Grand Targhee, WY Report: 3-day reload and recently opened terrain

Winter season is picking up speed in the Tetons. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort

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Fifteen fresh inches is the reported tally to have fallen over Targhee in the last 72 hours, but it skis like more than that.

Into the snowy wilds of Blackfoot faces. Photo: P.M. Fadden

Tracks from past days have been filled smoothly flush. This is thanks to an always interesting on-slope cocktail of mixed visibility, falling snow, and periodic wind–served cold. And the cold–especially overnight–has kept off-piste surface layer dry and rippable.

Base area as a fresh wave rolls in. Photo: P.M. Fadden

Be sure to bring the fog lens, but skiing across the whole mountain can be summed up in a single word: fantastic. Lower mountain zones have benefited by improved line of sight, but the tops are no less navigable thanks to drift-filled tree groves. (think Dr. Seuss’ drawings of snow-gobbed pines in the Grinch who stole Christmas and you’ve got the idea)

Targhee terrain options just increased. Photo: P.M. Fadden

Plus, this newest layer has suitably plumped the mountainside to merit opening of chairlift Sacajawea, which is spinning at Grand Targhee for the first time this season.

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