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Grand Targhee

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Trail Map
Trail Map
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Conditions
Average Annual Snowfall: 470" (Tony Crocker)
Exposure: Mainly W, some N and S
Best time to visit is December-February, with greatest snowfall in January
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

There are four airports to choose from, depending on your itinerary: Jackson, Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City, and Bozeman

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
Many visitors to Targhee do so in combination with a visit to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake City vicinity resorts and or Big Sky/Moonlight/Bridger Bowl, flying in and out one of the above airports and renting a car. The following rental companies operate throughout this region.
 

ALAMO

800-327-9633 Reservations
http://www.alamo.com 

AVIS

800-831-2847 Reservations
http://www.avis.com 

HERTZ

800-654-3131 Reservations
http://www.hertz.com

 

 

NATIONAL

800-227-5276 Reservations

http://www.nationalcar.com

 

Lodging
Lodging
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Targhee Lodge

 

Ski in-ski out, outdoor heated pool & hot tub, wireless Internet, flat screen TV 2-queen beds/room $99-$199

Teewinot Lodge

 

Ski in-ski out, outdoor heated pool & hot tub, wireless Internet, flat screen TV 2-queen beds/room  $145-$160
Sioux Lodge Suites Studio, loft and 2-bedroom suites, same amenities as above  Extra person charges may apply $169-$299

Super-8 Motel

133 State Hwy 33DriggsID 83422

 

Indoor pool & hot tub, complimentary breakfast, free Internet access, conveniently located right off Hwy. 33 at the entrance to town   Under $70
       

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Dining
On the Mountain (all are located at the base at the bottom of the Dreamcatcher lift):
Branding Iron Grill - fine dining
Trap Bar - apres-ski and lunch
Wild Bill's Grill - cafeteria 
Snorkel's - pizza, beer, pool, games
In Driggs:
Tony's Pizza & Pasta  Some of the best pizza you'll ever eat, the perfect choice for that evening down in Driggs.  

364 N Main St

Driggs, ID 83422

(208) 354-8829

 

REAL ESTATE
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Bob Peters
Partner/Associate Broker
307-690-8996  (mobile)
bob@north40realty.com
 
DEALS
 
WHAT'S NEW

One of the best resort experiences is a Guided Snowcat Adventure on Peaked Mountain. We’ve added ten new trails off the top of Peaked Mountain. New interior gladded trails presents 1900 vertical feet of non stop skiing and riding.

Average run - 2,000 vertical feet
Longest run - 2,200 vertical feet
Daily vertical - 14,000 to 20,000 vertical feet
Average number of runs per day - 10 to 12 runs
Two SnowCats operate daily (conditions permitting) with twelve people each

 

ACTIVITIES

Sleigh Ride Dinners
Ready for an off-the-beaten path dining experience? Take a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh with an authentic cowboy. Paul Martin and his trusty steed teams Prince & Maude or Pete & Cap will provide a memorable vacation experience. Your destination is our high altitude yurt where Paul will treat your group to a western style dinner complete with local cuisine. Dress in layers for the ride can be brisk, but the yurt is warm and cozy. 
Sleigh Ride Dinner Rates  *Reservations are required

Snowmobile Tours

Experience the thrill of riding a snowmobile in America's oldest national park. Our Snowmobile Tours are offered through Teton Valley Adventures and provide day trips through Yellowstone National Park for a close-up view of bison and Old Faithful. Other excursions include full-day outings to Mesa Falls, Cave Falls, Grassy Lake, the Big Hole Mountains and other regional attractions. Transportation is provided and families are welcome.
Snowmobile Rates
Yellowstone (3 snowmobile minimum)           $250/day
Teton Valley (includes lunch/USFS 4% fee)    $200
2nd Passenger                                            $100
 
SERVICES

 


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It’s no secret that we’re surrounded by world renowned and pristine backcountry terrain here at Grand Targhee Resort.  With the perfect terrain for learning located within our boundaries, it makes sense that the backcountry experience here is perfect for those looking to safely explore the unique experience of heading into the wilderness on skis or a snowboard.
Rich Rinaldi at Yostmark Backcountry Tours has been guiding skiers and snowboarders in the Tetons for over 15 years, and holds a permit with the Targhee-Caribou National Forest.  Looking to earn your freshies adjacent to the resort?  He is the keeper of the kingdom.  Join Rich or one of his professional guides for a day of adventure and exploration this winter.  Book your trip at our Activity Center off of the Main Plaza, or by calling them at 307-353-2300 x1355.

Guided Backcountry Tour Pricing
Full Day:     $250/person, $80 for each additional person.
Half Day:    $125/person, $50 for each additional person
(Max group size is 4 for a single tour.)
 

 


    

Operated by Aerial Boundaries, the Teton Ice Park at Grand Targhee Resort is a spectacular venue for ice climbing lessons and exploration.  The cliffs are accessible via a short walk from the base area of the resort and are an ideal location to learn the sport of ice climbing.  Aerial Boundaries offers classes to all levels of ice climbers, from folks who have never climbed to those who are looking to hone their techniques and learn how to lead climb. Learning to ice climb is a fun and exciting pastime unto itself, or a means to accomplish bigger projects in an alpine environment. 

2009/10 Winter Rates
Full Day Private Guiding (includes technical equipment)
8:15 am departure from Grand Targhee Resort main plaza, 6-8 hours total
One climber:      $360
Two climbers:    $240 per climber
Three climbers:  $180 per climber
Four climbers:    $155 per climber
 
Half Day Private Guiding (includes technical equipment)
8:15 am or 12:30 pm departure from Grand Targhee Resort main plaza, 3-4 hours total
One climber:      $225
Two climbers:     $150 per climber
Three climbers:   $125 per climber
Four climbers:     $105 per climber

 

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST

 

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Good: Shoulder rubs from the lifty at the bottom of the Dreamcatcher lift

Better: The spectacular view of the Grand Teton

Best: Consistent, early-to-late-season, plentiful, pristine POWDER!

