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Winter Activities in Teton County
Top Winter Activities in Teton County
Teton County, Idaho is in the middle of both Jackson, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. Many tourists often overlook these small communities on their route to these larger destinations; however, Teton Country has more to offer than meets the eye.
Here are the top three winter activities in Teton County:
Visit the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest
The Teton Valley Great Snow Fest is an annual celebration of the many winter activities Idaho has to offer.
“Our goal is to connect our community and celebrate the wonder of snow,” Erica Linnell, Executive Director of the Teton Valley Foundation said in an interview with Idaho Falls Magazine. “ What better way to do this than to try your hand at riding a fat bike, take in a movie at the film festival, or head to Victor or up to Targhee to ride in a fat bike race.”
Some of the events at the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest include:
- The Backcountry Skiing Film Festival
- Snowscapes Snow Sculpting
- Kotler Cutthroat Classic Pond Hockey Tournament
- The Snow Ball
- Much more!
The 2017 Teton Valley Great Snow Fest takes place January 19-22.
Ski or Snowboard at Grand Targhee Resort
Though technically located in Alta, Wyoming, Grand Targhee Resort is only accessible via Driggs, Idaho.
According the the Grand Targhee Resort website, the resort receives more than 500 inches of snow each year and features approximately 2,600 total acreage over two skiable mountains. The longest run at the resort is 2.7 miles long.
In addition to amazing trails for skiing/snowboarding lovers, the resort also has several other activities for winter sports enthusiasts, including:
- A kid’s fun zone
- A nordic skiing area
- A fat tire biking park
- Multiple terrain parks
To learn more about Grand Targhee Resort, check out their website.
Guided Tours in Driggs
Yostmark, a locally owned company, offers once-in-a-lifetime tours through Driggs and surrounding areas. Several of these backcountry tours include hikes through some of the most scenic routes in the area of which even many Yellowstone-Teton Territory residents are not aware.
Though the views of each hiking tour are amazing, the best part of the trip is the descent. Each trip concludes with a challenging skiing/snowboarding descent through untouched mountain snow.
Some of the locations to which you can visit with Yostmark include:
- Mt. Oliver
- Taylor Mountain
- Many more