Grand Targhee Ski Area Snowboarding
The 2nd most popular snowboarding destination in Wyoming.
Friday 25 January 2019 03:08 GMT
Across the Tetons from Jackson and northeast of Driggs Idaho, the Grand Targhee ski area 100 runs spread over 2,600 acres that are served by 5 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,270 feet. Also known affectionately as Grand Foggy, it is known for its open slopes, deep powder, trees and glades, natural half pipes, cornices, and chutes that provide an excitement and challenge for all levels of riders. With over 500 inches of snowfall annually, it is also know by snowboarders for its consistently deep snowpack.
On a big pow day, take the Dreamcatcher quad lift to Instructors Chute or Patrol Chute or Nasty Gulch. For extra challenge, try Marys Nipple hike-in backcountry area accessible via Dreamcatcher and Teton Vista Traverse. In addition, advanced snowboarders will enjoy exploring adjacent Peaked Mountain freeriding which is accessed by Snowcat Adventures. If you've got some freestyle snowboarders in your crew, try dropping into the two terrain parks at Grand Targhee: North Pole Terrain Park off Shoshone lift and Sweetwater Terrain Park under the Dreamcatcher lift.
For apres ski, the only option is Trap Bar at the base, but don’t expect it to be rockin'. For some nightlife, cruise down to the Knotty Pine in Victor or the Royal Wolf in Driggs.
While only 48 miles from Jackson Hole, it is definitely worth staying as close as possible to the Grand Targhee base area since there is a high pass between Jackson and Targhee, which can close when snowing due to avalanche hazards.
Overall, Grand Targhee Ski Area is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 5 snowboarding resorts in Wyoming. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Grand Targhee Ski Area including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Resort and White Pine Ski Resort.