 
 
Grand Targhee
Description:

Located on the western slope of the Teton Range in the Rocky Mountains, Grand Targhee has a well-deserved reputation for excellent and abundant snow. Targhee receives an average of over 40 feet of snow each season, putting it among the top resorts worldwide for frozen precipitation. The resort also provides abundant and varied terrain, with 1,500 lift-served acres on Fred's Mountain and an additional 1,500 acres dedicated to snowcat powder skiing on Peaked, Targhee's second mountain. The western themed village at Grand Targhee is self-contained, with all lodging units offering ski-in, ski-out access. Located at the base of the mountain, everything is conveniently close by.

Details:
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Snow making percent
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General-Base elevation7860'
General-Vertical drop2010'
General-Owner
General-Mountain rangeTetons
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access500 acres cat-skiing
General-Total area in bounds1500 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
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Posted

Pros: no crowds, A LOT of snow, can find fresh tracks anywhere

Cons: nightlife is non-existant, no decent size city at base, not family friendly, foggy a lot

Forget all those advertisements about Utah.  The best snow is in Wyoming.  We were there for 5 days and it snowed almost every night.  The funny thing is the locals don't even show up unless there's at least 10" of fresh snow because it happens so often.

 

This is not the place for people who like to ski groomers though.  Groomed runs are practically non-exsitance.  There are probably less groomed runs than there are fingers on my right hand.  You get off the chair lift at the top and are basically allowed to ski down to the bottom in whatever fashion you wish.  There weren't really any signs for marked runs other than the few groomers that seemed like they were created by however the gooming machine felt like driving down.

 

For powder hounds, this place is heaven.  Because of it's remoteness, very few people come here.  Most people goto Jackson hole, which is on the otherside of the mountain range, and don't get all the good snow dumps like Grand Targhee.  Every day we were there, we had no problem finding untracked, or lightly tracked snow...even at the end of the day.  There are absolutely no lift lines.

 

The only problem is that people call this place "Grand Foggy" for a reason.  The snow was great, but the visibility was horrible.  Most of the days, in the morning, the only thing you can see at the top is white, and the guy that's 20 feet in front of you.  10 feet if he's not wearing a bright colored jacket.  You basically just have to ski down and hope for the best.  Thankfully the great snow made it easy and fun, even though we couldn't see. Halfway down the mountain, the visibility clears up and the skiing becomes even better.  By afternoon, it clears up a bit, but it's still foggy at the top.  I didn't see blue skis once the entire week I was there.

 

If you're going on vacation just to ski, this place is hard to beat. If you're going on vacation to ski and also have fun when you're off the slopes, then this place may not be the best.  The nightlife is non-existant.  The city at the base is Driggs, Idaho and is basically just a couple restaurants and shops on a main street.  We didn't care cause we were too tired every night to do anything other than sit in the hottub anyway.

 

If you have a season pass to any North American ski resort, then Targhee offers FREE skiing when you get lodging there.  That's a $70 a day!  Check their website specials for more details.

 

 

Posted

Pros: Great snow, Not crowded, great snow, foggy.

Cons: uhhh

Grand Targhee, is nestled right under the Tetons. The view is incredible if it isn't foggy and snowing. Some say the fog is a con, but the locals consider it a PRO! Because Targhee has such a high elevation it seems to hold a lot of fog, the fog is like a tourist repellent. Any of the hard core locals will tell you, they love the thick fog and blinding snow. With over 500 annually Targhee has more than its fair share of powder days! Unlike destination resorts in CO and UT, Targhee is never packed due to the harsh conditions. If you are a hard core shredder this is the place for you.  

Posted

Pros: uncrowded, LOTS of snow, great terrain, lots of tree skiing

Cons: can't think of any

My son and I spent two days skiing at GT, February 24-25, 2014 and had a great time, in spite of really poor visibility due to the clouds being down on the mountain.  We didn't ski off the Dreamcatcher lift much because of that but the terrain off the Blackfoot and Sacajawea lifts were great fun.  We both like trees and GT has a lot, including a gentle glade area just for kids.  There is a cliff band to the left of the top of Sacajawea that offers some pretty gnarly drops down to Middle Earth, a great run easily access from the Dreamcatcher lift.  GT is only about 350 miles from where I live and I plan to start making it a yearly trip.  There is good lodging in Victor, ID that is downright cheap for being near a ski area of this caliber.  Spoons Bistro and Wildlife Brewing in Victor are good spots for dinner and the Brakeman American Cafe serves some very good burgers.  Victor also one of the best bike shops on the country, Fitzgerald Cycles.

Posted

If you love powder, and no lift lines, you will love Targhee.  Powder stashes are in abundance, very reasonable lift ticket prices. Also very family friendly! Oh, and don't forget to stop at The Trap Bar and Grill when you're done for some Apres Ski!

Posted

Pros: Wide open and less steep, great snow

Cons: Bus ride from Jackson Hole

Great powder day, had great visibility, defying nick name Grand Foggy (Fri 2/27/09)

Well worth the bus trip for one day from Jackson Hole, over 1 hr, use Alltran -

they incude lift ticket and ride for under $90.

 

Just a wide open, only moderately steep mountain.

Spent very little time on the groomers

Epic ski buddy told me there is as much skiable terrain area as at JH.

 

Only chair lifts, great base facilities, lookers, food, you must eat at the bottom of the hill.

 

Was a great last day of my wkeek trip.   (Thanks Sal)