Learn More about Teton Valley

 The Teton Valley is often referred to as the “quiet side of the Tetons,” located across the border in Idaho, a short drive from the bustling destinations of Jackson, Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park. Outside of the main towns of Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, and Alta, there are abundant landscapes for outdoor pursuits of all types.

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History

Teton Valley owes its abundant animal life and vegetation to three cycles of prehistoric volcanic activity. Originally populated by the Shoshone tribe, the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803 and Lewis and Clark’s expedition in 1805 brought explorers, trappers and traders to the western United States. Early settlers were fur trappers, and the area even played host to the annual Rocky Mountain Fur Rendezvous. It wasn’t until mass migrations resulting from the California Gold Rush and the Homestead Act in the late 1800s that permanent agricultural settlements developed.

History

Vail was incorporated in 1962 after Pete Seibert, one of Vail’s founding fathers, returned to the valley with fellow army World War II 10th Mountain Division veterans Bill Brown and Bob Parker. In 1954 Earl Eaton, a uranium prospector, teamed up with Seibert to draw up plans for a ski resort within the White River National Forest in the same place these troopers trained for backcountry survival.

Construction began in the spring of 1962 and opened with the United States’ first ski gondola and six square miles of terrain. By the mid-1970s, elite skiers discovered Vail, and President Gerald Ford’s homeownership and time spent in Vail helped propel the ski town’s growth in popularity.

Teton Valley Today

Teton Valley is home to approximately 13,000 residents, spread between the towns of Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, and Alta. Residents enjoy Teton views, affordability, and a peaceful ambiance with minimal traffic and population. There are a variety of amenities, including Grand Targhee Ski & Summer Resort, 5 golf courses, world-class fishing, hundreds of miles of multi-use trailheads, and abundant open space. other benefits include close proximity to Teton National Park, Yellowstone, and Jackson Hole, and both the Idaho Falls and Jackson airports.

Teton Valley Today

Teton Valley is home to approximately 13,000 residents, spread between the towns of Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, and Alta. Residents enjoy Teton views, affordability, and a peaceful ambiance with minimal traffic and population. There are a variety of amenities, including Grand Targhee Ski & Summer Resort, 5 golf courses, world-class fishing, hundreds of miles of multi-use trailheads, and abundant open space. other benefits include close proximity to Teton National Park, Yellowstone, and Jackson Hole, and both the Idaho Falls and Jackson airports.

Winter

Teton Valley plays host to a wide variety of winter activities. It is within a short drive to three different world-class ski resorts: Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, and Snowking. For those who prefer off-resort skiing, there are groomed cross-country ski trails and many options for back0country skiing. The extensive trail systems play host to snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snow biking. For the less active, there is a great cultural calendar that will entertain all ages, ranging from snow sculpting to festivals.

Winter

Teton Valley plays host to a wide variety of winter activities. It is within a short drive to three different world-class ski resorts: Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, and Snowking. For those who prefer off-resort skiing, there are groomed cross-country ski trails and many options for back0country skiing. The extensive trail systems play host to snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snow biking. For the less active, there is a great cultural calendar that will entertain all ages, ranging from snow sculpting to festivals.

Summer

Teton Valley comes alive in summer, with a full cultural calendar and endless options for outdoor activities. The area is known for its unbeaten fishing, in the Teton and Snake rivers, and there are 5 golf courses to choose from. There are also hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Yellowstone National Park is a short drive away, and the valley boasts several scenic byways and drives.

Summer

Teton Valley comes alive in summer, with a full cultural calendar and endless options for outdoor activities. The area is known for its unbeaten fishing, in the Teton and Snake rivers, and there are 5 golf courses to choose from. There are also hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Yellowstone National Park is a short drive away, and the valley boasts several scenic byways and drives.

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