ALTA, Wyo. — Grand Targhee has been pummeled by a series of storms over the past two weeks, and as a result, snow conditions are the best they have been all season.
The Chief Joseph Bowl Plot at Grand Targhee has received 83 inches of snow so far in February (through February 16) and the forecast through the end of the month is looking deep with more storms expected. The most recent storm has pushed Targhee over the 300-inch mark for the season with a season-to-date total of 340 inches as of February 16.
So far this month, Grand Targhee has received over a foot of snow in less than 24 hours on three separate occasions. The first big storm of the month dropped 18 inches of new snow at Targhee on February 5, which is the deepest 24-hour total of the season so far.
The next big storm brought 13 inches of snow to Grand Targhee on February 13, followed by a 16-inch dump just a few days later on February 16.
Best of all, the most recent storms have arrived from the west/northwest with cold temperatures aloft resulting in dry, low moisture content snow – in other words, the famous “blower powder” that Targhee is known for.
As of February 16, the base depth at Grand Targhee’s Chief Joseph Bowl Plot is 112 inches, which is one of the deepest snowpacks of any ski resort in the Rockies. The average snow depth for February 16 is 99 inches, so currently, Targhee’s snowpack is sitting at 113% of average.
The good news is that an active weather pattern is forecasted to continue through the end of February with frequent shots of snow expected.