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Grand Targhee Bike Park

Mountain Bike Lift Access

Open seven days a week*
June 19 - Sept 20, 2015
10:00am to 5:00pm

Last Lift weekend
Sept 26 & 27, 2015
10:00am to 5:00pm
* Weather and conditions permitting
PLEASE CALL 800.TARGHEE


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Tickets & Passes

Vacation Deals

With spectacular Teton singletrack trails winding through wildflower meadows, and miles of technical lift-serviced downhill trails, Grand Targhee Resort established itself as the first downhill mountain bike destination in the Tetons. This is only part of the story, with incredible trails both on Teton Pass and at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the region is slowly and quietly becoming a downhill mecca. When it’s June, July & August and the West is sweltering, Targhee and the Tetons might be the most extraordinary, cool temperature riding in the lower 48!

Explore over 2,200 vertical feet of lift-serviced downhill and over 46 miles of cross country and downhill mountain bike trails. The Targhee Bike Park offers every style of riding for every level of mountain bike rider. Gentle, banked cruisers, tight and twisty singletrack cross country, gnarly, rock strewn downhill, drop offs and much more. Enjoy incredible road riding up to the resort, take the lift up for a lift assisted ride down: Sidewinder, Bullwinkle, or Otter Slide, and finish your day with a ride out to Buffalo Soldier, descending down Colter's Escape, to Millcreek for the longest descent on the mountain.

Summer Trail Map


Printable Waiver

Chairlift Release

Bike Rules

Mountain Bike Lessons & Guided Tours

Elevate your mountain biking to the next level with a skills session from the crew at Habitat or join us for a guided bike ride here with one of our expert guides. We offer group or private lessons and tours.

With the awesome addition of our lift serviced Grand Targhee Bike Park and the miles of epic singletrack we have a ride for everyone. All of our sessions are designed to maximize your enjoyment on the bike while building your skills and confidence with a safe and progressive learning environment.

Our guide to guest ratio is 1 to 4 ensuring each rider is given plenty of attention and time to address their specific goals. Half day lessons / tours are 3 hours long and All Day lessons / tours are 5 hours with a 1 hour lunch break.

Please call 307-353-2300 ext. 1 for additional info or reservations.


The 101 Ride with Habitat

If you are new to mountain biking these clinics are the perfect introduction and will teach the skills to safely enjoy your next ride. Proper body position, balance, braking and cornering will be on the agenda. The 101 ride is an introductory lesson. Cross-country lesson includes bike and helmet; Gravity lesson will include lift ticket, bike and protective armor.

Mountain Bike Lessons Hours Rates
Half Day 101 Cross-Country Session 10:00am – 1:00pm $99 (Own gear $69)
All Day 101 Cross-Country Session 10:00am – 4:00pm $129 (Own gear $99)
Half Day 101 Gravity Session 10:00am – 1:00pm $109 (Own gear $79)
Full Day 101 Gravity Session 10:00am – 4:00pm $139 (Own gear $109)

24 hour advance reservations are required.

The 201 Ride with Habitat

If you’re ready to send it to the next level then this session is for you. Take advantage of what GTR has to offer for epic trails from gravity to singletrack. The session is designed to address your needs for gaining confidence in speed, jumps and cornering. Previous mountain bike experience is required. For ages 13 and older. Cross-country lesson includes bike and helmet; Gravity lesson will include lift ticket, bike and protective armor.

Mountain Bike Lessons Hours Rates
Half Day 201 Cross-Country Session 10:00am – 1:00pm $119 (Own gear $69)
All Day 201 Cross-Country Session 10:00am – 4:00pm $149 (Own gear $99)
Half Day 201 Gravity Session 10:00am – 1:00pm $129 (Own gear $79)
Full Day 201 Gravity Session 10:00am – 4:00pm $159 (Own gear $109)

24 hour reservations are required.

Ride the Tetons Tours

These tours are for experienced mountain bikers looking to see and get the best of the Tetons at GTR. You can join our daily rides or set up a private tour for your own pace. Lift access is included in tour packages.

Mountain Bike Tours Hours Rates
Half Day Tours 10:00am – 1:00pm $99
Full Day Tours 10:00am – 4:00pm $129
Private Tours (3 hrs) 10:00am – 1:00pm $149

24 hour advance reservations are required.

