Resort Guide 2018: GRAND TARGHEE

Grand Targhee Resort is a year-round destination resort situated on the western slopes of the Teton Mountains in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. A hidden skier and snowboarder's paradise, Grand Targhee Resort offers 2602 rideable acres and Wyoming's only cat- skiing. Famous for averaging more than 500 inches of light, dry Teton powder every season – You'll love the groomed runs, pristine glade skiing, and open powder bowls! Grand Targhee has developed a reputation of being a quality, guest-focused resort with genuine Western hospitality. The quaint mountain village offers shopping, dining, rentals, lessons, a variety of activities, après music, and slopeside accommodations.

Location: Alta, WY
Vertical Drop: 2270'
Annual Snowfall: 500"+
Most popular run: "There are no favorite runs! The whole mountain is one big powder paradise!"
Ride-able Acres: 2,602
Number of Lifts: 5
Number of Trails: 90+
Nearest Airport: Jackson Hole – 1.5 hour drive & Idaho Falls – 2 hour drive
Aprés: Trap Bar & Grill (slopeside), Branding Iron Grill (slopeside), The Royal Wolf (Driggs)
Hotels/Lodging: 3 slopeside lodging facilities, Slopeside Tower Suite, 50+ Teton Valley townhomes, condos, vacation homes, and cabins. In-reach amenities including restaurants, shopping, a heated outdoor saltwater pool & hot tub, tness cabin, and shuttle service.
Most popular event(s): Freeskiing Competitions on Peaked Cliffs, Terrain Park Events, Rubber Legs Banked Slalom
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: Grand Targhee Resort 4-Packs will be available beginning September 1, 2017 at their lowest price through October 15. The GTR 4-Pack gives you 4 great days of skiing or riding and you get to enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket window and going directly to the lifts.

Recently the resort and our employees have won numerous awards including Business of the Year by Best of Teton Valley 2016 and 2017, #2 on Ski Magazine's Resort Guide 2017 for Top Snow Quality, Top Value, Top Scenery and Top Character, and #9 on Forbes Magazine's: The Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America for 2016. New for the 17/18 winter season will be a revamped Snow Cat Experience, as well as additions to our Beginner and Intermediate/Expert Terrain Parks.

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This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here.