Utah49, I'll be at Targhee tomorrow and Saturday. PM me today if you are interested in hooking up. It's supposed to start snowing again tomorrow.
CJB - my recommendations for dining options "over the hill" in Teton Valley are as follows:
The Royal Wolf - great eclectic cuisine, good beers on tap including Guinness. PBR specials. Lots of locals. Approximately $60 for a family of 4 (including drinks).
Tony's Pizza - Great pizza and good beer. Friday's can get crowded. $45
Warbirds Cafe - upscale dining at the "Driggs International Airport". $115
All of these are in Driggs.
There is also the Knotty Pine in Victor - western cuisine (steak and fish). $100
Jackson - Merry Piglets (Mexican), Bubba's (BBQ - BYOB), Snake River Brewery (burgers & beer), Anthony's (Italian). These are all in the $40-80 range, with Bubba's on the low end and Anthony's on the high end.
Cat skiing (do the search) can be the best day ever or the worst. Obviously it depends on the weather and the group. You can only ski as fast as your slowest skier in the group. And yes, the guides will try and farm snow. You will only get 10-12 runs and 15-18,000 vertical feet. Over on the hill, I have skied over 35,000 vertical feet on powder days. Remember (to most clients amazement) the snow can be anything from 24 inches 3% fluff to windblown sastrugi. If it's crusty on Fred's, it's crusty over on Peaked. Nothing is groomed and you are outside the entire day. Do bring (or rent) the fattest skis you can and don't show up in stick-chaser gear. Bring a backpack with extra goggles, hat, gloves, an extra layer, etc. Make sure and tip the guides if you feel they've done a good job.
BTW - Targhee's Activity Center job is to get the cash from clients and sell the h*ll out of cat skiing. It's the guide's job to try and make due with what they get sent.