For those not familiar with the Grand Targhee Resort, it is located in Alta, Wyoming and is positioned between two of the nation’s most famous national parks – Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Outdoor fun is abundant, and the pristine surroundings make for an unforgettable vacation. Considered among the best base camps, Grand Targhee is surrounded by protected wildlife, delightful fauna, and flora, and views that are unforgettable. Let’s just say the natural spectacles and the scope of beautiful sites will take your breath away.
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The skiing is unbelievable at Grand Targhee Resort. The powder is endless on these slopes with 500 inches of snowfall annually and 2,602 skiable acreage Grand Targhee has plenty to shred. Usually, there are no lift lines and hardly any waiting to get back up the mountain. The terrain varies from easy to difficult. Fred’s mountain has easy to medium terrain and Peaked Mountain has difficult to most difficult. For the terrain parks head over to Sweetwater or the North Pole parks and get some jumps on boxes, and rails. Whatever level of talent you are you are guaranteed to have a great time on the slopes.
Grand Targhee offers something for everyone and considers families a priority. From Snowcat tours to snowshoe adventures the activities just keep coming. To prove this point, take a look at the variety of events and sports the resort offers:
- Children can join in at the Kids’ Club that provides activities that are individual in approach.
- The Ski and Snowboard School is available to guests and is staffed by experienced skiers and snowboarders.
- The Grand Targhee boasts 15 km of Nordic Trail System that is groomed for touring and skiing. Due to its elevation and early snowfall, the resort offers the most extended Nordic season among those in the surrounding areas.
- A Resort Naturalist is available for all guests and leads a daily snowshoe tour.
- The Grand Targhee has won 2017’s Best in the West Snow Quality Award (second place), 2017’s Best in Character by SKI Magazine.
- For Cat Skiing aficionados, Grand Targhee is the only location that offers this sport. The entertainment consists of being taken to a spot by a Snowcat vehicle and dropped off in an isolated and unskied locality. The thrill comes when skiers take on the powdered snow that comes with 500′ of annual snowfall, and ski where others have not recently skied. The views of the Tetons are breathtaking when this method of exploring takes place.
- If you are into Fat Skis and Powder Boards, you are set; if Tubing is your thing, the Grand Targhee has a tubing park, and if you like to get in as much skiing as you can each day, you can find multiple conditions of snow, levels of courses, and types of snow all day. The Grand Targhee resort has cleverly placed their runs on four different locations on the mountain. You can always find, conditions permitting, a fabulous place to ski.
- Add to all this the diverse and high-quality eating venues, the convivial watering holes, the fun shopping area, and the continuous activities and events that are available year-round. Did we mention the weekly music at the Trap Bar & Grill, romantic dinners at the top of the mountain, and the Annual Pond Skim? You can see that The Grand Targhee should certainly be in the running as your next winter fun destination.