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Grand Targhee Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Grand Targhee Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Grand Targhee Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Grand Targhee Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Grand Targhee Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Grand Targhee Resort picture in Jackson Hole

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For those of you who aren't quite ready for the black diamond slopes at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Grand Targhee Resort offers easier, more family-friendly runs. Located in Alta, Wyoming – a small town about 38 miles northwest of Jackson – this resort has claimed two of the Teton Mountains as its own. Here you'll find more than 2,500 acres of ski terrain that sees an average of 500 inches of snowfall each year. A sizeable portion of the resort caters to beginner and intermediate skiers, plus you can take ski lessons at Grand Targhee. However, recent visitors said that more advanced powder hounds will find several runs that cater to their skill level as well.

Recent travelers enjoyed their time at Grand Targhee Resort and noted that the resort's small size meant fewer crowds, which was a much appreciated reprieve from Jackson Hole's more congested slopes. Some travelers strongly encouraged a visit to the on-site naturalist, whose knowledge in the region's geography and botany enhanced their experience at the resort. Others, however, said if you're a skier who's looking for a challenge, try a different resort. 

Grand Targhee Resort is open year-round, offering visitors a variety of warm-weather activities (such as mountain biking, hiking and swimming). The ski area is open from late November to April, with lifts operating between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day, with abbreviated hours on select lifts. Full-day lift tickets in the winter cost $90 for adults ages 13 and older, with discounts offered for seniors and children younger than age 12. For more information, check out the Grand Targhee Resort website.

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#1 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Occupying a large chunk of Teton Village in the northwest corner of the valley, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a vacation destination unto itself. The primary resort area in ... Read more » Courtesy Visit Jackson Hole

#2 Grand Teton National Park Boasting a whopping 310,000 acres of jagged, snow-capped peaks, verdant forests and crystal-clear alpine lakes, Grand Teton National Park is the highlight of any trip to Jackson Hole ... Read more » Steven Olmstead Photography / Getty Images

#3 National Elk Refuge Every autumn, Jackson Hole resonates from the distinctive mating calls of one of its most prominent residents: elk. These large, deer-like creatures have roamed Jackson Hole and the nearby Teton ... Read more » Julie Palermo / EyeEm / Getty Images

#4 Jackson Hole Playhouse Just because the sun's gone down and the ski lifts have closed doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In the evenings, valley visitors head to the Jackson ... Read more » Courtesy of the Jackson Hole Playhouse

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#7 National Museum of Wildlife Art Combining Jackson Hole's love for the arts with its age-old respect for local fauna, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is definitely worth a visit. Located less than 3 ... Read more » Courtesy National Museum of Wildlife Art

#8 Snow King Resort If you're looking to add a dash of history to your downhill run, consider a visit to the Snow King Resort in Jackson. Founded in 1939, Snow King was ... Read more » Courtesy of Snow King Resort

#9 Grand Targhee Resort For those of you who aren't quite ready for the black diamond slopes at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Grand Targhee Resort offers easier, more family-friendly runs. Located ... Read more » KevinCass / Getty Images

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