If you ask a skier and snowboarder who enjoyed skiing with their parents, and ask siblings what their favorite getaways were as a child, they will often site family ski vacations as producing the most fondest memories. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa is committed to keep this family holiday tradition alive by offering terrific lodge & ski packages. Mom, dad and the kids, all bundled in all their down jackets and snow pants, gravitate to the cabins at Teton Springs. Although casually referred to as “cabins,” these luxury log mountain homes always delight visitors by how well equipped and beautiful they are. They surely have everything, and more, that adults and kids could ever need in this winter home-away-from-home. Once settled in, they will definitely leave these cozy accommodations each morning reluctantly but the snow and Tetons mountains beckon.
Taking your family to Teton Springs always include a few days on the slopes at Grand Targhee Resort. Most avid skiers recognize that Targhee often has the best snow conditions in the country, and that obviously is the big draw for the second biggest resort in Wyoming. However, what isn’t as well known is how outstanding Targhee’s Ski School is, in all disciplines, and especially their kids programs. A ski vacation is often built around ski school lessons, and or child care for the youngest of the family. The Kid’s Club at Targhee cares for the little ones in the family when they’re too young to hit the slopes, or, they simply need a well-deserved nap. The attendants at the Kid’s Club create such a fun and playful atmosphere that the children under their care often prefer to stay in this cozy log cabin facility, allowing mom and dad plenty of slope time.
You won’t find too many of the kids on these types of getaways that are not automatically drawn to the terrain parks that have sprouted up at most ski areas. Terrain Parks, when they took hold in the early 90’s, primarily catered to snowboarders. They have since expanded and now skiers of all ages are also whooping it up and share in these special areas full of interesting features where one can slide & jump to their heart’s content. There are parks of varying difficulty at most resorts and this is where Targhee has made a huge commitment. Their beginner snow park is usually filled with both kids and adults alike.
The fun doesn’t end when the lifts close at Grand Targhee. The resort has operated a Tubing Park for years and the beginner slope comes alive with giggles when the first tube takes off. Tubers are carried up the Papoose Conveyor Lift so no hiking is required, which is appreciated after a day of skiing Targhee’s wide-open and perfectly pitched slopes. The Tubing Park is such a popular activity, for both adults and kids, reservations are recommended when possible and especially necessary if a larger group wishes to use the park. It’s a terrific way for families and friends to celebrate a special event with everyone hitting the tubing park together.
Heading back to Teton Springs, visitors can stop for dinner at one of the many restaurants in Driggs or Victor, Idaho. The variety of cuisine in Teton Valley astonishes and delights out-of towers and local residents alike. Now it’s back to the luxurious cabin at Teton Springs Resort. Everyone will certainly sleep soundly this night.