Grand Targhee Resort located in Alta, Wyoming, within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is notoriously known for having deep powder combined with excellent terrain options. Located near the border of Idaho and Wyoming, Grand Targhee is situated on the west side of the Grand Tetons and is consistently hit by Pacific-born storms that stack up against the Tetons.
The ski area is home to an excellent trail system that has terrain options for all abilities. The resort provides guests with spectacular scenery combined with great snow and a laid-back atmosphere. The ski area is a paradise for powder lovers and is full of great diverse and fun terrain.
Grand Targhee ski resort is located 42 miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and 82 miles from Idaho Falls, Idaho. From the Jackson Hole Airport, it takes about one and a half hours to get to the resort. It is approximately a two-hour drive from Yellowstone National Park and an hour and a half from Grand Teton National Park. There are shuttle and lift services from Jackson Hole and Idaho Falls airports.
Grand Targhee Resort provides visitors with a ski and snowboard school with adult and kids programs, ski equipment rentals and sales. During the summer, visitors can take scenic rides on the chairlifts to see the surrounding countryside. There are music festivals, kids’ camps and cross-country and downhill mountain biking trails. Slopeside amenities include shopping, restaurants, rentals, guided tours throughout all four seasons and more. If you have a free day, you should spend some time in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Most places close pretty early in and around the resort, but you can find at least some happy hour options.
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is about 50 minutes away, and Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is about 90 minutes away. Both are serviced by several major air carriers and car rental agencies.
Directions from Jackson Hole airport: Exit airport. Turn right on Hwy. 89/191. Go to the town square in Jackson (square will be on your left). Turn right on Broadway towards Wilson, Hwy. 22. Turn right on Hwy. 22/Teton Pass-Wilson ("Y" intersection at Phillips 66 station, follow right lane for exit). Go through Wilson, WY. and over Teton Pass (Hwy. 22, steep mountain pass, 10% grades, beautiful views). Idaho state line is at west base of pass. WY. Hwy. 22 becomes Idaho Hwy. 33. Follow Hwy. 33 through Victor, Id. to Driggs, Id. Turn right at the traffic light and Key Bank (Ski Hill Road). Follow Ski Hill Road for about 6 blocks. You will reach a fork. Bear left and continue on Ski Hill Road. Remain on Ski Hill Road through Alta, WY. Ski Hill Road ends at Grand Targhee Resort.
Directions from Idaho Falls Airport: Exit airport and turn left on Grandview Drive/Hwy. 20 (towards West Yellowstone). Proceed on Hwy. 20 for approximately 30 miles. After the third Rexburg exit and at the next exit, you will see a brown sign that reads "Targhee Recreation Area, Teton Hwy. 33" on the right. Take that exit and stay on Hwy. 33 to Driggs, Id. Go through town and turn left at the traffic light and Key Bank on to Ski Hill Road. Follow Ski Hill Road for about 6 blocks. You will reach a fork. Bear left and the road becomes Ski Hill Road. Remain on Ski Hill Road through Alta, WY, Ski Hill Road ends at Grand Targhee Resort.
Grand Targhee offers independent contractor airport shuttles to and from Jackson, WY and Idaho Falls, ID airports. Advanced reservations are required through its lodging department (800-827-4433).