Please arrive 15 minutes early. If needing gear give yourself 30 minutes to get properly equipped by Mountain Habitat. Lunch is not included in the all day sessions/tours. Be prepared for mountain conditions and weather.

2015 Women's MTB Camp with Pro Rider Amanda Carey

Camp Offerings Dates Pricing Call Today
Level 1 - Camp (6 Riders Max) July 6 & 7 $250.00 p/p
Call 800-TARGHEE
Level 1 - Camp (6 Riders Max) July 25 & 26 $250.00 p/p
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Level 1 - Camp (6 Riders Max) Aug 3 & 4 $250.00 p/p
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Level 2 - Camp (6 Riders Max) Aug 22 & 23 $250.00 p/p
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Required Skill Levels

Level 1 Camps are designed for female riders with some mountain biking experience. Fundamental skills such as cornering, vision, body position, clearing small obstacles and braking will be covered and will benefit everyone from experienced beginners to more advanced intermediates. Instruction will take place on intermediate (blue) cross-country trails and in a designated skills practice area and is always catered to individual skill levels. The camp’s focus is to learn and master all the fundamental skills that will make all riders of all abilities more confident riders.

Level 2 Camps are designed for female riders who have previously taken a Level 1 camp from Amanda or who are more advanced riders. The Level 2 camp will build on the fundamental skills learned in the Level 1 camp and take riders to more challenging terrain. As always, Amanda caters to each individual skill level and comfort level of each rider. However, this camp will teach riders to apply their skills in steeper terrain, in rock gardens and on features that challenge more experienced riders. Level 2 camps include less drills and more on-the-trail learning. If you have questions about whether a Level 2 camp is right for you, or if you haven’t taken a Level 1 camp from Amanda, please email her directly at amandacarey1@gmail.com to ask. Riders who have not taken a camp before need to contact Amanda directly before they register for a Level 2 camp.



View 2013 Camp Photos!


About Amanda Carey (IMBA Certified Bike Instructor)

A professional racer since 2007, Amanda Carey was the National Ultra Endurance Series Overall Champion in 2010 and 2011. Although she has found great success as a professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer, her true passion lies in coaching. Amanda is a certified Level 2 IMBA skills instructor and also has a master’s degree in sports psychology. She lives in Victor, Idaho, where she can be found enjoying the unparalleled mountain biking trails throughout Teton Valley. Join her this summer at a Grand Targhee Resort Women’s Mountain Bike Camp for an exciting weekend of improving your mountain biking skills–but get ready to leave hooked!

Her Approach

In these camps, Amanda’s goal is to empower riders to push their own limits on their own terms. She breaks down and explains each skill in a way that is understandable, targeted, and approachable. She strives to build rider confidence by helping riders progress at their own pace. And, above all, Amanda is all about providing a fun and safe environment for women to learn, try new things, and–most importantly – enjoy riding dirt more than ever!

Camp Activity Schedule

Bike Camp Day 1 **(Time & Day change - was Evening Prior to Camp)**

Time Details
8:00am–9:00am Meet and greet at Grand Targhee Resort. Register, pick up swag bag, and get your bike checked if desired. This is a casual, open time to meet Amanda and fellow campers, ask questions, and make sure you and your bike are ready for the camp.

Bike Camp Day 1

Time Details
9:00am-12:00pm On the bike skills sessions.
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch break. Bring your own lunch or purchase at Grand Targhee Resort plaza.
1:00pm-3:30pm Group trail ride focusing on practicing skills from morning session.
3:30pm-7:00pm Personal time to eat dinner, practice skills on your own, get extra chairlift laps, or enjoy a massage, nap, or dip in the pool.
7:00pm-8:00pm Learn basic mechanical skills taught by a local mechanic to get yourself riding (not walking!) home from a mechanical issue, such as changing a flat tire, minor shifting and braking adjustments, and fixing a broken chain.

Bike Camp Day 2

Time Details
9:00am-12:00pm Quick review of Saturday, then next on the bike skills sessions.
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch break. Bring your own lunch or purchase at Grand Targhee Resort plaza.
1:00pm-3:30pm Group trail ride focusing on practicing skills from morning session.
3:30pm-4:00pm Wrap up. Address any questions, work on more skills if needed, and exchange contact info with all your new riding buddies!

