Getting To Grand Targhee

Getting To Grand Targhee

Where is Grand Targhee Wyoming?

Grand Targhee ski resort is located in Alta on the western side of the Grand Teton mountain range, just (literally) on the Wyoming side of the border with Idaho. The nearest town is Driggs in Idaho which is 12 miles to the southwest. The town of Jackson Wyoming is an hour’s drive away (45 miles) to the southeast and Jackson Hole Resort is 46 miles from Grand Targhee.

The town of West Yellowstone, a winter gateway to the magnificent Yellowstone National Park, is 104 miles to the north in Montana (2 hour drive).


Jackson Hole Airport is 54 miles away which receives flights from major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Denver. The airport is somewhat weather plagued so don’t expect it to be open when it’s dumping with snow, and flights into Jackson Hole can be reasonably expensive.

The drive between Jackson Hole Airport and Grand Targhee Resort is about 1.5 hours (unless Teton Pass is closed), and the resort offers shuttles.

Idaho Falls Airport in Idaho is pretty much the same drive time as Jackson Hole Airport. Grand Targhee also offers a shuttle service between the Idaho Falls Airport and the ski resort.

See flight options here.

Driving to Grand Targhee

Rental cars are available at both Jackson and Idaho Falls airports, however reservations are definitely recommended. AWD or 4WD vehicles with snow tyres are recommended for all major road travel in this area. During storms, keep an eye on the road travel apps if you’ll be heading over Teton Pass or up to West Yellowstone.

Shuttles to Grand Targhee from Jackson

If you’re staying in Jackson or Teton Village (at Jackson Hole ski resort) and only visiting Grand Targhee for the day (shame on you!), the Targhee Express bus is the way to do it. The buses pick up from various locations in Jackson and Teton Village (from 7am). After flogging yourself in powder for a day, the buses depart Grand Targhee as the lifts close, dropping you home in time for dinner. Pre-reservations need to be made with Grand Targhee Resort.

Or if you’re staying in Driggs, there are shuttles between Driggs and Grand Targhee, with about 5-6 schedules a day.

Getting Around Grand Targhee Wyoming

The preferred mode of transport for getting around the resort is foot, snowshoe, ski or horse drawn sleigh! Grand Targhee’s base area is tiny so no in-resort shuttles are required.

Other Ski Resorts Nearby

Grand Targhee is amazingly situated in the middle of some of the best US ski resorts so it’s ideal to include on a powder hound road tripping bonanza.

Jackson Hole and Snow King are an hour away on the other side of the range over Teton Pass (great backcountry!). They are a must-do add on to Targhee.

A few other classics within an easy drive of Targhee: