26Apr

1st Annual Grand Targhee Snowmobile Hillclimb

  • 3300 E. Ski Hill Road Driggs, ID 83422
  • Start at 00:00AM
  • TBD

Come stay at Teton Valley Cabins and enjoy the Grand Targhee Snowmobile Hillclimb!

The Skyliners Motor Club has teamed up with Grand Targhee Resort to bring a two-day snowmobile hill climb event to the slopes of the resort this spring. The race will be sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb Association {RMSHA} and the inaugural competition could become an annual event in the valley. Grand Targhee will close normal winter operations on Sunday, April 20, 2014 this season, and the hill climb event is scheduled for the following weekend, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, making a bonus weekend for snowmobilers, spectators, and skiers alike. Ken Rider, director of marketing for the resort, said there are still a lot of details to pull together, but they are planning on running the Dreamcatcher high-speed quad lift. The racecourse will be setup under Dreamcatcher starting at the base of Targhee. The course will be run on the Sweetwater and Big Thunder trails. Spectators will be able to watch the event from the base area, the Trap Bar deck, from the chairlift and skiing along the racecourse. Big screen TVs will also be set up at the base. The course will be built to RMSHA standards and include gates and sections the riders must clear in the fastest time. The event is expected to be a big boost to the local economy.