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Grand Targhee Skiing and Snowboarding

This world famous ski resort has four quad-chairs (two are high-speed detachable), and one conveyor, and has 3000 skiable acres. The greatest vertical drop is 2,419 feet (737 m). There are also Nordic skiing trails, snowshoeing, snowcat adventures, and activities that include sleighride dinners and dogsled tours. The longest trail at the resort is Teton Vista Traverse at 2.7 miles (4.3 km).

It averages over 500 inches (41.7 ft; 12.7 m) of snowfall per season which ranks it among the top four ski resorts in North America. This is impressive where it is 670 miles (1,080 km) inland and the snow that falls is nearly always powder snow. The reason for the abundant snowfall is twofold. First, the area is on the west slope or "wet" side of the Teton Range, topped by Grand Teton at 13,775 feet (4,199 m) and, second, because there is a moisture channel through the Rocky Mountains formed by the Snake River Plain in Idaho that channels moisture from the Pacific Ocean to the west slope of the Tetons.

The resort has two terrain parks.

Summertime offers scenic chairlift rides, abundant mountain biking, kids camps, music festivals, a bluegrass festival, and the 9-hole Targhee Village golf course. Grand Targhee is also within close proximity to Yellowstone National Park.

For more information, check out their website at www.grandtarghee.com

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