Thanksgiving 2013 in Teton Valley

Posted by admin in Winter Skiing Packages on December 5th, 2013 12:22 pm

Thanksgiving 2013 in Teton Valley was once again filled with glorious time honored traditions, including powder skiing at Grand Targhee. No surprises there. This place can easily claim bragging rights to having the lightest and driest snow in the country. Every Subaru that has graced the highways in Teton Valley, going back to the early 70′s, has proudly displayed one of the resort’s infamous bumper stickers. My personal favorite for years was “Grand Targhee, Snow From Heaven, Not Hoses.” Given that Targhee’s base sits at 8,000 feet, a Thanksgiving Weekend season opening, or even cranking up the lifts pre turkey day, was never much of a stretch. Targhee is typically the first ski area in the region to open its doors and everyone else is always playing catch up to what locals refer to as “The Ghee.” It’s not just the quantity of snow that sets this Wyoming gem apart from its competitors; the
quality of Targhee’s snow is legendary. It was always the real deal at Targhee, no snow guns to maneuver around on their slopes. Targhee did eventually add a few snow guns, limited to their lower beginner slopes. It hardly counts as snow making and is so anticlimactic; Mother Nature handles the job pretty darn well for this boutique resort.

Best Skiing and Snow in the World – In Teton Springs Lodge’s Backyard

You don’t have to take my word for it just how grand this Grand Targhee truly is. They’ve enjoyed glowing testimonials from the top ski writers in the country going back to their opening day in 1969. Most recently, they were rated number 8 of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States by Forbes Magazine (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Springs neighbor to the east was rated #1!) Not too shabby.

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa enjoys a great relationship with the award-winning, yet totally laid back Grand Targhee. Ski packages with Targhee keep Teton Springs hopping from November thru March end, and, they share something else – star power.

Teton Springs has also been recognized on numerous occasions by the hospitality industry and recently voted the “Best Hotel in Idaho” in 2013 by US News & World Report (two straight years in a row!). There’s definitely a theme here, the best in the West right here in unassuming Teton Valley – Targhee’s snow from heaven and heavenly accommodations at Teton Springs.

Anyone Up for Heli-Skiing?

Speaking of ultimate powder turns, and regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice, heli skiing should be on every skier and snowboarders’ wish list this Christmas season. High Mountain Heli Skiing is back at Teton Springs and their chopper is ready to take to the skies in the Tetons and surrounding mountains. There’s over 305,000 acres out there in the wild blue yonder so you may want to consider two days of flying high with the best heli crew in the Rockies.


Victor Christmas and Winter Festival – Come See Santa

There’s a chance to talk to Santa about all things powder and more at Teton Springs Resort on Saturday December 7. In partnership with the City of Victor’s Holiday Festival, Teton Springs Lodge & Spa host their annual Holiday Art & Gift Show from 11-4 with Old Saint Nick himself on property from 11-3. It’s a chance to rub elbows with some of Teton Valley’s most original artists and pick up affordable & unique gifts for the entire family, including Spa gift cards.

The spa staff is also on hand to rub yours; enjoy a free paraffin wax hand treatment while the kids flock to the ornament making booth, but only after their free picture with Santa. The Headwaters Grille will serve up a delicious soup and sandwich special, and trust me; you’ll need your strength!

The City of Victor offers up
a daylong menu of activities including a festival and light parade complete with evening fireworks. The turkey bowling friendly competition on Victor’s Main Drag is always good for a belly laugh or two, and a chance to bring home Christmas dinner.

Relax, Warm-Up, Enjoy the Stillwaters Spa

We all know the holiday season is a time for joy but it can also be stressful and physically draining. The Stillwaters Spa is doing everything they can to help folks stay calm, cool and collective in December and the offers are terrific. Indulge in a facial special or perhaps a yoga class with girlfriends in tow. Top off a glorious day at Stillwaters with a gal pal party in the warm and intimate Sage Café. Cricket at the Spa can make all the arrangements for you; it could very well be the most relaxing get together of the holidays.

As the NFL playoff season heats up, there’s no better place to watch the action then the resort’s Headwaters Grille. They have every game, every Sunday. Chef Jordan will make sure you’re well fed!

Call the nice folks at Teton Springs to book your winter getaway. Enjoy the turns! 208.787.7888

p.s. Grand Targhee has picked up 19″ of fresh in the last 48 hours!

