Grand Targhee

3300 East Ski Hill Road, Alta , WY (Driving Directions to Grand Targhee)
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Last Updated: 7/28/2014 2:42 AM

Grand Targhee Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 8 Beginner
  • 57 Intermediate
  • 15 Advanced
Get ready to dive into our special brand of elevation-cured Wyoming powder – an average of over 500 inches blankets the mountain each year. The snow is so abundant and light, it’s consistently ranked the “Best Snow in North America.” As for terrain, some 2400 acres lies at your feet, across two mountains.

Your “Powder Paradise in the ... heart of the Tetons,” Grand Targhee Resort not only has the best snow, but also the best scenery with the majestic backdrop of the Grand Teton Range in Western Wyoming. In addition to the legendary powder skiing, families love our fresh corduroy grooming, excellent ski & snowboard school programs, and the intimate base village complete with three slopeside lodges, spa, tubing hill, and a variety of restaurants and shops. Nothing beats the convenience of staying right at the base of the mountain when Mother Nature blankets the slopes with her signature Teton Powder. If you have been searching for that “hidden gem” in the ski world, you need look no farther than Grand Targhee Resort.

Our uncrowded slopes ensure your maximum enjoyment of the 500 inches of average annual snowfall. Five chairlifts provide access to 1800 acres of wide open bowls, glades, chutes, and cruisers, and an additional 600 acres are reserved exclusively for our SnowCat Adventures. At Grand Targhee Resort, the only lines you’ll see are the ones you leave behind.
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Grand Targhee Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Grand Targhee Operations

Status

Open for Summer Fun

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours

--

Trails Open/Total

0 of 74

Weekend Hours

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Grand Targhee Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

8,000 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

2,270 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

9,862 ft

Grand Targhee Ski Pictures and Photos

Grand Targhee Logo
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Grand Targhee Trail Map
Grand Targhee Trail Map
Grand Targhee 1 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Grand Targhee 1 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Grand Targhee 2 of 3 Day Lift Tickets, August 17, 2012

Grand Targhee Reviews & Tips (51)

Had a great time at the Ghee with my little brother. We both ski hard, so we covered every lift accessible run and did a few hikes in two days. We went in late March. There was still tons of snow, but the warmer temps made the non-groomed runs pretty rough skiing until the afternoon. If you can handle the steeps and don't mind launching rock faces I would highly recommend hiking up Mary's Nipple; even a short hike will get you to some pretty extreme terrain. The drive from Driggs was no problem and depending on who you are stuck behind it could take less than 15 minutes. There is plenty of parking at the base that is very close to the lifts so you can bring extra gear and tailgate if you like. I would happily go back to Grand Targhee. We were unlucky in that we didn't get any fresh powder for the four days while we were there so we got a little bored, but if you were lucky enough to be there when the mountain is getting dumped on it would be fantastic.
Grand Targhee review written Apr 21 2014 - 08:50 PM
 
Jim Advanced Skier
Just went to Targhee for the first time this past weekend and I fell in love with it!! The terrain is AWESOME! Snow was incredible. We went with four kids, ages 4-8, and they had a blast! My six year old can't wait to go back! These kids are little rippers and skied everywhere we did, but were super excited about the Kid's Zone! Can't say enough about our great day at Targhee! Will definitely go back SOON! (Heard they got 16" last night!)
Grand Targhee review written Mar 18 2014 - 02:06 PM
 
Bridgette Advanced Skier
If you like steep and deep Targhee is a great place to spend time. My home ski area is Bridger Bowl which has great intermediate and advanced terrain. Targhee's long, steep runs and variety across the mountain should please all levels. My only wish is that were an actual place set aside for folks who pack their lunch as it seems the focus is on people spending money at the resort.
Grand Targhee review written Mar 16 2014 - 09:26 PM
 
