Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


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Elevation

  • 9920ft
    Summit
  • 2270ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7851ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 5
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    33%

  • Intermediate Runs

    37%

  • Advanced Runs

    25%

  • Expert Runs

    5%

  • Runs

    97

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    2.7 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2602 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/27/202004/12/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    152
  • Projected Days Open
    137
  • Years Open
    51
  • Average Snowfall
    500"

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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.

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.

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

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Grand Targhee Resort Reviews

dmbroder71
25th January 20201
The snow quality is great...if you can see it. The locals call it Grand Foghee for a reason. I've been there 3...Full review
Keith Watson
9th September 20195
Such a gem, but I hope it stays a secret. Mainly for the local Driggs crowd and students at BYUI (in Rexburg)....Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation