Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grand Targhee Sets Opening

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 11:07 AM

OK skiers and snowboarders, yet more reason to rejoice: Grand Targhee is opening on Friday, Nov. 27.

The resort—which is in western Wyoming, but only reachable via Idaho—will kick off the season by opening the Shoshone chairlift and the Papoose Conveyor. Unfortunately, much of the early-season snow didn’t last, so the top of the hill will be closed until conditions improve.

The good new that comes with a partial opening is partial ticket prices. An all-day lift ticket will run you just $39 or $33 for a half-day.

Resort restaurants will be open throughout the day, and the ski school and kids club will be open as well.
Better yet, the opening weekend will include the Targhee Protect Our Winters party on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Trap Bar. The celebration will get going at 3 p.m. with a screening of Signatures from Sweetgrass Productions. Following the film, Salem—described as a “a socially conscious hip hop/jazz/reggae influenced band”—will perform.

More regional resorts are hoping to open soon, although Sun Valley will open on Thursday, Nov. 26 thanks to a heavy dose of man-made snow. Lookout Pass, on the Montana border, is scheduled to open on Monday, Nov. 30.

Resorts in Oregon are doing much better, with Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl already open for the season.

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