Grand Targhee’s Closing Week Events and Festivities

Robin Azer | | Industry NewsIndustry News

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Grand Targhee:  The “Powder King of Wyoming” enjoyed an impressive 457″ inches of snowfall so far this season, with more in the forecast for the upcoming week. But like the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and the end of the ski season at Grand Targhee is set for April 16, 2017.

Prior to saying sayanora to the season, the mountain has a week of events and festivities lined up to send it off in style. 

Closing Week Events and Festivities:

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April 8  –   17th Annual Spring Cardboard Box Derby

Grand Targhee Cardboard Box Derby – where creativity trumps speed. Photo GT

It’s time to get crafty. The winner of the Cardboard Box Derby will finesse little more than tape and cardboard into a creative sculpture all with an ability to cross the finish line. The costumes of the riders and overall originality will score you big points. It’s creativity, not speed, that will take the top prize at this derby. Of special note, crew members must wear “non-hazardous clothing” so leave those flammable pants at home.

April 9 – Brewer’s Dinner at The Branding Iron Grill

Grand Targhee
The Branding Iron Grill + Grand Teton Brewing

Seven distinct courses of harmonious beer and food pairings prepared by Chef David Hugo alongside Grand Teton Brew Master Max Schaefer. 

A brewmaster is the person that creates beer. Their job is to bring beer from the stages of creative genius all the way to the consumer.


April 15 –  5th Annual Pond Skim

The annual sink or skim pond skimming contest is always a crowd pleaser. As seen in the video here, there’s a whole lot more sinking than skimming going on. This year’s cash prize of $500 will be split between the two top skimmers.

Registration: 9:00am-11:30am in Grand Targhee Plaza
Pond Skimming: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Entry Fee: $10
Limited to 60 Participants

April 15 –  Teton Adaptive Fundraiser and Race

Teton Adaptive Sports (TAS) was founded in the spring of 2005 in Teton County, Wyoming. Their goal is to adapt year-round adventures to make them accessible to everyone. 

Our mission is to promote, support, and develop sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area. We are in the business of growing and enhancing opportunities.


April 16: Winter Closing Day

Grand Targhee closing day is April 16

The last chair for skiing at Grand Targhee will spin round the bullwheel on April 16. It opens for summer business, conditions permitting, June 16. 

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