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 village is tiny but really pretty. Facilities are limited but the one bar is good fun and the one restaurant is excellent.

Wonderfully uncrowded ski area where untracked powder can last 10 days after a storm
 The second highest snowfall record in skidom
Perfect resort for learning powder skiing or riding
Great two centre option with Big Ski, Sun Valley or Jackson Hole
Pretty, compact slopeside village with good nursery slope, impressive ski school and childcare - great for families
Tiny village. Could feel a bit claustrophobic for a full holiday's stay - hence best as two centre
Not that many intermediate pistes

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

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