Grand Targhee Resort
Grand Targhee Resort is a ski resort in the western United States, located in western Wyoming in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, near Alta, the closest town to the resort. It is 42 miles northwest of Jackson and is accessible only from the west, through Driggs, Idaho. The border with Idaho is less than five miles due west.
The resort has lodging, a spa, retail stores, and conference facilities. On the west side of the famous Teton Range, it is located eight miles northwest of the Grand Teton, and the majority of the slopes at Grand Targhee face west.
The ski resort has four quad-chairs (two are high-speed detachable), and one conveyor. The greatest vertical drop is 2,419 feet (737 m). It is rated as 85% Difficult and 15% Advanced in skiing. There are also Nordic skiing trails, snowshoeing, snowcat adventures, and activities. The longest trail at the resort is Teton Vista Traverse at 2.7 miles (4.3 km).
It averages over 500 inches of snowfall per season which ranks it among the top five ski resorts in North America. This is impressive where it is 670 miles (1,080 km) inland and the snow that falls is nearly always powder snow. The reason for the abundant snowfall is twofold.