Robin Advanced Skier
I'm a Texan but have been skiing Targhee with my family for 25 years. We have tried lots other places, many of which were lovely, but always miss Targhee...great snow, no crowds, friendly folks and absolutely fabulous skiing, from my 3 year olds learning to ski to my adventurous Canadian husband, who skis hard and loves the really challenging runs!! This week was very special--a 13" dump of powder to start the week, blue bird skies to top it all off and we are moving into our new house, just a few minutes down the road from Targhee. Yes, after all these years of loving Wydaho and the Targhee powder, my husband and I decided that it would be our vacation home and eventually our retirement home. We look forward to being season pass holders at Targhee for many years to come! Take advantage of the Liftopia deals and enjoy the fabulous powder, no lines and some of the best skiing in North America. And if you find Mary's Nipple open, definite make the short 20 minute hike up. The turns in the powder are amazing!
Grand Targhee review written Mar 13 2014 - 10:06 PM
 
Julie Advanced Skier
Great trip with excellent powder. Did the Snow Cat day. Amazing!
Grand Targhee review written Mar 08 2014 - 07:04 PM
 
Dave Advanced Skier
Great mountain. Incredible snow. But often socked in with white out conditions. Ski Blackfoot lift to stay below the cloud layer and for lots of unpacked snow.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 24 2014 - 09:39 AM
 
Zinguy Advanced Skier
If you're driving to Grand Targhee, it's faster and safer to go north from Idaho Falls through Rexburg than it is to go through Swan Valley. Unfortunately, you miss the square ice cream cones in Swan Valley.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 23 2014 - 02:37 PM
 
Roxann Advanced Skier
I live in a hub where we can drive to the Utah resorts, Sun Valley, or Targhee in about the same amount of time so we ski Targhee quite often and love the fact that we can get discount tickets. Even though it hadn't snowed for several days and most resorts are hurting for snow Targhee had great coverage and we even found some soft snow on a Blue Bird day with little wind. My only complaint is that I waited in the ticket line and when I got to the window they told me that I had to go the other line and I had to wait again to get my ticket. If they can only do Liftopia tickets at one window they need some signage. Great day skiing though.
Grand Targhee review written Dec 31 2013 - 02:18 PM
 
Mike Advanced Skier
If your ski party has has mixed levels of skiers Targhee is a great area. Great family area. It has areas for all level of skiers. If you're skiing with someone who is mainly on-piste all runs have off-piste areas adjacent. This allows intermediate skiers to try off-piste skiing without being committed for a whole run. You can ski-off-piste all day and your less able ski buddy can be on groomers and you never far from their sight. Has expert areas, you just need to find them, they're not far. Snow is usually good to great. My feeling is any ski area with 10" of fresh snow is the the best ski area ever. Have been here on bluebird sky days and storms when you can't see 10' in front of you. When ever I'm in the area I end up skiing Targhee more than Jackson even though I stay on the Jackson side of the Range. I always go back.
Grand Targhee review written Apr 04 2013 - 05:21 PM
 
John Advanced Skier
Awesome place, people and SNOW . 3 out of 4 days over a foot, with 6 on our final day. Other days, bright , blue wounderful. Staff are most pleasant and helpfull. Definately LAID BACK.
Grand Targhee review written Mar 21 2013 - 04:30 PM
 
Big al Intermediate Skier
Hadn't skied @ Targhee or Jackson in 15+ years. I had a blast even though the snow conditions weren't ideal. Targhee, it was a classic blue bird day, minimal wind and as always, no crowds even on a saturday. There were great views of Grand Teton in the am though began to cloud up with a breeze in the afternoon. The coverage was excellent and had a blast charging unnamed runs and chutes. Next time I hope to bring some friends and hike up to Mary's. Powder wasn't deep but was dry and was still able to ski on my 78mm wide all mtn skis without issue.
Grand Targhee review written Mar 11 2013 - 03:11 PM
 
Dave Advanced Skier
Very good trails! Excellent for trees and powder lovers
Grand Targhee review written Mar 05 2013 - 10:54 PM
 
Felipe V Correia Advanced Snowboarder
Awesome! I like Jhole better but it was a great resort I would recommend anyone spend a day there especially if it snows a bunch! No lift lines at all!
Grand Targhee review written Mar 05 2013 - 03:44 PM
 
