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Grand Targhee first week of April Spring Break - What can I expect

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Long time viewer and not much of a poster but this site has been of incredible value to me in terms of information.  I am planning to take my family from Minnesota to Grand Targhee the first week of April for our Spring Break.  I have waited to book anything due to weather and some scheduling conflicts.  It appears we now can make it.  Are we pushing it too late with the snow conditions/weather?  What can we expect??  

post #2 of 10

Could be great, could suck....  I've seen both at that time of year. 

 

 

 If I could predict the weather, I wouldn't be posting here. 

post #3 of 10

  You will probably have some spring conditions, but it will certainly be better than Minnesota!

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Snow. PM me if you want to make a few runs.
FYI - don't bring anything under 105 mm.

HB
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Thanks.  Sent you a PM.  Having never been to Targhee I am just wondering how it will be for my daughters.  They are 10 and 11 and have probably each skied about 12 times.  Probably put them into a school for the day.  Hoping you are correct with the snow!!!!  I plan to demo Armada TST and JJ while there.  

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Unless the conditions are terrible and they probably won't be...  IMO your daughters will love the terrain at The Ghee.  Targhee has a great beginners area and some pretty decent instructors.  I did my Children's Specialist (levels 1 & 2) training over there with George.  I think George is one of the best trainers I've ever worked with.  They are also very strong in Telemark, I've trained with a lot of the tele staff over there.  I've even worked with some of the Alpine skierseek.gif, some of whom are also certified as telemark and snowboard instructors like I am.

 

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Thanks.  Sent you a PM.  Having never been to Targhee I am just wondering how it will be for my daughters.  They are 10 and 11 and have probably each skied about 12 times.  Probably put them into a school for the day.  Hoping you are correct with the snow!!!!  I plan to demo Armada TST and JJ while there.  



 

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 They are also very strong in Telemark, I've trained with a lot of the tele staff over there.



 


You know a guy named Jeff who instructs tele/guides over there? Beard, think he comes from back East??

 

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I know Jeff (Jung?) and his wife Dianne (Verner?).  Jeff used to be a ski patroller at The Ghee.  Now he and his wife run the Yurt system over there and guide.  I'm not sure if he is on the actual SS staff at The Ghee, but he might be.  He is an awesome skier.  We did some BC skiing together about 15 years ago when I was starting to get good, it was the winter after my knee surgery.  I really admired his super tight and balanced style.  Most years I have an unofficial ski hero, that year it was him.  This year and last year it's Paul Shaeffer, a blind skier who comes to Jackson several times a year and makes it look good on black and double black off-piste runs.  

 

I can remember skiing tele with Dianne at The Ghee in spring conditions probably the same year.  I could ski with her on the terrain in question with no real problems, but Dianne got it into her head to start doing hot tele laps in The Ladys Waist.  I was good for about 6 of those near the end of the day before I had to quit.  Fortunatly, I am not too proud to get my ass kicked by a woman
 

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You know a guy named Jeff who instructs tele/guides over there? Beard, think he comes from back East??

 



 

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Jeff & Diane own Rendevous Backcountry Tours in Teton Valley, and have the lease permit for 3 backcountry yurts on the west side of the Tetons.  They also guide and porter for guests.  They do not instruct at GT.

 

There are many great instructors at GT - alpine, tele, snowboard, kids, adaptive.  Just pick one.

 

HB

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