden, Six Shooter, Wild Willie, and Crazy Horse, before venturing on s short traverse and hike from Fred’s Mountain to Mary’s Nipple, with amazing clear views of the Tetons. There was still some great cold snow in the shade in places like Middle Earth and Waterfall, and the few new centimetres were skiing nice on soft older snow in sunny aspects on runs like Wampum and Quiver.

Fundrainsing drive for Targhee's avalanche dogs
Fundrainsing drive for Targhee’s avalanche dogs

The snow still looked pretty good in the cat skiing area, which was open to hikers, so we made the effort to venture across and were rewarded with some really nice boot deep pow in shady and low angled terrain. Certainty good enough to entice a few laps of easy hiking and returns to the Sacajawea lift. Medicine Bowl was great, and Northern Lights and Wachabe Woods were all still holding great snow from the previous storm cycle.

Nive early morning groomers on Rock Garden.
Nive early morning groomers on Rock Garden.

After an awesome chili and soup stop we shredded some more groomers and soft off piste snow from the Blackfoot chair (Lost Warrior and Williamson Bowl), with incredible views of Driggs and the plains below.

Targhee'sterrain park
Targhee’sterrain park

Targhee is skiing really great right now and with cold temps.  There’s still going to be great snow out there for a while yet.

View of the tetons
View of the tetons
Pinkslip and bobcat
Pinkslip and bobcat
Chutes and bowls beneath Mary_s nipple and peaked mountain
Chutes and bowls beneath Mary_s nipple and peaked mountain

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