Resort Overview: This resort averages over 500 inches of natural snowfall each year with exceptionally dry powder. Its nature-filled location on the west side of the Tetons offers many activities for families. Best of all, however, slopeside lodging is relatively inexpensive and kids 14 and under stay and ski free on 3, 5 & 7 day lift and lodging packages all winter long (one child per paying adult). This is a great destination for families who don't want to blow their entire life savings on a single ski trip. While you're there, check out the day trips to Yellowstone Park, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh ride dinners, snowshoe tours in the National Forest (great for seeing winter wildlife), snowmobiling and evening activity programs for families and kids. The horse-drawn sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge are awesome!
What's New: Grand Targhee is pleased to announce the following additions for the 2000/01 Winter Season:
1. Upgrade of the access road. If you're driving to the resort this winter, you're in for a very pleasant surprise. The last six miles of your trip will be cruising on our brand new access road (those gnarly switchbacks have been eliminated and/or modified with new smooth and wider surfaces). Road construction on this 4.75 million dollar project is scheduled for completion by November 1, just in time for ski season. Money for the road came from the Federal Forest Highway Program with our local Forest Service Office acting as coordinator.
2. Remodeled Trap Bar.
3. A boardwalk style conveyor lift built by Magic Carpet Conveyor Lifts, Inc. to replace the Mightly Mite Handle Tow in the beginner area.
4. Two new snowcats for the Snowcat Adventure Tours on Peaked Mountain.
5. Two new winch cats.
6. Increased parking areas.
Resort Statistics: Base Elevation: 8,000 Summit: 10,200 Vertical Drop: 2,200 Skiable Acres: 1,500 Average Annual Snowfall: over 500 inches/year Season: November 17th - April 15th Snowmaking: No
Night Skiing: No Ski-Only Areas: No Snowboarding Offered: Yes Snowboarding Trails: 63 Terrain Parks: 0 Cross Country Skiing Offered: 15km Lifts: 1 high speed detachable quad,1 fixed grip quad 1 double and Magic Carpet
Lift Capacity/Hr: 5,240 Lift Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Terrain: 10% Beginer; 70% Intermediate; 20% Advanced; 0% Expert Longest Run: 2.7 miles Lift Ticket Prices: Adult; $44; Junior ( 6-14) $27; Senior (62+) $27; Kids 5 and under ski free with paid adult.
Passes/Discounts Available: Vertical Value Program Vertical Value is an exciting frequent skier/snowboarder program that rewards members with free lift tickets and special offers at any one of the eight Booth Creek resorts located across the United States. It's free if you join on the web, and you can earn free tickets - the first free day is after your first 5 paid days of skiing/snowboarding. After that, you'll ski/snowboard for free after every 3rd day!
Grand Targhee's Frequent Skier Card: Vertical Value Plus Ski for only $39 per day or less all season with "Vertical Value Plus"! THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL BONUS - Use your VVP card just 10 times and it becomes an unrestricted, direct to lift (upon exchange in the Activity Center) Season Pass.
THE VERTICAL VALUE PLUS card can be purchased anytime throughout the season, but this program is only available for sign up at the resort (eg. not online, like Vertical Value). VVP cards can be purchased, issued, and used on the same day! To learn more please call 1-800-TARGHEE, Locally 353-2300.
Day Care: The Kid's Club is a state certified child-care facility conveniently located in the base area. Our professional staff is specially trained to care for children from 2 months to 5 years and provide fun and creative activities designed to keep children happy and entertained during their stay. Snowsport lessons are available for children age 3 or older in combination with childcare.
Kid's Club Rates
Infant Care (2 mos. - 2 yrs.)
Full day - $42, Half Day - $30
Kid's Club Child Care (3 yrs. - 5 yrs.)
Full day - $38, Half Day - $26
Kid's Club with skiing (includes child care, lifts, lunch & lesson) Full day - $68, Half Day - $48
Private lessons available daily by reservation at the Kids Club desk or call extension #1326.
