Twenty reasons to ski the ‘ghee
ALTA, WY— There are at least 20 reasons to visit Grand Targhee—and every one is measured in feet. That’s right: Targhee now has more than 20 feet of snow (actually 23), and counting.
But in case the snow isn’t incentive enough, Targhee has other exciting offerings for prospective visitors:
Remember? Twenty feet of it?
2. Room enough for the whole family
Grand Targhee Resort has a great collection of homes and cabins that are sure to keep the whole family — aunts, uncles, grandparent, in-laws, the whole crew— comfortable. Each property is unique in style, location, and amenities, and can accommodate groups ranging from 8 to 12 guests. And when you book three or more nights, you save 30 percent. Homes start at just $161 per night when you book three or more nights. When the whole family is ready to come ski but you don’t have any room at the inn, Targhee’s got you covered.
3. Business Time
Starting Thursday, February 1, race at Targhee and raise money for Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation. Thursday afternoons through March 1. Teams of six will race for glory with, top three finishers will score points. After four races, the top team will win $200 cash, $100 for second place, $50 for third.
- Send Team Roster to [email protected]
- Entry Fees are $400 per team of 6.
- Entry deadline is January 31
4. 20′ of snow
If you’re into face shots, and stuff.
5. Best kind of babysitting
Bobcats and Big Cats Session 3 start Sunday, February 11, and continues every Sunday through March 4. Youngsters will love learning from Targhee’s professional ski and snowboard instructors in the Kids Fun Zone and beyond. Parents, this is your time to enjoy the mountain while your children do the same.
Good music and good times are almost always guaranteed at the Trap Bar and Grill. It’s the ultimate aprés spot. Check out the winter line-up.
7. 97″ base
Which means, 20 feet of snow.
8. Knowledge is Powder
Come learn what the fun is all about and take your powder turns to the next level. Grand Targhee’s “Knowledge Is Powder” Off-Trail Camps include three days of coaching, video analysis, social events, lift tickets, cat skiing, and more at a great value. Get ready to jump start your off-piste skiing or riding. Choose from All-Mountain Camp or All-Mountain plus Snowcat Camp. Starts February 9.
9. Teton views
Grand Targhee’s terrain puts you so close to the Tetons, they almost feel within reach. Snap an Insta-worthy shot of their “good side,” and yours.
10. 280 inches to date
And counting. That’s like, four times the average human height.
11. Celeb sightings
Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen skied Mary’s Nipple in January. Who knows who else you could spot.
12. 2, 270 vertical feet
There’s no shortage of good, steep terrain. (There’s plenty of terrain for beginners, too).
13. Free parking
14. But also a shuttle!
Everyone loves to ski powder. So on really good days, the parking lot can get a pretty full. Save hassle, time and gas, and take the shuttle from Driggs and back.
15. Cat skiing
Grand Targhee Resort is home to Wyoming’s only cat skiing operation. Grand Targhee Cat Skiing is a powder experience of a lifetime, with breathtaking views of the Tetons and 602 dedicated acres of untracked light, dry Teton powder in vast terrain only accessible to Cat Skiing. Experience up to 18,000 vertical feet in just one day while you cruise through open bowls, endless glades, and steep tree pitches. Grand Targhee Cat Skiing is only for intermediate to advanced skiers and riders with off-piste experience.
16. Demo Daze
February 11, demo new skis or boards for free.
17. More snow
Twenty feet of it. Have we mentioned that yet?
18. Fewer people
In addition to the 20′ of snow at Targhee, the terrain is big enough and the crowds are often small enough that skiers and snowboarders can find untracked powder any time of day.
19. $85 lift tickets
As prices at larger resorts soar into triple digits, a lift ticket at Targhee can be paid for with a single bill (a big one, but you’d still get change).
20. Feet of snow
Twenty-three of them. You get the point.