Join us for a midweek powder tour to Grand Targhee, Wyoming in 2023
Are you time poor and just need quality skiing and riding without having to learn a new resort trail map? Then our Grand Targhee Express Tour will give you the ultimate advantage as you are led by a host who knows the local area and terrain. Our ‘Express Tours’ are designed to give you everything Mint Tours is known for, but condensed into a short and sweet, all-inclusive tour.
Located on the west side of the Tetons, GT is known for wide-open terrain, easy to ride trees and breathtaking views. Add in a tonne of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines during midweek and you’ve got a ski & snowboard paradise.
New for 2023, will be the high-speed Colter Lift on Peaked Mountain which will offer up impressive views of the Tetons with access to over 600 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain. We cannot wait to check out the new runs previously reserved for cat-skiing.
For those wanting a longer tour of Wyoming, we’ve scheduled the Grand Targhee Express Tour right after our popular Jackson Hole Express Tour which gives you a total of 8 nights in the Tetons fully hosted by our US Mint guides.
24 - 27 January, 2023
Guest to Guide Ratio
5 guests : 1 guide
USD $1,440 per personCurrency Convertor
Freeride - comfortably ride powder, steeps and trees
Why Travel With Mint
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
Teewinot Lodge offers easy access to Grand Targhee Resort’s chair lifts and that famous Teton powder.
Grand Targhee is ranked in the top 30 resorts in the West by SKI Magazine readers. But you wouldn't know it by the lack of crowds.
Grand Targhee Express Tour
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A TYPICAL DAY IN GRAND TARGHEE
Each morning we’ll walk to the base area, jump on the chair then spend the day exploring the spots to find the best conditions on the day. Check the terrain park, or take your pick of one of the many bowls, tree runs and steeps. After riding we’ll always heed to apres at the Trap Bar - best Bloody Marys around by the way.
Mount Glory is a 1,600’ hike up the boot pack to the summit. Skins are not required, so this tour is great for snowboarders or skiers who lack touring gear. There are multiple descent options, many offering almost 3,000’ of turns down to Teton Pass where the shuttle will pick us up and take us back to the top of the pass.
The slopeside Teewinot Lodge rooms feature two queen pillow-top beds, bath and shower combo, high-definition television, telephone, coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, and complimentary wireless internet.
We include private transfers from either Jackson Hole Airport or downtown Jackson for those guests combining both tours. When in GT, no mountain transport is needed as we're ski-in / ski-out for the entire tour.
We offer one of the smallest client to guide ratio’s in the industry which ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and ease of access to the best areas a destination can offer. When we are on mountain, our guest to guide ratio is maximum 5 people per guide. This also makes for a more personal experience between our guests and guides.
After you sign up for a tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
Meet your expert team
LOCAL GUIDES & PARTNERSHIPS
Mint opens doors around the globe. Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes, local businesses and resorts allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.
Meet your expert team
Scott is our lead guide and coaching director who brings over 20 years industry experience to his role. He is a three-term AASI National Snowboard Team Member and the current coach of American Association of Snowboard Instructors National snowboard team. Scott is also Co-founder of GoSnow industries, the first on-demand booking platform for snowsport instructors. Sponsors: Burton Snowboards, Smith optics, Hestra Gloves, Patagonia outerwear, Anon helmets, Purl Wax.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
- 3 nights twin share accommodation Teewinot Lodge
- 2 days resort hosting at Grand Targhee
- 2 days adult Grand Targhee lift tickets
- Jackson Hole Airport transfers, private service (return)
- Nightly tours to local restaurants & bars
- Mint Tours hosting and guiding
DATES 24 – 27 January, 2023
PRO-TIP – GO PRIVATE!
Book this tour as a private departure – with your own guide and all the benefits of a Mint group tour – for any group, big or small (even just one traveller). Get in touch to discuss.
Here’s a list of our most frequently asked questions. If there’s anything we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT?
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conducts business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we can take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre-or post tour arrangements.
WHAT IS A FREERIDE TOUR?
