by: Ben - 14th January 2010

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value
Snow, Snow, Snow, Terrain, Family Friendly
Night life

Full review

There are so many good things to say about this hill, chief among them being one of the most perfect combinations of snowfall and terrain that you will find in the states. The "wet" side of the Tetons consistently gets more snow than the "dry" Jackson Hole side. It's not uncommon to see the Ghee posting up much higher overnight depth ratings during storms than Jackson Hole, despite their relative proximity. The terrain here is great too, good long blue cruisers and plenty of steep, hike to and sidecountry. There is somewhat of a lack of steep, lift accessed terrain, but don't stay away because of that. The price of a lift ticket is great too, especially considering you won't be spending too much time in line, if you do at all. You'll have five figures in vertical by noon, no problem. However, if you are looking for afluent shopping and dining, stay away from here. This place is not for trust fund babies. Targhee is unpretentious and for skiers and families that love the sport, not the glitz. If you can't stand the thought of drinking cheap beer instead of some flirtini, you best kick it on over to the other side of the Tetons, because you won't find that here.
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