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Powder is Added to the Menu for This Year’s Turkey Day

Posted by admin in Grand Tetons Lodging, Headwaters Grille, Heli Skiing, Teton Valley Events on November 15th, 2013 2:30 pm

Why does it take approaching the holiday season for us to ponder all that we’re grateful for? Living in Teton Valley in itself is a constant reminder of how fortunate we are. I was particularly reminded of this on a recent trip to California. When people I met along the way asked where I was from, almost everyone I encountered knew or has heard of the Yellowstone-Teton area. Some even seemed to be in awe that I actually lived here. It only served to remind me, once again, how lucky we are to wake each morning to the true splendor that surrounds us. As the holiday season approaches, we all need to give thanks for our family, friends, health and peace on this planet we all share. We also can’t help but to give a nod to the snow gods that year after year blanket this landscape with nature’s finest, in this wondrous place we call home.


Grand Targhee Resort – The Summit of Fred’s Mountain

You know you’re in the right place when your neighborhood ski area is Grand Targhee Resort! Perhaps not as well known as the Tetons themselves, Targhee has survived the test of time in grand style. This Wyoming gem celebrates its 45th birthday this ski season. That’s almost a half century of providing what many consider to be the best turns in the Northern Rockies, and most assuredly, the most spectacular scenery.

When you reach the summit of Fred’s Mountain with the Tetons in full view, you’ll be compelled to ask yourself, why go anywhere else. While quaint and unassuming, with a rather small base area by current mega resort standards (that’s a good thing!), the snow is undoubtedly and consistently the best in the west. And, on most days you’ll have lots of acreage to call your own. Graced with wide-open slopes and plenty of powder stashes long after the last storm has passed, Grand Targhee is a secret we reluctantly share.


Thanksgiving and Fall/Winter Get-Away Packages

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, a place many call the heart of Teton Valley, show their appreciation for guests every November with their Thanksgiving Escape Package. You only have to pay for two nights and the third night is on them. Just another way this special place demonstrates the spirit of giving back to their guests. This generous offering is available in the hotel’s lodge rooms and suites and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom luxury mountain log homes that grace the perimeter of this 780 acre resort. Grand Targhee is slated to open their door to the adoring public on November 22.


Relax After a Day of Fun and Excitement at Stillwaters Spa & Salon

The Stillwaters Spa & Salon therapists are standing at alert to help manage those early ski season muscle aches and pains, and, you’ll only pay for a 60 minute massage and they stop at 90. November 30 spells the end of this special, so again, some urgency is called for. There’s also a Yoga/massage combo special going on now thru December 25 that’s worth checking out, bring your friends!


Eat Like a King, Fantasy Football, Clams, Lasagna, Yummy!

If cooking up a traditional turkey dinner is a priority, I wouldn’t delay in booking a Teton Springs Lodge suite or cabin. And they make it easy; these accommodations have all the kitchen tools you will need. Just bring the bird! The Headwaters Grille at Teton Springs offers a scrumptious Thanksgiving turkey for those who would prefer slope time to KP duty. Guests can also indulge in their Fantasy Football obsession at the Grille every Sunday, together with food & beverage specials.

They’re constantly mixing it up at the Headwaters Grille, (operating during the winter season on Thursday thru Saturdays) and Chef Jordan has just announced a roll out of new Italian dinners including Clam Fettuccini, Stacked Lasagna, Spaghetti and Grand Meatballs. Of course, special Italian wines have been added to the menu to complete this culinary experience.


Winter Activities in the Teton Valley

Another noteworthy event to put on calendars is the Holiday art Show at Teton Springs slated for Saturday, December 7th. It’s a fun-filled day where local artisans showcase their latest art & Jewry, kids create their own Christmas tree ornaments and Old Saint Nick makes an appearance to hear the latest wishes from kids of all ages. The Stillwaters Spa gets into the game with free paraffin hand wax treatments and a chance to win a luxurious Spa Gift Basket. Both naughty and nice can enter to win. It’s all part of the City of Victor’s annual Festival and Light Parade and should be on everyone’s calendar. Happy Holidays from your friends at Teton Springs!

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Winter Has Arrived in the Tetons

Posted by admin in Family Winter Vacation Ideas, Hotels Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole Skiing on November 11th, 2013 4:08 pm


The snow is flying and in a few short weeks we’ll be headed to the local resorts for another season of powder skiing in the Tetons! Both Grand Targhee & Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts are planning on a Thanksgiving Weekend kick-off, and to add to the celebration, we’re offering our Thanksgiving Escape Package.

Create a new family tradition at Teton Springs! Stay 2 nights and your 3rd night is on us! Fix all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes in a luxury log mountain log home, or in a deluxe one or two bedroom suite.

And, it’s never too early to book your winter heli ski adventure! High Mountain Heli is gearing up for another glorious winter, offering 305,000 acres of skiable terrain in the Teton and surrounding mountains. Realize your dreams this winter at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa!

Enjoy the holidays with Family & Friends in one of our Luxury Log Homes!

Three, four and five bedroom cabins are available all winter.


 Call today – we’ll help plan your Winter getaway to Teton Springs Lodge & Spa!

Toll-free 877-787-8757

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