Thor Blount Advanced Skier
Paid for early tracks program, they worked me like a rented mule!! Local knowledge for powder is important. Locals are great everyone was smiling, snow was great and saved some dough w/liftopia
Grand Targhee review written Feb 28 2013 - 04:47 PM
 
steve from utah Advanced Skier
I will definitely go again!! The snow was good while we were there. The people who work there were all very nice.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 22 2013 - 10:03 AM
 
Dave Beginner Skier
Powcity at Grand Targhee. This gem was on my list to visit after fond memories of no lift lines, good food, open terrain and tons of snow flooded back to me this winter. Thanks to Liftopia I got in with a good deal. While not as steep as Jackson Hole (on the leeward side of the Tetons), Targhee gets plenty more snow. Do you want to be seen, or be skiing?
Grand Targhee review written Feb 06 2013 - 09:02 AM
 
fliip Advanced Skier
Targhee is great for the entire family. From skiing cliffs to kid zones and terrain park. The kids loved the kids zone with all the different themes: mouse house, bear den, eyeball forest, bobsled run, just to name a few. Daycare is great as well. Ski in and out lodging is available, but none of the units have kitchens (and cooking is not allowed in the units). If you're okay with eating at the on slope restaurants (there are several to choose from), then staying on the slopes is great. If you prefer to make your own meals that require a stove/oven, then you'll need to rent a place in nearby Driggs and drive to the slopes. We're turning the Targhee trip into an annual event. Hard to beat the value that you get at Targhee...
Grand Targhee review written Jan 22 2013 - 11:20 AM
 
Family Man Advanced Skier
Great family resort. Barely any lift lines even during high season. I skied at Jackson the day before and snow was thoroughly beaten into ice. Targhee still had some powder from 4-5 days earlier. Definitely not as challenging as Jackson, but a nice resort and great value especially through Liftopia.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 09 2013 - 08:00 AM
 
Josh Advanced Skier
They have a great kids area! My 10 year old loved skiing through the candy cane forest and the alley oops! The rest of our group had a great day on well groomed runs and off trail powder.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 03 2013 - 09:43 PM
 
Bob Intermediate Skier
Spring skiing at it's best. Nice groomers in the morning and awesome corn snow in the afternoon. Once the snow is soft ski middle earth to the trees. Follow thru the trees over to the Sacajawea quad. That run alone is a blast.
Grand Targhee review written Apr 12 2012 - 10:49 PM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
Just returned from two days at Targhee. Had a fantastic time even though there was no new snow. We came in a day after 8 inches and there were still pockets of good snow. Apparently it stays a few days unlike larger resorts. Skied high speed groomers the 2nd day as the crust was frozen hard off trail. You can ski the whole place in a day but can have fun over several days. We stayed at a rental between Driggs and Victor. I would agree that there doesn't look like much to do after the 6:00 pm.
Grand Targhee review written Mar 13 2012 - 06:01 AM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
My God I love not having to fight for scraps of powder. Week dyas w/powder are THE best if you can get 'em.
Grand Targhee review written Mar 01 2012 - 03:41 PM
 
stevo Advanced Skier
January and February are almost always guaranteed powder months! Bring the fattest skis you got and rip it up!
Grand Targhee review written Feb 28 2012 - 07:57 PM
 
Rob Advanced Skier
Hit it on a blue bird powder day, it was amazing! The next day another storm moved in and you couldn't see the lift in front of you, apparently this happens frequently at the start of storms. I agree with the earlier posts about lodging, we stayed at the hill, won't do it again. Found it to be way over priced and dated. With the easy bus and car options from Driggs and Jackson being only an hour away we will stay in one of the towns when we return, and we will return!
Grand Targhee review written Jan 26 2012 - 06:14 AM
 
Mike Advanced Skier
Don't plan on renting boots if you have an AT set-up... Forced into renting skis & boots. Had to pay more money to get four buckle boots though paid more for the "demo package." Boots didn't fit right and had to return after an hour of skiing. Rental techs never asked why I didn't like the boots, were downright rude and will never go to this resort again. Waste of time & money.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 23 2012 - 02:59 PM
 
