Mandatory Face Covering Beginning July 22, 2020
We are committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 and providing a healthy environment where we can continue to recreate and enjoy the outdoors. In the interest of keeping our guests, employees, and community safe, ALL visitors to Grand Targhee Resort will be required to wear a face covering. Currently, face coverings are highly recommended, and beginning Wednesday, July 22, face coverings will be required. If you cannot wear a face covering due please contact the resort ahead of time if possible and visit the Ticket Window or Front Desk to speak with an employee, where you will be provided with a wristband.
- Guests ages 5+ must wear an adequate face covering while in indoor public areas, and all outdoor areas where a minimum 6-foot distance from others cannot be maintained (including loading and unloading lifts).
- RESTAURANTS: Guests entering, exiting, or moving about within a restaurant must wear a face covering. Guests are only exempted while sitting at a table or bar, provided that a minimum 6 foot (2 meters) distance between parties is achieved.
Thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue to provide a healthy environment where we can all recreate.
- All Indoor Areas – Rendezvous Lodge, Teewinot Lodge, The General Store, The Summit Nature Center, Teton Mountain Outfitters, Habitat | High Altitude Provisions, and the Shuttle.
- Outdoor Areas – While loading and unloading the lifts and anywhere within the base area where a minimum of a 6 foot (2 meters) distance cannot be achieved.
The following activities are exempt from wearing a face covering with proper social distancing measures in place:
- Trails for hiking and biking
- Riding the chairlift
- Swimming in the pool
- Disc golf course
- While dining, after being seated
The following individuals are exempt from wearing a face covering:
- Guests under the age of 5 – when the child cannot tolerate a face covering.
- Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or special circumstance that prevents wearing a face covering or shield.
- Visitors who are hearing impaired or communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
Why is Grand Targhee Resort requiring face coverings?
We are a small community with limited emergency resources that is made up of two states, two counties, and four different cities, all having just as many different health guidelines. The CDC and Teton County Wyoming Health Department are strongly recommending and Teton County Idaho and Eastern Idaho Public Health are requiring wearing a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are committed to keeping our guests, community, and employees safe while providing a fun place to get outdoors.
What if I forget my face covering or I do not have one?
The resort will provide you with a temporary face covering. You may also purchase a buff from Teton Mountain Outfitters.
What legal authority does Grand Targhee Resort have to make this requirement?
Areas that are included in the face covering requirements are owned or leased by Grand Targhee Resort.
Will Grand Targhee Resort employees be wearing masks?
Yes, all employees are required to wear a face covering while interacting with guests, other employees, and when they cannot maintain a minimum of a 6 foot (2 meters) distance.
What should I do if I fit the criteria for being exempt from wearing a mask?
Please go to the ticket window or front desk. You will be provided with a wristband to show that you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
Do I have to wear a face covering while loading and unloading Dreamcatcher or Shoshone?
Yes, you are required to wear a face covering while loading and unloading the lifts. Once you are on the lifts you may remove your face covering.
What is considered a face covering?
Your face covering must cover both your nose and mouth. Coverings include surgical masks, cloth masks, N95 mask, buffs, respirators, and other personal protective equipment that provides proper coverage.