Wyoming’s Grand Targhee Resort is having a good snow season and wants to spread the wealth of winter fun to those whose home ski areas may be wrestling with a dearth of snow. Targhee is offering free skiing to season passholders from any U.S. or Canadian resort.

Targhee is pushing toward 12 feet of snowfall this winter. Fred’s Mountain, Mary’s Nipple, and Peaked Mountain — Targhee’s three mountains — have 100 percent of their runs open, including snowcat skiing terrain and expert chutes. Targhee has already seen several powder days this winter, and on sunny stretches, the groomers are buffed out for cruising.

Check out the conditions at Targhee in this video from Jan. 6:


Skiers and snowboarders who have season passes to North American resorts can get free lift tickets at Grand Targhee. (Lift tickets regularly cost $69.) A minimum of three nights of lodging is required to get the free skiing, and one lift ticket is available for each passholder for each night of lodging booked. The deal has some stipulations, so read the fine print or ask for details if booking reservations by phone.

Grand Targhee offers lodging in about 150 properties with rates running $98 to $599 per night. Reservations can be made online or through central reservations at 800-TARGHEE. You’ll need to mention that you are a current passholder at a U.S. or Canadian ski resort and bring your ski passes with you.

Grand Targhee village

Grand Targhee offers lodging in its village. Photo by Becky Lomax.

Grand Targhee may be tucked on the western border of Wyoming, but it requires less than a five-hour drive from Salt Lake City. Driving from Denver takes less than nine hours. For Tahoe skiers, the drive from Reno is about 12 hours. If Targhee is too far to drive, you can fly into Idaho Falls or Jackson Hole. Both airports sit a one-hour drive from the resort.

Skiers and snowboarders who don’t own season passes for North American resorts can also find ski and stay specials for Grand Targhee. Three- and four-night packages are available.

Find more information or make reservations here.