Sit and Ski 2011: View of the concert venue, as of last week. Skiers reported good corn snow, although temps are slated to reach the 80s this weekend.
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
Grand Targhee is set to host three concerts by Widespread Panic this weekend. After a record winter, the resort is still capped in snow from the summit to the base, making these shows unlike any other in the band’s 25-year history.
J.B. won't be the only tourist at the 'Ghee this weekend.
Here’s a guide to answer many of your last-minute questions, for locals and out-of-town Spread Heads making their first trek to the venue nestled in the mountains above Alta, Wyo.
• First, the lineup: Widespread Panic is slated to play from 8:30 p.m. to midnight all three days. Tonight the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will open at 7 p.m., and afterward The New Mastersounds will play from 1 to 2:30 a.m. On Saturday, those two bands reverse roles. Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons will open and play late night Sunday. J-Boogie and Michael Menert also will perform throughout the weekend. The full schedule is posted here.
• Getting there: Targhee is running free shuttles every half-hour from the Driggs Community Center and an off-site parking lot near the bottom of Ski Hill Road. Click here for the schedule.
Parking at the resort is limited, especially for those who are not camping or lodging guests. There will be a $15 charge per car. The off-site parking costs $5, and fans may ride the shuttle to the resort for free.
• Sit and Ski redux: Skiing and snowboarding are permitted, either via hiking or riding the Dreamcatcher chairlift. Lift tickets are $10 per ride or $20 for unlimited. Skiers essentially are on their own, with no ski patrol on the mountain. Riders must carry their boards on the lift.
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Tags: targhee, widespread panic