The Summer Ahead
WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
It seems like ages ago when we were all enjoying powdery turns on the mountain. We are living in unprecedented times, and it is hard to believe the new way of life that we are all having to adjust to. Over the past six weeks, our team has been sheltering in place; we have been staying at home to keep our valley safe. Our team has been working on a summer operation plan and policies for each that follows state and local guidelines, and other best practices, as we take the safety of our guests, employees, and community seriously.
Every decision we have made has not come easy. We have been working through every aspect of operations, with the health and well-being of our guests, employees, and community at the forefront. Working through new policies and procedures required to operate in this new way of life is not a simple task. It has taken our entire team coming together to create an environment where everyone can feel safe and enjoy the outdoors.
As we navigate these new waters, we kindly ask that you respect our decisions and follow our precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy this summer. We are taking this summer week by week, day by day, and even hour by hour. At any point, our plans may change. We will continue to keep you informed on any changes that arise as we go through summer. We have a lot of information in this email, so please read through it carefully.
2020/21 SEASON PASSES
2020/21 winter season passes go on sale on June 1, 2020, with first-tier pricing running through July 31, 2020. All 2019/20 season passholders will be able to renew at a discounted rate through the first pricing tier. We have also implemented a flexible refund policy. If for any reason you request a refund or deferral on your purchase of a season pass, you may do so until October 15, 2020.
We are excited to be part of the Mountain Collective and part of our new relationship is that all 2020/21 Grand Targhee passholders will receive unlimited 50% off lift tickets to Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Alta, Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Arapahoe Basin, Banff Sunshine, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Cornet Peak & The Remarkables, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bush, Sugarloaf, Taos, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Niseko United, Panorama, Sunshine Valley, Revelstoke, and Valle Nevado.
We are also continuing to offer a long list of passholder perks, including friends and family tickets, free tickets to partner resorts, and discounts on lodging, lessons, retails, F&B, cat skiing, and more.
2020 BIKE PARK PASSES
2020 Bike Park Passes will go on sale on June 1, 2020. There will be one price tier this summer. 2020/21 season passholders will receive a discount on the purchase of their 2020 bike park pass. We will offer a full refund up until the first day of use. Grand Targhee Resort will open for downhill biking on June 19, 2020, conditions permitting.
2020 POOL PASSES
This summer, we have decided not to sell a pool pass due to an expanded cleaning protocol of the pool area, changing room, and restrooms. In lieu of pool passes, we will offer 90-minute pool sessions due to the expanded cleaning protocol of the pool area, changing room, and restrooms. Sessions will begin at 10am daily, with a 30-minute break after each session to wipe down the area. All guests must exit the pool for cleaning. The pool will close to non-lodging guests at 5:30pm. More details about our pool sessions will become available online, stay tuned.
2020 MUSIC FESTIVALS
Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of our festival family, Grand Targhee employees, vendors, and the incredible extended musical family, we have made the very painful decision to cancel Targhee Fest, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, and Targhee Music Camp. We are deeply saddened at the loss of some of our most cherished summer gatherings, but we look forward to rocking the Tetons with all of you in 2021.
If you have made a lodging reservation, please contact our central reservation team – firstname.lastname@example.org. We will extend a full refund or move your booking to 2021.
2021 Festival Dates
Targhee Fest: July 9 – 11, 2021
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival: August 13 – 15, 2021
Targhee Music Camp: August 9 – 12, 2021
2020 EVENTS & GROUPS
As of now, all events and group functions have been canceled through July 13. We will continue to monitor the ever-changing requirements and guidelines around events. We are hopeful that we will be able to host summer events in a responsible manner.
RV, sprinter, car camping, and tent camping will be offered this summer. There will be a designated amount of spaces that may be purchased online. There will be a designated amount of spaces and we encourage you to reserve your space and pay online before arriving at the resort.
2020 BIKE LESSONS & RENTALS
Bike lessons and rentals will be available throughout the summer, beginning June 19. Advanced online purchase is highly encouraged.
2020 VACATION RENTALS
We are still working through all of the details around on-mountain lodging at this time.
2020 SUMMER FOOD & BEVERAGE
Food and beverage operations will happen this summer, however, we are still working through the final details.
2020 SUMMER KIDS CAMP
We are currently working through what a summer kids camp program could look like. We are examining new policies and procedures to see if and how we could provide a safe product for our guests. We are still working through the final details.
WE'LL SEE YOU SOON
Details surrounding all our summer operations are being finalized and may be a moving target throughout the summer. GrandTarghee.com will be the best source for up to date information. We will continue to evaluate the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and will update our website and product pages. We are working toward creating a safe summer experience for our guests, employees, and community.
We look forward to sharing a fun and active summer with you.
The Grand Targhee Resort Team