At an elevation of 6,440 feet, Alta sits on the Western edge of Teton County, Wyoming. With only 8.3 square miles, and a population of less than 500 people, the area is considered quite coveted. Since Alta is surrounded by the Caribou-Teton National Forest, access is limited to only those traveling through Driggs, Idaho. Development and real estate is limited to not only Alta’s small footprint, but limited development. These reasons combined with Wyoming’s favorable tax laws have caused real estate prices to be sometimes significantly higher than real estate in it’s neighboring county, Teton County, Idaho.
Alta is arguably most well known for Grand Targhee Resort.
Originally inhabited by the Shoshone, Bannock, Blackfoot and
Crow tribes, Grand Targhee’s history is still well known today. The
original resort was founded by Grand Targhee incorporated in the
late sixties. The corporation was mostly formed by the locals in Teton
Valley, Idaho. The resort was created not only for use of the locals, but
for tourism, commerce and the local economy of the region. Over the
decades, the resort has changed hands several times, and has been passed
down through generations of family owners.
Today, Grand Targhee retains its small town atmosphere, and uncrowded slopes.
The resort boasts several quad lifts, and well over 500 inches of snow annually.
The resort has continued to grow, and improve it’s infrastructure to include summer activities rivaling its famous “champagne powder” winters. The resort now offers cross country and downhill mountain bike trails and lifts, with over 2000 feet of vertical lift service, and over 45 miles of cross country and downhill trails.
Other activities the resort offers includes kid’s clubs, horseback riding services, nature hikes, and much more.
- All Seasons Attraction
- 3300 E Alta Ski Hill Rd
Moose, Wyoming 83012