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Overview

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.

Where Is Grand Targhee Resort Located?

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.

Transportation

Air Travel:

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.

By Car:

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.

Ground Transportation:

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).

Ski in/ski out lodging at the base village consists of hotel and suite accommodations. Guests have full use of two hot tubs, a heated saltwater swimming pool, and a fitness center. We also offer lodging in our condominiums a short drive from the resort in Driggs, Idaho. Lodging packages available; kids 12 and under ski and stay free with paid adult.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • The General Stores offers everything that you would need to get your day started, including fresh-baked goods, as well as snacks for the mountain. 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY 83414

Lunch

  • No matter what you’re craving, Wild Bill’s Grill will have it. This cafeteria serves everything from pizza to burgers to sandwiches to homemade soups. 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY 83414

Dinner

  • The Trap Bar and Grill is the place to go for a hearty meal after your time on the mountain. Try a draft beer or one of their many cocktails. 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY 83414

Apres/Nightlife

Most places close pretty early in and around the resort, but you can find at least some happy hour options.

  • Forage Bistro & Lounge has specials on drinks and charcuterie boards for happy hour. 285 E Little Avenue, Driggs, ID 83422

Terrain

Located on the western slope of the Tetons, Grand Targhee Resort spans across two skiable mountains: Fred’s Mountain (summit 9,862 feet) and Peaked Mountain (summit 9,830 feet). The two mountains are linked by 2,602 acres of lift accessible terrain while Mary’s Nipple (9,920 feet) offers additional in-bounds hike-to terrain.

Averaging an annual snowfall of 500+ inches of light powder and featuring a 2,270-foot vertical rise, skiers and snowboarders will find themselves enchanted by spectacular scenery and uncrowded trails in a charming western small town. The season runs on average from mid-November until mid-April. The base elevation is 7,851 feet, and there is a total of 5 lifts. There are two terrain parks as well as Nordic trails, snowshoeing and more. The mountain terrain is 10% beginner, 70% intermediate, 16% advanced and 4% expert.

Inside Scoop

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.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

99"
62"
41"
21"
0"
29"
Nov
82"
Dec
79"
Jan
81"
Feb
62"
Mar
35"
Apr
0"
May

Total Lifts: 5

2
High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

9920'
Summit
2270'
Vertical Drop
7851'
Base

Important Dates

November 18, 20222022/11/18
Projected Opening
April 09, 20232023/04/09
Projected Closing
137
Projected Days Open
152
Days Open Last Year
53
Years Open
500"
Average Snowfall
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