Wyoming Ski Roundup

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Getting some air at Grand Targhee

If wild animals outnumber people in Wyoming by a factor greater than ten and public lands, in turn, outnumber wild animals by a factor of ten, then there is a lot of public land for not so many people to play on: nearly 33,000,000 acres (the size of the entire state of Florida). Come winter, much of this public land finds itself buried beneath 400 inches of snow—with few people to take advantage of it.

Wyoming's ten developed ski resorts are scattered throughout seven different mountain ranges across the state. The snow at Grand Targhee, on the west side of the Teton Range in the northwest corner of the state, usually exceeds 600 inches a year and has consistently been voted the best in the country. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, just outside Grand Teton National Park and one hour from Grand Targhee, has ranked #1 in national ski magazine polls for terrain and challenge since the days when Lance Burton was considered nothing more than a foolish dreamer. Wyoming's other eight resorts, while much smaller than both Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, offer great views and value.

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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