Grand Targhee Resort Opens for the 2018-2019 Season

Celebrating 50 Years

(Alta, WY – November 13, 2018) Celebrating good times since 1969. The 2018-19 winter season kicks off for Grand Targhee Resort on Friday, November 16, 2018. As they embark on their 50th winter season, they’re inviting you to make a visit and experience the one-and-only Targhee Vibe.

Grand Targhee Resort is the first ski area in Wyoming to open, and as of today, the resort is scheduled to open Dreamcatcher, Shoshone, and Papoose on Friday, November 16, 2018. Early season conditions exist and the resort wants to remind guests to ski and ride with caution.

Après at the Trap Bar and Grill for opening weekend includes Bluecoat Buffalo on Friday and The Bush Pilots on Saturday.

2018-19 Winter Lift Tickets

Regular Holiday Reg/Holiday Half Day 12:30pm
Adults (ages 13 – 64) $90 $95 $72/76
Senior (ages 65+) $65 $70 $52/56
Junior (ages 6 – 12) $37 $42 $30/34
Child (5 & under) Free Free Free
Active Military $45 $45 $45
Shoshone Only $45 $45 $45
Adaptive of Chaperone Adult (13+) $35 $35 $35

Changes Around the Resort

Over 1.8 million dollars has been invested into the resort this year. Capital improvements for the 2018/19 winter include the addition of a new grooming machine, an expansion to the Trap Bar & Grill deck, grading of Powder Reserve Traverse offering better access from Sacajawea to the base area, new landscaping in the base area, a resort-wide new phone system, new outerwear partnership with Helly Hansen, and much more. Over the summer the resort invested into their mountain bike park by reengineering Buffalo Drop, adding new jumps to Astro, creating over 6 miles of cross-country trails, two new skills parks, a balance bike track, and installing new bike trays on both Dreamcatcher, and Shoshone lifts.

Save Big on Lodging and Lift Tickets

New for the 2018/19 season, Grand Targhee Resort is offering online ticket sales, where guests can save as much as 25% on their lift tickets when purchased in advance. Early bird purchases will see the biggest savings, tickets are priced based on dates and availability. In keeping with tradition, kids 5 & under always ski free.

Grand Targhee 4-Packs are on sale through November 15, 2018 offering the convenience of skipping the ticket line and going direct to the lifts.

Save 20% off slopeside rooms and vacation rentals when you make a new reservation for the 2018/19 winter season by November 15, 2018. All guests are eligible for discounted lift tickets when packaged with lodging. Kids 12 and under always stay and ski free with accompanying adults. Book your winter getaway online or by calling 800-TARGHEE today.


Grand Targhee Resort is a year-round mountain resort on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming. Tucked among spectacular Teton views and national forest land, Grand Targhee is an intimate summer getaway for adventure-seekers, with over 70 miles of hiking and biking trails. Grand Targhee is consistently ranked in the top 5 Mountain Bike Parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. 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. For more information, please visit our website at grandtarghee.com.

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