Swimming in deep snow – bring your snorkel!
Even skiers are aware of the fact that most marketing slogans can’t be taken at face value. But the truth is, Grand Targhee gets an average of 43 feet (13m) of snowfall a year, which is more than any other US ski resort, including Jackson Hole. The fact that there are only five running lifts doesn’t seem to bother anybody. At Grand Targhee you get the chance to experience the nature surrounding the rugged mountains of Grand Teton National Park without having to worry about crowded slopes. And don’t be surprised if you end up knee-deep in powder trying to weave your way back down to the base. If, however, apres-ski is a high priority on your ski vacation, Grand Targhee is not the resort you’re looking for (try Jackson Hole, just an hour away). Apart from that, Targhee is a very unique resort, great for anybody hoping to spend their ski trip surrounded by unaltered nature. You probably won’t need a snorkel, but what you will need is a lot of endurance and some tough quad muscles to make your way through the ‚bottomless’ powder all the way down to the base.