Teton Surf Classic | An Event to Cap An Epic March At Grand Targhee Resort, WY

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Targhee POW in the early days. Image: Rickers

Thanks to deep snow and near trackless slopes, Grand Targhee Resort, WY already adds luster to Wyoming’s historic ski culture. Yet deep, dive-able POW is but a part to the famous Targhee Vibe…

Sprung to life December 26, 1969, Grand Targhee Resort has ever been all about the love of snow and of skiing. Whatsmore, a subsequent fifty years of growth, changing ownership, and ski industry evolution has only accentuated Targhee’s core value: benefit community (and economy) via pure passion for skiing.

The base lodge at Grand Targhee. Image: Rickers

Today, Targhee safeguards the stoke as a fixture resort of the vibrant, rodeo ski-spirit very much alive within the Teton Mountains of the great state of Wyoming. Measure of that lies in the width of a Targhee skier’s smile; it’s a joy enhanced all the more by a resort Events Calendar just rip-roaring enough to live up to the area’s enormous snow legend.

Throwing down at the Teton Surf Classic. Image: Mitt Hines

Targhee needs no special reason to party, yet the resort packs a season-long listing of events to make any festival circuit envious. And fantastic, young-gun fundraiser Teton Surf Classic is a particular March occasion worthy of extra interest.

TETON SURF CLASSIC, 3/31

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A mere fortnight later fast emerging event, Teton Surf Classic closes in style a mega-March at Grand Targhee Resort.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to the Targhee park crew, as they’ve put a ton of hard work into getting the course built.

Shredding. Image: Mike Hanford

Entering only its second year as a Targhee events calendar date, the March 31st Classic is already a much heralded, exclusively snowboard occasion to benefit The Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation.

“Last year’s Classic exceeded all expectations,” said Grand Targhee of their super-charged fledgling event. “This year we’re turning up the heat as Park Crew resets the North Pole Terrain Park for this surf/skate inspired event.”

The course. Image: Mike Hanford

As a ‘jam format’ throwdown, competitors are invited to drop as often as desired. Naturally, slope courtesy still applies, but be inventive. Grand Targhee Resort wants to see riders turning up the heat with feats of transition, flow, or stylistic speed receiving top praise.

The Classic comprises six competitor categories segmented by either age or ability level. Three leading finishers will be scored within each category. All riders are obliged to wear helmets. And only one, top-scoring run per entrant counts.

Events the likes of Teton Surf Classic exemplify Targhee’s devotion to advancing snowsport—and aiding snow or ski associations–via a pure love for mountain winter cultura. Whether two-plankin’ or shreddin the single-stick, spreading the snow stoke is a language all speak. And Grand Targhee is the resort where all forms of downhill sliders convene to accomplish exactly that; spreading stoke.

Fun to watch. Image: Mike Hanford

Targhee may already take the cake for legendary conditions and practically bottomless snowpack, but it tacks an exclamation point on the wild spirit of its mountains with truly epic events fueled by pure passion.


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