Grand Targhee Ski Resort

Grand Targhee Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Alta, WY.

Grand Targhee is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.

Grand Targhee Lodging:

Grand Targhee Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Grand Targhee has a total of 72 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,214 hectares, 5 square miles, or 12 square kilometers.

Grand Targhee's slopes see on average 486 inches (191 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 40 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
3,000(12 km2)
Annual Snowfall
486"(191 cm)

Grand Targhee Ski Resort Elevation

Grand Targhee Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 10,000 feet, or 3,048 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,408 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,592 feet (790 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 10,000 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
10,000'(3,048 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,592'(790 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
7,408'(2,258 m)

Grand Targhee Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
57.1out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Grand Targhee's difficulty level of 57.1 is above average. 90% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Grand Targhee has 3,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Grand Targhee's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 70% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 20% as expert.
10%(300 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
70%(2,100 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(600 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Grand Targhee Ski Resort good for beginners?

Grand Targhee is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 80% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Grand Targhee Ski Resort Location

Grand Targhee Ski Resort is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Alta, WY.

Alta, WY 83414 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.81800, -110.70100

Getting to Grand Targhee Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Grand Targhee Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.81800, -110.70100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Alta, WY to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Grand Targhee.

Jackson Hole AirportJACJackson, WY15 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID72 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID114 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Grand Targhee Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Jackson Hole Mountain ResortJackson, WY10,450 ft85%23 mi
Snow KingJackson, WY7,808 ft60%25 mi
Sleeping GiantCody, WY7,428 ft47%65 mi
White PinePinedale, WY9,500 ft42%75 mi

Grand Targhee Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation10,000 ft
Base Elevation7,408 ft
Vertical Drop2,592 ft
(10% Beginner,  70% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres3,000
Avg. Annual Snowfall486 inches
Grand Targhee Ski Resort Mountain Stats