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Targhee 2/1 through 2/3

post #1 of 18
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Drove north to Targhee last Thursday. Thermometer in my car showed as low as -16F as we went through Idaho Falls and Driggs. Checked in at the Targhee Lodge by 8PM and just chilled with a glass of wine before bed.

Friday AM -8F at the base and -17 at the summit with 15 mph winds so chill factor was like -29 or something. Light but steady snow all day and no frostbite luckly. Plenty of good coverage but nothing real soft.

Saturday AM bluebird skies and 10F. Targhee reported only 3in. of new but I had twice that much on my car in the parking lot. Great conditions - my 7 year old grabbed first chair (literally) and finished the day by also being the last chair that went to the summit. There was a couple of breaks mixed in throughout the day. Probably got to around 30F before the end of the day.

Sunday AM high overcast and 20F. The sun came out later on. Mostly just ripped the groomers and then left by 2PM. Here are some shots:
A little fresh on top of some hardpack. I'm not complaining.

Above Mary's - note look at the upper left to see the lone hiker seeking the good stuff!

My 7 year old tears up Blackfoot!

Powdercats heading out early in the morning unfortunately without me:

Lapped Blackfoot in the AM and made our own new tracks on every run until lunch!
post #2 of 18
Wow! That looks really nice.

Thanks for posting.
post #3 of 18
Looks nice!

As for the cats - given your description, you probably got more vert of fresh tracks off the lifts than you would have gotten off of the cats. One can do worse than farm Lost Warrior, etc. for freshies!!!! And buy a new pair of skis for the difference (assuming 2 would have ridden the cat).
post #4 of 18
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More Targhee!

Sorry, I ran out of room.

As usual awesome local tour by Harkin Banks - thanks again. I can't say enough about Targhee. Happy employees, Happy skiers and Boarders and just the best vibe anywhere. This was our 3rd year in a row and we plan to keep right on going. Enjoy a few more shots:

Late afternoon sun from the Trap Bar balcony.

Inside the Trap @ Happyhour!

Obligitory Teton shot!
Targhee has more snow that anyone else in the Rockies an we were glad to sample some. Now back to Utah to wait for more! Cheers, Steel
post #5 of 18
I see on the right of the first shot that Dreamcatcher (the main lift) had its usual maddeningly big lines

Nice post. I love that place.
post #6 of 18
More!!! More!!!
post #7 of 18
Awsome.Will be there by Saterday.
post #8 of 18
NICE! Have you been to JH as well?
post #9 of 18
Looks like 4" of dust on nasty refrozen crust to me. Am I wrong? :
post #10 of 18
Some skiing pictures and the scenics dont look bad either
post #11 of 18
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A little fresh on top of some hardpack. I'm not complaining.
Oops. I just noticed that you already had answered my question. Didn't see that squished in there. Well, nice photos, crust or no crust.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yes, a little scetchy underneath but better than what we had at home.
post #13 of 18
Nice trip report Steelman. Hope to see you get some in Utah as well.
post #14 of 18
GT is one of my favorite places to ski. Steel your photos were great.
post #15 of 18
When we got there conditions where great. No ice, rocks, just great snow. And it snowed everyday we hit it. Picking up over 14 inches. Easily the best conditions I have skied all year.
post #16 of 18
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Yes, Targhee is very consistent from year to year. I suggest an Epic gathering to feast on the powder. We could pretty much take the whole place over - Powder Cats and all. We must 1st ask Harkin Banks for permission of course.
post #17 of 18

<95mm Stay Home

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Yes, Targhee is very consistent from year to year. I suggest an Epic gathering to feast on the powder. We could pretty much take the whole place over - Powder Cats and all. We must 1st ask Harkin Banks for permission of course.

OK, but no skis under a 95mm waist are allowed past the parking lot.:

HB
post #18 of 18
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OK, but no skis under a 95mm waist are allowed past the parking lot.:

HB
Very good advice, worked out well. they where 85's though.
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