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Grand Targhee late season?

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Anyone here have experience with Grand Targhee in the late season? I snagged a ticket to Jackson for mid/late March using my Frequent Flier miles, so the trip is planned. However Jackson Hole is east facing and I've heard late season is a bit iffy, so booking Grand Targhee might be a better bet.

Also does it have a bit of terrain that would be appropriate for a beginning skier?

My friend's girlfriend is coming and she's a never-ever so a little variety and some less imposing green runs would be nice. We've pretty much set on booking something slope-side since splitting a 2-bedroom condo at either Jackson or Targhee results in a really reasonable per-person price, especially when taken as a package deal inc. lift tickets.

On the plus side my Season Pass at my local Minnesota ski hill gets me free lift tickets to Targhee if I stay in Targhee lodging
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Targhee faces west. It also gets a lot of fog and cloud to keep the sun off the snow. If the sun comes out in March most of the mountain will go to spring conditions. But it's moderately pitched and more manageable in variable conditions than Jackson.

I have previously expressed my very negative opinion about Jackson in late March. SE exposure and steep fall lines are a toxic combination in spring sun. My first trip there in late March 1986 was perhaps the formative ski experience (I left after one day and spent the rest of the week in Utah) in motivating me to research snow conditions more thoroughly.
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
Targhee faces west. It also gets a lot of fog and cloud to keep the sun off the snow. If the sun comes out in March most of the mountain will go to spring conditions. But it's moderately pitched and more manageable in variable conditions than Jackson.

I have previously expressed my very negative opinion about Jackson in late March. SE exposure and steep fall lines are a toxic combination in spring sun. My first trip there in late March 1986 was perhaps the formative ski experience (I left after one day and spent the rest of the week in Utah) in motivating me to research snow conditions more thoroughly.


Thanks for confirming my suspicions and the speedy response. Now the question is why I'm looking at Ski forums at 3:47 AM
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