Our Freeride Tours are in-bounds / off-piste programs that offer you the best chance to ride a variety of terrain from parks through to steeps and trees. Our experienced guides have an in-depth knowledge of GT which gives you the ultimate advantage when your chasing un-tracked snow or looking to challenge yourself. Of course weather and conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride anything.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I SIGN UP FOR THE TOUR?
After you sign up for this tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
HOW MANY DAYS ON-SNOW?
2 days in total. One of the advantages of travelling with Mint is that you have dedicated resort hosts for your entire tour. Our guides are on-hand from the moment you arrive, until we say goodbye on departure day. They are not only with you all day on-snow, they are also on-hand each evening. They are always more than happy to share their experience with you on the mountain, and share a beer and some laughs at the end of the day.
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAY?
Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information.
WHAT IF I’M TRAVELLING SOLO?
About 99% of our guests are travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company. If you are travelling solo, you will be paired with another guest to room with. The accommodation for this tour is twin share i.e. 2 guests and 2 beds per room. Your group will be made up mostly of solo travellers. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that Jackson Hole has to offer.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THIS TOUR?
Each tour is different, but we know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratio in the industry allows you to ski or snowboard at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. We have a maximum of 5 people per host on this tour. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding powder.
IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?
This tour is best suited to confident skiers and snowboarders who can link turns in powder snow, can make a variety of turn shapes and can traverse, hold speed and is adventurous when skiing and snowboarding the entire mountain including side-hits and jumps. If you’re not sure, give us a call. Weather and ski conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride or ski anything.
WHICH RESORTS WILL WE VISIT?
The tour is based entirely at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort. Don’t worry you won’t get bored at GT – here are the stats: total Acreage: 2602. Annual Average Snowfall: 500+ inches/41+ feet. Vertical Drop: 2270 feet.
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY ON AFTER THE TOUR?
For most tours you can arrive earlier or stay later. We can tailor the trip to suit your travel plans. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.
WHO ARE THE GUIDES?
All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides who are passionate about the mountains. Most of our guides work for us season after season. If you have a preferred Mint guide, just let us know and we’ll be able to tell you which tours they are leading.
CAN YOU BOOK FLIGHTS?
Yes. Let us take the hassle out of selecting the right flights for the tour. We can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No, flights are not included. If you need assistance booking flights, we can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered by comprehensive travel insurance. Once you have booked on the tour, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We offer all of our tour guests discounted snow specific travel insurance.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE BOOKED?
Once you’ve booked your spot on tour, we will send you through a booking confirmation and provide updates about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information. We will send out a Pre Departure Guide 30 days prior to departure.
HOW CAN I CHECK MY ABILITY LEVEL?
The best way to check if a tour is suited to your ability is by speaking with one of our tour specialists. They will be able to determine if the tour you have selected is a good fit for your ability, as well as suggesting other tour options.
HOW DO I GET TO GRAND TARGHEE?
We’ll provide you with a guide with details on how to get to Jackson and where to meet your hosts. If it’s your fist time to the USA or if you’re unsure about travel arrangements, often we can link you up with other tour guests to travel with.
HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY?
Speak with one of our tour specialists. As this is a small group tour with limited availability, it’s best to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.
DO YOU TAKE SKIERS & SNOWBOARDERS?
We are ski and snowboard friendly. Please note that the majority of our tours are led by snowboard guides.
ARE LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED?
Yes. A 2 day lift pass is included in the tour costs.
CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT?
We can arrange rental equipment for most destinations, however we do recommend bringing your own equipment.
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
Grand Targhee like any ski area can experience all kinds of weather depending on the season. We recommend that guests have a good quality waterproof jacket and pants, lightweight insulated layer, merino base layers, merino gloves and waterproof gloves, goggles with low light & high light lenses, sunglasses, balaclava, beanie, and helmet. We recommend that all guests bring their own ski or snowboarding equipment for the tour (board, boots, bindings & outerwear).
WHO WILL BE ON MY TOUR?
Your group will be made up of travellers from diverse backgrounds and will be varied in age. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that GT has to offer.
If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:
Enquire below. Once we receive your request one of our tour specialists will be in touch with a with a quote, availability and further details about the tour.
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Call us and follow the prompts to speak to one of our tour specialists.