“Which run should we take? The good, the bad or the ugly?” How can you not have fun on terrain that seem to have been named for the love of the ladies- Shadow Woman, Ladies Waist, and Bird Woman.
Nothing like ending a day by stripping off your ski gear to jump into a steaming pool of hot water with your fellow Targheers. Just steps from the door of any of the three lodges on site, the pools are just close enough to run from your room, make a snow angel and jump into the pool before freezing into a bunny-sicle.
The Teewinot lodge has a cozy southwestern feel from the moment you walk through the door. You’re greeted by a gentle fire surrounded by seating for you and you’re whole Girl Scout troop. You come to expect bunk beds as you make your way down the hallways that time warp you back to the 1960’s. You are pleasantly surprised by spacious clean rooms fit with boot dryers, ski racks incredibly comfortable beds.
Every lodging guest is awarded two complimentary guided snowshoe passes courtesy of the nature center. Located at the base of the ski area both naturalists on site, Brigid and Colin, greet you with boundless energy and enthusiasm about what natural wonders the ski area holds. It is here that you can stroke the hanging pelts of the elusive lynx, the bigger than imagined beaver and the beautiful coyote that are indigenous to the area. Make sure to have Colin teach you a birdcall or two when on your walkabout!
No need to travel outside the resort to get some fresh turns. Grand Targhee resort offers 602 acres and 18,000 vertical feet of onsite Cat skiing. Instead of fighting for first chair on a powder day, grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy your heated ride up to the top of Peaked Mountain to experience untouched free ride terrain just minutes away from your lodge’s door.
After just a couple days on the mountain you will begin to recognize a few familiar local faces. In comparison to Jackson Hole and larger resorts in the area, Targhee makes you feel as if you have been welcomed home. All of your amenities are centrally located with no need to travel more than a few hundred feet to find anything you may want or need to make your trip to Targhee a comfortable ride.
Make sure to impress your fellow riders by going big off the Hollywood jumps under the main quad. With enough rail to appease the rats and box to please the bunnies, this terrain park is a must hit at the end of the high speed face run. If jumping isn’t your thing, enjoy the mile long smile you’ll get from riding the Jedi aspen tree run just skier’s left to the side of the park.
With an average of 500 inches yearly this small resort gets blasted by snowfall each year making for epic turns all season long. As active stewards and promoters of Jeremy Jones POW (Protect Our Winters)Targhee recognizes the need to cherish our winters on our warming planet. Make sure to pick up a promotional card at the front desk or stop by the nature center for more details.
With live music nearly every night of the week, the Trap Bar is great place to spend your après ski. Make sure to get a heaping pile of Wydaho waffle fry nachos piled high with all the fixings. And don’t miss out on getting your refillable beer mug to hang on your own personal reserved hook. Slap on a few Snow Bunny stickers to represent like our other favorite locals do! More on the The Trap Bar.
1. Teton View
Ensure to pay hommage to the holy quad of Teton Peaks that can be seen from the Teton Vista Traverse off the Dreamcatcher lift. They slowly reveal themselves, in all of their majesty, as you round the corner of the traverse. Make sure not to be caught drooling, as you can’t help but be a photo taking tourist of the breathtaking peaks.