Teton Springs Lodge & Spa offers Idaho ski trip packages but there’s also other compelling reasons to visit this eastern Idaho full service resort community. One is their Stillwaters Spa & Salon, the only full service spa in Teton Valley with a stellar reputation to match. Winter is an extraordinary season here in Yellowstone-Teton territory, and Teton Springs Lodge & Spa embraces the active lifestyle that draws visitors to the slopes typically blanketed in snow by mid November. Teton Valley sits at 6,300 vertical feet above sea level with the towering Tetons peaking out at 13,770 feet.
Meteorologists have been trying for years to give precise explanations as to why the resorts in the Tetons, like Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, receive so much snow. Sometimes, despite advances in predicting weather and snowfall, there is often no simple explanation. On any given winter day, Targhee will defy all outlooks, and often, be graced with two or three times the precipitation forecasted. Location, location, location.
Idaho Ski Trip Packages – over 500 feet of snow!
Especially for Grand Targhee, a resort that consistently receives over 500” of snow per year. There are certainly not many resorts in North America that have the bragging rights afforded Grand Targhee when it comes to total annual snowfall. Storms hit the Teton peaks and drop copious amounts of light, dry powder on Targhee’s slopes, giving guests unsurpassed conditions, sometimes for days on end. This is serious snow country. Grand Targhee also makes it a priority to groom a significant number of beginner, intermediate and even expert runs. Parents can always rely on Targhee taking particularly good care of the “Kids Zone” terrain. Grand Targhee’s snow, especially their typical early season conditions, takes any stress out of booking a winter vacation here.
Most packages are pretty predictable in what they offer skiers or snowboarders
However, at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, Idaho’s skiing trip package that garners the most attention is in their Powder Plus category. There’s definitely more than one option at finding the perfect package components at Teton Springs, particularly for those fussy about their snow conditions. Perfectly manicured groomed runs, also referred to as skiing corduroy, will not suffice for the self proclaimed powder hound. They are only interested in pursuing untracked snow, carving virgin lines off Targhee’s Fred’s Mountain or skiing completely off the beaten path like “outside the gates” at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Not just snowboard packages, check out Snowcat Powder Adventures
There’s more than one package that fits the bill for this particular guest. Teton Springs offers packages that include a Grand Targhee’s Snowcat Powder Adventure. There’s no lift access on a particular section on Targhee’s Peaked Mountain, reserved exclusively for snowcat clients, giving snowcat guests unsurpassed powder turns. No lift access on this excursion. A snowcat delivers you to the top of Peaked Mountain, drops you off, and gathers you up at the bottom of the run. Then you start all over again, along with Targhee’s competent guides, ready to sample another glorious tree lined glade or wide open bowl.
However, the gold standard for powder skiing is of course heli skiing. Teton Springs, along with partner High Mountain Heli, offers incredible heli ski packages with the chopper conveniently picking up guests on the Lodge property. Most Idaho ski trip packages are pretty predictable in what they offer the skier or snowboarders, but these powder adventures certainly distinguish Teton Springs Resort from its competitors.