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5 New Multi-Use Trails Planned for 2012 Summer

Contact: Ken Rider
Director of Marketing & Sales
Grand Targhee Resort
(o): 307-353-2300 x 1312
(c): 208-201-1060
krider@grandtarghee.com

Grand Targhee Resort announces plans for five new multiple use trails for summer 2012

(Alta, WY – April 24, 2012) With the announcement of five new trails at the resort, Grand Targhee Resort continues to establish itself as a great location for downhill and cross-country mountain biking and an excellent hiking destination. Five new trails and a Bike Skills Park will be constructed at Grand Targhee Resort this summer. Three of the trails will be multi-use trails and two will be downhill mountain bike trails. This will increase Grand Targhee Resort’s multiple use trail system from 27.8 miles of trails to 36.8 miles of trails.

The Peaked Trail:

Will be 4.5 miles in length with a target completion date of mid-August. From the Lightning Ridge trail, it will climb 1,300 feet over to, and three-quarters of the way up, the top of Peaked Mountain. The trail will traverse across and tie into a goat path, then cut off the goat path and go out to the south ridge of Peaked Mountain. This trail will be designated for biking and hiking.

The Lightning Ridge Loop:

Will be 1.5 mile in length with a target completion date of Mid-July. The trail will circle around Lightning Ridge and tie into the Lightning Ridge trail. This trail will be designated for biking, hiking and horseback riding.

DH Trail #1:

Will start at the Rock Chuck area, where Sticks ‘n Stones, Buffalo Drop and Sidewinder currently meet, with a target completion date of July 30. This downhill mountain bike trail will offer enhanced terrain berms, ladder sections and jumps that will create a fun trail for all skill levels. The trails will be 2-3 feet wide, and a half mile in length. It would conclude by tying into Sidewinder just above the Nasty Gash area.

DH Trail #2:

Will continue from the Nasty Gash area downhill towards the base area. The trail will be approximately 0.8 miles in length, with a target completion date of July 13. There will also be a short connector (approximately 500 feet) that will link the DH #2 trail to the Sticks ‘n Stones trail.

The new beginner trail:

Will start near the Teewinot Lodge and ending at the stables will be 1.5 miles long.

The mountain bike skills park:

Is located near the base of the Dreamcatcher lift and will be expanded from the existing 0.3 acre size to a total of 0.9 acres. The routes will offer an area of trails, options and features, and would branch off to merge back into an existing single route for the practice and improvement of mountain bike skills and abilities.

Please visit the resort’s web site over the course of the summer for updates on Trail Volunteer days, special events and bike camps and clinics.

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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. Tucked among spectacular Teton views and national forest land, Grand Targhee is an intimate summer getaway for adventure-seekers, 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. During the winter, the abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and virtual lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded skier and snowboarder paradise, continually recognized for great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty and excellent value. A leader in environmental resort practices, Grand Targhee Resort has twice been honored with the prestigious Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence, most recently in 2011.  For more information, please visit our website at www.grandtarghee.com


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