I just got back from Grand Targhee for the first ski session of the season. Yeah, I got some damn tired legs but a grin from ear to ear. Grand Targhee Resort has been getting snow throughout the past few weeks. In fact they've been hit with over 100" so far making for some ideal early season conditions.
Locked and Loaded for the 8 hour drive to The Ghee
Our crew made the trek from North Idaho in search of snow. With a serious itch to get some turns in we were first in line on the Dreamcatcher Chair saturday morning. Cloudy skies but clear visibility gave us an opportunity to see much of the terrain and pick and choose where to start.
Dan Herby Charging the steeps
Desiree Leipham getting after the chalky snow in Lost warrior
We headed over to our runs over to the Blackfoot Traverse and skied the Lost Warrior for the first few runs.
Big Al Dropping in "Old School" over the Teton Valley below
We heard that their was still plenty of untouched over by the Lighting Trees just off the Dreamcatcher. With plenty of steep pitches, open slots and rock outcroppings we played in this area for a majority of the day.
Jeff Yates popping off one of the several rock features over by the Lighting Tree zone
Around 2:30 the legs were feeling it from working the boards all day off piste.
Trap Bar waitress Meg providing us with some Liquid personality
It didn't take much convincing it was time to head to the Trap Bar for some Apres'!
Day # 2 we were treated to a little backcountry cat skiing with the Grand Targhee Catskiing Adventures. Talk about hitting this one perfect!
Des getting the POV shot in the backcountry
Former Texan Kate Hull getting her first taste of cat skiing
Blue skies and freshies on day # 2 of skiing, doesn't get any better than that.
Jeff Yates on an open canvas
We made plenty of laps in this terrain which has something for all levels of riders from wide open shots to plenty of fun, steep terrain.
Dan Herby and Alex Wohliab playing a little cat and Mouse
Grand Targhee's Catskiing Adventures is definitely a must do if you are going to spend some time skiing at The Ghee!