It’s the first week of December and the winter really hasn’t kicked in for most resorts throughout North America, except for a few areas in the Northwest. Heck, we were mountain biking in Park City last week – in shorts!
But that’s not to say winter hasn’t arrived! Western Wyoming hasn’t seen dirt in a few weeks. In fact, Grand Targhee Resort has already received 143 inches of snow so far this season and is boasting a 68-inch mid-mountain base. Most importantly, Grand Targhee is the first resort in the United States to open 100-percent of its terrain. That’s 95 trails spread over 2,600 acres of terrain.
The latest storm delivered seven inches of snow to the Ghee, and while the latest OpenSnow.com forecast doesn’t forecast any storms in the next 7-10 day window, the middle part of the month may see a snowy return.
But with all that POW, you certainly don’t want to forget the fat skis if you’re heading to west-central Wyoming. But, you don’t have to leave the mountain bike – or fat bike – home either. Grand Targhee Resort was the first ski resort in the United States to embrace and endorse winter fat bikes on the Nordic trail system. In Alta, Wyoming, biking is a year-round sport –and fat bikers enjoy access to 15km of groomed Nordic track and over 7 miles of singletrack trails. Plus, the resort features fat bike races throughout the season.
So if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, or just looking for a resort to get away from it all and try that fat-biking thing, check out the Ghee!