In Alta, Wyoming, biking is a year round sport –and fat bikers enjoy access to 15km of groomed Nordic track and 2 new miles of singletrack trails. Grand Targhee Resort was the first ski resort in the United States to embrace and endorse winter fat bikes on the Nordic trail system. Fat bikers who purchase a Nordic Day Ticket or a Nordic Season Pass will have access to ride on the Grand Targhee Resort Nordic Trail System. Please visit the Activity Center to purchase your ticket or season pass.
Stop by Teton Mountain Outfitters for on-mountain fat bike rentals, or Habitat in Driggs to rent one or several fat bikes. Along with Grand Targhee Resort there are numerous trails throughout Teton Valley that offer winter fat bike riding. Once you have ridden Jolly Green Giants and the Rick’s Basin Trails we recommend heading down Ski Hill Road to the Teton Canyon Trail as an alternative; even put on the headlamps and have a roll at night around Jolly Green Giants to see the valley lights.
Snow Bike Rules of the Trail
- Bikes – Should yield right away at all intersections
- Snow bike lane – Ride to left of classic track/yield to all skiers. Stay to right side of trail around corners and for oncoming skiers
- Snow bike riders – Should let track set–up until 10:00am on morning in which the track is groomed
- Ride Rick’s Basin and Quakie loops counterclockwise only(best direction for hills)
- Trail passes are mandatory
- Trails – Do not ride in soft conditions. Hard packed conditions on trails with 2″new snow is ok, more than 2″ (you can’t climb or descend very well). In a snow cycle 12″ or more with freshly groomed trails can be too soft. If you leave a rut, it’s too soft
- Snow bikes only on trails, tires must be 3.7″ or bigger
- Snow bike riding – Only on designated Nordic trails at Grand Targhee Resort
Valley riders are encouraged to purchase a snow bike license and can find more information about Teton Valley trails at the Teton Valley Trails & Pathways website. The local community of Victor, Driggs and Alta have also allowed this new and unique way to ride year round. Riding a Fat Bike on snow provides another recreational opportunity for guests to enjoy nature in the Tetons.