The Mountain

Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, our abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded (wide open) skier and snowboarder paradise. We are continually recognized for our great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, excellent value and commitment to sustainability.

Seasonal Openings

Winter Season: late November through late April
Grand Targhee Resort is open daily for Summer through September 14, and Saturday and Sundays through September 28. The Dreamcatcher Chairlift is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Summer Season: mid June through late September

Winter Lift Hours (when 100% open)

Dreamcatcher: 9:00am – 4:00pm daily (conditions permitting)
Shoshone: 9:00am – 4:00pm daily (conditions permitting)
Papoose: 9:00am – 4:00pm daily (conditions permitting)
Blackfoot: 9:00am – 3:30pm daily (conditions permitting)
Sacajawea: 9:00am – 3:30pm daily (conditions permitting)

Winter Mountain Statistics

Total Acreage: 2602
Annual Average Snowfall: 500+ inches/41+ feet
Vertical Drop: 2270
Base Area Elevation: 7851 feet
Number of Lifts: 5

Fred’s Mountain

  • 2176 foot vertical drop
  • 2 quad chairs (1 high-speed); 1 double chair, 1 Magic Carpet Conveyor Lift
  • 10% Easier; 70% More Difficult; 20% Most Difficult
  • Summit elevation 9862 ft
  • Longest run at resort 2.7 miles (Teton Vista Traverse)

Peaked Mountain

  • 2180 foot vertical drop
  • 1 high speed quad chair
  • 85% More Difficult; 15% Most Difficult
  • Summit elevation 9830 ft
  • 602 acres reserved exclusively for Snowcat Adventures

Mary’s Nipple

  • In-bounds, hike-only terrain
  • Summit elevation 9920 ft

Resort Winter Highlights

  • 15km of groomed Nordic Ski Trails; 5 trails, track set plus skating lane
  • Ski & Snowboard School with Adult and Kids Programs
  • Ski equipment rentals & sales
  • Snowshoe & Back-country tours
  • Snowcat Adventures
  • Kids Club (Daycare services)
  • Slopeside restaurant, Coffee House & Bistro, Café and full-service bar with nightly entertainment
  • Lodging available on-site: suites, hotel & motel; in-town vacation rentals: condominiums, town-homes and homes
  • Shopping: Ski Clothing & Accessories, Snowboard Clothing & Accessories, Kids Boutique, and Men’s/Women’s Boutique
  • Rental Shop, Repair Shop and Snowboard Shop
  • Tubing Park

OUR SNOW IS ANYTHING BUT “AVERAGE!” –  A standard in the ski and snowboard industry is to list the amount of snowfall received during a winter season as “average annual snowfall.” Well, ours is anything but average. With Grand Targhee’s abundant snowfall, 500 inches plus (that’s over 43 feet) each season, it’s no wonder that year after year national ski magazines rate Grand Targhee in the top three resorts in North America for snow quality and quantity. Not only do we get more natural snow that most resorts, our snow is drier (less than 5% water content) and thus lighter.

IT’S GUARANTEED – We are so confident that you’ll be satisfied with our snow conditions at Grand Targhee, from November through April, we guarantee it. If for some reason you’re not, simply return your lift ticket to the Ticket Office within one hour of the time of purchase and you will receive a “Snow Check” good for another lift ticket on any day during the current season. No questions, no hassles, it’s that easy. There’s a reason we’re blessed with so much of Mother Nature’s finest. According to Meteorologist Jim Woodmencey, who has lived in Jackson, Wyoming since 1982, storms impale themselves on the Tetons, spinning around Mt. Moran, Mt. Owen and the Grand’s 13,700 foot summit and spill copious amounts of moisture on Targhee. Waking up to a foot of fresh powder is the norm here and many of you will remember that amazing day in February, a couple of years ago when 42” fell overnight. Wow!

IT’S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO SKI POWDER – as more and more people discover the pure joy of powder skiing while riding on new snowboards and powder skis designed for deep snow, powder reserves are becoming more popular and we certainly have our share of those. Another plus – Grand Targhee still boasts one of the lowest ratios of skiers to off-trail powder acres in the country. If there’s not enough of the fluffy stuff for you on Fred’s Mountain, schedule a Snowcat Adventure trip to Peaked Mountain. Our snowcats pamper you with 1,000 acres and 2,400 vertical feet of unsurpassed scenery and snow conditions.

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