Colter Lift To Open at Grand Targhee this Friday

November 24, 2022

The new lift will add 30% more lift-accessible acreage to the resort’s infamous terrain

(ALTA, WYO. – NOV. 24, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Grand Targhee Resort , Wyoming’s iconic powder skiing destination, will open the all-new Colter Lift the Friday after Thanksgiving. The new 6-pack chairlift will take skiers and riders to the summit of Peaked Mountain and open up 600 acres of intermediate and expert terrain in the shadow of the Tetons.

After a solid early season snowpack and nearly 100 inches of snow so far this season, Targhee’s team has been hard at work preparing the Colter Lift and the newly accessible terrain for the general public. The lift’s opening represents the culmination of decades of planning and years of hard work from resort staff.

“Every decision we make at Targhee is focused on making our mountain experience more enjoyable for our skiers and riders,” says Targhee’s General Manager Geordie Gillett. “I am proud of the effort our team has put into making this dream a reality. It feels appropriate to announce the opening of the new lift and terrain on Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for the opportunity to open this amazing skiing and riding to the public and we are grateful for the extraordinary efforts of so many amazing employees over the years.”

The Colter Lift climbs 1,815 vertical feet up Peaked Mountain and arrives at stunning vistas overlooking Teton Canyon. The high-speed detachable chairlift from Doppelmayr is capable of transporting nearly 2,000 skiers per hour to diverse new terrain on the southern side of the resort.

Targhee’s terrain is poised to grow 30% with the addition of the Colter Lift; providing access to wide open groomers, steep chutes and expansive glades. When conditions allow, steep north-facing runs will be accessible and offer skiers a chance to test their abilities on some of Wyoming’s most challenging terrain.

This Friday, November 25th, the grand opening of the Colter Lift will usher in a new era in the resort’s storied history. The new lift will create a better skiing experience by decreasing lift lines and dispersing skiers and riders across the mountain.

Here’s to another unforgettable winter in the Tetons.

For more information on the Colter Lift, visit Our new website also gives resort visitors quick access snow reports, lift and trail status and bus schedule updates. Follow our social media channels for additional photos and important updates.

Access to a library of photos and videos of the Colter Lift can be found HERE.

Photo: Olin Wimberg


About Grand Targhee
Grand Targhee Resort is a year-round mountain resort located on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming. Tucked below spectacular Teton views and perched 8,000 feet sea level overlooking a Teton Valley, Grand Targhee is an intimate year-round getaway for adventure-seekers, with miles of trails for hiking, biking and skiing, as well as a variety of summer and winter activities. Winter months bring an average of 500 inches of snow and virtual lack of lift lines create an uncrowded skier and snowboarder paradise, continually recognized for significant snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, and excellent value.

To get more information on Grand Targhee, visit our website or check out our social media channels @grandtarghee

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