Nature Center Hours
Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
Off Season Hours Apply
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Naturalist Tours Details
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Have you ever wondered
- Who manages the land we ski and board on?
- What kind of trees live up there?
- Where are all the animals?
- Why does Grand Targhee get so much snow?
- How did the Tetons come to be?
- How animals adapt to live in Targhee’s winter environment?
Targhee’s Environmental Program seeks to educate the public about the ecology and conservation of our unique alpine environment and to advocate the stewardship of Grand Targhee for recreation, healthy forests, and wildlife habitat. Naturalist education programs provide alternative recreational activities at Grand Targhee and strive to inspire guests to become involved in the conservation of our environment. Grand Targhee’s Nature Center is located between the Ski School and Kids Club cabins.
Ghee-cology – the relations and interactions between organisms, people, and Grand Targhee’s environment.
Naturalist Snowshoe Tours
Grand Targhee Resort offers guided snowshoe adventures for the young at heart and curious of mind. Participants will learn about the history of Grand Targhee, forest and wildlife ecology, and the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Tours are led by one of our Resort Naturalists, and guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. Snowshoe tours last about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and offer an easy to moderate journey of discovery to explore old growth forest life, snow tracking, trees, wildlife, geology and winter ecology.
Together we’ll scout for tracks in the snow, learn about the different trees in the forest, and listen for distinct bird calls. This winter marks the 12th year we have offered Naturalist services to our guests in partnership with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. See Snowshoe Tour Details
Ski with a Naturalist
For those interested in doing an “on mountain” adventure the NEW Ski with a Naturalist program will provide a ski experience like no other. When you ski with our naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special while skiing intermediate terrain accessed off the Dreamcatcher and Shoshone chairlift. Ski with our resort naturalist Brigid Sinram for a true insiders look at the natural world on mountain at Grand Targhee. See Ski with a Naturalist Details