Bridget Advanced Skier
Skiing is Great--especially on a good powder day, which there are usually many. Don't even think about staying in the lodging at the resort-- OVERPRICED, outdated and nothing to do after the lifts close. Save your money and stay in Driggs--at least they have morethan 1 resteraunt to eat at, and the rooms are 1/2 price, with a 15 minute drive to get to the mountain.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 16 2012 - 02:10 PM
 
Greg Advanced Skier
Laid back with no crowding. Great instructors and good value at ski school. Special thanks to George.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 11 2012 - 03:56 PM
 
Jim Advanced Skier
This mountain has Epic views and terrain to keep anyone occupied for weeks. The crowds are non-existent and the Trap Bar is a blast. We opted for the host tour and were the only participants - so we got a locals only tour of the terrain secrets. We had so much fun, we're headed back next month.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 11 2012 - 02:48 PM
 
Undewit Intermediate Skier
Targhee is very organized with liftopia - you dont need to print out copy which helps when on vk
Grand Targhee review written Jan 04 2012 - 07:00 PM
 
Marc Advanced Skier
I have lived in Driggs now for two years and could not be more addicted to Targhee. The conditions are epic every week and the beer is nice and cold. Plus this year they will be bring back the terrain park! If you have not been here it is more then worth the trip. Awesome.
Grand Targhee review written Oct 29 2011 - 01:06 AM
 
Murray Intermediate Snowboarder
Was AWESOME! Fabulous powder, great mountain to ski.
Grand Targhee review written Apr 01 2011 - 08:39 AM
 
Kenna Sweglar Intermediate Skier
Loved, loved, loved Targhee! No lift lines, amazing views, phenomenal snow and really nice people. Definitely bring your goggles. We were there March 9-16th and we had the perfect weather. Not too cold, mostly clear days but definitely some foggy ones too with snow. So glad we went over to Sacajewea. Initially we were thinking it would be too advanced for us but it was perfect! DON'T waste your money on the sleigh ride to the Yurt dinner. Food was terrible and the sleigh ride was around the property so we passed the maintenance areas...it was kind of a joke. We will definitely be back to Targhee though!
Grand Targhee review written Mar 25 2011 - 09:39 PM
 
Colleen Tress Intermediate Skier
32" inches in two days was epic!! amazing!! This Saturday, though, was pretty windy!! Avoid going up Dreamcatcher in bad wind would be my advice :)
Grand Targhee review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:02 PM
 
Anna Advanced Skier
If there is bad weather, avoid going to the top of the mountain, instead take the traverse trail to the Sacajawea lift. This slope is more sheltered from fog and wind.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 19 2011 - 11:03 PM
 
Andrew Intermediate Skier
Great skiing here. Moguls, intermediate runs for my daughter, open spaces and my favorite, trees. Just one thing.... the fog rolls in quickly. It started out a warm sunny day and ended up colder later and very foggy. Go prepared for all types of weather.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 15 2011 - 09:09 AM
 
Barb Pakan Advanced Skier
I loved the conveyer belt on the beginner hill that shuttles skiier to the top of the beginner hill. It was so much easier and convienent for my little one than the tow rope that we used at other ski hills. It was so nice while trying to teach my 4 year old how to ski. This mountain is totally amazing. So many different options. My husband and older kids loved the entire hill. We had a blast. I would highly recommend this hill to everyone.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 14 2011 - 12:55 PM
 
Sherice Intermediate Skier
Its a fun hill. When we first got there I could only see about 3' infront of me. I really did have my head in the clouds. The sun did come out and the views were great. There is a cliff ban that runs the lenght of a ridge if your into flying. If not lots of great cruisers and the snow was great.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 11 2011 - 09:30 AM
 
Powder Slut Advanced Snowboarder
Tip: Bring goggles, snow is deep. Was easy getting our Liftopia tickets and starting the day. Great amenities only compliment the mountain, making our stay that much better. As far as the slopes... deep powder, fast groomers, and excellent views, all followed by a stay in the Resort hot tub. Targhee is a hidden gem, well worth the travel.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 09 2011 - 12:21 PM
 
