Why Go: Though it doesn’t officially open this year until Nov. 23, Grand Targhee has been known to open early when conditions permit (with an annual average snowfall of 500+ inches, conditions permit about 25 to 30 percent of the time). And unlike at many other resorts, early-season skiing at Targhee—starting on the Shoshone lift and spreading out from there—is almost exclusively on natural snow.
Deals: Grand Targhee features a Thanksgiving & Opening Day Lodging Package, as well as other lodging discounts. There’s also early-season lift ticket pricing and a benefit for a local food drive that offers lift ticket discounts in exchange for donations of canned goods or other non-perishable items.
Don’t Miss: Check out Targhee’s early-season Snowcat Adventure Packages, which start at just $279 per person. The offer includes three nights’ lodging, a one-day lift ticket, and a full day of Grand Targhee Snowcat Adventure skiing between opening day and Dec. 20.