We have skied grand Targhee Christmas week for years. It was the perfect place for a young family. We would bring bags of groceries up and found the room in Sioux lodge perfect for our purposes. But very year the lodge has become more rustic and less comfortable.
One year the fireplaces, balconies kitchens and enough seating for everyone in the rom disappeared "for our convenience". Of particular irritation is the one person coffee pot with paper cups for a room sleeping 8. With no kitchen we go nightly to the Steakhouse which is great, but also the only place we can go without a kitchen and traveling with a minor. One of my children is 17 so we can't go to the bar.
The mountain is the same and there are NO lines at all. Everyone is local and no wonder. While the management puzzles over why the crowds have disappeared, they also argue with you when you say how uncomfortable you are. I am over 50 and not happy about the lumpy bed or the coffee maker. We are 5 and need a table in our room for 5. We have one chair for tv watching. I travel a lot and know that the rest of the world's hotels are more comfy. So if you are under 30, have the wealth to take a ski vacation and can sleep on the floor this is your place.
Room service got to use some of the time and did a great job but skipped us one time in 3.
This is sadly our last year here. Our now 20 something kids want more to do at night and I need more comfort while on vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines creates a great mountain experience with plenty of elbow room. The Resort is continually recognized for its great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, excellent value and commitment to sustainability.During the winter, Grand Targhee is your Powder Paradise in the Heart of the Tetons averaging over 500 inches of champagne powder a year and the wide open slopes will provide endless opportunities for exploration! There are two mountains for you to explore with over 2,000 acres of lift served terrain, over 2,270 vertical feet, and an additional 600 acres of terrain reserved exclusively for Snowcat Adventures. Make sure to check out their other snow activities including dinner and a sleigh ride, 15K of Nordic skiing, fat “snow” bikes, daily snowshoe tours with the Resort Naturalist and a full line-up of après music at the Trap. The mountain is about an hour drive from Jackson Hole, WY, an hour and a half from Idaho Falls, ID, and only a short 5 hour drive from Salt Lake City, UT.During the summer you’ll find a wide variety of activities to keep the whole family content. From scenic chair rides, mountain bike trails, outdoor pool and hot tub to a rock climbing wall, horseback rides, fly fishing, dining, shopping and more, you’ll never find down time while at Grand Targhee Resort. Our mountainside accommodations offers quick access to biking and hiking trails and offer a central location for you to book any summer activity you can think of. Grand Targhee Resort is a magical setting for weddings and is ideal group gatherings and business conferences. With our breathtaking scenery, clean air and our secluded feel, you will be able to step away from the stresses of everyday life in our idyllic alpine setting. Four separate meeting rooms of varying capacity and our mountainside conference tent combines over 9000 sq. ft of conference space. Our full time concierge and conference planners can arrange everything from accommodations to meals, activities, meeting rooms, theme parties, off-site world renowned fly fishing excursions, golfing, and mountain bike guided tours. We have something for every outdoor enthusiast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Targhee Hotel Alta
- Grand Targhee Resort Wyoming/Alta