Four skiers look out at a mountain view of the Tetons

The Future of Grand Targhee

The Future is No Accident

With countless projects underway to improve our mountain experience for guests and staff alike, we are building our own future. Discover what lies ahead for Grand Targhee.   

SHAPING THE FUTURE

We have committed over $20 million to on and off-mountain projects and equipment. Work on new employee housing units and a new Mountain Operations facility was completed in June and October 2021, respectively. In addition to many other projects and equipment purchases, renovations to the Teewinot Lodge began in spring 2021, a new and expanded parking lot was finished for the 2021/22 winter season, and work on the new Peaked Chairlift and terrain began in summer 2021. We aim to complete this project in time for the 2022/23 winter season.  

An architectural drawing of a house

EMPLOYEE HOUSING

Grand Targhee and a partner purchased three acres of land in Driggs to build 16 employee housing units. Each of these units has six bedrooms for a total of 96 rooms, all with individual walk-in closet space and a private bathroom. The location of these units offers convenient access to town, shuttle stops, and local amenities. Eight units were completed in June 2021, and the remaining eight were completed in August 2021. 

A large building on a ski hill, mid construction

MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS

Construction on the new Mountain Operations facility began in the summer of 2020 and was completed in the fall of 2021. The new facility spans over 13,000 square feet. It includes nine work bays, ten mountain operations offices, a 10,000lbs overhead crane, a 5,000lbs jib crane, a snowcat/bus maintenance lift, an auto maintenance lift, and state-of-the-art oil, fluid, and fuel station dispenser. It also includes an oil, water, and contaminants separator with a washing station that uses recycled water to wash vehicles. The building features LED lighting, hydronic heating, and an exhaust containment system that filters exhaust to clean air when the team works on the machines.

An empty chairlift with mountain views in the background

COLTER LIFT

We started constructing the Peaked Lift in summer 2021, with a scheduled opening for the 2022/23 winter season. The lift will be a Doppelmayr D-Line detachable six-passenger chairlift. The first projects completed were installing the tower and terminal foundations and trenching the power supply and communications infrastructure. 

Over $1 million of work was completed in the summer of 2021. Cat-skiing was offered in the Peaked Mountain area for the last time during the 2021/22 winter season. Over summer 2022, towers and terminals were installed, along with all other work related to opening this terrain to the public for the 2022/23 winter season. 

The Peaked Lift will transport up to 2,000 people per hour and gain 1,815 vertical feet in just over five minutes. The Peaked area offers impressive views of the Tetons with access to over 600 acres of intermediate to advanced trails. The Peaked Lift will have a maintenance bay where 100% of the chairs can be stored at night, keeping them free of rime ice and allowing for improved maintenance conditions. In addition, this lift's heavier six-passenger carriers will improve its ability to operate in windy conditions. New carriers were added to the Sacajawea Lift during the summer of 2022 to bring the uphill capacity to 2,000 guests per hour.

PARKING LOT AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

Grand Targhee added a new parking lot to increase capacity by 32% in the summer of 2021. With the lower lot expanded to the south and a new flow throughout all lots, defined shuttle stops with regular service were also added. 

Our shuttle schedule has changed. You can find the latest schedule here