Activities & Tours

Activities & Tours

Tarentaise Ski Safari Tour
Grand Targhee is a resort that is predominantly about the skiing and snowboarding. Don’t have high expectations for a vacation packed with other winter activities, but with such good powder, most people are just happy to ski or board!

Cat Skiing Grand Targhee

The Grand Targhee cat skiing is very popular and it books out well in advance, but it’s hard to figure out why. Firstly the terrain size is tiny at only 600 acres, making it one of the smallest cat ski operations in North America. The terrain looked completely tracked out and it had only been 2 days since it had snowed. Poachers could easily get in and out with little effort, but people probably wouldn’t bother because the terrain looked even more mellow than the ski resort. And the aspect isn’t all that great. Do yourself a favour and head up to BC Canada for some real cat skiing, or alternatively spend a little more and go heli skiing from Jackson Hole.

Grand Targhee Backcountry Ski Tours

A local guiding company runs backcountry tours in the Grand Targhee area. For those that are still learning the ropes of backcountry skinning and skiing/riding, the guides can take you to locations such as Edelweiss Bowl, Main Cabin Creek, Mt Oliver, or Noodle Ridge off the Sacajawea Lift. Those without touring gear could bootpack up Mount Glory, whilst more experienced backcountry skiers could go to Taylor Mountain or score some sidecountry off Mary’s at the top of the ski resort.

Other Snow Activities

Near the base of Grand Targhee Resort is a small system of trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. Trail passes are required.

For snowshoeing you can DIY or there are snowshoe tours available.

For fat biking, bike rentals are available on-mountain at Teton Mountain Outfitters.

Activities for the Kids

Grand Targhee has a tubing area serviced by a magic carpet to fly you back up the hill. Of course the tubing is not just for the children, but anyone else who wants a bit of a giggle for an hour.

A small arcade is located in the main plaza of Grand Targhee, with coin operated games suited to a range of ages.

Yellowstone National Park

If you have skied your body into oblivion (a definite possibility at Grand Targhee), take a break and head up to Yellowstone National Park. Teton Valley Adventures offer snowmobile tours into Yellowstone National Park where you can check out the snowy landscape, the bison, and the Old Faithful geyser.

It’s a long day trip up to the town of West Yellowstone where you could take a coach or snowcat tour, or you could stay overnight in West Yellowstone. Alternatively stay inside the park for a few nights at the Old Faithful Lodge and cross-country ski or snow shoe amongst the buffalo and the geysers – awesome.

Beer Crawl

If you’re keen to sample some great local beer, head off the hill to the nearby town of Victor (a few miles south of Driggs). There, the Grand Teton Brewing Company and the Wildlife Brewery provide all the inspiration you need to start your own brewery. With names like Double Vision Doppelbok and the tasty Bitch Ck ESB, how can you go wrong?