Mic Allen Advanced Snowboarder
Love it there. The mountain is pretty easy, not any real difficult runs. Typically plenty of snow. I've been going there for almost 16 years now. Still one of my favorite places. Now I'm bringing my kids and they like it too.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 08 2011 - 09:52 AM
 
Jason Intermediate Skier
Great Mountain, lots of snow, low crowds. It tends to get crud/cement in the large proportion of ungroomed and partially tracked areas when it hasn't snowed in a while. Even better place for snowboarders than skiers, so I gave snowboarding a shot. Great learning area for boards.
Grand Targhee review written Feb 06 2011 - 03:12 PM
 
George J Intermediate Skier
This is an awesome mountain. Highly recommended. - George Yuri Peek, Skiing for 19 years.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 31 2011 - 12:15 AM
 
George Peek Advanced Skier
Grand Targhee is the best mountain in america as far as I'm concerned. It has everything you wuold be looking for in a mountain. We took the Sacajawea lift and went over to the double black diamond runs. I have never had so much fun dropping off of 40 to 60 foot cliffs. The people you meet out there are friendly and the employees are great you cant talk to them about anything and they will have you laughing. I come out there every year and it just gets better. For a fun mountain and a great time check this place out. It will not disappoint.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 30 2011 - 11:36 PM
 
Robert Advanced Snowboarder
What an Epic day ! Went Fri, Jan 21st- good visibility till noon then some fog...but the 6" was absolutely awesome! Met some great locals, no snobbiness and best of all- NO lift lines. I'll be back, Targhee.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 25 2011 - 09:55 PM
 
J-Gro Advanced Skier
Targhee was great, but only bit of advice would be, the signs that say, "Cliff Area" really means there are cliffs on that run without really any chutes that are really wide enough to make a turn on to get down.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 24 2011 - 09:28 PM
 
Angela Advanced Skier
The most beautiful ski day ever, fresh powder unlike anywhere else I have skied. I could ski every day at Targhee. I loved my visit to the town too, less pretentious than the yuppy ski towns. Super friendly people and affordable food & lodging. I am going to Targhee to ski from now on!
Grand Targhee review written Jan 24 2011 - 09:27 PM
 
Kara Intermediate Skier
Some ski areas you can make do with sunglasses. Not here! It's very foggy more often than not and some good goggles are essential! But dress warm, wear goggles, and get over to Blackfoot! It's wide open and it's easy to get first tracks in the morning.
Grand Targhee review written Jan 22 2011 - 02:07 AM
 
Brett Evans Intermediate Snowboarder
Great mountain; plenty of snow, close parking, good deals... made even better with Liftopia! Be sure to get down to Sacajewea chair.... great terrain. Oh, and dress warmly!!
Grand Targhee review written Jan 04 2011 - 02:02 PM
 
Julie T Intermediate Skier
Targhee was AWESOME as usual! Invest in some boot heters if skiing in late December!
Grand Targhee review written Jan 03 2011 - 01:42 PM
 
Jeff Advanced Skier
If you get there early, go to the activites center (right on the stairs) to pick up your Liftopia tickets. Targhee always was great powder if you look around for it. Thanks for saving me some green Liftopia!
Grand Targhee review written Dec 28 2010 - 01:21 PM
 
Mike Advanced Snowboarder
Great mountain. There was so much snow while we were there. Teton Springs Lodge and Spa is a gorgeous resort, close to the mountain and great value. Unbelievable rooms. They have heli-skiing!!!
Grand Targhee review written Dec 19 2010 - 04:03 PM
 
Becky Johnson Beginner Skier
If your thighs can take the burn...Targhee's deep wet snow will have you begging for more! If you want to see the beauty and granduer that is Grand Targhee go up when there is fog in the valley. Don't be afraid to venture over to the old school Blackfoot lift....some of the best un-tracked powder over there.
Grand Targhee review written Nov 30 2009 - 08:25 PM
 
Bridget Advanced Skier

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