Grand Targhee Resort

3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY 83414, United States

Grand Targhee Resort is a ski resort situated on the west side of the Teton Range in western Wyoming. The west side lends itself to gentler, (often) powdery slopes featuring diverse terrain great for people of all levels. As summertime rolls around, miles of cross-country and downhill bike trails are uncovered across the mountain while live music is trickled into the scene.

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  • B. H.   Jul 12, 2022

    This has been a tough review to write for variety of reasons but I will try breaking it down as much as possible. First off, the biggest problem we had was no hot water in our room. Yes, that meant ice cold showers and baths. However, the resort gave me a $75 discount for not having hot water for 3 nights. Could it have been a higher discount, absolutely. Could it it have been less, most definitely. The second issue was the extremely high prices for everything there. For example, $5 bucks for a single cookie,$5 for a small bag of ice(no free ice) and $10 for a small breakfast sandwich(nothing else) like you get at McDonald's. Now, I understand they need to raise prices for guests but this was in July not December. The rooms are rather small but very clean. Most of the buildings there are very old and it's very noticeable. The very tiny iron in the room leaked, the tiny ironing board leg was broken and the rooms do not have any air conditioning. Thankfully, the weather was between 40-65 so it didn't get hot but anything can happen. The biggest fail was the leadership of this establishment. He threw his workers under the bus and blamed his employees for everything instead of taking accountability for his mistakes. That's not a real leader so kudos to all of the ladies in the office for putting up with a dictator instead of a leader. You should never tell the customer it's your employees fault when in fact it's yours as that's what a leader does, they accept accountability for everything, good or bad. I also found it amusing from this same manager that it's perfectly acceptable to run the tub hot water wide open for 5-10 minutes so the hot water gets hot. He also said" What do you expect for an old building" when he was trying to explain why there's no hot water. Oh yeah, don't laugh but they don't give out fresh towels and clean the rooms without 24 hours notice so they can conserve water. Yeah, let that sink in for a bit. Although, the rooms were a bit disappointing, the actual wedding event and everything around the even was spot on and boosted my score from a 3 to an 9. Evan, the wedding planner was absolutely fantastic in every regard. She definitely busted her butt and made sure everyone was very happy. Cowboy Mike did a fantastic job as DJ and kept the party alive. Kiersten (I think) and her bartending and food staff did a fantastic job as well. They all busted their butts and made sure everyone was happy, even during the freak July ice/blizzard snow storm and flood. Overall, these ladies definitely saved the day and maybe they should be in charge instead of the current management. Bottom line, please call around and make sure this place has what you need and desire before spending a fortune for a Motel 6 like accommodation. Thanks again to the real workers at this old resort and look for better management.

  • Austin Walker   Jul 15, 2022

    When I first arrived at the resort the food and atmosphere was great. However, whenever I came to my room there was a broken pull out bed, half broken shower, and no air conditioning (only fans). In order to sleep comfortably we had to open the front window (no screen) and the patio door with 2 fans to share throughout the room.

  • Maya B   Jun 18, 2022

    Stayed in the summer. The rooms are nicer than a basic hotel but less than a more updated hotel. Our check in guy said “we’re not first class but we’re not white trash” we thought it was funny. Its 23 minutes from driggs but closer to the hiking we wanted to do. I would’ve given it 4 stars but the room directly above us was full of elephants stomping around causing us to not be able to sleep well. Like that it’s dog friendly tho

  • Sammy Danko   Sep 04, 2022

    We paid about $150 plus tax per night. The rooms and bathrooms haven’t been updated in the last 30 years. I think the resort is being rated mostly by visitors who never stay inside rooms. Don’t get me wrong outside is beautiful. The food and service in the grill restaurant was great as well. However…. Room was old, carpet is dirty. I stepped by the side of the carpet in the hallway and I thought the floor will gave in probably because shower is leaking on the other side and wooden floor is rotten. No outlets by the beds. Old furniture, questionable smell, room is small and pretty ugly. It was clean but hair in the shower was a big turn off and there was a big bug in the bathroom. Shower is dripping water. I wouldn’t pay more than $65 for such accommodations but I guess because of location other people pay so much. I can say I am very dissatisfied and will never stay here again. I heard the newer building is better but I am not taking any chances and will go for day visit only. I thought maybe a one time lift ticket was included in price since it is September, but its not. So do not expect anything nice in this “resort” room.

  • Alan Taylor   Aug 01, 2022

    In the restaurant, it really depends on who is taking care of you -- you'll get great service from most waiters and absolutely terrible service from a few others. Some will fill your glass with fresh water (they will let the tap run a bit longer) and others will fill it with rusty water. Occasionally, some will purposely get your order wrong and others will try hard to get you what you asked for. Some of the help on the ski lifts are fairly crazy. One lift attendant would walk down the magic carpet directly toward me and at the last minute jump off. He'd do it over and over again. It was the strangest thing I'd ever seen. The ski rental is usually ok but everytime I've been there I've had to go back during the day for one of my kids (usually the same one every year they must have had something against him). For a couple years he had his skis fall off just by turning. Another year, he was given boots of different sizes for each foot. Besides these occurrences there are some people who try to do a good job and actually are courteous and grateful for working there. Targhee is one of the best ski hills in the world so the snow never disappoints.

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