Grand Targhee, WY Report: Saturday the 12th; Freshies, But Don’t Be Fooled

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POW returns to Grand Targhee. Image: Powder Day Photography

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Report from Saturday, December 12th, 2020

The Teton Mountains and Grand Targhee Resort have again been wrapped in a blanket of white.

This is a welcome refresh but it comes with a catch.

Potential for seriously good fun…and core shots. Image: P.M.Fadden

For the past week-or-more–uninterrupted bluebird conditions made Grand Targhee feel a bit like a beach-comber hang out; lawn chairs, reggae, sunnies (over masks) and early season snowpack that got thinner by the day. It was awesome for chillin’, don’t get us wrong, but risky for skiing–think rocks.

Now Old Man Winter is back, and he’s spruced up the place with a fresh coat of powder 10 inches thick. It’s light, it’s playful, it’s pretty, but it’s far from bottomless.

For the moment, best to keep the rock-hoppers underfoot and let ‘er rip!

Faces accessed from Blackfoot Chairlift have the best of it; both in accumulated depth and minimized ski traffic. But, speaking generally, it’s all good swimming so long as we accept the sneaky sharks that still lurk in these waters.

Black canvas thanks to 10 fresh inches. Image: P.M.Fadden

And today’s closing note is two-pronged, both are positive:

First, the Winter Plan carefully crafted by Grand Targhee Resort is keeping the slopes open and the ski area reasonably safe.  Shout out to the staff working hard so All can play!

Second, the forecast for snow occupies every single day the week-to-come. Or, as one patrolman put it,

“There be good-times ahead boys!”

Winter renewed in the national forest. Image: P.M.Fadden

Snow Report:

 

                                              The state of the slopes pre-1st chair, Sunday the 13th. Image: courtesy GTR

Forecast:

                                                                            Week-long outlook. Image: courtesy GTR

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