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Rent From the Mountain or In Town at the Driggs Habitat


*A half-day rental is 3 hours beginning in the afternoon (pm).
Rental Bike Details 4 Hour Full Day Multi Day

Premium Gravity Park Bikes

$65 $79

Gravity Park Bikes

$55 $65

Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bikes

$60 $75 $65/3+ Days

Full Suspension Aluminum Mountain Bikes

$60 $65 $65/3+ Days

Kids Bike Demo/Rental

$39 $49

Town & Path Bikes

$25 $25 $20/3+ Days

Road Bike Rental

$30 $35 $33/3+ Days

Accessories

Cross Country Helmet Rental $12 $12
Downhill Helmet Rental $16 $16
5.10 Riding Shoes $10 $10
Child Trailer $ 5 $10 $ 8/Day
Thule Bicycle Rack $10 $10 $10
Bike Pack $10
Bike Hydration Pack $20
Bike Helmet xc & Full Face $20

Bike Rentals Options - Habitat

Habitat Website: RideTheTetons.com Habitat Phone: 1 208.354.SNOW (7669) All bikes must have proper transportation.

Grand Targhee Resort Biking Saftey

Information For Parents

Downhill Mountain Biking at Grand Targhee Resort is a significantly different experience from cross country riding. The trails require constant physical and mental effort in order for all riders to maintain control.

Proper Riding Clothing

Protective clothing and equipment is mandatory for young riders. The best protection from abrasion requires a properly fitted full-faced helmet, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, leg armor, arm armor and solid biking, running or hiking shoes.  Body armor like a Pressure Suit or neck brace can provide even further protection.

Proper Equipment

The downhill bike trails are specifically designed for full suspension mountain bikes. The trails are rocky, bumpy and become much more difficult without high quality suspension. Without full suspension, fatigue becomes a factor much sooner. The steep grades necessitate disc brakes for adequate stopping power. Cantilever brakes will increase the fatigue factor as more effort will be required to maintain control. All DH Biking participants should ride a properly sized bike and should be able to stand over the seat with their feet flat on the ground.  A bike that is too large or one with a high seat post may increase the risk of injury.  Please consider visiting Teton Mountain Outfitters with any questions about sizing and for protective equipment rental.

Trails

The level of risk increases with the level of difficulty. Black trails often have significant drops and jumps that require skill and experience to navigate. Every rider should be prepared to dismount their bike and carefully walk portions of the trail that they’re uncomfortable riding down.  Young riders become a hazard to other riders if they are unable to ride a trail or move out of the way. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times and should be monitored for fatigue regularly.

Lifts

Bikes are permitted on the Dreamcatcher Chair. The Dreamcatcher Chair is NOT recommended for young children as the level of difficulty and length of the trails is considerably more difficult than the cross country trails.  Lift attendants will load and unload bikes on a hook attached to the side of the chair.  If you have any questions our concerns, please consult the on-duty attendant.  The chairlift may be subject to closure at any time due to mechanical or natural factors.  Wind or lightning hold of the lift will dictate a 30minute minimum closure.

Rescue

Although we don’t have a Bike Riding Patrol, we do offer Emergency First Aid response to any of our trails.  Please alert the on-duty lift attendant and other resort personnel in the case of an emergency.  Emergency call boxes are located on or near many of our trails.  Become familiar with their location, and remember to hold the button down until finished relating your emergency.

Questions

If you have any questions, please let us know and we will put you in contact with knowledgeable personnel.

Brake Policy

All bikes riding at Grand Targhee Resort must have one functioning brake per wheel. This keeps dirt jump bikes, BMX, kids with coaster brakes and beach cruisers off the trails but allows regular mountain bikes and mountain unicycles to ride on the hill.

Mountain Bike Checklist

The trails at Grand Targhee Resort are rough and demanding on both the bike and body. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic. Helmets and adequate footwear are mandatory when using our trails.

  • Familiarize yourself with the trail system and select rides within your ability level.
  • Make sure that all bike components work properly.
  • Helmets are required while riding. Gloves and protective clothing are recommended.
  • Always ride with a buddy and be prepared for emergencies.
  • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings and ride only on designated trails. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Be courteous to other riders and pass only when it is safe.
  • Yield to other types of trail users including hikers, and vehicles.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  • Respect the environment and wildlife.
  • When entering a trail or starting downhill, you must look uphill and yield to other riders.
  • Prior to using any lift you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. When in doubt, ask a lift operator.

MOUNTAIN BIKERS RESPONSIBILITY CODE

Always know the Responsibility Code Be safety conscious, it's your responsibility.


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