Grand Targhee Ski Resort
This resort is a hidden gem located about an hour outside of Jackson Hole. Targhee receives over 500 inches of snow each year, which provides it with some of the best powder skiing in North America. The resort itself is small and intimate, perfect for families or groups that want a wonderfully scenic setting with all the mod cons.
The skiing at Grand Targhee can be absolutely euphoric. Most of the terrain falls into the intermediate category, but there are some short, fun steep runs on the outer edges for more advanced skiers. The secret about Targhee is that you don’t necessarily ski it for the terrain, it’s the snow you come here for. An adjoining peak, Peaked Mountain, offers an additional 1500 acres of snowcat skiing which is limited to no more than 30 people maximum on any given day. (You do the maths!) The resort has been planning to install a lift on this mountain, which would cut into that acreage for the snowcats, but never fear. There will still be plenty of that great “Snow from Heaven, Not Hoses” to play in.
Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?
Intimate ski area
Perfect resort for learning powder skiing or riding
Great two centre option with Jackson Hole
Impressive ski school and childcare
Not suited for those seeking nightlife or a “town” atmosphere
Smallish ski area
Targhee has some nice lodging options located right in the base area. The resort is small, but families will be quite content for 3-4 days here. The Trap Bar offers a fun apres-ski atmosphere but all in all, the resort gets quiet at night. (There are a few exceptions to this when the locals get rowdy in the bar, but regardless, they’re a nice bunch!) The Targhee Lodge may be the best slopeside value in skiing but Teewinot Lodge is a more comfortable option with larger rooms and a pleasant fireside lounge. There are self-catering condos available in the Sioux Lodge for larger families or groups. SkiarUS is also proud to offer the option of a catered chalet in Teton Valley, Idaho for those wanting that experience. The chalet would be about 30 minutes from Grand Targhee and 1 hour from Jackson Hole.
Grand Targhee is an unspoiled destination. The snow is great, the people are nice, and the area is breathtaking. The close proximity to Jackson Hole is another added benefit but serious powder hounds might just be happy at Targhee regardless!
Day Trip Options:
Jackson Hole, Big Sky
Two Centre Options:
Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Sun Valley
Jackson Hole Ski Resort
Jackson Hole has been fighting it’s own image as an experts only resort for years. Yes, the ski area does offer some of the best extreme terrain in the US, but intermediates and beginners don’t need to worry…there are plenty of runs and places for you to ski as well! The resort boasts one of the best ski schools for both kids and adults and they work diligently to make even the most nervous of intermediates feel comfortable on this challenging mountain. The snowfall is best during January and February, but temps can be a bit chilly. Early March is the best time at Jackson Hole, better overall temps with consistent snowfall.
This mountain, town, and area is a winter paradise. Great skiing, good snow, and tons to do make Jackson Hole one of the best skiing destinations in North America. It’s a definite on the AmeriCan Ski top 10 list!
Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?
Top resort for expert terrain with excellent offerings for intermediates too
Kids Ranch Ski School is one of the best in the Rockies
Tremendous value accommodation, from cheap and cheerful to gorgeous and lush
Great town with loads of nightlife and dining out options
Easy distance for exploring Yellowstone and Teton National Parks
Good options for non-skiers as well
Cruising terrain is limited for wobbly intermediates
The Inn and The Lodge: These two hotels are owned and operated by the same company and offer a nice, comfortable lodging option in Jackson and at Teton Village. The Inn is situated right on the slopes and is a great value for ski-in/walk-out accommodation. There is an outdoor pool and hot tub on-site. The Lodge is located one-mile out of the town of Jackson but has many terrific onsite facilities including an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tubs, and sauna. The rooms are spacious with oversized Jacuzzi tubs in the bathroom. The Lodge offers its own shuttle service to the mountain.
Alpine House B&B: The Alpine House, a gorgeous, cosy country inn located in the heart of Jackson, makes a perfect home base while exploring Teton territory. Built of century-old timber beams with tile floors and bright, elegant rooms, the Alpine House is an undiscovered gem in Jackson Hole. Full breakfast included.
Huff House Cottages: Gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms full of tasteful, high quality personal touches and mod cons. Rooms have king beds, TV/VCR, and oversized Jacuzzi tubs. Gourmet breakfast served a few yards away in the Huff House Inn. 4 minutes to Town Square and shuttle.
The Parkway Inn: Perfect mix of modern facilities and charming old inn cosiness and personal attention. Antique furnishings, brass beds, natural wood, country décor, beautiful bedrooms and suites. Cute fireplace lounge, nice breakfast, heated pool, sauna, hot tub, and gym. Probably the best value hotel in and American ski resort. Low single supplements. Shuttle stop outside.
The Painted Porch: Beautifully resorted old farmhouse. A luxury B&B located 8 miles from town and 4 miles from the ski slopes. There’s a nice, cosy den with woodstove, living room with antiques, hardwood floors, and large rock fireplace. 4 charming bedrooms including the superb Garden Cottage suite, which we rate the loveliest accommodation in the whole of Jackson. Full breakfast included. Car-hire essential.
The Renaissance Hotel in Teton Village: Teton Village’s premier hotel decorated with rich western décor, sumptuous leather furniture, large stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and wild game trophies. Very comfortable bedrooms full of all the mod cons. Fine dining restaurant, pub & grille, and atmospheric lobby bar. Outdoor hot tubs and heated pool with mountain views, indoor hot tub, sauna. Ski-in with private heated walkway out to slopes.
Town Square Inn: Three lodging properties located in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole. Situated just off the Town Square, you are in walking distance to the many fine attractions the town and the shuttle route to Teton Village. The properties, Antler Inn, 49er Inn and Suites, and Elk Country Inn, each offer a slightly different variation on standard hotel accommodation. These are also one of the few units to offering self-catering accommodation in Jackson.
The Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton Village is the spot for apres-ski and will give you a perfect taste of the Jackson we know and love! Interested in seeing how the locals play when not on the mountain? Not a problem, just hit the Rancher Bar in town or the Shady Lady Saloon at Snow King later on in the evening. Regardless if you feel like getting crazy or just having a quiet evening to yourself with family and friends, you can find the perfect spot in Jackson Hole to match your mood!
Day Trip Options:
Grand Targhee, Snow King
Two Centre Options:
Big Sky, Grand Targhee, Sun Valley, Utah resorts