Children's Lessons: Powder Scouts - Powder Scouts is more than just "ski school" - it's a super-fun Targhee ski and snowboard adventure with the best guides on the mountain. Our new Powder Scouts program provides just the thing your 6 to 14 year old wants: lots of time on the mountain, skiing and snowboarding with kids their own age and ability. The Powder Scouts Headquarters is conveniently located in the base village and provides Scouts and their coaches a morning meeting place, special lunch spot, a warming hut for short breaks and an area to store equipment and clothing - even overnight!
Powder Scouts will explore the mountain with awesome instructors and learn to ski some of Grand Targhee's famous runs like the Bobsled, Humpback Forest, the Bat Cave and more!
Powder Scout Rates
Full Day (10 am to 3 pm) - $64 (includes lunch)
Half Day (10 am to noon or 1 pm to 3 pm.) - $34
A lift ticket is required with all lessons.
Private lessons available daily by reservation at the Snowsports School desk or call extension #1352.
Babysitting: Call the resort for a list of preferred sitters.
Family Recreational Activities: Snowcat Skiing; Nordic Skiing; Dogsledding Tours; Snowmobiling; Snowshoeing and Wildlife Tours; Spa and don't forget Tours of Yellowstone National Park and Teton Valley Tours.
Plus, don't forget the Snowtoys:
SNOWSCOOT: A thrilling BMX-like ride that is sure to appeal to the young daredevil. A mixture of a scooter and a snowboard-like device, with a simple twist of the handlebars and a little pressing of the inside hand and foot, the scoot will turn on a dime!
SKIFOX: A simple device with includes an ergonomic shaped bench-seat with an insulated cover, wooden support and shock absorber. Created in Germany by Manfred Stiebler in the early 1900's, this new snow-sliding toy has quickly gained popularity in the Alps. Riders wear skiboards for added support and control.
SNOWBIKE: Originally used by non-skiing lift operators to get down the hill after work, these bikes offer tremendous control and excitement. Bikes are equipped with two shock absorbers and long, comfortable seats. Riders also wear skiboards to aid in balance and control.
Snowtoys Rates-Rentals starting at $10.00
Stop in the Snowplay Outfitters Cabin for details
For other information, call Grand Targhee's Resort Activity Center at: 800-827-4433 ext. 1355
Lodging: Grand Targhee has several options for lodging including: The Western Village; Targhee Lodge; Teewinot Lodge; and condos.
The Western Village at Grand Targhee is the hub of the resort. Walk right to the lifts, restaurants, shopping, rentals, and everything you need right from your lodging accommodations! 5 Night/4 Ski Day Perfect Family Vacation Packages from only $319 per adult!(double occupancy during value season)
Standard hotel accommodations. Sleeps 4, bath with tub and/or shower, color TV, telephone and coffee maker.
Deluxe hotel accommodations feature authentic Western design with lodgepole furnishings. Main lobby with fireplace and hot tub. Full bath with tub, color TV, telephone and coffee maker.
Sioux Lodge condominiums:
All condominiums feature Southwest design with lodgepole furnishings, an adobe fireplace and private balcony. Each unit also includes a living room, stocked kitchenette, full bath with tub, color TV and a telephone - Studio: 1 level, sleeps 4; Loft: Bi-level unit with open loft, sleeps 4; Two bedroom: 2-story unit with 1 and 1/2 bath, sleeps 8.
All lodging located in Base Area with Ski-In/Ski-Out Access.
Visit their website for other lodging and more information.
Amenities: Restaurants - The Trap Bar provides a jumping après ski scene with live music, ski films and sports on the big screen TV. From fine dining in a casual atmosphere to pastries, salads and pizzas, Grand Targhee guests will find it all at our on-site restaurants which include Skadi's, Snorkels, The Wizard of Za, Wild Bill's Grill and the Trap Bar and Grille.
Transportation Available: Shuttle available from resort to village; and car rentals available.