The Goods on Post-Ski Options at Grand Targhee, WY

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Targhee base area on the rowdy. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

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Great snow on thrilling terrain solidifies Grand Targhee Resort as a must-hit destination in the Tetons, but the resort’s merits span much further than skiing or snowboarding.

Home to flaming hearths, killer jam sessions, barstool quarterbacking, wilderness, and more Targhee offers something for everyone—whether on skis or off.

Rest and re-energize with S’mores at the Targhee resort base area. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

Mere footsteps from main chairlift Dreamcatcher, the mountain’s base area is a clean plaza offering ample seating around several basket-topped mobile fire pits. These make for a conveniently located and thankfully warm rest stop location. And what better way to enjoy a firepit than with freshly roasted S’mores, on the house every Friday afternoon.

Live music from the stage of Trap Bar rocks the house. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

After a munching on a S’more—or three—there’s only one thing left to do, dance at Trap Bar & Grill. It’s a Grand Targhee mountain icon with flare and cozy interior that wraps around a center stage, drawing some seriously rockin’ talent. Weekly live performances lock strings beside brass, vocals over drums, and locals to the dance floor. Plus, the Trap is home to the always popular NFL Sundays.

Friends old and new gather for good times at the Trap. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

Gridiron action is easily viewable on multiple mega screens while friendly staffers serve up savory snacks and quenching beverages. Follow that with a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner special at the Branding Iron featuring sides of simmering vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and mash and your weekend routines will be centered on Grand Targhee’s great eateries and drinkeries.

Targhee marks the winter season with many reasons to celebrate. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

And the Targhee calendar carries the family-friendly action throughout the whole winter. Recreation meets education throughout every snow season as Grand Targhee Resort offers a packed calendar of events and programs such as Freeski Comps, Knowledge is Power Camps, the famous Teton Surf Classic, and a Terrain Park Takeover, held March 7, which offers up $1200 dollars in prizes.

Wildlife education you can sink your teeth into at Targhee’s Nature Center. Photo: P.M. Fadden

If interested in action of a different degree, there are options just off-trail. Two standouts are fat biking or the interpretive Winter Nature Center, a favorite haunt of the half-pint snow circuit and famed fat biking trails. The Nature Center is a hands-on learning environment housed in Mother Nature’s back garden and boasts hides, racks, and more to get the kiddos stoked about the stunning National Forest where they ski.

In these hills, bike season is a year-round affair. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

There are over 16 miles of groomed routes, including Perma-Grin, the latest addition to the resort’s extensive single track and Nordic trail network. The resort has a special place in its heart for all forms of biking and has led the nation in endorsement of winter fat biking on Nordic trail systems. Access this beautiful paradise is possible by renting fat bikes on-mountain or in the nearby town of Driggs and with the purchase of a winter trails pass.

Whether on-snow or off, if it’s good times you’re looking for, Grand Targhee Resort offers fun for any age and interest. It’s a recreation destination on the wet west side of the Teton Mountains where something truly unique waits for everyone and a vibe unlike any other thrives.

Targhee’s good times roll as light fades over the Tetons. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

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