Founded by ranchers and potato farmers and opened in 1969, Grand Targhee remains a beloved locally owned ski and summer resort with top-notch snow and scenery on the west side of Teton Pass. Locals call it “the Ghee.”
Not every skier, mountain biker, and hiker have heard of Grand Targhee Resort, but those who know it love it deeply. In 1987 Carol Mann and Mori Bergmeyer became so enamored with the Ghee while here on a ski vacation that they bought and ran it for a decade. “It was a true hidden, rough gem,” Carol says. The Ghee’s owners since 2000 have been the Gillette family, who in the 1980s owned Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. “We bought Grand Targhee because it’s so unique and different,” says Geordie Gillette, Targhee’s general manager.
On the western slope of the Tetons—over Teton Pass from Jackson Hole—Grand Targhee offers downhill and Nordic skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, and tubing during the winter season. In summer, the resort is known for its mountain bike park, music festivals, miles of hiking, and activities for the whole family. The base area is no-frills and much of the lodging is ski-in/ski-out; all lodging is hike- and bike-in/out. Lodging, shops, and restaurants at Targhee are open mid-June through mid-September and mid-November through mid-April. Downtown Driggs, Idaho, is about a 20-minute drive away down a twisting, mountain road. Targhee is the highest base area of any ski resort in the area at 7,851 feet.
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From awe-inspiring encounters with nature to wild and western activities every kind, Jackson Hole offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences, 365 days a year.
Eager to glimpse your first bear, moose, or wolf? Challenge yourself with a run down black diamonds or class III rapids? Hook an 18-inch cutthroat? Meet a real cowboy? Watch a Teton sunset? This place is full of experiences you won't find that at home, or anywhere else for that matter. In Jackson Hole, wild adventures aren't just possible—they're already here waiting for you.
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