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.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Grand Targhee stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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.
There are numerous options to stay at Grand Targhee around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Grand Targhee Mountain 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, 4.7 square miles, or 12.1 square kilometers.
Grand Targhee's slopes see on average 486 inches (14.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 40 feet every year!
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.
Grand Targhee Ski Resort Difficulty Level
57.2out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Alta, WY.
Alta, WY 83414 USA
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Getting to Grand Targhee Mountain 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 Airport||JAC||Jackson, WY||15 mi|
|Idaho Falls Regional Airport||IDA||Idaho Falls, ID||72 mi|
|Pocatello Regional Airport||PIH||Pocatello, ID||114 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.
|Jackson Hole Mountain Resort||Jackson, WY||10,450 ft||85%||23 mi|
|Snow King||Jackson, WY||7,808 ft||60%||25 mi|
|Sleeping Giant||Cody, WY||7,428 ft||47%||65 mi|
|White Pine||Pinedale, WY||9,500 ft||42%||75 mi|
Grand Targhee Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||10,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||7,408 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,592 ft|
(10% Beginner, 70% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||486 inches|