Grand Targhee Resort Recognized for Best Snow for the 13th Consecutive Year by SKI Magazine

Grand Targhee Resort recently ranked in the Top Ten for Best Snow, Best Value and Best Backcountry Access in the 2010 SKI and Skiing Magazine Resort Awards.  The awards are determined by information gathered from an annual reader survey for each magazine.
Grand Targhee Resort ranked in the Top Ten for Best Snow in both magazines.  SKI Magazine readers ranked the ‘ghee #3 for snow, and Skiing Magazine named Grand Targhee #6 for snow.
“This marks the 13th consecutive year that we have placed in the top five for best snow in SKI Magazine’s annual Resort Awards,” said Grand Targhee Resort Communications Manager Shannon Brooks Hamby.  “Our 500-inch annual snowfall average is well-known among passionate skiers and snowboarders, but it’s also the consistency of our snowfall – the way the storms come in typically refreshes our snow on a regular basis – that makes us one of the best resorts for consistent snow in the country.”
SKI Magazine readers also awarded Grand Targhee Resort a Top Ten rank for Best Value (#9).
“Our lack of lift lines, great snow, uncrowded slopes, reasonably priced season passes, and season-long deals on lodging and lift tickets do create a great value for local, regional and destination guests,” said Brooks Hamby.  “This winter we’ve introduced additional savings for our guests with a NEW $19 full day lift ticket for kids age 6 to 12, a reduced adult half day rate ($49) and the opportunity to book a 4th night of lodging for free as well as a 30% lodging discount if booked by October 15, 2009.  We will also continue the very popular Targhee TwoFer weekly deal this winter. The new DEALS section on our website will be the best place for guests to research the best values at Targhee this winter.”
Skiing Magazine recognized Grand Targhee Resort at #7 for Best Backcountry Access.  With a SnowCat operation located adjacent to the lifts, and the Mary’s Nipple sidecountry accessed by a short hike from Fred’s Mountain, Grand Targhee Resort boasts some unique resort backcountry options.  Driggs-based Yostmark Backcountry Tours is a USFS permitted guide service that also offers guided backcountry touring options from Grand Targhee Resort.
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.   During the winter, our abundant snow and virtual lack of lift lines creates a snowsport paradise, continually recognized for great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty and excellent value.  A leader in environmental resort practices, Grand Targhee Resort was honored with the prestigious 2009 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence.  Tucked among spectacular Teton views and national forest land, Grand Targhee is also an intimate summer adventure getaway with miles of lift-accessed hiking, running and mountain biking trails, renowned music festivals and a variety of activities in a pristine high alpine environment.  For more information, join us on Facebook or Twitter, or on our website: www.grandtarghee.com.

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