Backcountry skiing on Teton Pass

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding on Teton Pass

Enjoy a personalized, fun and educational day of backcountry skiing and snowboarding on Teton Pass in Jackson Hole, WY. Improve your skiing and riding skills and learn about safe backcountry travel with our professional mountain guides.

Our main goal is to ensure that you have a great day in the mountains on your vacation. We pride ourselves on taking time with each client to understand their interest and ability level so that we can plan the best day.  We will help you with every step along the way, from selecting the proper gear to ensuring you have a healthy, tasty lunch and all the right equipment to make it a memorable and rewarding experience.   We are 100% invested in your mountain  experience and will work hard to make it the best day of your vacation.

Teton Pass offers large open bowls and long ridges for ample opportunity to work on deep powder technique. For novices, a tour on the south side of Teton Pass provides an easy approach to low-angled slopes for your first powder  turns. Advanced skiers can enjoy Mail Cabin Canyon while experts can climb and enjoy steep descents off Mt. Taylor.

 

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Most tours require specialized Alpine Touring (AT) equipment, splitboards or telemark gear.  Mt. Glory can be accessed without the specialized gear, however, we recommend renting the equipment to increase your options of getting off the beaten track and finding untracked powder. All gear can be rented in Jackson, Wilson, or Driggs, Idaho.

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Caroline-in-PowEdelweiss & Columbia Bowls Circuit

Starting from the top of Teton Pass at 8,400′, this tour is catered to suit all ability levels. A moderate skin leads to your first descent. Then climb to 9,141′ where we strip the skins and ski 800′ of open bowl powder skiing. A climb back up leads to opportunities to ski other open bowls and tree runs with the option to finish the tour in the Columbia Creek drainage at 7,100′. Ability level: beginner to intermediate.  Specialized touring gear required.

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Beard-Mtn.-SkierMail Cabin Canyon

For those seeking more adventure, we can head into the heart of the Snake River Range. The tour begins at 7,100′ and gradually climbs for two miles to the base of multiple 1,000′ open bowls. Link a tour from the East Fork to the West Fork or finish the day with the Do It Chutes for an extraordinary descent back to the car. World-class tree skiing will harbor great powder weeks after a storm. Ability level: intermediate to advanced. Specialized touring gear required.

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daytours_downhill2Mt. Glory

This is the Teton Pass iconic tour, perfect for those with alpine gear or snowboards. The tour starts with a 1,600′ boot pack from the top of Teton Pass to the top of Mt. Glory at 10,086′. From here, a myriad of descent options allow for multiple runs finishing the day with a descent into Coal Creek. Participants can expect to make at least two runs hiking the same boot track, with 4600′ descent (approximate) Hiking time varies with fitness level.  Ability level: intermediate to advanced.  Specialized touring gear NOT REQUIRED.

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Jeff-in-Taylor-BowlMt. Taylor

The crown jewel of the southern Tetons, Mt. Taylor rises above all other peaks on Teton Pass at 10,352′. This strenuous tour starts at 7,100′ and participants should be in good physical condition ready for a day of ski mountaineering. Descent options are varied and with the use of climbing skins, skiers can ascend for multiple laps. Ability level: advanced to expert. Specialized touring gear required.

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