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