VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

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VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Admin » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:25 am

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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:01 am

Yay, nice job. Too bad that there was no fresh snow.

"And our regular viewers have begged us for a little bit of ski content this season!" :lol:
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:10 pm

Powder or not, I'm sure Targhee was a good choice for MLK weekend. I was astonished to learn that Targhee does a modest 160K skier visits per season. Admin even got Amy and BobbyD to take this rare excursion from LCC.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby jasoncapecod » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:07 pm

really enjoyed the vid..thanks for posting it
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Admin » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:05 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Powder or not, I'm sure Targhee was a good choice for MLK weekend.


It was.

Tony Crocker wrote:Admin even got Amy and BobbyD to take this rare excursion from LCC.


No, Camille did. We were all riding together on Collins when she invited us up. And FWIW, Bobby & Amy have gone to Pebble a couple of times this season already, and they both purchased frequent skier cards at Snowbasin.

jasoncapecod wrote:really enjoyed the vid..thanks for posting it


Thanks Jason!
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby lono » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:33 am

Nice to see you and the APP out and having fun.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Admin » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am

lono wrote:Nice to see you and the APP out and having fun.


Definitely a good time.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby jamesdeluxe » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:25 am

Tony Crocker wrote:I was astonished to learn that Targhee does a modest 160K skier visits per season.

When I did two press visits there in the mid- and late-00s, I'm pretty sure they were in the mid-100s per season and in the process of adding bed capacity to increase skier days significantly. They have a great product that complements JH (one of the top powder destinations nationwide, excellent early-season conditions, predominantly intermediate lift-served terrain); I wonder why their numbers are so low?
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:40 am

Part of Jackson's growth over the past 20 years is being second to Aspen in number of direct flights. So perhaps not many destination visitors have a car.

Idaho Falls is heavily Mormon, much more so than SLC, so the local ski population base for Targhee is very small.

These reasons are pure speculation on my part.

Of my "top uncrowded list" Targhee is the one with by far the highest national profile. But the numbers match up with the impression when we ski there.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby sierra_cement » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:33 am

Thanks for the video. It looks like a great place to ski. However many of the chairs were full suggesting it wasn't as uncrowded as one would expect.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:03 am

sierra_cement wrote:It looks like a great place to ski. However many of the chairs were full suggesting it wasn't as uncrowded as one would expect.

GT's topography spreads people across the ridgeline efficiently.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:20 am

sierra_cement wrote:Thanks for the video. It looks like a great place to ski. However many of the chairs were full suggesting it wasn't as uncrowded as one would expect.

Yes but there was still not much of a line at the bottom for the only top to bottom lift. And this was a peak holiday, probably as busy as it ever gets.

It's not the 160K visit stat alone that matters. It's 160K visits at a 2,000 acre ski area, which is the quantitative measure of James' point.

The gold standard for elbow room is Castle Mt., which is 40% bigger in vertical and acreage than Targhee with half as many skier visits.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby flyover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:18 pm

Enjoyable video, Admin.

[quote=“Tony Crocker”]The gold standard for elbow room is Castle Mt., which is 40% bigger in vertical and acreage than Targhee with half as many skier visits.[/quote]

How do Red’s numbers compare?
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:20 pm

I have 80K skier visits for Castle and 115K for Red, don’t recall the source for Red.
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Re: VIDEO: Grand Targhee, WY - 1/18-20/2020

Postby snowave » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:43 pm

Nice job, Admin.

I was lucky enough to live in Alta, WY a few years ago. Out of all the places I've lived/ridden... Targhee has had the best overall snow quality.
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